Friday, May 15, 2015

The Lost Sun - Tessa Gratton (The United States of Asgard #1)

More Norse mythology? Heck yes!

I found this book amusing, yes, I haven't read it all the way but considering it is in an alternate world of the United States and the states have changed their names.

Now, Soren Bearskin has been trying to run from the berserker fever. Something that killed his father and thirteen other people. He is the hot and loner boy that you wouldn't expect to be a loner. Not only is everyone afraid of him, he is afraid of himself. Astrid Glyn, daughter of Jena Glyn, both seethers. Jena unfortunately passed on to the other life but Astrid transfers into the academy and has no fear of Soren. 

Soren is fascinated by the girl who claims that she has dreamt of him. When she approaches him every now and then, people are shocked and yet astounded. Popular girl meets loner boy. Oh shocker. But it is a great story so far and I cannot wait to finish this book and onto the second.


Norse-mythology-infused alternate world: the United States of Asgard. Seventeen-year-old Soren Bearskin is trying to escape the past. His father, a famed warrior, lost himself to the battle-frenzy and killed thirteen innocent people. Soren cannot deny that berserking is in his blood--the fevers, insomnia, and occasional feelings of uncontrollable rage haunt him. So he tries to remain calm and detached from everyone at Sanctus Sigurd's Academy. But that's hard to do when a popular, beautiful girl like Astrid Glyn tells Soren she dreams of him. That's not all Astrid dreams of--the daughter of a renowned prophetess, Astrid is coming into her own inherited abilities. 
When Baldur, son of Odin and one of the most popular gods in the country, goes missing, Astrid sees where he is and convinces Soren to join her on a road trip that will take them to find not only a lost god, but also who they are beyond the legacy of their parents and everything they've been told they have to be.

Upcoming books will be Infinite Sea - The 5th Wave 2nd book by Rick Yancey and hopefully The Heir by Kiera Cass as well. Thanks for reading everyone and tune back in next Wednesday. Let your summer rock on you guys!


Okay the ending, sweet and sappy. You have no idea how much I equally love and hate those kinds of endings. However, the rescuers boons were just ridiculous. 

This book was well-written for young adults but I would rate it a 3.5 stars out of 5. 

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