Friday, June 5, 2015

Updated: The Strange Maid - Tessa Gratton

So late post, understanding that but I am in the process of drowning in Netlifx: How I met Your Mother: Season 6, Episode 9 ; Reading Dangerous Dream and The Strange Maid. 

I've been busy, running around from work to this, also working on a fan fiction myself. 

I haven't finished my books just yet but they are so good so far and full of action and surprises.

I was putting off reading The Strange Maid because at first I didn't find it interesting but the same thing happened with Divergent but I got through it and liked it enough to finish. I am still unsure of The Strange Maid but then again I am only halfway through. 

I just started Dangerous Dream but so far, it already has given me a surprise. 

Synopsis for The Strange Maid:

Fans of Neil Gaiman, Holly Black, and Maggie Stiefvater will embrace the richly drawn, Norse-influenced alternate world of the United States of Asgard, where cell phones, rock bands, and evangelical preachers coexist with dragon slaying, rune casting, and sword training in schools. Where the president runs the country alongside a council of Valkyries, gods walk the red carpet with Hollywood starlets, and the U.S. military has a special battalion dedicated to eradicating Rocky Mountain trolls. 

Signy Valborn was seven years old when she climbed the New World Tree and met Odin Alfather, who declared that if she could solve a single riddle, he would make her one of his Valkyrie. For ten years Signy has trained in the arts of war, politics, and leadership, never dreaming that a Greater Mountain Troll might hold the answer to the riddle, but that’s exactly what Ned the Spiritless promises her. A mysterious troll hunter who talks in riddles and ancient poetry, Ned is a hard man to trust. Unfortunately, Signy is running out of time. Accompanied by an outcast berserker named Soren Bearstar, she and Ned take off across the ice sheets of Canadia to hunt the mother of trolls and claim Signy’s destiny.

I cannot wait to update this and share my thoughts with you on The Strange Maid because all I can say is that it was a slow beginning at first and it made me cry and laugh and almost throw my book across the room. Signy is a strong Child Valkyrie and has a lot of standards to uphold with all of her older sisters. Her heart is in trouble within the grasp of men and Valtheow the Dark.

Why was she called that? Read the book and find out. I promise that you will not be disappointed. I rate this book a solid 4 out 5. Time to read the third book of the series, if I can find it anywhere. 

You guys are awesome. Keep on reading. 

Next book up is Dangerous Dream by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.

XOXO fellow readers.

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