Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: The Woken Gods by Gwenda Bond

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly book meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine,
spotlighting upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Raina's pick this week:

The Woken Gods
by Gwenda Bond
Expected publication: September 3rd, 2013 by Strange Chemistry
Genre: Young Adult Urban Fantasy | Mythology

Five years ago, the gods of ancient mythology awoke around the world.

This morning, Kyra Locke is late for school.

Seventeen-year-old Kyra lives in a transformed Washington, D.C., dominated by the embassies of divine pantheons and watched over by the mysterious Society of the Sun that governs mankind’s relations with the gods. But when rebellious Kyra encounters two trickster gods on her way home, one offering a threat and the other a warning, it turns out her life isn't what it seems. She escapes with the aid of Osborne "Oz" Spencer, a young Society field operative, only to discover that her scholar father has disappeared with a dangerous Egyptian relic. The Society needs the item back, and they aren’t interested in her protests that she knows nothing about it or her father's secrets.

Now Kyra must depend on her wits and the suspect help of scary Sumerian gods, her estranged oracle mother, and, of course, Oz—whose first allegiance is to the Society. She has no choice if she’s going to recover the missing relic and save her father. And if she doesn't? Well, that may just mean the end of the world as she knows it. From the author of Blackwood comes a fresh, thrilling urban fantasy that will appeal to fans of Neil Gaiman, Cassandra Clare, and Rick Riordan.

Why I'm waiting:
Urban Fantasy + Egyptian mythology with what sounds like a post-apocalytic or dystopian society? It sounds unique and awesome. Count me in, with grabby hands!

What book releases are you eagerly anticipating?
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  1. Haven't heard of this one! Hope you love it!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

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  2. Creepy cover, with the all seeing eye and masonic thingy...sounds interesting though. Thanks for sharing :)


  3. I haven't seen this one before but I love anything that has to do with mythology so I am sure this is one I will look into more. Great pick!

  4. I'm so tempted to request this one, but I've got a few other Strange Chemistry books to finish up first. I like anything to do with Egyptian mythology, and IMO more books need to explore it. WoW

  5. Egyptian Mythology? Wow! Thats really interesting! I will be waiting on this one too !

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