Today's Free Fridays book selection is Valkyrie Rising by Ingrid Paulson - a thrilling YA fantasy about a modern-day heroine of mythological proportions.
L.A. native Ellie visits her grandmother in Norway every summer, and is getting a little tired of her family's small, uneventful town coupled with hot slow days. So when she travels to Europe this summer, she expects the same old quiet and relaxation - but she's in for quite a surprise.
Young men are disappearing throughout the village, and the normally friendly townsfolk are suddenly avoiding Ellie like the plague, claiming she's a Valkyrie: a mythological female warrior who recruits young men as soldiers for the Norse god Odin's undead army.
Can Ellie accept her newly-discovered identity, as well as use her ancient powers for the good of humankind? Find out in this unique and captivating teen fantasy novel.
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Each week, we ask our featured author to recommend a book or author that you may want to check out. Since authors are such passionate readers themselves, we thought you might like to find out what they love to read, too! Here’s what Ingrid recommends:
I’m a sucker for a good girl power story with complex heroines who prevail against insurmountable odds. Add in historical intrigue and secret societies and there’s no way I’ll sleep until I’ve devoured every page. Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin #1) is a suspenseful story of a girl assassin whose unusual talents land her in the middle of dangerous palace intrigues.