The second book of THE UNITED STATES OF ASGARD has a title:
THE STRANGE MAID.
Coming to you June 2013!
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From Publisher’s Weekly, March 27, 2013:
“Maggie Stiefvater, Tessa Gratton and Brenna Yovanoff’s THE ANATOMY OF CURIOSITY, a companion to their earlier THE CURIOSITIES, and a conversational step-by-step guide to their writing/ critiquing process and relationship, with new original stories by the authors in first and final draft forms, again to Andrew Karre at Carolrhoda Lab, for publication in Fall 2014, by Laura Rennert at the Andrea Brown Literary Agency for Stiefvater and Gratton, and Sarah Davies at the Greenhouse Literary Agency for Yovanoff (world English). Translation: email@example.com”
THE LOST SUN, book one of The United States of Asgard, has a cover!
“Tessa Gratton’s THE LOST SUN and THE STRANGE MAID, the first two books in the Songs of New Asgard series, about teens who inhabit an alternate USA founded on the tenets of ancient Norse religions, where gods walk the halls of Congress and Hollywood red carpets, and trolls inhabit the Rocky Mountains, to Laura Duane at Listening Library, for publication in Summer 2013 for book one, by Laura Rennert at Andrea Brown Literary Agency (World English).”
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- KIRKUS REVIEWS THE BLOOD KEEPER
(online May 30th, print June 15th)
“Blood and roses, love and death, past and present, the mundane and the magical; all intertwine in this dark fantasy, a stand-alone companion to the well-received Blood Magic (2011).
Will Sanger, high school soccer star, only wanted to free himself from his recurrent nightmares. Mab Prowd, neophyte guardian of the blood magic, only wanted to understand the curse buried beneath her rose garden. But when their choices bind their fates together, an old love story and a long-concealed crime begin to creep into the present. As Will is forced to confront his family’s recent tragedy and the demands of their expectations, Mab is called upon to devise rituals and seize powers well beyond her training. Their alternating perspectives interweave to form a nightmare of steadily building desire, obsession, sacrifice and violence. The power of this narrative lies in the gorgeous prose, lush with a gothic sensibility, ripe with sensual images of horrific beauty. The characters, while vividly drawn, are more poetic archetypes than real people, and the instant attraction between Mab and Will depends more on destiny than convincing chemistry. The workings of the blood magic make for spectacular unforgettable set pieces, but they rely upon the surreal logic of dreams rather than any rational system.
But this isn’t a tale for thinking; it’s all about feeling: passion, heartbreak, yearning and dread bleed from every page. A perfect book for those who loved Wuthering Heights and are looking for an essentially American gothic. (Horror. 14 & up)”