Waiting on Wednesday 12/30/20

Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme that first originated at Breaking the Spine but has since linked up with “Can’t Wait Wednesday” at Wishful Endings now that the original creator is unable to host it anymore. Either way, this fun feature is a chance to showcase the upcoming releases that we can’t wait to get our hands on!

Mogsy’s Pick

Daughter of Sparta by Claire M. Andrews (June 8th, 2021 by Jimmy Patterson Books)

Yeah, I know I said in 2021 I’m resolving to be choosier about the YA books I read and only pick up the ones I think I’ll really like, but um, did I mention how this one has everything I really like? Greek gods, women warriors, a retelling of the Daphne and Apollo myth, and Sparta…I’m so there.

“Sparta forged her into a deadly weapon. Now the Gods need her to save the world!

Seventeen-year-old Daphne has spent her entire life honing her body and mind into that of a warrior, hoping to be accepted by the unyielding people of ancient Sparta. But an unexpected encounter with the goddess Artemis—who holds Daphne’s brother’s fate in her hands—upends the life she’s worked so hard to build. Nine mysterious items have been stolen from Mount Olympus and if Daphne cannot find them, the gods’ waning powers will fade away, the mortal world will descend into chaos, and her brother’s life will be forfeit.

Guided by Artemis’s twin-the handsome and entirely-too-self-assured god Apollo-Daphne’s journey will take her from the labyrinth of the Minotaur to the riddle-spinning Sphinx of Thebes, team her up with mythological legends such as Theseus and Hippolyta of the Amazons, and pit her against the gods themselves.”

18 Comments on “Waiting on Wednesday 12/30/20”

  1. This one does sound tempting. I have a tough time with YA books. Sometimes I’ll read one and I absolutely love it, sometimes they don’t even have the “feel” of YA to me, other times they very much do feel like what I think of as YA and those I often don’t enjoy nearly as much. I’ve yet to find a way of knowing ahead of time if a YA is one I might enjoy, so I keep trying them. 🙂


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