Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking The Spine. This week's choice is:
Thief Eyes by Janni Lee Simner - Release Date: April 27, 2010
After her mother mysteriously disappears, sixteen-year-old Haley convinces her father to take her to Iceland, where her mother was last seen. There, amidst the ancient fissures and crevices of that volcanic island, Haley meets gorgeous Ari, a boy with a dangerous side who appoints himself her protector.
When Haley picks up a silver coin that entangles her in a spell cast by her ancestor Hallgerd, she discovers that Hallgerd's spell and her mother's disappearance are connected to a chain of events that could unleash terrifying powers and consume the world. Haley must find a way to contain the growing fires of the spell—and her growing attraction to Ari.
Janni Lee Simner brings the fierce romance and violent passions of Iceland's medieval sagas into this twenty-first-century novel, with spellbinding results.
I love mythology and folklore, and I love to see modern interpretations or takes on them so hearing that this is based on stories from Iceland really peaked my interest. This sounds like a very cool, original book. Can't wait to check it out!