Waiting on Wednesday #35: The Woken Gods by Gwenda Bond

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature created by Jill at Breaking the Spine. This is where you showcase an upcoming release you're anxiously awaiting!

This week, I'm waiting on:
The Woken Gods by Gwenda Bond.

Expected Publication: September 3, 2013
by: Strange Chemistry

Goodreads Blurb:
The more things change…

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

The more things stay the same…

This morning, seventeen-year-old Kyra Locke was late for school.

But that’s not out of the ordinary 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. What is unusual is Kyra’s encounter with two trickster gods on her way home, one offering a threat, and the other a warning.

Kyra escapes with the aid of young operatives from the Society, who inform her that her scholarly father has disappeared from its headquarters at the Library of Congress and taken a dangerous Egyptian relic with him. The Society needs the item back, and they aren’t interested in Kyra’s protests that she knows nothing about it.

Now Kyra must depend on her wits and the help of everyone from a paranoid ex-boyfriend to scary Sumerian gods to operatives whose allegiance is first and always to the Society. She has no choice if she’s going to clear her father’s name and recover the missing relic before the impending summer solstice.

What’s at stake? Just the end of the world as Kyra 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 excited:
I asked for more mythology other than Greek, and Strange Chemistry is delivering! I'm so excited to read Egyptian mythology YA because I was obsessed with it when I was younger. Can't wait to see how it's represented here!

What are you waiting on this week?


  1. Okay, this book sounds epic! I loved stuff like this when I was younger too. Hope it's a good one!
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  2. Oh Jessica, this one is absolutely AMAZING! One of my favorite books of this year by far! I hope you get to read it soon! FAB pick!

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  3. I haven't read anything by Gwenda, but I lovelovelove that cover! This one was on NetGalley, and I didn't request it because I already have wayyyyyyy too many September releases to read. Booo... but yay for September! :D

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  5. Ooh, mythology! Great pick!


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