Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Can't Wait Wednesday No. 84: Ransacker, by Emmy Laybourne

Welcome to "Can't Wait Wednesday"!

This is a weekly event hosted by
Tressa @ Wishful Endings!
This is also where we excited book bloggers showcase future releases we're eagerly anticipating! 
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please click HERE.

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Here's my choice for this week!

 (Berserker, Book 2)
Emmy Laybourne
Hardcover, 448  pages
Feiwel & Friends
   January 29, 2019
Fantasy, Historical Fiction, 
Mythology, Young Adult Fiction

Sissel Hemstad and her siblings have been living peacefully in a small town in Montana, trying to blend-in and escape the violent events that haunt them, but they’ve all been tricked -- James Peavy, the handsome young man courting Sissel is secretly a Pinkerton spy.

The Hemstads possess supernatural powers bestowed upon their family by the ancient Norse gods. Now Sissel, the youngest at 16, discovers her gift: she is a Ransacker. She can find gold and other precious metals and pull them to her. Hers is an awesome and dangerous gift.

If James discovers her secret, he will undoubtedly report back to his boss, the ruthless Baron Fjelstad who wants desperately to control the Hemstads. But James is not the only person interested in Sissel. She’s also caught the attention of a local mine owner, Isaiah McKray. He is convinced Sissel has a lucky touch when it comes to finding gold.

Sissel is torn between the two men, both determined to have her secrets. With betrayal lurking around every corner, Sissel must tread carefully. Harnessing her powers could summon great fortune… or doom them all.

 Why I can't wait for this one!

I LOVE both of these covers!! Besides, any book having to do with Greek or Norse mythology will fascinate me right away!! So this is a total no-brainer for me!! 

Be sure to check out the
first volume in this
exciting duology!!
(Click on the cover for
the Goodreads page.)

What do you think of my
choice this week? 
Please leave a comment and
let me know!


  1. This seems to be an interesting mix of Norse mythology and Western story. That is an unusual combination. I would like to know more of Norse mythology. Maybe I should find a book if myths and give it a try.

    1. Hi, Btrian!

      Indeed it does!! And you're right -- this IS an unusual combination! I know I've never seen this type of thing before!

      I would like to know more about Norse mythology myself. I'm sure there must be some books out there on it. I'll do some digging on Google, and, if I find anything good, I'll let you know!

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

  2. Sounds very haunting and the cover - beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Hope you´ll enjoy your pick.
    My pick

    Best wishes

    1. Hi, Vi!

      Yes, it sure does!! And I LOVE both covers!!

      You're very welcome for the sharing! I KNOW I'll enjoy this book, as well as the first one!

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

  3. I need to read Beserker but after seeing this synopsis, I think I'm bumping it up. I need to know more about how this family is blending in and what special powers they possess. Sounds like a great read and a wonderful choice. I like the snow falling on your blog - the snow falling outside, not so much.

    1. Hi, Barb!

      Yeah, I need to read "Berserker", too!! And I, too, am curious about this family and their powers! Glad you love my pick, too!!

      I'm happy you like the snow falling on my blog! And I wish I could see REAL snow, as I never have! Lol. So, even though you might think I'm crazy, I DO envy you! Lol.

      Thanks for the nice comment!! HUGS TO YOU AND THE PUPS, AND "WOOF, WOOF" TO THEM!!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

  4. Oh I haven't read Berserker yet! I've been meaning to. And this one has an amazing cover too!!!

    1. Hi, Greg!

      Neither have I, lol. Of course, I want to read it before I tackle this one! And I agree about both covers, although I do have a slight preference for the one on "Berserker"!!

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

  5. Oooh! I love the look of the covers! I need to read these books soon!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

    1. Hi, Ronyell!

      Yes, aren't they GREAT? Glad you love them, too!! <3 <3

      The plots sound exciting, as well!

      Thanks for commenting! <3 :)

  6. This sounds good! Hope you enjoy it!

    1. Hi, Amanda!

      It SURE does!! I'm sure I'll LOVE both of these books!!

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

  7. Yay, another book with mythology. I hope you'll have a chance to read it soon! :)

    1. Hi, Irena!

      Yeah!! I LOVE books that include mythology!! <3 <3

      I hope I will indeed have a chance to read it soon!!

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)


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