(This review may contain spoilers).
So, yes, after watching Thor, I became much more interested in Norse mythology. (I don’t remember when I originally became interested. The ‘blame’ for Greek mythology could probably be laid at my mum’s feet). So when I received an invite for the blog tour for book three of this trilogy, I immediately signed up… then promptly bought book one from Amazon, so I knew what was going on.
Young adult paranormal romances can be really hit and miss for me. Luckily, this book fell firmly in the former category. I found myself very intrigued by the idea of the souls being inside the characters. It seemed a similar concept to reincarnation, but different enough to be a fairly unique twist.
It was also nice to see the plots overlap with her sisters. I assume that, when I read the next two books in this trilogy, I’ll see what happened from their point of view.
I did like a lot of the characters in this book. It was nice to see Raven interact with her sisters and I could also understand her loyalty to her mother, no matter how difficult things were with Dru.
I would have liked to know a bit more detail about how the Norse gods and goddesses had ended up inside human souls. It was good that the symbols Raven drew were shown in the book. I felt that added a kind of authenticity to the book.
I did like the hints of Raven’s relationship with Vanir. It seemed quite believable and it was nice to see the relationship take the time to grow and form. I was left a bit confused by exactly who knew what, though… and also why Vanir’s brothers assumed something bad just because of Raven’s name.
There were some nicely humorous moments in this and plenty of moments of action. The danger the characters were in felt real and I was rooting for them. I did have more questions than answers by the end of the book, but they merely make me want to read more to find out what’s going to happen in the next two books.
The book itself was well-written and drew me in with an easy, entertaining read. I will definitely be reading books two and three soon.