(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review).
(This review may contain spoilers).
When I read the blurb of this book, I was immediately intrigued… if a little hesitant, due to quite a number of bad experiences with good-sounding books.
I liked Kenna’s character in this book. While I did think there were a few instances where there was a lack of foreshadowing… and several instances of info-dumping… I found Kenna to be a fairly strong character. It was interesting to see her having to deal with the abilities she had and how those made her an outcast in her school.
I did enjoy seeing Kenna’s friendship with Fiske and Parker. It was good to see that she did have friends who she confided in… even though there were times they seemed a bit wrapped up in each other.
It wasn’t very hard for me to figure out who Luka was… but it was interesting to read the conversations about the myths and what the characters said about Ragnarok. Plus, it was really good to see that the author didn’t go for the really obvious bad guy.
I did feel like there was a bit too much telling rather than showing going on, such as Kenna’s relationship with her mother. Plus, there was a lot of repetition about Kenna’s upbringing and how she had to fend for herself.
It was interesting to see how Kenna viewed Kari and I liked the fact that she considered Kari to be a person separate to herself. It was good to see that, although she was drawn to Luka and attracted to him, it didn’t feel like a love at first sight situation. I wasn’t sure I was entirely happy with the way things did go… but the situation did feel easy and natural to the characters.
I also liked that, although Kenna had feelings towards Luka, she also had her own life to live. But my hackles did get raised when Luka was jealously possessive of her and it was good to see she wasn’t cowed by it.
I’d like to read the next book/s in this series. It would be good to see Kenna develop her abilities and to learn more about her past with Luka. I did find this book entertaining and easy to read and I would check out other books by this author in the future.