Kristia Tostenson prefers Earl Grey to Grey Goose and book clubs to nightclubs, but when she transfers from her one-stoplight town to Cardiff University in Wales she falls in love with Ull Myhr. Her new boyfriend isn’t exactly what she was expecting. He’s an honest-to-goodness Norse God — an immortal assassin fated to die at Ragnarok, the battle destined to destroy Asgard and Earth. Kristia’s crazy visions are the only thing that can save their realms. Her orderly life just got very messy.
This was one of my To Be or Not to Be…Read winners. And, by the way, I’m so grateful you all are helping me get through my huginormous pile of books so no worries that this one didn’t exactly grab me.
I was all pumped to like this one since I love books that mash up modern with mythology.
This time a small town, naive girl who has visions is matched up with a real Norse god when she goes to Wales as an exchange student. Kristia trips all over herself and is enthralled. She’s the plane Jane and awkward duckling of her flatmates and other girls and yet she catches the eye of the hot and perfect Ull the instant they meet.
I’ve seen this set up before in so many other books that my excitement dimmed- I will take this on me as being tired from the trope rather than the author’s writing- so I read on further.
It continued to read like Young Adult and not in a good way (too sweet, naive, with huge emotional swings and a string of stilted encounters of classes and dates that are meant to show a romantic relationship build, but never got there for me) rather than perhaps a more raw, authentic New Adult set up. The characters were immature and then the story ‘s pacing slowed way up and the plot was lost under- well little nothings- it seemed like.
I still think this one has great potential and I loved the overall world that the author created with the Norse gods involved and Ragnorok on the horizon. I didn’t hate the characters, but I couldn’t get into the characters or their romance so… I’ll call it quits on this one and will move on.
Incidentally, its a freebie at Amazon if you wish to try it. Many others have loved it so it might tickle your fancy.
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