Title: Ragnarök unwound
Author: Kristin Jacques
Publisher: Sky Forest Press
Page count: 256
Release day: January 8th 2019 (unsure, this date is according to GoodReads, NetGalley says August 1st)
Series: Series #1 (GoodReads doesn’t say it’s a series, but the end of the book says ‘end of book one’)
Rating: 3 stars
*Thanks to NetGalley for providing this arc, all opinions are my own!*
What is it about? (Summary from GoodReads)
don’t untangle themselves.
Just ask Ikepela Ives, whose estranged mother left her with the power to unravel the binding threads of fate. Stuck with immortal power in a mortal body, Ives has turned her back on the duty she never wanted.
But it turns out she can’t run from her fate forever, not now that Ragnarok has been set in motion and the god at the center of that tangled mess has gone missing. With a ragtag group of companions—including a brownie, a Valkyrie, and the goddess of death herself—Ives embarks on her first official mission as Fate Cipher—to save the world from doomsday.
Nothing she can’t handle. Right?
What I thought:
When I started this I kinda forgot what it was about. So I was pleasantly surprised when I released this contains Norse Mythology, I love Norse mythology! I mean LOKI!!
This book starts with exactly the right balance between giving information and leaving you in the dark to guess what is happening. And when the information is given it is done in a really good way, no info dump, but just exactly the right amount of information to understand what is going on, but not enough to be able to guess what is going to happen.
After all the needed information was given it went a bit downward in my opinion.. There were a lot of characters introduced, of which many were not that important to the story.
Either the book should have longer, or things should have been left out. There was so much happening, all after each other, and sometimes even at the same time. This made the story really hard to read. I kept having to go back, because something happened that I missed.
I did really like the ending of this book, and I’m definitely interested in a sequel to see if the writing improves (not saying this one is bad!).
I loved the Norse mythology, I need more books with Norse mythology! I liked the main character, she was interesting and trying to figure out life.
Final judgement: This is an okay book, I think it could have been improved if the book would have been a bit longer so that all the action could have been explained better.
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Which type of mythology is your favourite?