Book & Author Details:
Midnight Burning by Karissa Laurel
(Norse Chronicles #1)
Genres: Fantasy, Mythology, Romance
Solina Mundy lives a quiet life, running the family bakery in the foothills of North Carolina. But a nightmare of a vicious wolf devouring her twin brother changes everything. When Solina learns her dream was real, she journeys to her brother’s home in Alaska, the Land of the Midnight Sun, to search for answers.
Solina soon suspects her brother’s friends are more than they seem, and they know more than they’re willing to admit. Skyla, an ex-marine, is the only one willing to help. As Skyla and Solina delve into the secrets surrounding her brother’s death, Solina learns her own fate is tied to his friends, his murder, and a dark history of forgotten myths and legends.
Solina also discovers a powerful new ability. She must learn to control it if she’s to keep everyone safe. If she fails, a long-lost dominion will rise, and everything she knows will fall into darkness.
Let me start this review by telling you what I loved about this book: everything! This modern spin on mythology, the characterisations, the character interactions and the mystery. All combined to produce a fast paced, compelling and wonderfully fresh story which I completely immersed myself in.
Now, normally, when I finish a book, I make my notes and move swiftly on to the next. Not this time. The storyline so fired my imagination, that I found myself returning to it and mulling it over during the following days.
Perhaps it was because of the characters and their complex relationships. Perhaps it was the plot. What I do know is that ending definitely left me wanting more.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Karissa lives in North Carolina with her kid, her husband, the occasional in-law, and a very hairy husky. Some of her favorite things are coffee, chocolate, and super heroes. She can quote Princess Bride verbatim. She loves to read and has a sweet tooth for fantasy, sci-fi, and anything in between.
Sometimes her husband convinces her to put down the books and take the motorcycles out for a spin. When it snows, you’ll find her on the slopes.
Karissa also crafts, paints, draws, and harbors a grand delusion that she might create a graphic novel someday.