Welcome back everyone, I feel like I’m finally making a dint in my NetGalley ARCs. Right in time for that to be spoiled by heaps of new review tours and a few series by authors who are giving me ARCs as well.
So much for reading more of my TBR this year. Maybe next year?
Harper Collins Digital has started letting me know more often when they have new books coming out that they think they’d be interested in. Which is how I heard about this one!
Being set in Norway on a small island I wasn’t expecting the level of drama that happened. Or should I have expected drama because it’s a small community and everyone knows each other?
I really wish I had have had more than 15 minutes here or there to read this because every time I got to read it I was loving it and enjoying the cultural differences and everything that small island life entails. I don’t know much (aka, anything really) about Norwegian culture, but since it’s an own voice kind of story, I think it’s safe to say the use of Norwegian language, culture, festivals etc would be pretty accurate.
I really wish I could describe more of this book but I’m honestly struggling because I read the book in such small snippets and it’s been almost a week since I finished it when I’m writing this review. I know I enjoyed it a lot, I loved the banter between various characters although I did find some moments and interactions confusing.
I was wondering at the time whether I didn’t like those interactions because the character was meant to be someone we didn’t like. Or whether this was something that was “normal” in Norway. The only reason I wondered that was because many of the other characters didn’t seem to mind the attitude that I didn’t liking.
Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed this review; on Sunday I’ll be reviewing Return of the Disappearing Duke by Lara Temple.