Wednesday, July 17, 2013


by Susan Krinard
Edition: Paperback
Price: $10.97

2.0 out of 5 stars Repetitious, Trite and Over-Whelming, July 17, 2013
"Book Description
Release date: July 16, 2013
New York Times bestselling author SUSAN KRINARD launches her first urban fantasy series with MIST.
Mist lives a normal life. She has a normal job, a normal boyfriend, and a normal apartment in San Francisco. She never thinks about her past if she can help it.

She survived. That’s the end of it.

But then a snowy winter descends upon San Francisco. In June. And in quick succession, Mist is attacked by a frost giant in a public park and runs into an elf disguised as a homeless person on the streets…and then the man Mist believed was her mortal boyfriend reveals himself to be the trickster god, Loki, alive and well after all these years.

Mist’s normal world is falling apart. But thankfully, Mist isn’t quite so normal herself. She’s a Valkyrie, and she’s going to need all her skill to thwart Loki’s schemes and save modern Earth from the ravages of a battle of the gods."

This is the first book in a new series, and as such, most of this book is taken up with the world building. The bulk of this book is based on the Norse Deities, Myths, Gods and legends. Many you will know from your other Urban Fiction, some you may have heard of but not recognize with this authors interpretations.

This book is doing or seems to be doing, what many other UF books do. These books take one kick-butt woman who is already strong and self-sufficient (Mist IS a Valkyrie after all!) add in a phenomenon that she may not be able to conquer, mix in one firmly sexy male with issues that require him to darkly brood, stir, bake and serve.

It is snowing in San Francisco in June, Frost giants have come to earth, Mist's boyfriend is not the `human' male she thought he was - things are going to Hel for sure. Then poor Mist finds out that she is not the mere Valkerie that she thought she was -she is the daughter of a Goddess.

The plot stems from a mish-mash of bits and pieces. The plot was quite confusing and disjointed. The gist is that Loki wants to take over the world, and to do so he will rise politically in power on a platform of repealing ALL laws. All laws - all over the world. This will become a lawless, no rules society where anyone can do anything to another with no repercussions. Just think of what man already does to each other when there are rules and laws - just imagine a world without the rules most of us do follow. So, this is a clever plot although it does follow one that is a bit familiar to those who have seen "The Purge"

The conversations run the gamut of being spoken in a type of historic English and then switch to modern English. Interesting plot twists happen with no follow up; there is a tad too much repetition to make this a good read. I spent too much time skimming pages just for a tidbit of information. *ARC Provided by Publisher*

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