Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Arctic Dawn (The Norse Chronicles #2) by Karissa Laurel

Alone and exhausted after her month-long sojourn as a shooting star, Solina Mundy flees to southern California to lie low, recuperate, and plot a survival strategy. The one person she trusts to watch her back is her best friend, Skyla Ramirez. But Skyla has been missing for weeks.

The arrival of a dangerous stranger and the discovery of a legendary weapon of mass destruction forces Solina out of hiding and back into the fight for her life. Solina knows she won’t last long on her own. She must find out what happened to Skyla and unite her contentious allies if she hopes to track down this devastating weapon before her enemies use it to burn the world to ash.

4.5 out of 5 Stars

Cannot be read as a standalone

Solina is back! She's on the run. Hiding from the mythological beings trying to kill her. But she can't run forever. Her past finds her, and she ends up running back to Thorin and the gang for help.

The group run into so many problems, and no one can be trusted. The Valkyries are compromised, a wolf keeps hunting Solina, and old grudges emerge. This story moves like a freight train.

I absolutely loved this 2nd book. Questions get answered, but the plot thickens and more problems come up. Just like Midnight Burning, I read this story quickly. The action scenes and bits and pieces of romance kept me glued to the pages.

The only issue I had with this book was my memory. I read the first book about a year ago, and I had a difficult time trying to remember all the characters and plot. So much happened in book 1, I was hitting my head a couple times. But almost everything came back to me as I read on. I can't wait for book 3. If you are looking for an active fantasy with light romance, this is the perfect book to pick up.