Undraland by Mary E. Twomey #Review
Posted by brriske
After her parents and twin brother died a year ago, Lucy Kincaid was determined to put together a normal life for herself. With her heart set on college life, Lucy’s dreams of medical school are dashed when a rabid bear attacks her in the middle of suburbia. When Jens, a handsome yet irritable stranger, saves her life, Lucy’s gratitude is cut short when he abducts her, taking her to a land filled with people and creatures she remembers from bedtime stories she assumed were just Scandinavian folklore.
Jens takes Lucy to a world she never expected, and cannot escape. Undraland is teeming with oversized garden gnomes, warrior elves, Nøkken, Fossegrimens, and worst of all, Sirens. Lucy goes further and further down the rabbit hole until she signs up to join a band of thieves bent on taking down Pesta, the last Siren.
I believe the young adult community really found a gem here with Undraland. It’s completely different and throws you into a world that brings you along for the ride and makes you believe you’re involved. Once you’re involved in the book is hard to put down. The only things I would point out for the author is making a better start to the book as it doesn’t really capture your attention at first. I would also add a little more character development as Lucy’s character does seem a bit naive and whiny at times for a young women whose gone through such traumatic life experiences. Lastly I read that the characters are based off real Norse mythology but an index of how to pronounce the species would have made the book rounded out. All in all I loved the humor the mixture of old school with new and the general unique imagination the story told. I’m an reviewer for Romance Author’s That Rock and rate this book 5 Hearts.