Hello Lovelies!!! Welcome to my Blog Tour Stop for The Weight of A Soul by Elizabeth Tammi hosted by The Fantastic Flying Book Club. Today, I’ll be sharing my review and a few of my favorite quotes from this book so let’s get started!
Published: December 3, 2019
Genre(s): Young Adult, Fantasy, Mythology
Format: Paperback 320 pages
When Lena’s younger sister Fressa is found dead, their whole Viking clan mourns—but it is Lena alone who never recovers. Fressa is the sister that should’ve lived, and Lena cannot rest until she knows exactly what killed Fressa and why—and how to bring her back. She strikes a dark deal with Hela, the Norse goddess of death, and begins a new double life to save her sister.
But as Lena gets closer to bringing Fressa back, she dredges up dangerous discoveries about her own family, and finds herself in the middle of a devastating plan to spur Ragnarök –a deadly chain of events leading to total world destruction.
Still, with her sister’s life in the balance, Lena is willing to risk it all. She’s willing to kill. How far will she go before the darkness consumes her?
I didn’t feel as excited or fascinated by everything in this book, but I liked a few things and overall was entertained enough to finish the story. I think the premise and the mythology aspects are intriguing and I really wanted to read more about those. I wasn’t too fond of the writing style and the pacing wasn’t that great either, but the mystery part kept me reading and guessing for a while and that was kind of fun. The world-building is alright, but I wish there was more depth. There’s a few twists here and there and I liked them, but some were a bit predictable so when they were revealed, I wasn’t as shocked as I should have been. The conclusion also felt convenient just to end the story and left me feeling not so happy. I do think this book definitely had potential and there’s some really fascinating concepts and themes that could have been explored more or executed better.
Lena is an interesting character, but she’s just so unlikable and unrelatable that I couldn’t sympathize with her. I did admire her determination and loyalty to her sister, Fressa. I can’t say if I like any of the characters since I feel like they weren’t developed as much. To be honest, I really don’t care that much about the characters and that made it quite difficult for me to connect with the story. I love being able to picture myself as one of the characters and unfortunately, I wasn’t able to do that with this book.
All in all, this was an okay and quite interesting read. The Weight of a Soul by Elizabeth Tammi has some intriguing concepts and I did like the Norse mythology aspects, but I just wasn’t as enthralled or into the story as I would have liked. I wanted more from the world-building, the characters, the mythology and the overall storyline.
If you’re looking for a short, fast-paced, and an easy read fantasy story with a bit of Norse mythology, then you might enjoy this book.
I received an advance reader copy of this book from the author and publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review and for participating in a Blog Tour hosted by The Fantastic Flying Book Club. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
(Quotes taken from an Uncorrected Proof)
What is mine is yours. What is yours is mine. From here until the twilight of our worlds, my soul shall not be undone from yours.
There is a way back to the light. Crawl to it, if you have to.
There are big and terrifying things in these worlds, bu you ignored them all for the only thing that really mattered. Your family.
Sometimes Leelynn Reads – Review + Favourite Quotes
Elizabeth Tammi was born in California and grew up in Florida, but is currently double-majoring in Creative Writing and Journalism as an undergraduate at Mercer University in Georgia. When she’s not writing, you can probably find Elizabeth at work for her university’s newspaper and literary magazine. Her other interests include traveling, caffeinated beverages, and mythology. You can find Elizabeth online on Tumblr at (annabethisterrified), Twitter at (@ElizabethTammi), Instagram at (elizabeth_tammi), and at elizabethtammi.com.
Win (1) of (5) finished copies of THE WEIGHT OF A SOUL by Elizabeth Tammi (INT)
Starts: 3rd December 2019 Ends: 17th December 2019
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