4 Original Stars
First of all, this cover gets ALL the stars.
Because you know what?
Hubba hubba, my friends.
I LOVE me some chisel-y faced Viking-esque hotties, and this cover is my new personal favorite.
Sexy cover hotness aside, this was also a really damn good story.
This was my first Elin Peer and, I must say, I don’t think it will be my last. (Actually, I know it won’t be my last, because I’m already 75% through book two).
I won’t rehash the plot, but let’s just it’s a new spin on the ole post-apocalyptic theme. And least, not one I’ve ever seen done quite this way.
I won’t get into a discussion of the underlying moral, pacifist vs. non-pacifist, hunter vs. vegan, political themes in this book…that would only get me rant-y on a level you’ve never seen before and I’d probably lose friends over it.
Not that I care about that per se, but I just don’t feel like getting into ridiculous arguments about my personal values in the comments section of a review on a fucking romance book.
In addition to a solid plot, Peer’s world building was also pretty solid.
I also really liked the main characters.
Sometimes, I really wanted to smack some of them upside the head (how non-pacifist of me, I know), but overall, I really liked the character development and story arc.
I’ve already started the next book in the series, as I mentioned above, and I really think this author and series has the potential to go the distance.
Book three isn’t out yet, but the author said at the end of this book that she has something like seven books or more planned. So here is hoping it stays, well, good.