BOOK REVIEW: The Trickster’s Lover by Samantha MacLeod

Surviving Graduate School ~ Falling in Love ~ Preventing Ragnarök

Graduate student Caroline Capello has always been more comfortable with books than people. She’s just moved to the University of Chicago to become the world’s foremost authority on Norse mythology, making her the only member of her family to leave San Diego, and the family business.

But she’s wondering if she’s just made the biggest mistake of her life.

When Loki, the enigmatic and irresistibly sexy Norse trickster god, appears in her studio apartment, Caroline is forced to question everything she’s learned.

Do the gods exist? Are the legends about Ragnarök, the apocalyptic battle that destroys the gods and ends the Nine Realms, actually true?

Or is she losing her mind?

I chose this book because I am really really really into mythology. And MacLeod really seems to know her stuff. And it’s funny that in the book the Italian MC, Carol, makes a point of expressing the irony of not being into Roman myth.

This book, however, is more heavy on the romance and light on the mythology. I was hoping it would be more myth with romance sprinkled in. Not the case.

I probably wasn’t the reader for this book. But if you like the romance genre and are interested in Norse myth, this one is for you. I think it was also a bit too lengthy for what it wanted to do and suffered from insta love (Loki basically sexually assults her to tell her he likes her but she’s OK with it?). But again, I am not the reader for this book and the length and automatic attraction seems like it would fit in the genre anyway.

I also loved that all the “Norse” words had their proper accent marks in the book. Great stuff.

An good choice for any librarians looking to grow their indie books, romance, or sf collections.

I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

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