Author: Sonja Bair
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Rating: 3 Stars
Freya Holm is smart, quick-witted, and an Alva—a paranormal species with the ability to fly. In a bid for a normal life outside of family expectations, she moved across the country. But within a few days of arriving in a small California town, she finds herself fighting over the last bag of lentils with an attractive but ill-tempered werewolf named David.
WARNING – SPOILERS MAY ENSUE BEYOND THIS POINT – REVIEW BELOW
I have mixed feelings about Freya’s Inferno by Sonja Bair. The book started strong. I loved the humor of the main character fighting over a bag of lentils with a werewolf. The writing was clear, fairly easy to follow, and didn’t contain a lot of errors. I wasn’t drawn to the story or the world-building in particular and didn’t have the feeling of “I can’t put this down!”, but it was going all right. I got to nearly the very end of the book over a matter of two days… but then I set it aside for an evening and never picked it back up. A week later, I’d forgotten I’d even read it. I picked it up again and was confused when I read about the bag of lentils at the beginning, and thought… “wait… have I read this?”
There wasn’t anything overtly wrong with the book – and if you look at other reviews, you’ll see a lot of glowing ones… I just wasn’t engaged. It was all right, but not great. So, I’m chalking this one up to “maybe it just wasn’t for me.” Because I can’t point out anything specific that bothered me about it other than it just didn’t capture my attention. If you like urban fantasy stories, I’d recommend you give it a try. You might enjoy it more than I did.