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Ransacker by Emmy Laybourne
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really liked it
bookshelves: death, fighting, gods, fantasy, family, historical-fiction, siblings, western, romance

I read this ARC via NetGalley. This is a very unique YA series. I loved how the first book, Beserker, infused Norse mythology and Norwegian culture into a family story of settlement in the US, 1880’s. The characters were well developed and I felt attached to each of the 4 siblings as well as their guide Owen. Three of the siblings have a Nytteson gift that gives them fantastical abilities.

Since this book focused on Sissel, who was the least likable sibling from the first book, it was hard to adjust to liking her. However, the story unfolded well and the intensity of the story increased as you read. I really wanted more backstory for the secondary characters with the Nytteson gift, maybe in a 3rd book? If you enjoyed Beserker, definitely pick this up. Hanne and Owen go on a cattle drive, Sissel has two suitors, and plenty of untraditional beserker fight scenes.

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Reading Progress

April 7, 2018 – Shelved
April 7, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
August 17, 2018 – Started Reading
August 19, 2018 –
page 224
August 25, 2018 – Shelved as: death
August 25, 2018 – Shelved as: fighting
August 25, 2018 – Shelved as: gods
August 25, 2018 – Shelved as: fantasy
August 25, 2018 – Shelved as: family
August 25, 2018 – Shelved as: historical-fiction
August 25, 2018 – Shelved as: siblings
August 25, 2018 – Shelved as: western
August 25, 2018 – Shelved as: romance
August 25, 2018 – Finished Reading

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