The closer it gets to Christmas, the more I think about an old Icelandic tradition that went viral on the internet years ago.
Allegedly, every Christmas Eve in Iceland, everyone will exchange books and spend the whole day reading. Fireside, snacking on chocolate, maybe with a volcano erupting in the background for dramatic effect. Yeah, this is a big fantasy of mine.
The sad truth is I will be working Christmas Eve so there’ll be very little time to read but I’ve set my husband – the readophobe – some homework. He’ll read a book by the time I get back off my shift if he knows what’s good for him! Traditions have to start somewhere, right?
I’m sure I’ve already mentioned how many books I’ve bought this month (enough to get thoroughly squashed if they all fell on me). But there are still plenty more that I haven’t had chance to get yet and this next book is one of them.
“When the lives of her loved ones are put in peril, who will Audrey turn to for help? On the surface, Audrey’s existence in the afterlife is coming together. Her quirky new mentor guides her on the path to becoming the demon hunter she always hoped. She has great friends and even a kinda-sorta-maybe new boyfriend. But if things are so wonderful, why is Logan never far from her thoughts?
After learning that her family is the target of an unprecedented demonic siege Audrey puts all she’s gained in jeopardy by defying heavenly authorities and returning to Earth. Stranded at the place she once called home with the one person she’s been desperate to forget, she’ll face vicious monsters, betrayers, and a legion of demons with an insidious weapon that even her celestial sword can’t defeat.
Will Audrey’s mistakes in the afterlife be what destroys the lives of the ones she loves the most?”
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I read and reviewed Huntress a year and a half ago (check out the review here). Here are the cliff notes: I loved it. It’s an amazing book about a girl who has recently died and begins training in heaven to help keep demons at bay. Julie Hall is a real talent.
So, I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to think about the sequel. To be fair, I did have to recover a bit from Huntress because emotionally, it took its toll. It hits you hard and leaves a lasting impression. Like The Handmaid’s Tale, I needed a bit of time to recuperate, I just didn’t mean to take this long!
Thanks for reading!