Day: June 25, 2016
After the deaths of her parents and her twin brother, Lucy tries to get on with her life. Her dreams of attend medical school are dashed, though, when she’s attacked by a rabid bear and rescued by handsome, but short-tempered, Jens, who transports her to a place where the creatures of Scandinavian folklore her grandmother told her actually exist. As she’s pulled deeper and deeper into Undraland, and caught up in the quest to defeat the last Siren, she realizes that her life will never be the same again.
Undraland by Mary E. Twomey is a delightful tale, not quite sweetness and light like Alice in Wonderland, but with just as many improbable creatures, and plenty of adventure. After reading this book, you’ll never look at garden gnomes the same way again.
I give this one four stars.