Book Title: Berserker
Author: Emmy Laybourne
Series: Berserker #1
Genre: Older YA, Historical, Supernatural, Splash of Romance
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Publishing Group Feiwel & Friends
Setting: Norway & Montana
Source: I received an ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review
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Main Characters: 3.8/5
Secondary Characters: 4/5
The Feels: 3.5/5
Theme or Tone: 3.5/5
Flow (Writing Style): 3.5/5
Backdrop (World Building): 4/5
Book Cover: 5/5
Ending: 3.8/5 Cliffhanger: Sort of
Total: 3.8/5 STARS
First off, I freaking love this cover, it's what initially drew me in, and the synopsis had me thinking, wow, that sounds amazing…Norway mixed with some early American old west…I totally clicked on the READ NOW button on Netgalley. I'm not at all disappointed that I did, either…overall I really liked Berserker…it's just so different from anything else I've been reading lately, but I do have a few issues.
Berserker is very violent and it doesn't sugarcoat any of it, either. Plot-wise it's a very ambitious undertaking and I'm not sure the Author pulls it off completely. I would have liked more character development and I wished the romance was a little more developed too. The ending scenes were a little over-the-top supernaturally, and I didn't fully commit to feeling them.
⇝Will I continue this series?⇜ I would like too…just to see where it goes from here. It really could have ended with this book, though.