I really wanted to like Thor: Daughter of Asgard by Genevieve McCluer. I really did. The blurb sounded very interesting and the cover caught my eye as well. Unfortunately, the book itself did not live up to my expectations.
The premise of the story is really good. The idea of Thor being reincarnated and coming back in the present as a young lesbian college graduate focusing on accounting is unique. The thought of mixing our present with the Norse mythological realm is intriguing. On paper (or e-book format) though, it didn’t work out.
The biggest problem I had was with the characters themselves. They had no depth. They were unrealistic caricatures of today’s twenty-somethings. I couldn’t connect with them at all. I honestly didn’t even like them. The drinking bothered me as well. I know that Hannah being able to drink forever without getting drunk was supposed to be an indication that she was Thor since he could drink anyone under the table in the myths. All I could think of as I read this, though, was that these poor kids were going to be dead before they were thirty from liver disease. It might have been wiser to choose something else to help identify Hannah as Thor. Overall, there were just too many aspects of this tale that didn’t translate well from the idea stage to the written word.
While I can’t say that I enjoyed this story, it might appeal to a younger reader, maybe someone closer in age to the characters. It just didn’t work for me.
I received an ARC from NetGalley and Bold Strokes Books for an honest review.