Shooo…..I’ve been reading a lot lately!
What else has been doing on? Not a ton here.
I went to see Cowboys and Aliens. Up until my 2 second ago Google search for the link, I thought it was called Cowboys VERSUS Aliens. Which helloooooo, I think that’s a better title anyway.
I don’t know why I wanted to see this movie. But I REALLY wanted to see if after watching the trailer. I don’t even like westerns (exception made for Tombstone, that movie is great). And I sure don’t like alien movies. However, the pull of seeing Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig together…I was sold!!
Ummmm, yeah I don’t like western/alien combo movies either. :/ The three Blue Moons that I had before the movie made it okay though! 🙂
Quick side note: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom was on TV last night. Dannnnnnnnng, Harrison Ford was HOT! I wonder if Calista Flockhart wishes she would have met him earlier.
Ice Land by Betsy Tobin
Ice Land takes place in Iceland after Christianity has come to the country. The country is in turmoil and Freya must travel to find a magical necklace to save her people. Freya can swiftly travel with the aid of her falcon cloak. While searching for the necklace, Freya meets Dvalin who helps her on her journeys.
Meanwhile, as sort of a side-story, Fulla falls in love with Vili. But Vili comes from a family that is sworn enemies of Fulla’s grandfather. Uh oh. Fulla’s grandfather has other plans in mind as to who Fulla will marry.
Okay, so this book was confusing. I’m not into mythology or Nordic history, so that’s my fault. But why did Ms. Tobin have to name the 2 main characters such similar names. I kept forgetting who was Fulla and who was Freya, argh!
This book is interesting though. But not interesting enough. I would have preferred her to left Fulla/Vili out of the story and just stuck with Freya/Dvalin.
I did really enjoy the imagery of the book though. I could really visualize Freya flying and exploring the caves, etc.
I believe that I have discovered I’m not a fan of fantasy fiction. Now, I love me some historical fiction a la Phillipa Gregory.
Ice Land needed more passion for me. 😉 I was expecting something a bit more racy.
Ice Land: 2.75 out of 5 stars