Sunday, 27 May 2012

Eggs, Butter, Sugar and Disaster by Alicia L Wright, (Young Adult)

October 2011, Tannbourne
245 pages, Paperback
Review copy

Themes: Norse/Greek/Roman/Ancient mythology, life after death, trying to fit in, misunderstandings, misconceptions, learning as you go, hilarious sidekick, the impossible made possible (but usually with a catch), gratitude, generosity, mountains of humour, occasional strong language

Summary from Tannbourne
First take a generous helping of Seralina, whisk up into the Norse pantheon, add dwarves to taste and sprinkle with a dash of immortality.

Leave to mature for just the right amount of time.

Now settle back and enjoy a fun trip through several afterlives and see if Seralina can stop Ragnarok.

Nayuleska's thoughts

This light, extremely entertaining read was just what I needed. There is no major 'the world will end' themes. Sera gets some things wrong because she's a total newbie. She's also a total sweetheart, with similar views on life to me. She realises she's on her own and adapts to the challenges with enthusiasm. She proves why going a little out of the way to help someone can bring pleasant results, but these shouldn't be expected as part of helping someone out). 

The way she ends up as the Goddess of Puddings is funny, but she takes it seriously and does her best to put every effort inti every task she takes on. Some people take her for a ride, others play with her for fun. Some have grudges, And others enjoy her company. I love the cadtle she ends up with, especially the special items which remind me of anime weapons. This 10/10 read will make you smile on every page.

You can find out more on Alicia's Deviant Art pages. 

Suggested reading

For more fun among the gods try Lex Trent series by Alex Bell, starting with Lex Trent Versus the Gods.

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