Monday, March 9, 2015

FINDING THOR by Kai Strand

This Thursday, Finding Thor, by my good friend Kai Strand, releases. So, to encourage you to add this to your TBR list, I'm sharing my review with you. First, here's the back cover copy of the book.

Tragedy has left Cara Cassidy broken and the only thing keeping her from giving in completely is her guilt. Until Nik Rock.

Nik stirs up feelings in degrees she has never experienced, and causes her to do things that most assuredly give him the wrong impression – like kiss him before their first date. Somehow, he breaks down the walls around her emotions until she has no choice but to forgive herself and feel again.

But a mysterious, troubled past follows Nik, and Cara may prove to be his weakest link.

When a royal princess shows up looking for Nik, and an international gang arrives looking for missing jewels, Cara lands in mortal danger. Will she be able to save herself? What will happen to her newly repaired psyche if she loses Nik?

Romance, mystery, and high stakes – just another day in high school.

Now for my review.

Don't let the slow build fool you. Once the action hits in this book, it hits hard and fast and keeps building to the end. 

Love romance? You'll love watching Cara and Nik dance around their feelings for each other. Will they find their happy-ever-after? No spoilers here :-)

Enjoy intrigue? Stolen jewels, international thieves, and kitchen implement torture play a big part of this story.

But, underlying all of the romance and intrigue and action, is the story of a girl learning how to deal with a tragic loss. Not only how to deal with it, but how to move forward and be the strong, confident girl she was before her life was turned upside down.

Finding Thor is a read that will please across many genres. My final rating 5 stars. A great story with cross genre appeal.


About the Author

When her children were young and the electricity winked out, Kai Strand gathered her family around the fireplace and they told stories, one sentence at a time. Her boys were rather fond of the ending, “And then everybody died. The end.” Now an award winning children’s author, Kai crafts fiction for kids and teens to provide an escape hatch from their reality. With a selection of novels for young adult and middle grade readers and short stories for the younger ones, Kai entertains children of all ages, and their adults. Learn more about Kai and her books on her website,



  1. Thanks for your kind review, Mary! I'm excited for the release. See you back here again on Thursday! :)

    1. You are so welcome! I really loved it and am looking forward to your character reveal on Thursday.


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