Book Review: Song Breaker by Annette Lyon

Title: Song Breaker
Author: Annette Lyon
Publisher: Blue Ginger Books
Release Date: August 8, 2017

Book Summary:

Based on a Nordic myth in the Finnish KALEVALA, which inspired Tolkien’s LORD OF THE RINGS, including his character of Gandalf, comes SONG BREAKER, from a USA TODAY bestselling author.

To Aino, the idea of spending her life warming the bed of a wrinkled old wizard—especially when it means life without her secretly betrothed love—is horrifying. When her brother Jouko foolishly duels Vane, the greatest wizard ever known, he finds himself on the verge of death and saves himself only by promising his sister as the old man’s trophy.


Furious, Aino refuses to be forced into marrying anyone. But with only two days until the wizard comes for her, she must find a way to break the curse, or she’ll end up his prisoner. She uncovers a possible solution, but while it may technically free her from the old man, her escape may mean exchanging one kind of prison for another.


This book was a bit different than other books I’ve read by this author, but I still enjoyed it. I glanced over the pronunciation guide at the beginning, but only made sure I knew how to pronounce the main characters’ name. Pronunciation guides work better for me in physical books since I can easily flip back and forth, and I was reading a review copy ebook. I liked that the story was based of Finnish mythology. I reminded me a bit of when I was twelve and big into Norwegian fairy tales.

I liked the main character. I felt like she was a very straightforward person and that was reflected in the writing and storytelling. I got more pulled into the story, the further I got into it. I liked it and would read it again.

Rating: 4 stars – Great Book
Source: Review Copy
Content: Clean

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