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The Monster’s lover (The Fenris Series #1) by Samantha MacLeod – Review by Natalie Hanley

The Monster's LoverThe Monster’s Lover by Samantha MacLeod
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Monster’s lover (The Fenris series book one) is a fantasy romance & wow this was a firecracker of a book. A world away from the sort of book I normally read, this fantasy novel really lit a fire in me and I will definitely be delving into this genre again. With descriptive writing and imaginative characterisation, this will appeal to anyone who enjoys historical or legendary fantasy.
Sol is the only daughter in an impoverished family and finds herself promised to evil King Nøkkyn. While wandering in the woods one day she stumbles across a handsome stranger who she mistakes for a Demon. Fenris will become her lover and later her protector in this fascinating fantasy romance.
As well as the plentiful love scenes, I liked the reference to Norse legends like Thor, Odin, Askgard whose names are now familiar to fans of Marvel films like myself. Overall a fun romp in the forest.

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The Monster’s Lover (The Fenris Series Book 1) by Samantha MacLeod – Review by Anastasia Dodson

The Monster's LoverThe Monster’s Lover by Samantha MacLeod
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the first book in the Fenris series and is an interesting fast paced read.
When Sol’s father dies in a logging accident in the woods, her family is left with HUGE financial troubles. With no way of meeting the king’s lumber quota, Sol is offered to the king as payment for the family’s debt.
With only weeks left of freedom, Sol tries to make the best of her time left and helps around her family’s land as best as she can. In the woods not too far from her house she meets a mystery man called Fenris, who she is instantly enamored with. She is promised to the king, but how can she agree to go with him when she can’t get Fenris out of her mind.
This story was a tough one for me. I had trouble connecting to the characters and the instant catch fire love the MC’s had was hard for me to get behind…. BUT the author has a really great writing style and managed to get a whole lot of detail into a relatively short story. I am looking forward to seeing how the author continues this story and seeing where Sol and Fenris end up.
I would recommend this to a friend.
Happy Reading!

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The Monster’s Lover (The Fenris Series Book 1) by Samantha Macleod – Review by Candida Hopper

The Monster's LoverThe Monster’s Lover by Samantha MacLeod
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Monster’s Lover (The Fenris Series Book 1)
By Samantha MacLeod

This was a short read full of wonderful characters and detailed world building. I loved how this story pulled me into a world of mythology and steamy romance. I got invested in Sol right away and I wanted her to find happiness after all of the hardships that she keeps going through. Fenris was one hot character that I enjoyed reading about. This book will keep you on the edge of your seat and completely entertained. The author did an excellent job bringing me into this magical world. I highly recommend this book.

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The Monster’s Lover (The Fenris Series Book 1) by Samantha MacLeod – Review by Emma Morreale

The Monster's LoverThe Monster’s Lover by Samantha MacLeod
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Sol’s father was killed during the course of his work and now the rest of her family has nothing to offer the king as payment for their land……except her. King Nøkkyn has a harem and no one really hears good things about it.
When he comes to inspect Sol to see if she’s good enough to be payment, Sol can immediately tell that he is cruel. She wants no part of him or his harem but without her as payment, her family will not survive the winter.
She escapes into the woods and comes across a strange man who is so unbelievably beautiful, she can only assume he is a demon. Fenris seems to take a liking to her but with Sol only has a short amount of time before the king comes to take her away.

I love almost everything to do with Norse mythology and this immediately caught my interest. I’ve already suggested it to several friends and will be reading the second book. The world building is fantastic and I need more

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The Monster’s Lover (The Fenris Series Book 1) By Samantha Macleod – Review by Caralee Loonat

The Monster's LoverThe Monster’s Lover by Samantha MacLeod
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Monster’s Lover (The Fenris Series Book One) By Samantha Macleod
5 Stars!!!!!

I was in supernatural heaven. I really love books with Nordic legends. This book was quite a refreshing read. I like how the author was able to bring the characters to life. The pages just melted one right into the other and I couldn’t put this book down.

I felt that the pull between Sol and Fenris was indeed magical. I really felt myself going through the emotions with Sol. I found myself at the edge of my seat to find out what would happen to Sol. The fact that her family had such a hard choice they made. I found my heart in my throat till the very last page. I will certainly be reading more from this author and this series.

Reviewed by @caraleeloonat
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The Monster’s Lover (The Fenris Series Book 1) by Samantha Macleod – Review by Madison Degraffenreid

The Monster's LoverThe Monster’s Lover by Samantha MacLeod
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Monster’s Lover, Book One in The Fenris Series by Samantha MacLeod

5-Stars

The Monster’s Lover by Samantha Macleod features the Fenris wolf from Norse mythology. He is one of the main characters as well as his lover Sol. We meet Sol at the start of the novel when she is basically sold to King Nokkyn to make up for her family’s failure to meet their quota. She is given until the reading before she will be added to the Kings harem. I hated that she would have to face this and how her mother began to coach her on things to do to keep the King happy. She meets Fenris in human form after she is attacked by a group of men from town and embraces the short amount of freedom she has left. The passion between Fenris and Sol was heartwarming and exciting. Sol seemed to come out of her shell with him and I fell in love with the two characters. I can’t wait to continue to follow their story. This was such a quick and easy read! I loved it.

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The Monster’s Lover (The Fenris Series, #1) by Samantha MacLeod – Review by Sarah Oakes

The Monster's LoverThe Monster’s Lover by Samantha MacLeod
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A great read about obligations. Sol is a young woman from a poor family who is forced to be sold off to King Nokkyn at harvest so they don’t starve. But when she meets a ethereal beauty of a man in the forest, she can’t help but loose herself. But as time begins to run out, will she choose love over duty?
A great read. Well developed plot with twists and turns that I just couldn’t put down. Well developed characters like Sol trying to keep going deposited it all or Fenris as strong and sure but with a kind nature underneath. A great villian in the cold Nokkyn that will send shivers up your spine.
I loved the visual detail throughout the novel like in the sense of nature with the ironwood with its oaks and the rivers and birds and moss and mushrooms to give it the homely feel with its sounds and smells so vivid as if you were actually there. Or the extreme sense of wealth in the big black horse and carriage of Nokkyn against the colourful fields of apples and corn and purple oaks beautifully written.
I aso loved the use of mythology throughout the novel true to its origins with Fenris and Tyr and demons of Muspell which were well written and given the live and respect they deserve as a lovely touch. Overall, a great read and I would give it five stars

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The Monster’s Lover (The Fenris Series Book 1) by Samantha MacLeod – Review by Tracy Wilkin

The Monster's LoverThe Monster’s Lover by Samantha MacLeod
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Monster’s Lover is book one in the The Fenris series by Samantha MacLeod. A first read for me, I could not wait to sink into it. It is a thrill to find new and exciting authors.

Monsters, mayhem and madness pursue Sol in her quest for happiness. Promised to an awful king, she is desperate for a way to get out of being with him. Enter the mystery of Fenris. She is unsure of him, and of how he makes her feel.

An energetic, action packed adventure full of danger, drama and intrigue. A highly intense story that leaves you desperate for more. 4 stars.

The Monster’s Lover by Samantha MacLeod – Review by Tracy Manderson

The Monster's LoverThe Monster’s Lover by Samantha MacLeod
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Monster’s Lover by Samantha MacLeod
4 out of 5 stars
The Monster’s Lover in the first book in the The Fenris Series written by Ms. MacLeod and is the first book that I have read by this author. This story is about hardship, sacrifices, and love. The story started out slow but once you got into it, it was great. The characters are well written and there is a depth to Sol that wanted me to keep reading. The description of the background was vibrant and colorful.
Sol Eriksen’s family has fallen on hard times since her father’s death. Her mother cannot provide her annual quota of purple oak so she trades Sol in payment to the cruel King Nøkkyn for one year in his harem.
After running from some of the locals, she is at the river when she meets a handsome man, Fenris, who claims to be the dangerous beast that roams the Ironwood. She thinks he is playing games with her because this is the name of the mythical beast she heard about as a child. So is he a madman or a demon? She knows she shouldn’t listen to him but she is running out of options and time.
Can Sol trust Fenris? Will Fenris let Sol down? Will he be able to save her from the cruel king? Read the story to find out…
This book ends in a cliffhanger and I recommend this book….

Reviewed by @tracym

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The Monster’s Lover (The Fenris Series) by Samantha MacLeod – Review by Susan Mowdy

The Monster's LoverThe Monster’s Lover by Samantha MacLeod
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I’ll be honest, This book took me by absolute surprise. I LOVED IT! Its the first book in the Fenris series and I’m ready to dive into more!

This book is based of the Norse myth of Fenrir which is a massive wolf. I love how Miss MacLeod spun mythology into her own story to make it her own. She has a way of hooking you from the very beginning and not let you up until the very end. Yes, the book is shorter than most BUT it’s jam packed with so much but I promise it won’t overwhelm you.

This book alone has intrigued me to read her other works and I went right ahead and one-clicked them. If your looking for something different then this book and beginning of a series is A MUST!

Review by @listersda
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