Book Review: Hotel Fen

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I was stoked to read this story, because a fellow blogger, Marie Sinadjan, is one of the authors for it. I haven’t read a paranormal story for a long time, so it was cool venturing into new book territory. Without further ado, here is my review!

My review:

Blending Norse mythology with present day, this is a definitel must read for lovers of paranormal romance. Both Victor and Silje win a trip to Hotel Fen where they meet and form a connection. I found their search for the wolf to be intriguing and it made me want to read more. The hotel isn’t what it seems and what seemed to be a stroke of good luck turns out to be a fight for survival.

The mythology elements were intense and I enjoyed the surprise when a popular name in Norse mythology appeared ( no spoilers!). The authors’ descriptions were vivid and you can tell that they put a lot of research into the story. Overall it was a great read!

You can find out where to purchase the story here and you can follow the authors on Goodreads! Here is the page for Meri Benson and Marie Sinadjan.

16 comments

  1. Combining Norse mythology with the present day sounds right up my alley.

    Since I combine a whole bunch of mythologies- Greek, Norse, Celtic, Egyptian, Assyrian, Babylonian and many others with the present day in my writing.

      • Hi Marie,

        I do have a blog on WordPress where I have written here consistently since June of 2013.

        All of my writings involving vampires and various mythological gods and beings interspersed with the modern world and contemporary geopolitics are available on my WP blog to read.

        Look forward to reading your blog as well.

        It was mentioned on your profile page that bees play an important role in Philippine mythology.

        I’d be very interested to know more.

        As bees play such an important role in the food chain with their pollination of flowers and various plants.

        -Christopher (Dracul)

      • Hi, Christopher. It’s nice to meet you πŸ˜„ Your blog sounds super interesting and I’ll be sure to check it out sometime! Having a day job gets in the way of reading and writing, haha.

        There are actually a lot of creatures and deities in the various Philippine mythologies. We’re a nation of 7000+ islands so there’s plenty of variety, especially if one looks into the pre-colonial era. If you watch animated shows, the Netflix show Trese is a great introduction πŸ˜‰

        But, yes. Bees. Here are some mythological figures related to them 🐝
        – Among the Bagobo, there’s a hero named Lumabet who guided his people to the sky, where they became immortals. His son, Tagalion, was aided by white bees in finding his father in the sky.
        – The Batak have Ungaw, the god and master of bees who originated from Gunay Gunay, the edge of the universe. He is married to Baybay, the goddess and master of rice.
        – In Bukidnon, they have a deity named Lalawig, who watches over the bees and honey.
        – Among the Talaandig, there’s Mangusal, a deity who safeguards the honeybees; the palayag, a thanksgiving ritual, is performed to honor the deity. The ritual is done on the month of February or March as the trees bear more flowers during this time. At the foot of the tree where the honeybees live, a small table is built. A chicken is slaughtered while saying the prayer. The meat and the rice are cooked. When the food is cooked the rice is wrapped with a banana leaf. A prayer is said once more and the food is consumed.

        Okay, I’ll stop now and not take over Sara’s post πŸ™ŠπŸ™ˆ

  2. Thank you so much for your support, Sara! I really appreciate it. πŸ₯° More than that, however, I’m glad to have connected with you as I really enjoy our interactions. πŸ’–

  3. Hi, Sara. It’s great to see Hotel Fen featured here. I devoured the book in two days. It’s an excellent with a wonderful blend of Norse Mythology and modern day.

    Thanks for sharing your review and congratulations to Marie and Meri!

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