The Tricking of Freya by Christina Sunley
It is a touching and realistic portrayal of family and relationships as Freya sorts through her memories in an effort to find truth and identity. Her relationships with her mother and her aunt are explored; one a plain and serious wife, the other an unpredictable woman living a rollercoaster existence of brilliance and misery. Freya must reconciled her feelings for these two most influential people in her life and discover the truth about her past before she is able to find acceptance of who she is and who she has become, in order to move on with her life.
I greatly enjoyed this book. It was a pleasure to read.
This book made me fall in love with literature all over again. I very much enjoyed the Icelandic language and myths that are woven very beautifully throughout this story, enriching Freya’s emotional journey through her past and looking forward to her future. A lovely book to curl up with.
Price (AU): $32.99
Recommended age: 18+
In a word: Icelandic
Re-read it: yes
Star rating: four out of five