“Cinematic, The Reckless Kind is atmospheric, transporting readers to the frigged fjords of Scandinavia. Heaths ability to write a cast of unique characters, who feel real and tenderly brought into inception, is exceptional. A debut filled with love and warmth, this novel is one you want to read.”Sheaf & Ink
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Friends… this book!
There are so many reasons why this book should be on your TBR.
- Cinematic in scope
- Disability and Mental Health Rep
- Teens defying the odds
- Found Family
The list goes on, but know this book is a gem of a read.
Heath’s novel plays its own soundtrack. One that has the eerie and foreboding notes found in a Hans Zimmer score. Where Heath propels the reader into a cold town on the fringes in Norway, taking three unique teens and pitting a town against them. Seeing how they will define who they are and who they love.
Every turn of the page had me anxious. Lined within the pages is this feeling that something awful is going to happen. Wanting to know what Heath will put these characters through next. It is nail biting. I wondered, if any of these precious humans would make it to the end.
A tender story about friendship and love (platonic and otherwise) Heath’s debut The Reckless Kind is an engaging read with characters you will hold close even after the story ends.
Happy Reading ̴ Cece
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RATING: – Exceptionally Inked
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A genre-defying debut, this queer historical YA centers a wild and reckless trio who fly in the face of small town tradition—full of compassion, love, and determination to live the lives of their choosing.
It’s Norway 1904, and Asta Hedstrom doesn’t want to marry her odious betrothed, Nils—even though a domestic future is all her mother believes she’s suited for, on account of her single-sided deafness, unconventional appearance, and even stranger notions. Asta would rather spend her life performing in the village theater with her friends and fellow outcasts: her best friend Gunnar Fuglestad and his secret boyfriend, wealthy Erlend Fournier.
But the situation takes a dire turn when Nils lashes out in jealousy—gravely injuring Gunnar. Shunning marriage for good, Asta moves with Gunnar and Erlend to their secluded cabin above town. With few ties left with their families, they have one shot at gaining enough kroner to secure their way of life: win the village’s annual horse race.
Title The Reckless Kind
Editors Carly Heath
Pages 336 Pages
Intended Target Audience Young Adult
Genre & Keywords Historical Fiction
Part of a Series? No
Source & Format NetGalley, Digital Copy & Paperback ARC
Publication Date November 9, 2021 by Soho Teen
Carly Heath (she/they) earned her BA from San Francisco State University and her MFA from Chapman University.
Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Carly teaches design, art, theater, and writing for various colleges and universities.
She spends all her time and most her money tending to a menagerie of rescued farm animals. The Reckless Kind is her first novel.
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