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Today is my stop on The Reckless Kind by Carly Heath Blog Tour

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The Reckless Kind by Carly Heath

Genre: Young Adult Historical Fiction
Publishing date: November 2nd, 2021

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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.


This is a non spoiler review, because you as reader need to read this book. Also, I feel sometimes I have in the past gave away to much of the plot line. This has diminished the pleasure for would be readers.

FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

An excellent YA historical fiction Read, set in Norway 1904. Three teens struggle the constraints that society has placed on them. Bold and daring they seek to forage their on path in a era and place that frowns on anyone who steps outside of strict conformity. Eighteen year old Asta Hedstrom should be happy with her lot in life, having been born with the genetic disease, Waardenburg syndrome.

She is pledged to marry Nils, who is her extremely unpleasant betrothed. He is willing to overlook her shortcomings, but she can’t seem to conform to this marriage or any marriage at that. After Nils does an unforgivable act against her beloved friend Gunner. Asta swears off the arrangement with Nils and moves in with her outcasted best friend.

Erlend is forbidden to love and throws caution to the wind to be with the one that calls to his very soul Gunnar. They from a formidable bond of friendship, making this triad one to cheer for.

This debt was phenomenal, with smooth and effortless narration the author catapults you into an immersive world. Heartfelt characterization and spot on authentic language made this book one of my all time favorite books. A tale of forbidden love and a wonderful found family, that I couldn’t get enough of.

An added bonus for the reader is that this lovely book offers Norwegian Rosemaling Style art at the opening page of each chapter.

Carly Heath is one author to watch out for !


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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Blog Schedule

November 1st
Nine Bookish Lives – Interview
Bookmarked by Andrea – 15 Reactions While Reading The Reckless Kind
PopTheButterfly Reads – Review

November 2nd
The Book Dutchesses – Promo Post
Gwendalyn’s Books – Review

November 3rd
HerBookishObsession – Review
Forthenovellovers – Review
Thindbooks Blog – Review

November 4th
Kait Plus Books – Interview & Mood Board
Books and Babble – Review & Favorite Quotes

November 5th
Phannie the ginger bookworm – Review, Playlist & Favorite Quotes
Lily’s Cozy Blog – Review & Favorite Quotes
lousbookstuff – Review & Favorite Quotes

November 6th
Bri’s Book Nook – Review
Lu is Lost in books – Review & Favorite Quotes

November 7th
Stuck in Fiction – Interview
Sheaf & Ink – Review
Book Notes by Athina – Promo Post

Bookstagram Schedule

November 1st
daphne.readss – Top 5 Reasons to Read The Reckless Kind, Playlist & Tik Tok
ninebookishlives – Blogger’s Choice
andrea.c.lowry.reads – Blogger’s Choice
popthebutterfly – Blogger’s Choice

November 2nd
tbrandbeyond – Promo
onemused – Review
thebookdutchesses – Blogger’s Choice
gwendalyn_books_ – Blogger’s Choice

November 3rd
bibliovino – Review
fangirlpixiebooks – Promo
herbookish._.obsession – Blogger’s Choice
thindbooks – Blogger’s Choice

November 4th
writingrosereads – Favorite Quotes & Top 5 Reasons to Read The Reckless Kind
rearendeeandabc – Review
rosyreadz – Book Look & Top 5 Reasons to Read The Reckless Kind
kaitplusbooks – Blogger’s Choice

November 5th
metalheadreader – Review
kimreadsandreads – Review
lilly_sreads – Blogger’s Choice
lousbookstuff – Blogger’s Choice

November 6th
iambibliomane – Promo Post
kathreadsya – Review
briennaij – Blogger’s Choice
luislostinbooks – Blogger’s Choice

November 7th
hoardingbooks.herdingcats – Review & Favorite Quotes
feliciareads11 – Blogger’s Choice
sheafandink – Blogger’s Choice
booknotes_athina – Blogger’s Choice

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