Other reviews at The Book Babe's Reads.Due to copy and paste, formatting has been lost.Starling was an interesting change from what I've been reading lately. On one hand, I was expecting it to be different, but on the other I was way surprised by the direction it went. At first, I was just really confused. We get thrown into the story immediately, with no real precursor to give us a hint at what's going on or anything. Talk about adrenaline rush, you know? When a naked guy drops out of the sky with a band of freakish zombie draugr, it gets kind of weird.And to add more weirdness to the cake, the naked guy gets chapters. There is alternating points of view! Yay! My only problem with this is that sometimes in the middle of a chapter points of view would change to someone who's pretty much unrelated. It was always obvious when it changed, but still. There was a bit of shock there.Mason was a little bit boring, to tell you the truth. Her chapters were way too formal for me to really just sink into the narration, and the Fennrys Wolf's chapters followed that tradition. Strangely, I was more okay with that because he was an otherworldly creature. But let's talk romance. I didn't feel like there was any chemistry or build up to the romance. They're friends, then they're not and they're making out. It was too fast for my taste, and like I said, there was no build up.Throughout the first three quarters of the book, the story really went nowhere. There was info, mostly. A lot of info on Norse mythology, which was cool, and even more info about the school and the families who's children go there. The first three quarters really was just information. I feel like everything happened in the last quarter-- all the action was there.And then, with no warning, the ending hits. It was open and unexpected, and it really left me wondering what was going to happen next. I'm excited to find out! All in all, Starling was a surprise. It may not have been super awesome amazing, but it was interesting paranormal read.