January 01, 2018

#BookTour: Between the Blade and the Heart (Valkyrie #1) by @amanda_hocking @WednesdayBooks

About the Book:

Valkyries have one great responsibility: to return immortals to the afterlife by slaying them. As a Valkyrie, Malin has always known that the balance of the world rests on her ability to carry out orders. But when Malin discovers that her mother spared the life of an immortal who was destined to die, her world is thrown into chaos. 

Malin not only wrestles with the knowledge that her mother might not be who she thought—she’s also thrust into the path of a gorgeous blue eyed guy named Asher who needs her help slaying the rogue immortal who destroyed his family. The balance of the world is at stake. And, as Asher competes with Malin’s ex for her love and loyalty, so is her heart.

Publisher: Wednesday Books
Recommended Age: Young Adult 
Genre: Fantasy
How I Acquired this book: Publisher 
Overall rating: ★★★★
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About the Author: Amanda Hocking is a lifelong Minnesotan obsessed with Batman and Jim Henson. In between watching cooking shows, taking care of her small menagerie of pets, and drinking too much Red Bull Zero, she writes young adult urban fantasy and paranormal romance.

She has published over fifteen young adult novels, including the New York Times Bestselling series the Trylle Trilogy and the Kanin Chronicles, along with the Watersong, the My Blood Approves, and the Hollows series. Her latest book is a standalone called "Freeks," and her next book is called "Between the Blade and the Heart" and will be out January 2, 2018.

To learn more, please visit www.HockingBooks.com

Noteworthy experiences while reading this book: Although this one was a little meh it was still pretty good.  

Check out author's other books? Maybe 
Recommend this book? Yes

Notes and Opinions: This one starts off giving us some info dumping which worked out. I liked how the author gives us everything we need in a little two page intro.  We get everything we will need to know in a very easy to understand way.  The next thing that comes is chapter one and were on our way.  This one had some great world building and some creatues that we dont see much in Young Adult.  We also get some diverse characters and yes folks there is a love triangle so be warned! It worked out ok for this title.  The only issue I really had with this one was that it was kind of meg. It wasn't at least to me all that excting and I wish we would have gotten some more instensive suspence. The writing was great and this is the first book from this author that I really did like and enjoy the story and I will be picking up the next one.  I just wished that it would have gotten me towards the end of my seat. 

Go Into This One Knowing: Not Totally Exciting, LGBT Characters, Love Triangle 

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