Title: Between the Blade and the Heart (Valkyrie #1)
Authors: Amanda Hocking
Format: Paperback (library book)
Genre: YA , Fantasy-Mythology
Rating: Did not finish
[Synopsis] (Taken from goodreads)
Between the Blade and the Heart is the first book in a brilliant new young adult fantasy duology inspired by Norse mythology by New York Times bestselling author Amanda Hocking.
As one of Odin’s Valkyries, Malin’s greatest responsibility is to slay immortals and return them to the underworld. 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.
As Malin 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. Malin, along with her best friend and her ex-girlfriend, must decide where her loyalties lie…and whether helping Asher enact his revenge is worth the risk—to the world and to her heart.
(DISCLAIMER: This review is based on my opinion only and may contain coarse language)
Malin is a valkyrie and her responsibility is to serve Odin by slaying immortals and return them to the underworld.
I personally felt that the world building was rushed and a lot of terms used weren’t explained.
I LOVE Valkyries and the concept this book had, but I didn’t like Amanda Hocking’s writing style compared to her previous works and it didn’t interest me when I started reading the book. I was actually really excited and looking forward to this book since it was about Valkyries.
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