Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Between the Blade and The Heart by Amanda Hocking : Book Review



Grab on Amazon : Between The Blade and The Heart

After Gaiman's Norse Mythology, Hocking's tale about the life of a Valkyrie managed to keep me intrigued with the whole world of Norse people.

Here is the captivating blurb :

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.

Needless to say, I was enchanted from the very first page! I may fall short of words if I had to describe the beauty in the author's writing style . While staying formal and maintaining a distance from the reader, she somehow manages to cast a spell on you and take you to her world of fiction, magic and warcraft.

And God bless Malin! I am totally overwhelmed with her rash, tough yet thoughtfully designed actions throughout the book. While her love triangle takes a comparatively less important space in the book, it expresses Hocking's brilliancy in exploring a woman's sexuality.

The cover is another treat for the eye and to be honest I need book 2 right now! 

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