ô Between the Blade and the Heart || ☆ PDF Download by ☆ Amanda Hocking

  • Title: Between the Blade and the Heart
  • Author: Amanda Hocking
  • ISBN: 9781250084798
  • Page: 479
  • Format: Paperback

  • 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 MalinBetween 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 lied whether helping Asher enact his revenge is worth the risk to the world and to her heart.
    Amanda Hocking
    Amanda Hocking is a lifelong Minnesotan obsessed with Batman and Jim Henson In between watching cooking shows, taking care of her menagerie of pets, and drinking too much Red Bull Zero, she writes young adult urban fantasy and paranormal romance.Several of her books have made the New York Times Bestsellers list, including the Trylle trilogy and Kanin Chronicles Her zombie series, The Hollows, has been adapted into a graphic novel by Dynamite She has published over fifteen novels, including the Watersong quartet and My Blood Approves series Frostfire, Ice Kissed, and Crystal Kingdom all three books in her bestselling trilogy, The Kanin Chronicles are out now.Her latest book is Freeks a standalone YA paranormal romance novel set in the 1980s that follows a travelling sideshow, and it is a available now Her next books will be a duology about Valkyries The first book Between the Blade and the Heart will be out January 2, 2018, and the the sequel From the Earth to the Shadows will be out March 27, 2018.For info about her and her books, here are some other places to check out and ways to contact her Website hockingbooksFacebook facebook amandahockingfans Author Page author amandahockingPinterest pinterest aehocking Wattpad wattpad AmandaHockingTumblr amandahocking.tumblr Publisher Website worldofamandahockingInstagram instagram amanda_hocking YouTube youtube aehocking


    That was not the best way to start 2018.I am familiar with Amanda Hocking's work, since her Trylle Trilogy and Kanin Chronicles hold a special place in my heart. That is why it saddens me to no end to admit that Between the Blade and the Heart was a big miss for me.Between the Blade and the Heart is the first book of a duology based on norse mythology. The world is divided between Mortals and Immortals; Mortals have a short lifespan, but they can determine their own fate, whereas Ιmmortals live [...]

    Cait • A Page with a View
    DNF so I'll leave off a rating. I think a lot of people will have fun with this story! I mostly just picked it up for the Norse elements, but didn't realize it would have such a strong urban/paranormal YA fantasy feeling. I'm realllly not into that scene anymore, so whatever rating or review I would end up with probably wouldn't be super positive. So it's entirely a case of "it's not you, it's me."

    Sh3lly ☽ Guardian of Beautiful Squids and Lonely Moons ☽
    "Game of Thrones meets Blade Runner"This is an unfortunate comparison because it is nothing like either. I don't know why they do that. I requested this from Netgalley because I liked this author's vampire series and the zombie one too. I haven't read anything by her in years!There is nothing wrong with the writing or story. There is some good world-building here with some obscure supernatural, mythological creatures you don't see much in fiction. I just found it kind of flat and meh. So maybe I [...]

    Between the Blade and the Heart by Amanda Hocking is the first book in a new young adult fantasy series, Valkyrie, which is inspired by Norse Mythology. The series features a main character that is a Valkyrie in training who finds her whole world turned upside down from everything she has ever known.I will admit to picking this one up half based on the beautiful cover but also the fact that instead of the Vampires and Werewolves that seem to be everywhere in young adult fantasies it was about a [...]

    Joshua Gabriel (Ever Bookish Josh)
    I reviewed this book as a participant in a blog tour hosted by the publisher. Thank you, Wednesday Books, for sending me an e-galley and a finished copy.My written interview with Amanda Hocking can be found here.Did I choose to be a Valkyrie, or did it choose me?Being a fan of Valkyrie Profile, I was very excited to delve into Between the Blade and the Heart, Amanda Hocking's new novel about a teenage girl tasked by Odin to gather the souls (kill) of chosen individuals. After reading the first f [...]

    Jasmine from How Useful It Is
    BETWEEN THE BLADE AND THE HEART REVIEW – BLOG TOUR & GIVEAWAY (Giveaway rules: 1 usa winner only, finished paperback copy, ends 1/20/18 midnight – Rt&follow my twitter @howusefulitis to win).About: Between the Blade and the Heart is a young adult fantasy written by Amanda Hocking. It will be published on 1/2/18 by Wednesday Books, an imprint of St. Martin’s Press, 336 pages. The genres are young adult, fantasy, mythology, and fiction. This book is intended for readers ages 12 to 18 [...]

    Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
    When Amanda was an indie author I remember buying her books like crazy and devouring them. I loved them all and just couldn't get enough. And as much as I loved her writing, for some reason, her past couple of releases have been good, but I haven't felt that frenzied loved for them or her characters like I once did.Maybe it is me and my tastes have changed or maybe her writing has, either way, as much as I wanted to love this and connect with it, I just didn't. That doesn't mean it was a bad rea [...]

    Between the Blade and the Heart is a brand new series by Amanda Hocking that is based on Norse Mythology and more specifically the training of a young Valkyrie who discovers that her life and all she believed was twisted lies and hidden agendas. Easy, entertaining a full of potential for another series that will be added to the must pre-order list, I am looking forward to seeing where this story goes.I'm a fan of Hocking's novels but I had a difficult time connecting with the characters, mostly [...]

    One thing can always be said about Amanda Hocking’s writing, it always flows along, the dialogue is spot on, relaxed and natural feeling, as if the characters were right there, feeling exactly what you are feeling.This time out, we are treated to Norse Mythology and specifically, Valkyries, those amazing women warriors, trained for battle, to carry out the biddings of the gods, to return immortals to the underworld when it is their time, no exceptions. To fail in their duties would cause catas [...]

    Candace Robinson
    I really liked Hocking’s Trylle and Kanin series, but wasn’t really a fan here. The whole Valkyrie thing was a cool concept, and the main girl is bisexual so that was cool. But of course there was a weird love triangle and overall the book just felt slow But the cover is gorgeous!

    Summary (from the publisher)When the fate of the world is at stakeLoyalties will be tested.Game of Thrones meets Blade Runner in this commanding new YA fantasy inspired by Norse Mythology from 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. But when she unearths a secret that could unravel the balance of all she knows, Malin along with her best friend and her ex-girlfriend must d [...]

    destiny ☠ howling libraries
    DNF @ pg 90I really, really wanted to like this book, but after two separate attempts and two DNFs, I'm letting this one go. It's not offensive or anything, and the writing isn't bad, but I can't connect to the story or the characters. I can't seem to get invested in anything that's happening, and when a book has been sitting on my desk, untouched, for a week and I have no desire at all to pick it back up, I know it's not for me. :(Thank you so much to St. Martin's Press for sending me this ARC [...]

    Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    *I received a free ARC copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*This was a rather quick and pleasant read. The story takes place in an alternate world where humans and immortals (demons, ogres, vampires etc.) co-exist. And there exists another group, the Valkyries, who were chosen by the gods to play grim reaper to the immortals. The book puts into question the idea of destiny or pre-determined fate versus our free will to choose. If one decision can change the course of history, is [...]

    I won an ARC of this book in a drawing.Sort of Buffy the Vampire Slayer with a Norse Mythology angle. Malin is a Valkyrie, and goes around retiring (killing) supernatural beings for a living. She has a difficult relationship with her mother; an ex girlfriend who still pines for her, and she meets with the usual mysterious, brooding boy, and there's secrets and crises.Not bad. The Norse stuff keeps the book from being completely cookie cutter.

    Shelby Machart - Read and Find Out
    I wish that more time had been given to the world-building and less to the love triangle romance that I didn't think made any sense. I'm still interested in the basic premise of this book But the romance and sections of the plot didn't work well for me. I did enjoy the diverse cast of characters though, particularly that the book isn't just centered on the diversity (it's not the focus of the plot).

    Amber Robertson
    Thank you to Macmillan for sending me a copy. All thoughts are my own.Just eh. I don’t have a lot of feelings, a mini review may come.

    Thank you so much to St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley for allowing me to read and review “Between the Blade and the Heart” by Amanda Hocking. Malin and her mother Marlow lead an interesting life as Valkyries, though it isn’t without moral questions at times. They are assigned to go out and kill those whose time it has been deemed to die. I found the world-building to have the potential for creative and interesting ideas.

    In Between the Blade and the Heart we follow Mal, a Valkyrie who returns immortals to the afterlife by slaying them to keep the balance of the world from being thrown into chaos. After Malin discovers that her mother spared the life of an immortal who was destined to die she struggles with the knowledge that her mother might not be who she thought. Now she has to figure out how to fix her mothers mistake before the immortal sends the world crashing down around them.Mal is a strong and determi [...]

    Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by the publisher, St. Martin’s Press, via NetGalley for an honest review. Opinion: A slaying female heroine, naughty immortals hell-bent (haha, pun) on staying alive, and long walks into the underworld. Suh-Woon.Kind of.A Valkyrie has the sole duty of returning immortals to the afterlife once their lives are up. As one of the feared and sometimes hated Valkyrie, Malin dedicates her life to her job. When given a target, Malin knows not to ask questions and t [...]

    Heather (The Sassy Book Geek)
    Originally Posted OnThe Sassy Book Geek*** Big thank you to St. Martin’s Press for giving me a copy in exchange for an honest review***This ended up being such a quick and entertaining read! Everything just flowed so well and I absolutely devoured this!The story is an urban fantasy that mixes together many different mythologies but the main one mostly being Norse since the story revolves around Valkyries who were created to kill immortals. However, there are so many different supernatural crea [...]

    Read an excerpt from this book on my blog illbefinealone reads.This was an interesting read. This is the second Amanda Hocking book I've read, and it's also the second time that I'm disappointed with the romance aspect of the story in her books (in case you wonder why I'm mentioning it first it's because I really like romance). The main character was a bisexual girl, and I was all for it until she was involved in one of the weirdest love triangles I've ever read, and it made me dislike all chara [...]

    Aditi ~ •A Thousand Words A Million Books
    AS SEEN ON: A THOUSAND WORDS A MILLION BOOKSI received an eARC from St. Martin's Press via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own. I HAVE THOUGHTS. SO SO MANY THOUGHTS.I hadn’t heard about Between the Blade and the Heart until a lovely publicist from St. Martin’s Press pitched me the book as a part of a Blog Tour invite and the minute I read the word Valkyrie, I WAS SOLD.If you haven’t seen me tweeting UNENDINGLY about just how brilliant T [...]

    Miranda (MrsLeif's Two Fangs About It)
    I am a sucker for books about badass females, so I jumped on the opportunity to read a book about the Valkyrie warriors from Norse mythology! I was so happy that this book DELIVERED on the mythology and the powerful women! The Norse mythology in the novel was so interesting! It was obvious the author did a lot of research into the mythology, especially in regards to the female warriors called the Valkyrie. I know of the Valkyrie from some characters in other books and movies, but I felt like I d [...]

    Checkout my full review on my blog! omgbooksandmorebooks.I haven't read many Nordic Mythology retellings. But after this book, I need to read more because I am clearly missing out. There are many things that I liked about Between the Blade and the Heart. The world building was unique, set in a world where mortals and immortals live together. However, the immortals are sent to the Afterlife to prevent population. There are supernatural and paranormal creatures that you don't normally read.The cha [...]


    In the vast emptiness of space, the gods grew restless, and so they created the heavens above and the worlds below. They filled the earth with every creature imaginable, from the smallest fish in the sea to the largest dragon in the sky.A fast-paced adventure that pulls heavily from Norse Mythology, Between the Blade and the Heart centers mostly around a 19 year-old Valkyrie named Malin and her struggle with not only finding her place in the world of mortals and immortals, but also her realizati [...]

    Cassandra Curiel
    *ARC provided by Wednesday Books in exchange for an honest review*"It was a strange, cold thing to realize I was born to be a murderer."As soon as I heard about this book, I knew that I had to read it immediately the fact that I love Norse Mythology with all my heart. It took me a bit longer than I care to admit to get through this novel just because it had a bit of a slow start for me. I was struggling to connect to any of the characters in the beginning but what had me overlooking that detail [...]

    Mary (BookHounds)
    Wow -- This new story by Amanda Hocking is an interesting combination of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Mythology.  Malin is attending the Ravenwood Academy in a dystopian United States where she is training to be a Valkyrie like her mother.  All she wants in life is to slay creatures as ordered by the gods.  For all of Malin's strengths, she is most stubborn and won't be a full-fledged Valkyrie unless she graduates and her grades are not what they should be.  Her ex, Quinn, and Archer, both [...]

    This wasn't the worst book but I don't think I could recommend it either. I loved Hocking's Trylle trilogy but this one left me feeling blah. I don't think the world building was that great, all the things about mortals and immortals, and valkyrie's,,,,,,soon after I read some it didn't take long before I forgot what I read. The thing I disliked the most was, the whole love triangle part of the story. I don't think it was necessary and it felt forced. I didn't really believe that there was love [...]

    I honestly thought BETWEEN THE BLADE AND THE HEART was a fun read.I'm not denying that there are fairly typical tropes in this story, which made it a little bit predictable. I'm also not such a big fan of the romantic bits that Hocking included. Plus, the world is a very lightly done blend of a variety of cultures and mythologies, which might prove to be either confusing or lacking to some readers.But it was enjoyable. I instantly warmed to the main character Malin, and a few of the secondary ch [...]

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