Saturday, April 14, 2018

From the Earth to the Shadows by Amanda Hocking (Valkyrie, #2)

From the Earth to the Shadows
by Amanda Hocking

My Rating: 3.5 Stars

Duology: Valkyrie - Book 2
Publisher: Wednesday Books (April 24, 2018)
Publication Date: April 24, 2018
Genre: YA Fantasy
Paperback: 432 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Malin’s mission to avenge her mother's murder has uncovered dangerous secrets. As a Valkyrie-in-training, Malin must slay immortals who’ve had their time, to maintain balance between humans and immortals. But her quest could destroy earth’s stability – and unleash chaos.

Just when she needs to focus, her friend Asher is in grave danger. He’s been dragged into the underworld, where vengeful immortals plot revolution. Malin believes her feelings mustn’t distract from her goal – but is desperate to rescue him. So she ventures into the darkest of realms, knowing she may not survive. With new allies at her side and new enemies ahead, Malin will face terrible choices. She’ll have to keep her head – or be ruled by her heart. 
From the Earth to the Shadows by Amanda Hocking
(Valkyrie, #2)

From the Earth to the Shadows (Valkyrie #2)Malin is on a mission to avenge her mother’s death, but as the Underworld threatens to rise and wreak havoc on the world, she must head to Central America in search of the one weapon with the power to save humanity. As she journeys to the depths of darkness, she will encounter both friend and foe, while knowing she may not survive this terrible battle. One thing for sure, she cannot fail, or chaos will rule.

FROM THE EARTH TO THE SHADOWS the latest from Amanda Hocking, known for her high octane, rapid-fire pacing and chaotic atmosphere definitely lives up to her creative talents in those respects. There seemed to be a heavy dose of over-explaining, too much attention to the tiniest of sideline details. Lots of action, lots of angst, and maybe just a little too much happening all at once to do justice to the characters involved followed by “filler” that could get tedious. I couldn’t connect with some of the events and the almost love triangle was just off somehow.

Certainly an entertaining read, but I wasn’t riveted.

I received a complimentary ARC edition from Wednesday Books!

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