Between the Blade and the Heart

Between the Blade and the Heart

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 Between the Blade and the Heart is the first book in a brilliant new young adult fantasy duology inspired by Norse myt...

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Title:Between the Blade and the Heart
Author:Amanda Hocking
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:1250084792
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:319 pages pages

Between the Blade and the Heart Reviews

  • Sara
    Mar 31, 2018
    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Marlin is a Valkyrie, born and raised to slay the immortals and return them to the underworld before they can wreck havoc in the world. But when Malin?s mother fails to carry out a mission, and lets one of the immor...
  • Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    May 13, 2016
    *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,...
  • Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
    Sep 11, 2017
    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 ...
  • Cora ☕ Tea Party Princess
    Mar 05, 2018
    5 Words: Valkyrie, loyalty, secrets, consequences, duty. I started this on the evening and had finished it by the early hours. A very quick read that I couldn't put down! Review to come. ...
  • Jasmine from How Useful It Is
    Nov 27, 2017
    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 Am...
  • Katerina
    Jan 02, 2018
    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 ...
  • Beth
    Sep 10, 2017
    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 potenti...
  • Dianne
    Nov 25, 2017
    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,...
  • Aditi ~ •A Thousand Words A Million Books
    Nov 21, 2017
    AS SEEN ON: A THOUSAND WORDS A MILLION BOOKS I 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 Hear...
  • Joshua Gabriel (조수아)
    Dec 23, 2017
    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...
  • Meigan
    Jan 19, 2018
    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 f...
  • destiny ♎ [howling libraries]
    Feb 08, 2018
    DNF @ pg 90 I 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'...
  • Hristina
    Dec 02, 2017
    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 mentionin...
  • Mari
    Feb 11, 2018
    1.5 stars I feel really sorry but no, I didn?t like this book. I have a strange relationship with Amanda Hocking?s books, I hate them or I really love them. There?s no in-between. I loved to pieces the Trylle and Kanin series but this one had seriously nothing to do with them...
  • Glen
    Dec 04, 2017
    I won an ARC of this book in a goodreads 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 pin...
  • Jordanne ~ Bloodthirsty Little Beasts Blog ~
    Aug 03, 2018
    I received a copy of this book from the publisher, Pan Macmillan, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. ?? So while I was checking who the publisher was for the opening line of this review I saw NetGalley's description of this book started with these words: 'Game ...
  • ambsreads
    Dec 29, 2017
    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. ...
  • Candace Robinson
    Dec 28, 2017
    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 gorgeou...
  • Shelby M. (Read and Find Out)
    Aug 01, 2017
    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 c...
  • Carrie
    Sep 10, 2017
    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 ...
  • Juli
    Dec 05, 2017
    Summary (from the publisher) When the fate of the world is at stake Loyalties 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, M...
  • Iving
    Apr 01, 2016
    NORDIC MYTHOLOGY? SIGN ME IN ...
  • Sabrina
    Jul 24, 2017
    Checkout my full review on my blog! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot.... 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 worl...
  • JenacideByBibliophile
    Jan 11, 2018
    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 ha...
  • Heather (The Sassy Book Geek)
    Oct 27, 2016
    Originally Posted On The 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 ...
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    Jan 16, 2018
    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 ...
  • Elise (On The Bookshelves)
    Apr 29, 2018
    An easy and fast-paced read! Still maybe a 2 or 2.5 out of 5 though? This wasn't something I'd go out and buy, it just happened to be the cheapest book at the airport that I was most interested in. That being said, I was pretty excited by the idea of Norse mythology being present in...
  • katwiththehat
    Sep 28, 2017
    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 t...
  • Crazy4Books
    Dec 24, 2017
    In Between the Blade and the Heartwe 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...
  •  ⚔ Sh3lly - Grumpy Book Grrrl ⚔
    Oct 26, 2017
    "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! T...