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.
Genre: YA Paranormal & Urban
Title: From the Earth to the Shadows
Series: Valkyrie #2
Author: Amanda Hocking
Publisher: Wednesday Books
I’m a big fan of myths and legends and it’s always cool (and kinda sad) to see the Valkyries serve the sentences of those who need to move on. The second installment to this duology was a lot more action-packed with a bunch of little things going on. I wasn’t feeling it, for some reason, but I think someone in its target audience would find this really fun, you know?
Mal is… complicated. Out of everyone in this thing, I think Oona and Marlow are my favorites. They’re total opposites but there’s a silent strength to them that I really clicked with. Now I can learn to appreciate Mal’s aggressive, head-strong personality, but throughout the story, it just seemed like she was a freight train and all of her friends were taking turns conducting her. If it weren’t for them, she’d most likely be dead somewhere. So, you know. They’re all great for that. The story itself seemed a little slow, but that’s just me. And even though I didn’t click with it, I still found myself being wow’ed by a few things. One of my favorite parts was Asher. I’m a romantic at heart so when it came to the dramatic bits with him, I was nearly at the edge of my seat. Overall, it’s action and myths and eventual love so if you check out the other reviews and like what you’re seeing, you’ve got the green light.