Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Review: Valkyrie's Vengeance by Melissa Snark

~ Book Name ~  Valkyrie's Vengeance (Loki's Wolves #1)

~ Genre ~ Norse & Viking Fantasy

~ Blurb ~

A thirty-year alliance that aligned wolves and hunters has shattered.

Victoria Storm leads a few surviving members of her pack in a desperate flight. As the only surviving child of their leaders, the she-wolf inherited the role of Alpha. The violent deaths of her parents and the man she loved left her devastated, and the lives of her followers depend on her decisions. Simple survival often conflicts with the demands of preserving her Norse heritage, so she must struggle to balance her duties as Freya's priestess and Odin's Valkyrie. When innocent children are abducted, she must set aside her differences and work with her worst enemy to rescue them.

~ My Review ~

This is an exciting easy read following Victoria as she gets a message from the Norse Goddess Freya to free abducted children. Interspersed throughout the storyline is her sorrow over the memories of the tragic loss of her parents, pack and Daniel, the hunter she loved.

I love how the author brings the story to a spiritual fantasy feeling with conversations between Victoria and the Goddess. Even the addition of the hunters who are lead by Jake the father of her deceased love and who blame her for his death adds an intriguing twist to the story with them wanting to kill her.

Let’s not forget krampus the evil child thief. This part for me was well written and though scary it didn’t make me want to not read that part nor give me nightmares. In other words it was the right amount of scary to impact the reader and add to the storyline.

But things aren’t always as they seem and sometimes throughout the story you can see the pain in the father and Victoria over the loss of Daniel. The hate they both feel for each other and how they pull together to save the children.

This is a cliffhanger and not an HEA but it is a story that pulls you in so you have to read the next book to see what happens next. I give it 4 STARS.

A copy was gifted in exchange for an honest review

~ My Rating ~ 

~ About The Author ~

A friend asked me once how I chose my pen name. I told her the following: “Melissa, because when people mix up my first name, it’s the most common goof up. Snark, because it amuses me. A) I love the word ‘snarky’ and B) I love Lewis Carroll.”

As an individual, I’m sarcastic, stubborn and blunt to a fault. I have a strange sense of humor and I like to laugh (usually at my husband or children), but also at myself. I’m not particularly extroverted, although I do enjoy time with my family and close friends a great deal.

At the moment, I’m a stay at home mom who writes in my spare time. I’ve got a B.S. from Arizona State University in Business, and I’ve worked a variety of different jobs, including as a medical device documentation specialist, a technical writer, and an auto liability adjuster.

I live in the San Francisco East Bay of Northern California with my husband, three kids, and three cats. My hobbies include roleplaying, cooking and reading.

I maintain a blog, which I update regularly at The Snarkology.

I enjoy hearing from my readers, so please drop me a line at MelissaSnark at gmail dot com.

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  1. Good morning,
    Thank you so much for hosting a book spotlight for Valkyrie's Vengeance. The review is wonderfully articulate. It's very much appreciated. :-)

    1. Melissa you are welcomed and I look forward to reading your next book in this series.