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Valkyrie Landing

(Valkyrie Allegiance #1)

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First Law of the Valkyrie… Don't Fall in Love.

I failed my sisters and fell in love with William Johnson. I've watched him for three lifetimes and a little piece of me broke every time I had to let him die.
I paid the price for breaking the first law of the Valkyrie. I lost all the memories I had of Will. That's why Sam is keeping tabs on me. She's an ever-present shadow d
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Kindle Edition, 314 pages
Published October 16th 2018
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3.25 STARS ★★★✩✩
Can I interest you in some… futuristic Norse mythology? Then welcome to the world of valkyries. Obviously, for people who enjoy nitpicking mythological facts, this might not be the tea.

Overall.
What I noticed straight away was A.J's writing. It's typically not the overly prose-like writing of some hyper-artistic writer that get's my attention. They tend to lose themselves in their art which makes it hard for the reader to follow their true intention: narrating a story. F
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Mar 07, 2019 marked it as to-read
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Blurb:
First Law of the Valkyrie… Don't Fall in Love.

I failed my sisters and fell in love with William Johnson. I've watched him for three lifetimes and a little piece of me broke every time I had to let him die.
I paid the price for breaking the first law of the Valkyrie. I lost all the memories I had of Will. That's why Sam is keeping tabs on me. She's an ever-present shadow during my time at Mattsfield High. Sam is the perfect Valkyrie. Tall. Be
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Mairy
Apr 22, 2020 rated it liked it
I was given only the first two chapters of this book, I think in some giveaway.
I think it's unique and a fresh point of view on North mythology more futuristic. Very creative. Of course I can't say for sure but so far so good
Mandie
Oct 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. It’s my favorite book by this author to date! I was sucked in from the first page. I can not wait to read the rest of the series!
Chase
Dec 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Set in the future or in the current world where Valerie the daughter of Freya (who at this point is some futuristic cyborg living in space) is sent down to reap a powerful soul of Will Johnson. The only problem is that she falls in love with Will, breaking the first law of the Valkyries. Which could bring down the wrath of the gods, Thor, Odin and her mother Freya....

Most of this book takes place in a present day high school, but it's not really an academy book. I really enjoyed this new take on
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Mummy's Naughty Corner
This was a nice story of love conquers all. Although you don't have the ending yet. The idea of the myths woven into the story are good and it should entertain a lot of people. There was some angst that brought the story together.
SD Jericho
Nov 06, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5
I have to say this first: Is that cover not just the most beautifully powerful image? Everything about it is perfection.

I’ve always loved the idea of Norse mythology – I say the idea of it, because I realise that until this book I hadn’t investigated it much, except for knowing about Valkyries in passing and having a deep and abiding obsession with all the Thor movies. My obsession rears its head as I read this book because every time a concept or word is familiar my brain goes into excitemen
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L.J. Bus
Love the Norse Mythology and storyline!

This is the story of a Valkyrie, sent to Earth to reap a strong human soul cursed by the Norns, before they can harvest what’sleft after their curse on him.

This is Val’s first assignment and being new at this, she soon realizes that reaping a soul isn’t such an easy thing to do. Not physically as she needs to have a bond with him firstso he trusts her enough but also morally... She questions whether it should be easy (being a Valkyrie means not having many
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Teresa
Aug 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Title: Valkyrie Landing
Author: A. J. Flowers
Publisher: A. J. Flowers
ISBN: B07J4G83V
Buy Link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07...
Reviewer: Teresa Fallen Angel
Blurb:
Valkyrie Allegiance 1
I'm an ancient Valkyrie on a mission to reap my first soul.
To all the cheerleaders at Mattsfield High, I'm just the new girl and they're going to chew me up and spit me out.
None of my training prepared me for what life as a human teenager would really be like. Not the boys, the pool parties, or the dead bodi
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Rabid Reader
Dec 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
This YA fantasy romance is not your usual Norse mythology love story. Souls are needed to help in the fight to prevent Ragnarok and it is time for Valerie to prove herself a Valkyrie by reaping the soul of High School student William Johnson. Will and Valerie have a long past that she does not now remember, as she broke the first law of the Valkyrie and fell in love, but will taking her memories allow her to succeed this time around or will she fail and destiny once again repeat itself? This sto ...more
Kaye
Oct 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
ONE AWESOMELY RIVETING READ!!!
Man, oh man! Talk about hitting the ground running. This dynamo was jet propelled. One action packed, fast paced, hard hitting, pulse racing, heart pounding, exciting, page turning tale that will rock your world. Man, we asked and Flowers delivered in the most thrilling and explosive of ways. All the twists and turns, ins and outs, along with unpredictable surprises that will keep your focus on the pages and frozen to your seat. Drama, intrigue, suspense and danger
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Stanley Hutchings
Apr 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is not your forefathers' Norse mythology! The names are the same, but the Gods, Goddesses and other beings are totally different from their namesakes, and are the author's creative interpretation. Meet Valerie (Freya and Odin's Frigg valkyrie love child), Samantha (older sister and mentor) and Tyler (Val's friend and protector, a Valiant). They are searching for a soul to reap, to add to their army. They found him in the body of Will. Val and Will have a history that they've both forgotten; ...more
Dana Busenbark
Oct 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Who are Val, Sam, and Tyler? Where are they from? Where do we find them? What are their jobs? Who is Michael? Who or what is Jules? Why does she dislike Val so much? What happens when Val falls in love? When she visits Michael, what happens when she tells him who she is? Why does Freya summon Sam and Val? What is the curse that is on Will? Who or what are the Norn? What happens when a Valkyrie's memories are suppressed? Why are they suppressed? Who is Baldr? I like Mr. Jefferson, the World Histo ...more
Georgia
Oct 19, 2018 rated it liked it
I received a free copy for an honest review. An interesting take on Valkyries, The Norn, and Norse mythology in general, mixing the mythology with spaceships and such. My opinion of Val wavered between "yaaaaas" and "what the heck are you doing?" At times she seemed so brave and smart and then others, she just let her love and compassion give way to naiveté. I didn't know what to think of Will for most of the time. Sam was alright. Tyler was annoying in that way that guys are but his loyalty, al ...more
beautyguise
Oct 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Beginning to finish this has been non-stop action and adventure. Exactly what you would expect when you have Valkyries involved. Especially when it is a mix of Norse Mythology with some Sci-Fi twists added to it. I love how it contains a mixture of magic and technology. Making this once again another one of Flowers fresh, unique and wildly entertaining stories.

So entertaining that I was so surprised at the twists and turns in this! As soon as you think you've figured out who is what, something e
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Stella
Oct 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Lorie
Aug 01, 2020 rated it did not like it
Disjointed read..

The book cover looked beautiful and I thought the storyline would be good too. Except, the story started with the mc being turned into human to reap someone's soul. There was no story build up or romance development. The story was told. Told that the mc was a valkyrie who could control her power of time freeze. Didn't care for the way the story was told requiring the reader to put things together without any explanation.

No characters development on this one. It felt like there
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Donna
Oct 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Valkyrie Landing is an awesome book. It is action packed from beginning to end. This is a combination of technology and Norse mythology. A.J. has created a unique story with a strong main character, Val, who I really, really like. I found it very difficult to stop turning pages, needed to know what was coming next. I am looking forward to reading the next in series, Valkyrie Rebellion, to see what happens next. This is a story I highly recommend. Received a copy and this is my voluntary and hone ...more
Grace Rocca
Oct 30, 2018 rated it liked it
Valkyrie Landing review

This book is a really cool mash-up Of Norse mythology and sci-fi. I thought there were some really interesting concepts and ideas. I honestly felt it was really confusing in the beginning—I had to reread quiet a few times before I realized it wasn’t me misreading. If you stick with it there are some fast paced well-written scenes. Overall, it didn’t keep me because of the consistent confusion and at times it didn’t flow well. The ending also felt rushed and incomplete.
Laura Martinez
Nov 12, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

I thought this series was interesting. I like how it incorporated the Norse mythology throughout the book. I’m not sure about the MC. At times I loved her and at times she was a bit annoying but I chalked it up to it being YA and perhaps why she would throw caution to the wind occasionally. Lol
I’ll forgive her. I listened to the audiobook and thought the narrator was okay. I had to listen to it at a faster pace then normal bc I felt like the narrator was a bit flat and boring. I would s
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Franki
Dec 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Valerie has a lot to figure out. She’s a Valkyrie, but she can’t remember her past life. All that she knows is that she is supposed to find out the secret of a human boy named Will.
Unfortunately, nothing is that simple.
Can Val stick to her morals, even when the fate of the universe lies in the balance?
This story falls in the realm of fantasy, science fiction, romance, and adventure in a fun, edge of your seat tale.
R. Murray
Oct 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Amazing start to a new series. And come on the cover is insane. The story was fast paced and I devoured the book in just 3 days. I am still not sure which team I am on. Will or Tyler. Can I not have both? I guess I will just have to keep reading to make my choice. If I ever make it. I cannot wait to crack on with the other two books in this series.
Yashira
Sep 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
it's a seamless blend of Norse Mythology, technology and an original take on Valkyries. The Author has intricately woven mythology and technology and mixes that leave you wanting more! The Scenes and settings were described so well that you could see yourself in that world!! The characters slowly are growing and learning, i truly recomend this series!!! Can't wait for book 2!!❤
Paula Dyches
Jun 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great First Novel

This was a great YA fantasy book! The story is intricately woven and there is plenty of mystery to go around. I love the take on Norse mythology and twists you definitely don’t see coming. I can’t wait to read the next installment!

—I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
Terri
Jul 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
YA fantasy romance with lots of intrigue

I liked the characters in this book. They were easy to relate to, even though its been a few decades since I was a YA. The world building was great, the evil was very bad, the heroes were flawed, but believable. Still needs a little editing more editing.
Amber K
Oct 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobook
Valkyrie Landing by AJ Flowers is the 1st in the Valkyrie Allegiance series.
Valerie, daughter of Freya is sent to earth to reap a soul that has been cursed by the Norns.
I like the characters, how the storyline is playing out and love the take on Norse mythology that the author is using. Looking forward to more!
Amanda Perrie
Oct 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My favorite book by Flowers so far with the most heart catching characters. The amount of suspense, intrigue and danger keeps you turning the page. But the characters cause you to fall in love with the beginning of this new series.
Lejla
Jan 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love it!
A.J. always suprises me with new awesome books...

Val has no memories but she is strong girl and will fight all things her parents didn´t know how to fight.
Tyler is there always there for her...
William is her duty...

I recommend this to everyone who likes Norse mythology...
Nicole Lopez
Jun 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Interesting read

While this book is aimed more at young adults, I still thought it was a good story for us older people. I found it interesting the way the author used Norse mythology combined with the futuristic of space travel. Looking forward to the next book.
Michelle VanDaley
Sep 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
My review is based on the audiobook. This is an engaging beginning of series. The characters have depth and back story and I became invested in their journey early on. The narrator did a good job bringing the story to life. I look forward to more in this series & from this author ...more
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A.J. Flowers is a fantasy author, book blogger, and automotive engineer in Detroit. She loves her writing, her work, and above all, her faith and family. When not writing or designing, you can find her saving the world from annihilation on her favorite video games side-by-side with her Dutch husband and princess Blue Russian kitty named Mina.

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