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The Lost City

(The Omte Origins #1)

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New York Times bestselling author Amanda Hocking returns to the magical world of the Trylle with The Lost City, the first book in the final Trylle arc.

Nestled along the bluffs of the forested coast lays the secret kingdom of the Omtea realm filled with wonder...and as many secrets.

Ulla Tulin was left abandoned in an isolated Kanin city as a baby, taken in by strangers and
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Paperback, 384 pages
Expected publication: July 7th 2020 by Wednesday Books
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Hillary
I HAD NO IDEA THIS WAS A THING
16 year old hillary would be screaming right now
CuriousCompass
Dec 31, 2019 marked it as priority-tbr
HOLY SHIT LOOK AT THAT COVER! AND THE COVER FOR THE SEQUEL IS UP TOO! I know I'm not the only one excited for a chubby protaganist who is actually chubby on the cover, ON A PARANORMAL ROMANCE right? Like it's NBD for contemporary, and adult romance, I think, but this is kind of big for a YA PNR. I'm excited as fuck.

Also does the blurb make it sound like the Omte have a secret capitol hidden from the other tribes and may be more powerful and advanced than they let on in previous books? Because
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Amanda
Mar 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
So glad to get an ARC of a spin off of the Trylle series! Full review to come closer to publication
Amber (The Book Bratz)
Jan 09, 2020 marked it as to-read
I AM BEYOND HYPED FOR THIS
Julie - One Book More
Feb 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya, fantasy
The Lost City is the first book in The Omte Origins series and is a spin-off of Amanda Hockings Trylle trilogy. I absolutely love Amanda Hocking and was thrilled to get an ARC from Netgalley and the publisher in return for an honest review.

The heart of this book is a coming-of-age story with Ulla quest to find out her true identity. Ulla is a richly developed character who begins the story lacking direction and insecure. Abandoned and left in the care of an elderly couple when she was a baby,
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Dianne
Mar 30, 2020 rated it liked it
Review to come
Meghan
Jan 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: library
This book was received as an ARC from St. Martin's Press - Wednesday Books in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.

I absolutely loved this book and the concept behind it. The book really reminded me of similarities to the plot of Frozen in when Anna meets Kristoff in search for Elsa but instead Ulla meets Pan in search for her parents. Being abandoned no matter the circumstance is a tough pill to swallow and you will stop at anything
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Salena
Feb 03, 2020 rated it liked it
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♕ rayne ♕
Jan 12, 2020 marked it as to-read
I NEED THIS. RIGHT NOW.

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Stephanie Phillips (Stephanie's Book Reports)
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher.

The Lost City is the first book in the Omte Origins series - a spin off of the Trylle series Ms. Hocking wrote years ago. If you were a fan of the Trylle you'll recognize some characters in this book.

I struggled with my star rating on this book for a few reasons. I don't think a star can tell you what's really the heart of the story. That's where my review comes in, of course. I hope that those that are looking to find info on this book
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Kat
Mar 15, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5 out of 5 stars.
I received an ARC in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

I read the two other trilogies back when they came out, years ago now, and I remember adoring them so much. And while this one held some of the same things I remember liking about the earlier books, like it's unique world and the different troll tribes, there was something about it that made me hold off on 4 stars. Almost like it was holding back somehow.

The heroine, Ulla, is a girl that
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Dawn
Mar 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ulla, a troll, was abandoned as a baby. She was raised by an older couple who were childless. When she was able to take care of herself, she set off on her own. For a while, she was a live in nanny. Then she decided to search for information on her parents.
She left for Merellä taking Hannah, one of the children she nannied, with her. The plan was to drop Hannah off at her grandparents on the road trip. Hannah had different ideas and snuck back into the car.
Ulla and Hannah arrived in Merellä and
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Michaela Whitney
Mar 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-won, fae, 2020-read
Thank you to NetGalley for the chance to read and review this.

Having likes the rest of Amanda Hocking's Trylle and Kanin series, I was excited to see one last one being put out this time about the Omte (vulture tribe).
We meet Ulla, who was taken in by an old Kanin couple when she was left in their inn as a baby.
Nothing connecting her to her family except the name and description of her presumed mother had given them that night.
Ulla knows she is half-Omte. She her hair and physicality matches
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April
Jan 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Lost City By Amanda Hocking
Series: The Omte Origins Book #1
Publisher: Wednesday Books

Thanks to NetGalley and publisher Wednesday Books for the ebook ARC of The Lost City by Amanda Hocking in exchange for an honest review.

Ulla Tulin was left abandoned in an isolated Kanin city as a baby. She was taken in by strangers and raised hidden away like many of the trolls with mixed blood. Ulla never stopped wondering about her family.
When Ulla is offered an internship working alonside the handsome
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James
Feb 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Just as a disclaimer, I received an ARC of this book through a goodreads giveaway. There was no incentive to give a review but, in thanks of the generosity, I felt I should write one anyway. That I received this for free in no way changes my feelings about this novel.

This was a great, quick read! Equal parts coming of age story, near-world fantasy, family/office place sitcom/drama, and general mystery. Most of the characters are quite familiar, despite none of them being human, and are
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Alicia
Mar 23, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, netgalley
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Serenity
Feb 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love being back in this world. I was beyond thrilled Amanda wrote this series and even more so when I got to dive into an ARC.



Ulla knows she was lucky to be raised by such caring people, but there was always that nagging feeling about who she really is. Who's her family, who left her and why? Ulla is given the opportunity of a lifetime. Be an intern in one of the most wondrous kingdoms. This internship not only provides her with a great job, but the opportunity to use their resources to dig
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Jen
Mar 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
** I won an advance reader copy of this book through a Goodreads giveaway. **

Well-written fantasy story for young adults with great, well-developed characters and a very interesting world. I probably should have read some of the prior series set in this world as I have a feeling there was more description of the world and the way it works and its magical system but even though I've never read any books set in the Trylle universe, I didn't feel lost at any time. There is some burgeoning romance
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Daniel
Feb 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to win this book in a Goodreads Giveaway. Since this is a new series I dont want to give away anything about the storyline.

Fantasy is not usually my favorite genre but I was able to get into book quickly. Surprisingly I did not want to put it down and when sleep or work forced me to, I continued to think about the story and what the characters were going through. I always enjoy when a good story keeps popping back into my mind throughout my day.

The story was easy to follow
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Rachel
Mar 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Let me tell you, I was so excited to see Amanda Hocking was coming out with another series in the Trylle World. I've read both of the other trilogies and enjoyed them immensely. Also, I probably need to go back for a re-read, just for fun.

The Lost City did not disappoint me in anyway, unless you count the fact that I must wait for the other two books to come out.

I enjoyed seeing and hearing about a few characters from the previous books; it's always good to reminisce. I also loved the start of
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Taylor Munsell
Feb 19, 2020 rated it liked it
I want to start by saying I have not read any of Amanda Hockings other books, but I was intrigued by the premise of the book and the cover. It is an easy read and I quickly found myself halfway through the novel where I realized that nothing had happened. It feels as if the plot is absent from the book. There is a lot of mystery and some questions are asked, but it feels as if there are no stakes, nothing at risk. I have the second book as well on Netgalley, and I plan on reading it. It wasnt a ...more
Kat
Feb 15, 2020 rated it it was ok
I have some mixed feelings about this book! Amanda Hocking's writing style is fantastic and tried to pull me into this story, but that's where the book falls flat. The plot was...absent? For the majority of the book, there really isn't anything going on. No high stakes, no danger, just a girl doing research to find her parents - which gets really old after a while. The "Lost City" is only mentioned in the last 50 pages! The story was just boring to me. It's almost like it should have been a ...more
Tiffany
Feb 09, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: first-reads
This was a solid addition to the world of the Trylle even if not the best out of the group (nothing will ever beat the original trilogy). The writing is good but needs a serious editing session as there are a number of word errors and at least one continuity error where in a character is said to be out of the house and then in the next sentence is in her room. Overall a worth while read and I look forward to starting the next book.
April
Jan 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Lost City By Amanda Hocking
Series: The Omte Origins Book #1 (from the World of the Trylle)
Publisher: St. Martins Press - Wednesday Books
Publish Date: July 2020

Thanks to NetGalley and publisher Wednesday Books for the ebook ARC of The Lost City by Amanda Hocking in exchange for an honest review.

Ulla Tulin was left abandoned in an isolated Kanin city as a baby. She was taken in by strangers and raised hidden away like many of the trolls with mixed blood. Ulla never stopped wondering about her
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Amanda Sheridan
Feb 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this read. I liked the backstory, the world building was great. That being said the plot was not my favorite. It's a ya fantasy, and I think would really appeal to ya readers. From what I gathered, fans of her trylle series really will love this book.
Quick easy read.
em||zayn. a
Mar 22, 2020 rated it it was ok
actual rating: 2.5 stars

it was ok, but it wasn't really engaging

full review coming soon!
Hibah
Feb 08, 2020 marked it as to-read
ASDFHFBK THIS IS HAPPENING???? OMG I missed you Amanda Hocking!!!!
Heather
3.5-stars!

This was a great opportune arc-read, even if perhaps something I would have far more enjoyed at 15 or so; which means I've no doubt there will be many 5-star ratings for more. The world-building was well worked out and intriguing; Ulla easily a character to want to journey with. I do wish I would have felt like I'd achieved something by the end of this book instead of just letting me hang, but some books do that I suppose. So yes, this isn't a read I'd usually pull from the shelf, but
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Nicole
Jan 13, 2020 marked it as to-read
I won an ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway!

Review to come soon.
Summer Fazzone
Jan 12, 2020 marked it as to-read
I am so excited for this. I had no idea wed get another trilogy in the trylle world. I remember reading these for a dollar on my kindle.. and they were awesome! ...more
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AMANDA HOCKING is the author of over twenty young adult novels, including the New York Times bestselling Trylle Trilogy and Kanin Chronicles. Her love of pop culture and all things paranormal influence her writing. She spends her time in Minnesota, taking care of her menagerie of pets and working on her next book.

Several of her books have made the New York Times Bestsellers list. Her zombie
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