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The Morning Flower

(The Omte Origins #2)

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Welcome to a world in the shadow of our own, a fairy-tale land where the dangers are real . . . In this second book in the Omte Odyssey trilogy, Amanda Hocking creates a new adventure in her much-loved Trylle universe.

Will she finally discover her true home?

In the beautiful city of Merellä, Ulla, Pan and Eliana made an incredible discovery. Determined

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Published August 6th 2020 by Pan (first published August 4th 2020)
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Tricia
Jul 24, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, arcs

I went into this one hoping for a little more action/excitement. I was more forgiving of the lack of that element in the first book because it's a lot of setup on the world and plot in general but I really needed to see that progression in the sequel, and through the first two thirds of this book I did not. The Morning Flower was actually set up quite the same as the first book in terms of very little progression until the end. Again with this one, the plot and world are interesting but I can't

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Melissa
Amanda Hocking knows how to finish her books... WITH MAJOR CLIFFHANGINGS!!!!

I really liked this second book in the Omte Origins series. Loved to find my favorite characters once again, loved to see the new adventures of Ulla, trying to find her family...

All laced in folklore, the world building of this series is amazing. There is a lot of work in there, and it shows.

Can't wait to know what will happen in book 3!

Many thanks to Wednesday Books for the complimentary e-copy of this book through N
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Sandi
Jul 29, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I began reading The Morning Flower I didn't realize it was the 2nd book in a series. Oopsie! It's unfair to the book and the author to rate the story based on that so after I go back to the first book, I'll probably come back to revise my rating.

Without any background or history the storyline was extremely confusing, although it became more familiar during the progression. Trying to find a kidnapped child entrusted to her care, Ulla also becomes entwined in finding out about her own heritag
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Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a review copy. All opinions are my own.

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Alex
Aug 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love Amanda Hocking. She never lets me down! Great book everyone should try her series. All of them!
Kelly (Diva Booknerd)
Aug 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: panmacmillan
In the Omte Origins series, we hear more about the origins of the trolls and their Scandinavian heritage, their history tightly woven among the Viking folklore. The mythology and legends of children's fairytales coming to life was beautiful and I hope it might lead the way to future series' set within this magical world.

It's been quite a while since a series has captivated me so entirely and that's one of my favourite aspects of Amanda Hocking's writing. They're entertaining reads and I inhaled
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Julie - One Book More
Aug 17, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, fantasy
The Morning Flower, the second book in The Omte Origins, picks up where The Lost City ended. Ulla and Pan are traveling to New Orleans, the Omte capital, to learn more about Ulla’s birth parents. They also want to find out about the First City and Eliana who was kidnapped at the end of the first book.

One of Amanda Hocking’s strengths as a storyteller is her ability to create these intricate worlds that are detailed and vivid. This story, for example, delves quite deeply into troll history, which
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Jan farnworth
Aug 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In this second novel we continue to follow Ulla on her hunt to find her parents and along with this a quest to find the quirky Eliana which we met in book one. These kind of stories always hook me cause their a mystery to be solved and usually it involves something way bigger then what we thought.

The world building for this series is phenomenal and i really can see myself as we travel to find the lost city. I hurt for Ulla as she uncovers things about her mom and farther that were complete out
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Toya (the reading chemist)
The Morning Flower picks up right were The Lost City left off. Following the kidnapping of Eliana, Ulla And Pan are headed to the Omte capital in search of answers about Ulla’s parents as well as to figure out what exactly happened to Eliana.

Where The Lost City is more action focused, The Morning Flower focuses more on Ulla’s personal journey to understanding herself. The Morning Flower still boasts the intricate world building that Amanda Hocking is known for, but we really dive deep into what
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Alyson Stone
Jul 01, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, arc
Book: The Morning Flower
Author: Amanda Hocking
Rating: 4 Out of 5 Stars

I would like to thank the publisher, Wednesday Books, for providing me with an ARC.

I just going to be honest. This book clearly had middle book syndrome. Amanda’s second books usually feel this way. She does a great job at building up in the second book and uses the third book to bring everything home. I am not worried; I’ve read a lot of Amanda’s other books and she always manages to deliver on her endings. I’m just saying
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Permanently_Booked
What I’ve heard when it comes to Hocking’s trilogies is that she has a starter novel that brings you into the world and background, a middle book that details the journey and then a final climax that completely gives readers the ending they look for. This is my first trilogy by her and so far it is sticking to that course.

The first book was definitely a starter for me and now this is more depth into the journey for the golden ticket so-to-speak. This novel picks up right where the first left of
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Kelly
I enjoyed the sequel to the Omte Origins series a bit more than the first book. I feel like it’s because this book had *more oomph* — if that makes sense. The relationship between Ulla and Pan is better developed and actually discussed between them in a very mature, commendably responsible way that I rarely see in fictional relationships. While the characters themselves don’t come across to me as super complex, their fierce loyalty to one another really makes the book for me.

I enjoyed getting to
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Lisa Mandina
Sep 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So this is the second book in this series, and while I had planned to read it this summer right after I read the first one, The Lost City, as I keep mentioning, my reading/reviewing schedules just don’t follow my plans. This second book ended on a major cliffhanger! Fortunately I do have the third book to review already, but again, I haven’t been able to get to it as soon as I would have liked. But since it doesn’t come out till January, I do have it scheduled in next month to read in time for i ...more
Olivia
Jun 30, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: other-reviews
THE MORNING FLOWER continues the OMTE ORIGINS story as Ulla continues to search for her heritage and for the missing Eliana. She and Pan travel to Louisiana to see if they can get some answers from the Omte, though most of what they learn are dead-ends. Children's fairytales seem to keep popping up, but how they fit into the larger picture is not yet clear.

As the story builds, we do learn more about the mythology and the connections between the characters, as well as Ulla's own ancestry. That be
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Lauren
Aug 18, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5/5
A massive thank you to Char from Pan Macmillan Aus for giving me a copy of this book to review honestly.

Okay, I've just finished it so this is all quite fresh, but I need book three now ahh!

Review:
So the book opens with Ulla and Pan going on their journey to find out more about the lost bridge/city, and also to find out more about Ullas family too.

The roadtrip/visit: I was so happy during this part of the book! We were finding clues, the relationship between Pan and Ulla was being all c
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Julie (Bookish.Intoxication)
The plot thickens as we dive back into Pan and Ulla's adventures in The Morning Flower. Pages filled with complex characters, picturesque landscapes and questionable bars all lead Ulla and Pan back to Merellä, back to where it all began.

The Morning Flower takes off exactly where The Lost City ends. Making it easy to go between the two books. The Morning Flower does feel more urgent, there are more things being revealed, more characters playing big roles and more twists being taken.

Once again we
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Ashley
Aug 30, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this novel. I find the links between characters in this trilogy and the others already written very appealing. I like that the stories are interwoven and provide background (and a glimpse of the future) for characters we already know and love.

Ulla's adventure is becoming incredibly complicated. It is interesting to follow, but the questions left to be answered almost seem to much for the third book. I'm hopeful that they will be adequately addressed because I do enjoy her story
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Elisabeth
Jun 03, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
This book was much better in the series and has grown on me for sure. It was a lot more enjoyable and fun. The romance was awkward but enjoyable. The main characters grew more for me in this book, so that’s a plus. The new characters introduced in this book weren’t my favorite tho and were slightly annoying. That being said, overall, this book improved the series so that was wonderful. The nice part is when the story grows and the plot keeps going and the characters become better in any way, ove ...more
Laura (Bookie_mama_bear)
Book 2 in the Omte origins series. Loved it!! Much more happening in this one in terms of discoveries made, friendships, love & enemies.
Ulla is a delight to follow, she’s loving, brave & intelligent but in such an unassuming way. She so easy to love as a main character. The back up cast as fab too, Dagny is so dry she has me chuckling almost every time she speaks. Pan is dreamy! He’s so sweet but strong.
Beautiful description, easy to follow plot and a smattering of exciting moments. Great fanta
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Salena
Jul 09, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I am very confused by these books. The first book has pretty much no set up or development so I was expecting a lot of that in this book and pretty much we didn't get any answers until the last 100 pages. There really isn't much to these books and I feel like the last book isn't going to redeem this series much. ...more
Danielle (The Caffeinated Book Addict)
Review to come closer to release date!
K Whatsherface
Like the last book this was slow to start but overall I am invested in the 3rd book
Bec (booktineus)
This review first appeared on my Instagram, @booktineus, and on Happy Indulgence Book Blog.

The Good Things
+ Book 2 in the Omte Origins trilogy. Starts right where The Lost City finished.

+ We got to know Ulla and her personality more! I found her a bit bland and boring in the first book but she's more sarcastic in this one.

+ We got answers about Ulla's history and parentage. It involved more twists than I expected!

+ A bit more of a glimpse into the hidden lore and mystery of trolls.

+ Pan d
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Jordan Marie
*I received a free copy to read and review for Wicked Reads*

After finishing The Lost City (The Omte Origins book 1) I had hoped that maybe book 2 (The Morning Flower) would hold more appeal, but I ended up feeling just as disenchanted with the sequel as I was with the first book. I just didn’t care for it.

I really wanted to like this series and I hoped that I might find myself more enchanted with The Morning Flower, but that just wasn’t the case. The Morning Flower picks up shortly after the end
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Kelly Anne Blount
May 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020-reads
Thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press (Wednesday Books) for the e-ARC of The Morning Flower by Amanda Hocking.

This book was all that I was hoping for and more! Seriously, The Morning Flower is a fantastic second book in The Omte Origins Series!

A longer review will be posted once I digest the amazingness of this book.

Sigh, I just love everything Amanda Hocking writes! She is a genius!

Also, would it be too much to ask for three more books in the Trylle universe? PLEASE!?!
Eleni
Aug 23, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Thank you so much to Pan Macmillan Australia who sent me a free copy for review. All the opinions i give are my own, and have in no way been influenced.

I enjoyed this book more than the first book in the series, The Lost City however, I gave it a similar rating because it didn't do much for me. This sequel follows Ulla and Pan on their quest to find out Ulla's true parents, and who they were. I understood where this book was trying to go, and while it was successful in some aspects, it was very
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CR
Apr 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well I called it this book two of this new spin off was beautiful!! Perfection in a story!! I loved the characters and all of the ups and downs. I need the next one like ASAP and I really need to reread the original series now as well.
April
Feb 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Morning Flower By Amanda Hocking
Series: The Omte Origins Book #2 (from the World of the Trylle)
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press - Wednesday Books
Publish Date: August 4, 2020

Thanks to NetGalley and publisher St. Martin’s Press- Wednesday Books for the ebook ARC of The Morning Flower by Amanda Hocking.

When Ulla Tulin took her internship at the MImirin, the only mystery she thought she’d have to solve was that of her birth parents. After a girl named Eliana gets kidnapped while in her care, Ulla
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Reece
Feb 18, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
ARC from NetGalley

I'm sure this book would have been better if I had read the first one. Unfortunately, the author thrusts you into the midst of things without much explanation, and the book ends just as abruptly. It's really not the best way to do a series.

The romance was awkward and slotted in at moments that felt off. There was also very a very obvious dance being done with it. Oh ho, we kiss. But, someone has just walked in! Now we are not kissing. We shouldn't be kissing. But we will kiss
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Ashley Reyes
I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review from Netgalley.

Honestly, I'm not sure if I will read the next in this series. Everything went a bit off the rails to me, and not in a fun, "omg this is crazy what's happening next?" kind of way. The characters have an awkward romantic thing going on that just doesn't work well . And the southern redneck swamp people thing just grated, especially as they were described as asymmetrical, tall, strong and generally cranky as features of their
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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 series
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