The Morning Flower
Welcome to a world in the shadow of our own, a
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...more
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...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
I enjoyed getting to ...more
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 ...more
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!
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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!?!
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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