Claimed By The Gods by Eva Chase
Series: Their Dark Valkyrie #1
Published by Ink Spark Press on May 16, 2018
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal
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The gods walk among us. And they just might steal your soul... or your heart.
I thought I'd survived everything life could throw at me. All I wanted was to keep my distance from the criminals I work for and get my little brother out of the hell that is our mother's house.
Then I died and woke up to four stunningly hot gods telling me I'm now a valkyrie.
Sly, sharp Loki. Jovial but ferocious Thor. Dreamily compassionate Baldur. Grim and secretive Hod. They all have something to teach me. And around them, my walls start to crack.
But the gods didn't summon me just for kicks. Their king is missing, and they need me to find him. The first three valkyries they sent on the job never made it back.
More power is awakening in me than I could ever have imagined—and the gods' enemies are more devious than even they knew. It's going to take every trick in the book for me to save myself, my brother, and these divine men who're getting under my skin in the most alluring way.
I'm Aria Watson, and Valhalla ain't seen nothing yet.
*Claimed by Gods is the first full-length novel in a medium-burn reverse harem urban fantasy series. This action-packed, heart-wrenching ride gives you a kickass heroine, four irresistible gods, and Norse mythology like you've never seen it before.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
I snagged an ARC of Claimed By The Gods because mythology is my crack and Norse Mythology even more so. Think of Thor…enough said. This was interesting, action-packed and had the mythology that I adore and I enjoyed it but I never fell in love with it.
I did like all the characters, especially the gods themselves. With their differing personalities and quirks along with the dark places inside each of them, they intrigued the hell out of me. The eons of history they have seen and survived has taken a toll on them. Actually, let me step that back a bit, they haven’t survived all of it as they seem to have all been killed during Ragnorök (the mythological end of the world) and then they miraculously came back. If that’s confusing to you join the club because there lies the problem with this book. It had me glued to the pages but it was also confusing as hell.
Why? You ask. Well, because there is one heck of a lot of backstory missing which frustrated me to no end. A prologue of some sort describing Ragnarök would have gone a long way towards easing my confusion. Just saying. With it ending on one humdinger of a cliffhanger, I’m assuming we’ll get that doled out to us in later installments.
At the risk of repeating myself, frustrating as it was I liked all the characters, especially Ari. She was tough, resilient, smart and, weird as it sounds since she had to die before being brought back as a Valkyrie, a survivor. So yes, I enjoyed getting to know the gods and their tough as nails Valkyrie. It even had some sexy times towards the very end but I wanted more. More backstory, more romance, more insight into what made everyone tick and why. Making matters worse, I hate cliffhangers and this was an unexpected one that had me wanting to throw my iPad.
So how do you rate a book that you enjoyed but that frustrated you to no end and had the dreaded surprise cliffhanger?
Rating: 3.5 It left Me Hanging but I’ll Probably Read the Next One Stars
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