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The Runaway (Valkyrie) Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2018-07-05 
Review Score: 5 out of 5 star From 43 user ratings
ISBN:1481447416
LANGUAGE:English

" I fell in love with Valkyrie, the first book in Kate O'Hearn's take on Borse mythology, almost as soon as I started reading it. The sequel took me a while longer to get into, and while I ended up enjoying it quite a lot, it didn't quite live up to the awesomeness of book one. Nevertheless, I'm looking forward to the next installment in Freya's story. " said.

"Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.
Thanks to NetGalley and Simon and Schuster for the opportunity to read and review The Runaway by Kate O'Hearn, the second book in the Valkyrie series based on Norse mythology. Freya, Archie and Maya are still being punished for leaving Asgard and, while the challenge games are taking place, they are only allowed to watch one each day. But then Odin sends them on a mission back to earth and Freya learns much about her family and their secrets. The adventure and action are nonstop in this sequel and the intertwined characters make it even more interesting! I rate this book 5 stars for a fun, clean fantasy read!
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"For this week's Goodreads prompt, I read a 360-page book called The Runaway by Kate O'Hearn. It is set in Norse mythology and is about a Valkyrie named Freya. I made many predictions in this book while I was reading it. Freya, the main character, had black wings, unlike the rest of the Valkyries in Valhalla, who had white. Freya saw a Dark Searcher (Dark Searchers are the sons of Valkyries) with white wings. All Dark Searchers have black ones. When this white-winged Dark Searcher and the black-winged Freya first saw each other, Freya felt a sort of strong, pulsing connection with him. Based on their oddly colored wings and the way the two met, I made a prediction that Freya and this peculiar Dark Searcher were somehow related as brother and sister. I was correct — I later found that Freya and the Dark Searcher (whose name was Kai) were twins, and their wing colors had been mixed up. That is one of the predictions I made." said.

"I really admire Freya and her wild spirit-a passionate spirit to save the ones she love the most.In this book, Odin sends Freya to go on a quest to Midgard (Human World)and find the Runaway Valkyrie of legend and bring her back to Asgard. Although Odin is ostensibly nice, he is discreetly gathering all the missing Valkyries to keep them safe in Asgard and prepare for war.

This book is worth five-stars because of it's plot and the hidden message behind all this. The plot is smartly woven and connected together-the ending and the beginning are all inextricably threaded together. This book has a hidden message that is spoken through the dialect and the content in this book:Family comes first.

This book can improve on a really minor fault. If people read this book before the first book in the series, they won't understand a single thing. They won't know what had happened before and why those things had happened in 'The Runaway'.

I recommend this book to all fans of Percy Jackson, if the Ancient Greece associated stories enthrall them, this is the right book for them to read, all though boys might find it a bit boring.
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"The Runaway by Kate O’Hearn is a book that people that enjoy Norse mythology will like. Freya is a 14 year old valkyrie which is a reaper of souls and one of Odin’s maiden warriors. Freya was doing fine in Asgard with her companion Orus and friend Archie until Odin had summon her to return to Earth to find a fellow valkyrie that was strip from her power. Will she be able to convince her to come back and protect the new valkyries from danger?

I love The Runaway It had mythology mix with action like stopping the hunters by dropping them off a mountain and having to save her twin brother Kei from becoming a real seeker. There was many question that will leave you hanging in the book like,will the newborn seeker have wing even if if he was born from a mortal family and will the gold in the mines protect Freya’s family. There was a mystery like where do all the seekers come from and are they related to the valkyries.

I like The Runaway there was action and many secrets that they had to keep which made it interesting to see the outcome. A interesting part that happened in the story was when Freya figure out the seeker she battle with before was actually her twin brother and how she will risk going to the seeker’s territory just to show and tell him that. It was interesting to imagine how Freya would react when her mother told her that it was her mother that was expelled from Asgard and how her mother’s son had married a mortal which would give birth to a new seeker.

“Though far from perfect, an improvement over the first outing.” - Kirkus Reviews

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" I received a copy of this book from Simon and Schuster Children's Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. " said.

"Opinião publicada originalmente aqui.

A série Valquíria tem em A Fugitiva o seu segundo volume, depois do primeiro (Valquíria) nos introduzir Freya, a jovem Valquíria que se vê a braços com os seus novos deveres quando atinge a maioridade, e Archie, o humano que inadvertidamente adoptou no seu plano para fugir a essa responsabilidade - agora morto, mas vivendo bem a sua morte no reino de Asgard, juntamente com os outros seres celestiais superiores da mitologia Nórdica.

Freya e Archie cumprem ainda o castigo imposto por Odin quando o Desafio dos Nove Reinos, o grande evento disputado por cada um dos povos para manter a paz entre os Reinos. Apesar de não poder competir (ou mesmo assistir) a todas as provas, Freya torna-se alvo da hostilidade dos Guerreiros das Trevas, cuja relação com as Valquírias sempre foi tempestuosa. É neste clima que Odin ordena a Freya que parta para Midgard, o mundo dos humanos, numa missão que quase lhe parece impossível - e que pode muito bem ser o suficiente para finalmente despoletar a guerra entre os mundos...

Fui surpreendida pela positiva por este livro. É sem dúvida uma aventura infanto-juvenil, mas bem construída e com personagens não demasiado pueris ou previsíveis. Podemos perdoar a Freya alguma atitude mais inconsequente pela sua adolescência florescente e o seu forte sentido de lealdade para com a família. Loki é porventura a personagem mais complexa e gostaria que tivesse mais tempo de cena. Ficamos apenas pelas suspeitas acerca das suas verdadeiras intenções ao ajudar Freya em Utgard e da sua ligação com a família de Valhalla Valley...

As descrições das diferentes criaturas, dos seus poderes e locais são outro dos pontos fortes desta obra. Não conseguimos deixar de sentir a perplexidade de Archie durante o Desafio dos Nove Reinos, vendo passar os Gigantes do Gelo ou os assustadores Elfos Negros. A descrição da fuga de Freya e companhia em Utgard é tão vívida como engraçada.

Apenas dois aspectos me agradaram menos. Um, mais técnico, é que não é facilmente compreensível como se dá o envelhecimento de seres imortais nos diferentes reinos (apesar de sabermos exactamente a quantos dias de Midgard equivale um de Asgard...) Outro, é que não é muito credível a meta-teologia do mundo do livro... Se Odin, Thor e Loki existissem na realidade mas não se dessem a conhecer aos humanos, seria de esperar que se contassem histórias sobre eles e as suas vidas que correspondessem à verdade, mas que fossem despromovidas ao estatuto de lendas? E que anos mais tarde, fossem feitos óperas, peças, filmes com estas personagens, que afinal existem de verdade?

Esta série parece-me uma óptima escolha para quem não resiste ao fantástico, especialmente à mitologia, com uma boa dose de aventura. Freya e as restantes Valquírias, bem como os seus restantes aliados, representam uma família forte e unida, que fará tudo para se proteger durante a guerra que se aproxima. Ficarei à espera do terceiro volume!
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" wow even better than the first book loved this book more than the first and cant wait for more " said.

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