The Lost City (The Omte Origins #1), by Amanda Hocking


3 mysterious bloodlines stars!!!


The Lost City (The Omte Origins, #1)

Paperback, 384 pages
Expected publication: July 7th 2020 by Wednesday Books
Original Title
The Lost City
1250204267 (ISBN13: 9781250204264)
Edition Language

Nestled along the bluffs of the forested coast lays the secret kingdom of the Omte—a 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 raised hidden away like many of the trolls of mixed blood. Even knowing this truth, she’s never stopped wondering about her family.

When Ulla is offered an internship working alongside the handsome Pan Soriano at the Mimirin, a prestigious institution, she jumps at the chance to use this opportunity to hopefully find her parents. All she wants is to focus on her job and the search for her parents, but all of her attempts to find them are blocked when she learns her mother may be connected to the Omte royal family.

With little progress made, Ulla and Pan soon find themselves wrapped up in helping Eliana, an amnestic girl with abilities unlike any they have ever seen before—a girl who seems to be running from something. To figure out who she is they must leave the city, and possibly, along the way, they may learn more about Ulla’s parents.


My Review…

Okay so I read the Trylle trilogy way back when it first came out and really enjoyed it.  I saw that Amanda Hocking was coming out with a spin off of that series and thought why the heck not dive into this and see what’s going on in the troll world.  A whole lot of talking is going on in the troll world, and lies, we are back to lying again.  The girl on the cover is gorgeous and she’s supposed to be Ulla but in the book Ulla describes herself practically like a rectangle, actually I think she uses those exact words.

Amanda Hocking does a wonderful job with world building, I loved the thought of the new city with all the different types of trolls and buildings.  Oh and the names of the people are amazing.  I liked getting to visit with old characters and of course we get tons of new characters in this one.

Ulla as a character to me hasn’t proven she is strong per see.  She’s got emotional baggage obviously from being left behind and being raised by a sort of loving home in the beginning.  However she’s tough in the sense that she is overcoming many obstacles in her past and she has been taught a lot by living with Finn and his family.  I kind of wish she would’ve had a little more conflict in the city so I could’ve gotten a little more feeling for what kind of a character she was under pressure.  She’s a very loving character she treated Finn and his family like her family which is shown by how she doesn’t freak out that Hannah is with her.

The side characters are always more liked by me, Pan is definitely a keeper.  He’s so comfortable in his own skin and with who he is, I really enjoyed all of his moments with Ulla and his dog.  I loved Ulla’s roommate and her love/hate relationship with having people around, I would love to see more of her archery skills.


About the Author…

Amanda HockingAMANDA 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, The Hollows, has been adapted into a graphic novel by Dynamite. She has published over twenty novels, including The Kanin Chroniclesthe Watersong quartetMy Blood Approves series, the Valkyrie duology, and Freeks .

Her next books are the Omte Origins, a trilogy set in the world of the Trylle and Kanin. The first book The Lost City will be out July 7, 2020, and the second book The Morning Flower will be out August 5, 2020.

For more info about her and her books, here are some other places to check out and ways to contact her:


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