Title: The Lost City
Series: The Omte Origins #1
Author’s Name: Amanda Hocking
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Page Count: 384 Pages
Author or Book Website: http://hockingbooks.com/
Link to Amazon purchase page: The Lost City
Link to Goodreads: The Lost City
Release Date: July 7, 2020
How I Got the Book: ARC
Summary of the Book:
New York Times bestselling author Amanda Hocking returns to the magical world of the Trylle with The Lost City, the first book in the final Trylle arc.
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 Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. I was not sure what to think of Ulla as the story began. She lacked a direction but it did not stop her from being a multi-dimensional character. She was abandoned as a child and was raised by a couple who did not have children. Once she was old enough to take care of herself she heads out on her own. She was a live-in nanny for a short time than takes an internship to help her find information on her parents. She takes Hannah on of the children she a nanny for and the intent was to drop her off with her grandparents. We all know about the best intentions and plans nothing ever goes as planned. So will she find out about her parents? Will she be able to keep Hannah safe? You will have to read to find out.
My Rating of the Book: 4 Stars