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The Rise of House Valdis (House Valdis Book 1) by Naomi Valkyrie – Review by Debi Kircher

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Rise of House Valdis (House Valdis Book 1) by Naomi Valkyrie

5 Stars

I have so many thoughts after reading this author’s debut novel and I’m not sure how to put it all into words, so will try this:

What I loved –
I opened this book prepared for confusion, because debut novels a lot of times do this to me as an author settles in to their comfort zone, but what I love is that the writing felt like I was sitting at a table with this author and she was literally talking to me and telling me this story. That was awesome!

I also loved that I dont choose this genre yet found myself not being able to put this book down.

I loved that the absolutely beautiful cover made me one click but the authors words kept me totally invested in this story and the characters.

Speaking of the characters, Xen was Awesome! I loved her inner dialogue and her strength throughout all that was changing in her life.

I loved how easy and smooth this book felt and I enjoyed every word while reading it in one sitting.

What I didnt love –

ummmm…The next book is not available yet….

Yep that’s it …I can not recommend this book enough and I can not wait to read more from this author.

Outstanding job!!

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The Rise of House Valdis (House Valdis Book 1) by Naomi Valkyrie – Review by Sarah Oakes

The Rise of House Valdis (House Valdis #1)The Rise of House Valdis by Naomi Valkyrie
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A great read about protection. Xenobia Valdis is an alien being who helps young women out of situations and runs her own company. One day, a man comes into her house with a strange request to save his daughter. Xenobia agrees to help but events unravel and soon she has policemen at her door digging for the truth. Can she make sure her girls stay safe?
A great read. Well developed plot with twists and turns. Well developed characters like Xenobia determined but caring underneath or Matt with a gruff exterior but kind interior. Great cast of supporting characters like the supportive Maggie or the mysterious Javier
However soemtimes it felr like there were too many girls and characters to keep track of which could have been reduced. .
I loved the visual detail throughout the novel like with Xenobias and her blue skin and black eyes making her otherworldly and fascinating and beautiful. Or with the cabin later on with the trees and the lake and the quiet for a sense of peace away from everything. Or the dreams with their sights and sounds so vivid it’s a sid you’re actually there.
A great example of world building with fantatsical creatures living alongside humanity with their own rules and laws and societies. I liked Xenobias creature as was something different to the fantasy genre.
The switch of perspectives worked well to display all the different sides of the story and was easy to follow with names in chapter titles. The only issue I would raise is that the book felt more centered on romance than the supernatural which may deter some readers. There were also some long sentences in places that were hard to read which could be resolved with a variety of sentence lengths. Overall, a great read and I would give it four stars.

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The Rise of House Valdis (House Valdis Book 1) by Naomi Valkyrie – Review by Anastasia Dodson

The Rise of House Valdis (House Valdis #1)The Rise of House Valdis by Naomi Valkyrie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was great! I was sucked in from the very first page and I didn’t want to put it down until I got to the very last page. The authors writing was good and she made her characters so relatable and they came alive on the pages. Xen is the main character and she gets her second chance to start her life over on earth. She soon realizes that danger is growing nearer, her secrets could be exposed. She is a great character and I loved her from the beginning. I am very impressed that this is the authors debut novel and I am looking forward to reading future books by her!
I would recommend this book to a friend!
Happy Reading!

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The Rise of House Valdis (House Valdis Book 1) by Naomi Valkyrie – Review by Heather Lovelace

The Rise of House Valdis (House Valdis #1)The Rise of House Valdis by Naomi Valkyrie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Oftentimes you hear of a new author and hope for the best but open their first work with trepidation. You just don’t expect to be blown away.

You will be blown away by this narrative.

Valkyrie has a unique voice that is brought to life by some incredibly fantastic characters and imaginative, emotional, otherworldly fantasy that will enthrall the reader.

I am thrilled that I put this book in my hands and cannot wait to see what Valkyrie comes up with next!

Reviewed by @heatherlovelace
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The Rise of House Valdis (House Valdis Book 1) by Naomi Valkyrie – Review by Madison Degraffenreid

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Rise of House Valdis (House Valdis Book 1) by Naomi Valkyrie

5-Stars

The Rise of House Valdis (House Valdis Book 1) by Naomi Valkyrie was a fun and romantic read. This novel. Was full of magic and supernatural beings. I loved the variety the author used in creating her characters. She demonstrates a fun imagination especially with main character Xenobia. I kept trying to figure her out at first but wow! I really enjoyed this novel and could not put it down. The author also did a great job organizing this book keeping each point of view separate with it’s own chapter. I look forward to more from this author in this series in the future.

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The Rise of House Valdis (House Valdis Book 1) by Naomi Valkyrie – Review by Lyndsey Fairley

The Rise of House Valdis (House Valdis #1)The Rise of House Valdis by Naomi Valkyrie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Rise of House Valdis (House Valdis Book 1) by Naomi Valkyrie
5 stars

What a kickoff to what I know is going to be a great new series. I will start this by saying this is not my go to genre but when a synopsis grabs my attention I have to read it, and this did that and so much more.
I absolutely loved this book. The characters were so well thought out and I never once felt lost or confused, even with the changing of character voices we follow, as they’re laid out of who is speaking.
Xenobia was a great character to kick this book off with, what a main leading lady.
I cannot wait for more from this debut author, and i want to say so much more but if we follow Xenobia and her girls some more I am all in. Adding to my waiting to buy list.

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The Rise of House Valdis (House Valdis Book 1) by Naomi Valkyrie – Review by Susan Mowdy

The Rise of House Valdis (House Valdis #1)The Rise of House Valdis by Naomi Valkyrie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I absolutely loved this first book by Naomi Valkyrie! It completely hooked me from the very beginning and its definitely one of those books that has a complete original storyline! The characters are what make this story. It’s multiple POV but there is so much depth to each of them. My favorite part is the one split second decision she makes and it starts a spiral of events that could expose who she is.

This is the first book in the Valdis series and I’m impatiently waiting for more.

Review by @listersda
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The Rise of House Valdis (House Valdis Book 1) by Naomi Valkyrie – Review by Laura Furuta

The Rise of House Valdis (House Valdis #1)The Rise of House Valdis by Naomi Valkyrie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Rise of House Valdis

By: Naomi Valkyrie

5 out of 5 stars

What an amazing book to read. It includes the paranormal, paranormal creatures, and the situations that they face. One of the reasons I loved the book so much are the characters. At the top of that list is Xenobia. She is smart, independent, and stubborn. She is also kind and protective of those she cares about. Will she be able to face the danger before her and accept her new role and the responsibility that goes with it? Read this book to find out. I found the story is fast-paced and once started hard to put down. There are other characters that I enjoyed reading about such as Xen’s bestie, Maggie. The author writes.in such a way I felt I was right there with the characters. Don’t miss out on a story that is entertaining and intriguing. I highly recommend it.

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The Rise of House Valdis (House Valdis Book 1) by Naomi Valkyrie – Review by Kerry Baker

The Rise of House Valdis (House Valdis #1)The Rise of House Valdis by Naomi Valkyrie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Rise of House Valdis by Naomi Valkyrie is a brilliant debut novel that for me is a must read by anyone who enjoys this genre.
The description of this book caught my attention immediately however the book itself was so much better than I expected it would be. I loved the way the author used short but effective chapters – this made it so much easier to squeeze in a chapter here and there in between a busy week!!!
I absolutely loved the character Xen. She is everything that you want a female lead to be. She is such a strong and interesting character – definitely me favourite one in the book.
I enjoyed every moment of this book and I ho early cannot wait to see what else this author does in the future.

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The Rise of House Valdis (House Valdis Book 1) by Naomi Valkyrie – Review by Maura Harper

The Rise of House Valdis (House Valdis #1)The Rise of House Valdis by Naomi Valkyrie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

So I grabbed this book not knowing what it would be about, how many pages, etc. I thought it was going to be a GOT type of story. It is not BUT IT IS JUST AS GOOD!!!!

The story is written in a very unique narrative, the chapters are super short and each is told in a different voice. I still don’t know how many pages there are – I tried to read it all at once but I had to go to work. I finished it at lunch and I am very grateful I don’t have to punch a time-clock because sometimes being an adult is hard.

Ok, without giving anything away I will tell you the following:

A. This is a clean book, there was no cussing and no sex
B. The protagonist is a strong female who lifts women up instead of holding them down
C. There are a few interesting fellows
D. This book see its characters take almost a “spiritual” journey to new self awareness.
E. It is very visually written and I was transported into the book watched it like a movie

I look forward to reading more in this series (please tell me this is a series). I’m going to check the author’s other books to add to my WTR (want to read) list.

Tags: Kindle Unlimited, 5 stars, WTR, new series please

Review by @mauraharper

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