The Witch’s Heart is a gripping retelling of Norse mythology and the take on what we knew, The Witch’s Heart shows us a whole new tale of the unknown. From love, to betrayal, to family, to war, The Witch’s Heart was the perfect story of all of these combined and the story of Angrboda and the life she lived. The Witch’s Heart was the perfect introduction to Norse mythology for me, prompting me to
Book: The Witch’s Heart by Genevieve Gornichec
Publication Date: February 9, 2021
(Thank you NetGalley for this e-ARC in exchange for an honest review)
**While this book has already been out I did receive it early so thank you again NetGalley!**
Tags: Adult, Norse mythology, fantasy, romance
Links: Goodreads | Ebook | Paperback | Hardback | Audiobook
Read: April 2, 2021 to April 7, 2021
When a banished witch falls in love with the legendary trickster Loki, she risks the wrath of the gods in this moving, subversive debut novel that reimagines Norse mythology.
Angrboda’s story begins where most witches’ tales end: with a burning. A punishment from Odin for refusing to provide him with knowledge of the future, the fire leaves Angrboda injured and powerless, and she flees into the farthest reaches of a remote forest. There she is found by a man who reveals himself to be Loki, and her initial distrust of him transforms into a deep and abiding love.
Their union produces three unusual children, each with a secret destiny, who Angrboda is keen to raise at the edge of the world, safely hidden from Odin’s all-seeing eye. But as Angrboda slowly recovers her prophetic powers, she learns that her blissful life—and possibly all of existence—is in danger.
With help from the fierce huntress Skadi, with whom she shares a growing bond, Angrboda must choose whether she’ll accept the fate that she’s foreseen for her beloved family…or rise to remake their future. From the most ancient of tales this novel forges a story of love, loss, and hope for the modern age.
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The Witch’s Heart is a gripping retelling of Norse mythology and the take on what we knew, The Witch’s Heart shows us a whole new tale of the unknown. From love, to betrayal, to family, to war, The Witch’s Heart was the perfect story of all of these combined and the story of Angrboda and the life she lived.
The Witch’s Heart was the perfect introduction to Norse mythology for me, prompting me to give it five stars. It was a heart-wrenching tale of love, betrayal, family, and war. It was everything I was looking for. I loved that we saw the transition of Angrboda’s life and how her relationship with Loki developed. Their relationship was unexpected but it was beautiful because they were there for each other.
When the tables turned and the plot thickened, it was amazing. I felt so emotionally invested that when The Witch’s Heart ended, I didn’t want it to end. The characters and the plot were amazing and I thought that it was something I looked forward to every time I read The Witch’s Heart. I knew from the beginning that The Witch’s Heart was going to be an amazing introduction to Norse mythology for me and I was right. It wasn’t too heavy on evidence and information like it would be in nonfiction, and it was a perfect balance of fiction and mythology.
The Witch’s Heart made me smile, made me nervous, made me sad, and sometimes, it made me really angry, but each moment I continued to read it was the moment I knew that this truly was an amazing read.
Thank you again to NetGalley and Ace Books for inviting me to read The Witch’s Heart and providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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