ARC Review: Struck by Amanda Carlson

Posted May 24, 2016 by Angela in Reviews / 4 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: Struck by Amanda Carlson
by Amanda Carlson

3.5 Stars


Released: May 24, 2016
Series: Phoebe Meadows #1
Published by 8th Circle Press, Self Published
Pages: 328
Format: eARC

Recommended Read!

“In this first installment of Phebe Meadows series, Ms. Carlson brought an action packed story with snarky characters, and a hero and heroine fall in love with.”
~ Under the Covers

Seems like forever since I last read an Amanda Carlson book, I can honestly say, I’ve missed her work. In this first installment of Phebe Meadows series, Ms. Carlson brought an action packed story with snarky characters, and a hero and heroine fall in love with.

Phoebe Meadows has lived in the human world as long as she can remember but has no memory of being a valkyrie much less being the daughter of a Odin, the God of war. Due to an impending situation she is brought back to the magical world of Norse Mythology. Now that there is a price for her head, her aunt and friend to somehow guide and protect her. Unfortunately, they cannot be there at all times, but she meets Fenrir, a wolf shifter who will help her through her trials.

Struck is a great start to this Urban Fantasy series. Ms. Carlson filled this story with with Norse mythology which I could not get enough of. As expected from this author’s work, it was action packed, suspenseful and funny. Not to forget sexy.

Fen was such an intrigue and I loved his character as Phoebe’s protector. He was sexy, funny and is protective streak was adorable. Phoebe was the same way. She is a string character and knows exactly what she wanted and stuck with it. She was loyal to the core and easy to fall in love with. There was a tiny hint of intan love between Fen and Phoebe as well as a hint of insta-acceptance of her acceptance of magical world which I think can easily washed out if the book was a bit longer.

Overall, an enjoyable read. Not quite four but definitely more than three and a half stars. I’m hoping for a longer book next time. I can’t wait to see where Ms Carlson will take this series.




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About Amanda Carlson

Amanda Carlson is the author of the upcoming Jessica McClain series. The first book, Full Blooded, will be released by Hachette Book Group, ORBIT US & UK SEPT 2012. She’s been writing for over ten years. Full Blooded is her first novel. She lives in Minneapolis, with her husband and three kids.


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Kathleen Bylsma

Thanks for the intro…hadn’t heard of this series before!


Thanks for the review Angela


Thanks angela….looking forward to reading anout phoebe and fen

Amy R
Amy R

Thanks for the review, I’ll be adding to my wishlist as this is the type of book I’m currently in the mood to read and I love when the authors mix in funny.