Claimed by Gods (Their Dark Valkyrie Book 1) – Eva Chase


The gods walk among us. And they just might steal your soul… or your heart.

I thought I’d survived everything life could throw at me. All I wanted was to keep my distance from the criminals I work for and get my little brother out of the hell that is our mother’s house.

Then I died and woke up to four stunningly hot gods telling me I’m now a valkyrie.

Sly, sharp Loki. Jovial but ferocious Thor. Dreamily compassionate Baldur. Grim and secretive Hod. They all have something to teach me. And around them, my walls start to crack.

But the gods didn’t summon me just for kicks. Their king is missing, and they need me to find him. The first three valkyries they sent on the job never made it back.

More power is awakening in me than I could ever have imagined—and the gods’ enemies are more devious than even they knew. It’s going to take every trick in the book for me to save myself, my brother, and these divine men who’re getting under my skin in the most alluring way.

I’m Aria Watson, and Valhalla ain’t seen nothing yet.

*Claimed by Gods is the first full-length novel in a medium-burn reverse harem urban fantasy series. This action-packed, heart-wrenching ride gives you a kickass heroine, four irresistible gods, and Norse mythology like you’ve never seen it before.*


Claimed by Gods was a very interesting book. Aria, the main character is simply fantastic. She is a very strong woman and very funny when telling her story, although she does not seem like a good person at first, as the story progresses and you get to know her, you can understand that she only did what was necessary to survive.

I love that the book is told by more than one character, because it allows us to know better the 4 gods. This is one of the things that helped me take off the image of Thor and Loki from Avengers XD.

Baldur and Hod were completely unknown to me, but they are very interesting and completely opposite characters. When I finished reading the book, my curiosity won and I did a little research on Norse mythology and now I can not wait to know what is the unforgivable thing that Hod did to Baldur.

The relationship between the gods and Ari begins when they teach her how to use the valkyrie powers that each of them gave to her, so the personality of each of the characters is presente one by one, being my favorite definitely Hod.

The story is very quick to read and has a good thread that keeps you interested in the story till the end, which has a too good turn that leaves you anxious to know what will happen next.

The only problem I had with this book was with the romance. Most of the relationships are well formed and felt real, but I do not like the idea that Ari was interested in the 4 gods and even less that the 4 are interested in her, this doesn’t sound believeble to me . Although it is possible that this has a good explanation in the following books and I’m just getting ahead of the facts.

Anyway, I think it’s a completely recommendable book, with solid characters and full of action, humor, romance, intrigue and I even some tears near the end. I didn’t know it was a reverse harem when I started reading this book and I do not like this style but the story captured me and I will read the next part anyway. However, I do not recommend it if someone is overly sensitive because the story of Aria is really hard and there are many shocking facts in it, but they are not presented in the story all at once, so they are easier to cope with and and they only increase my affection for her.

Bye bye ?

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