Virtue

Virtue

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by Amanda Hocking
     
 

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In a world filled with magic, love might be the final answer in the eternal battle between good and evil. When Lux is tasked with retrieving the virtuous Lily for his master, his entire world is put in jeopardy. Lux must battle goblins, demon dogs, and sea dragons to rescue the one he loves, and that's only the beginning of what he must face...

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In a world filled with magic, love might be the final answer in the eternal battle between good and evil. When Lux is tasked with retrieving the virtuous Lily for his master, his entire world is put in jeopardy. Lux must battle goblins, demon dogs, and sea dragons to rescue the one he loves, and that's only the beginning of what he must face...

Virtue is a fairy tale for young adults with action, suspense, and romance. It contains mild language and some suggestive dialogue. Recommended ages 14 and up.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012603203
Publisher:
Amanda Hocking
Publication date:
05/28/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
220
Sales rank:
379,326
File size:
915 KB
Age Range:
12 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Amanda Hocking is a lifelong Minnesotan obsessed with John Hughes and Jim Henson. In between making collages and drinking too much Red Bull, she writes young adult urban fantasy and paranormal romance.
Her USA Today Bestselling Trylle Trilogy – Switched, Torn, and Ascend - has recently been optioned for a film. The first book in her critically acclaimed series The Hollows is currently available with the second book Hollowmen arriving Fall 2011. The first four books of her vampire series My Blood Approves are out now with the final book coming late 2011. She has a new four-book series entitled Watersong being published with St. Martin’s Press in 2012.

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Virtue 3.9 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 312 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book, and didn't expect to like it. I've read all of Amanda's other books, and I enjoyed those...but the description for this one just didn't grab me. I decided I would give it a shot, because I might be surprised, and well...it's only $2.99. I was very surprised. After the first few pages I was totally involved with the main characters, and I couldn't wait to see what would happen next. This book doesn't have as much romance as Amanda's others, but I think that might be what made me like it so much. I mean, I enjoy romance, but this book seems to focus more on the story, and it's a great story. There are demons, angels, witches, haunted forests, creepy creatures, unicorns, and a love story too! I don't know what more you could want. This book also had fewer errors than her others, so that was an added bonus. Anyway, if you enjoyed Hocking's other books, or if you enjoy great stories, I would highly recommend this book!
Juliet Grossman More than 1 year ago
I've read the Trylle Triology ( loved it!) And My Blood Approves and enjoyed both so when I saw Amanda had a new book out I purchased it right away. Virture didnt capture me the way the other series did. It was boring and the characters didnt seem like real people ( who falls in love by looking at someone?) I like sci fi type stuff, fiction with witches, trolls etc but this book just did interest me! Hoping there will be another AH book soon similar to trylle.....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I want to start by saying that I absolutely love Amanda Hocking. I think that she's an amazing writer and I've read every single one of her other books and loved them. And since this book was out later on B&N than on amazon I waited pretty impatiently. But when I finished Virtue I found myself very disappointed, especially since it was said on her blog that someone said this was her best book yet. It was too short, everything seemed very rushed and disjointed. She could have done so much more with the plot of this book, which is something that I adore and have seen it done much better. It just kind of fell flat compared to other books she has out there and other books along the same plot line. I personally wouldn't recommend this book to anyone over the age of fifteen, but I would certainly recommend others by her. Try Hollowland or the my blood approves series by Amanda instead of Virtue.
diane ritscher More than 1 year ago
The story was ok. I guess I'm used to reading her series. The characterization was weaker than her other books. I felt like I never really knew or cared much about the characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Many have said this is supposed to Amanda Hocking's best work yet, and as a fan of her YA books, I would disagree. I thought this book was a fabulously told fairy tale, something akin to the likings of the Brothers Grimm. However, I would not stretch to say it was any sort of literary masterpiece let alone her best work. I did enjoy reading it, but it seriously only took me a little shy of two hours to finish it all. While the story line was good and creative, it was also incredibly rushed. I definitely found it to be targeted toward a younger audience. And as an adult lover of YA books, I was a little disappointed. However, it is also intended for younger teens, not adults like myself. I just thought Hocking really could have elaborated a bit more and made this story a bit longer and more thought provoking. However, Hocking is also known for releasing several books per year, and to do this, it requires cutting corners. I personally would have waited for a slightly better product. However, all-in-all, I have to say she did a pretty great job. As a writer myself, writing something even this good is a pretty daunting feat. Kudos to Amanda and her success!
jgoehl More than 1 year ago
I had been really excited for this book to come out and bought it that day with plans to read it after I was done with what I was currently reading. In the mean time I had read some reviews and it gave me mixed feelings about reading it. Of course I would eventually. Needing a break from all the murder and horror books I have been reading, I went ahead and gave it a chance. Virtue is, as the author describes it, a fairy tale. The balance of good vs evil is on the brink of being upset, with evil coming out the victor, and one unknowing young girl in the center. Lux has been sent by his master, Valefor, to basically kidnap Lily, with intentions to make her his bride so that evil will take over the world. As with most fairy tales, it was pretty much love at first sight. Instead of Lux taking her back to Valefor, he drops her off in a spooky forest and tells her to never go back to the palace she lived in. As with most if not all fairy tales, good triumphs over evil. There were a lot of interesting characters throughout. Was this Amanda Hocking best book? Not by any means but the story line is light and fun. There were plenty of "what happens next" parts and surprises. I was definitely entertained with this story. The reason I gave it 3 stars on was because there were quite a few grammatical errors and places where words were missing or should have been deleted and weren't. I understand that she is a self-published author but I have also read many other books by self-published authors that had fewer errors. Was it enough to distract me from the story or make it un-enjoyable? No way! But I felt I couldn't really give it any more than that. I have yet to read anything by Amanda Hocking that I have disliked or couldn't finish. Once I started, I was drawn in to the magical world she had created. Amanda Hocking will always remain one of my favorite authors and I will continue to read anything she puts out there.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amanda Hocking is an amazing author and one of my idles! This book was way exciting and had ,e guessing and making predictions throughout the whole book i can't wait to read more of Amanda Hocking's amazing books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I did like this book but i didnt connect with the characters as much as i have in her other novels. Lux's past was never described in detail but it was a cute story with a fairy tale ending...very quick read but dont go in expectig it to be an amazing book because it is just okay...
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Great story! I really enjoyed this different kind of fairy tale. With its good and evil and malice and love! It was the perfect kind of fairy tale with some suspense! I love all of Hocking's books! Another great read! Loved it!
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The first I ever heard of Amanda Hocking was a few months ago, I was bored and looking for a new book to read. Kobo recomended Switched. I started it and was drawn into the story right away! I read the entire book in one sitting and couldn't wait to read Torn and Ascend! So I ordered all three books from Amazon. I am now an Amanda Hocking fan! I really enjoy her work she has a fabulous imagination! Virtue was a great fairy tale. I prefer trilogies myself, because they give me a chance to get to know the characters and "escape" into their world. But reading a shorter story was actually nice for a change of pace. Good verses evil is a classic struggle, and Amanda Hocking did a wonderful job brining it to life! What I really like about Amanda Hocking is that her books appeal to me as an adult and to my teenage daughters, it gives us something to connect on and talk about.
dazy More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. If you're a fan of Amanda Hocking, I see no reason why you wouldn't enjoy this one as well. It's absolutely an adult fairy tale. There are witches, demons, fairies, angels, an evil queen, a dark castle dungeon, and a scary forest teeming with frightening fairy tale creatures. This was a really quick read. My Nook showed it as being 897 pages, but it wasn't a "true" 897 pages, and probably ran closer to 200-250ish. I didn't "love" it as much as some of her other works(I *love* the "Trylle" series), but I did enjoy it. It's a stand-alone book rather than part of a series(as far as I can tell!), and I found it a bit rushed in that sense, although the story certainly wrapped up just fine. There is a beautiful heroine and hero who, of course, fall in love, but I found that to be a little too rushed and improbable. I had the sense that this girl was in love an confident that he loved her as well, but they had only really been in each other's presence once or twice. Granted, the circumstances were a tad unusual, but still.... There weren't any real surprises in the story, but I enjoyed the story in its genuine simplicity. It definitely had the "Amanda Hocking feel" as far as the tone of the book, the voices of the characters, etc., although I've read better from her. I wouldn't call it a "must-read", but I would probably term it a "not bad to read". I liked it, I just didn't find anything *amazing* or *startling* about it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed all of her other books but this one was not edited at all, or very poorly edited. The characters were very flat, and extremely predicatable. All the men was outrageously gorgeous, all the women angelic. I was truly hoping/expecting better from Hocking. The plot line was ok, original enough, but not fully developed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a fan of this author , and as always this is a good story that keeps yiur attention. However, the typos were numerous which was not only distracting, but frustrating. That is the main reason that I gave this book three stars. With so many typos, it gives the impression of either not caring or trying trush to get the book out. I also felt that the ending was rather abrupt and just ended. However, I tend to like detailed endings.
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