September 10, 2013
Author: Ednah Walters
Series: Runes #2
Publisher: Firetrail Publishing
Published: August 5, 2013
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
From the Publisher: Nothing can stop Raine Cooper when she wants something…
Raine finally knows that her gorgeous neighbor, Torin St. James, is a legend straight out of Norse mythology, and that her feelings for him are strong. Torin is crazy about Raine too, breaking the one rule he lives by: Never fall for a mortal. The problem is he no longer remembers her, his memories erased by Norns—Norse destiny deities—to punish her for defying them.
So Raine comes up with a plan… She will make Torin forget his one rule a second time and fall in love with her all over again.
But she quickly learns that well-laid plans do not work when dealing with deities and supernatural beings. Desperate, Raine makes choices that could not only tear her and Torin further apart, but lead to the destruction of everything and everyone she loves.
**I received a copy of this book from the publisher,
but that did not influence the review**
First Thoughts: 4.5 stars I loved book 1 and had high expectations for this installment….oh, Ms. Walters did not disappoint. LOVED.
Plot, Pacing, and Style: I slipped right back into this story with such ease and was sucked right in. This story makes me thing I should only be reading novels about Norse mythology because it is just SO GOOD.
Raine had no idea the world of Immortals and Valkyries existed until recently, and that she was part of it. Her favorite Valkyrie, Torin St. James, lost all his memories and forgot what he and Raine had together. Raine made it her personal goal to get Torin to remember his love for her, but at the same time she needed to save so many others. There were so many layers to this story, but it was written with such ease that I didn’t notice that it was so complex.
The MCs: I loved Raine, but I really, really, REALLY loved Torin. Raine definitely grew into her destiny as she trained and learned more about herself. She was so selfless and truly had the best intentions in mind at all times. What made me really admire her though, that even though she was so powerful, she never let it go to her head or make foolish decisions. She always bounced ideas off of others, usually Torin.
Torin was still so arrogant, but he wasn’t the “bad boy” I once thought he was. He was quite deep and honestly, so swoonworthy it’s not even funny. A truly loyal friend and boyfriend to Raine.
Romance /Chemistry: Undeniable!!! I am greedy and couldn’t get enough. Every single kiss in this book is swoony. Every. Single. One.
Title/Cover: Oh, the title is perfect. The cover is pretty, I love Torin’s sapphire blue eyes.
Twists and Turns: Oh man, I was never sure what was going to happen next and I loved that. I wasn’t sure if the author was setting me up to think someone double crossed, or they really were double crossers. I loved every single secret!
Ending: The ending was action packed. I was biting my nails, totally unsure of the outcome of so many things. There wasn’t just one goal that Raine had in mind, there were several “items of business” that needed to be fixed.
Final Thoughts/Rec It? YES YES YES!! I loved the story, I loved the mythology, I loved the romance. A fantastic read.
About the Author: EDNAH WALTERS grew up reading Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys and dreaming of one day writing her own stories. She is a stay-at-home mother of five humans and two American short-hair cats (one of which has ADHD) and a husband. When she is not writing, she’s at the gym doing Zumba or doing things with her family, reading, traveling or online chatting with fans.
Ednah is the author of The Guardian Legacy series, a YA fantasy series about children of the fallen angels, who fight demons and protect mankind. AWAKENED, the prequel was released by Pill Hill Press in September 2010 with rave reviews. BETRAYED, book one in the series was released by her new publisher Spencer Hill Press in June 2012 and HUNTED, the third installment, will be released April 2013. She’s working on the next book in the series, FORGOTTEN.
Ednah also writes New Adult paranormal romance. RUNES is the first book in her new series. She is presently working on book 2, IMMORTALS.
Under the pseudonym E. B. Walters, Ednah writes contemporary romance. SLOW BURN, the first contemporary romance with suspense, was released in April 2011. It is the first book in the Fitzgerald family series. Since then she has published four more books in this series. She’s presently working on book six. You can visit her online at www.ednahwalters.com or www.ebwalters.com.
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