Sunday, December 22, 2013

Review on the Runes Series by Ednah Walters (Book 1 & 2)


Runes #1

Ednah Walters

Genre: YA Paranormal Fantasy
Release Date: June 8, 2013
Publisher: Firetrail Publishing

ISBN: 978-0983429760

Goodreads Rating: 4.14

My Raiting: 4.5


Seventeen-year-old Raine Cooper has enough on her plate dealing with her father’s disappearance, her mother’s erratic behavior and the possibility of her boyfriend relocating. The last thing she needs is Torin St. James—a mysterious new neighbor with a wicked smile and uncanny way of reading her.

Raine is drawn to Torin’s dark sexiness against her better judgment, until he saves her life with weird marks and she realizes he is different. But by healing her, Torin changes something inside Raine. Now she can’t stop thinking about him. Half the time, she’s not sure whether to fall into his arms or run.

Scared, she sets out to find out what Torin is. But the closer she gets to the truth the more she uncovers something sinister about Torin. What Torin is goes back to an ancient mythology and Raine is somehow part of it. Not only are she and her friends in danger, she must choose a side, but the wrong choice will cost Raine her life

My Thoughts

I admit, I went about this reviewing thing backwards lol, because I started reading this series with book 2.5 Grimnirs. I absolutely adored this vook, the stosy was enthralling, I read through book one within a couple of hours and knew I had to jump into book 2 immediately. I blame the cliffhanger ending for my chewed up nails and my lack of sufficient sleep, I was on edge and I needed to know what would happen to Raine.

I'm not a particular fan of love triangle but this one felt more like a love square or octagon or w.e and my heart ached for everyone inolved. In truth, there is sooooo much I want to write but I'm scared to give away something crucial.

The story itself started slow, like really slow ( but it wasn't a bad slow) and I felt like the romance between Raine and Eirik was just too forced and unnatural. Both their hearts were somewhere else. I love the dude, he seems like such a good person but I'm team Torin in this one!.

Let me just say though..... I love the Inuyasha shout out when they mention the manga and talk about Lord Sesshomaru... thats my favorite Manga/Anime! I was obssesed with the whole Feudal Japan thing and for this book to mention it, kinda made my day lol.

Runes #2
Ednah Walters

Genre: YA Paranormal Fantasy
Release Date: August 5, 2013
Publisher: Firetrail Publishing

ISBN: 978-0983429777

Goodreads Rating: 4.34
My Raiting: 5


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.

My Thoughts

Well hot dang! This book deserves the 5 stars! While I enjoyed the other 2 books, this was by far the best in the series.

There are some minor inconsictenies between the 3 its nothing to get your panties in a twist. I adore Torin & Raine in this book their connction just seems so profound. ::Sigh:: <3 Andris grows on you and so does Ingrid... but I kind of wish we knew more about her. 

Now lets talk about Eirik. Poor beautiful Eirik, the lovey Deity. My heart will forever hurt for this kid, I'm pretty sure Ms. Walters has it out for him, cause he really never gets a break. Hi life kind of sucks.

But truth be told I think what I liked most about these books are the characters. Raine's mom, is a solid character who loves her family so much. Her father, a fighter. Lavinia, a lovely mentor... The Valkeries everyone of them. The horrible Norns and Maliina the crazy bish who is so horrifically vile she give Hel and the Norns a run for their money. Finding out why the Norns want Raine was the highlight of my nght and I can't wait for Book 3 'Seeres' to come out!

My Favorite Quotes for Book 1 & 2

Oh, so I'm your boyfriend?" His eyebrows shot up again and met the lock of hair on his forehead.
I reached up and swept the bangs aside. "You claimed me back there, so I have no choice but to take pity on you and claim you, too." -Book 2 (Torin and Raine)

Don't do that," Torin said in a hard voice, his eyes frosty as he stared at Lavina. "You have no idea what Raine's been through at the hands of those Norns, so don't belittle what she's done or talk to her like she doesn't know what she's talking about. Let her speak. Please."
Silence filled the room. If I wasn;t in love with hime, I would have fallen for him hard right there and then. - Book 2 (Torin and Raine)

 "Are you absolutely sure about your feelings for him? I mean, if I were to kiss you right now, you wouldn't be tempted to rip my clothes off and have your way with me?" - Book 2 (Eirik)
"My eyes would dilate, my heart would beat harder, and I'd start panting like a cocker spaniel after chasing its tail." He laughed. I went for the kill. "You're an amazing kisser, and I'm only human." Book 2 (Raine) 

 "Cute. Nice meeting you, Raine with an E." - Book 1 (Torin)

"Magic?" My hands fisted. I was in trouble, and he was messing around. "You know what? Stay away from me, Blue Eyes. Don't talk to me or even acknowledge we know each other when our pths cross again."
Blue Eyes?" he asked.... - Book 1 (Torin and Raine) 

Read My Review on Book 2.5
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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. Visit her at

Ednah also writes YA paranormal romance. RUNES is the first book in her new series. IMMORTALS is book 2. She is presently working on book 3, GRIMNIRS (Release date TBA). Read more about this series and the world she's created here

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 or

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