August 1, 2013

Review: Runes (Runes #1) by Ednah Walters

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.
Thoroughly enjoyable story of Lorraine Cooper, Raine for short, who has just celebrated her seventeenth birthday without ever kissing a boy. That, however, is the least of her problems. Her father has been missing for months since his plane crashed and her friends are dropping like flies all around her. Plus, the new kids at school are creepy and menacing, with blue runes inscribed on their bodies--runes that only Raine can see. Then there's the love triangle of Raine, Torin, the hot new next-door-neighbor, and Eirik, Raine's best friend since childhood. Poor Raine just can't catch a break and one of the new girls keeps trying to kill her.
Ednah Walters is a true story-teller with a flair for the paranormal. Runes is fast-paced, adventurous, heart-stopping, and romantic. Unlike other heroines (who shall not be named) in other paranormal books who just allow life to ebb and flow around them, Walters has created a strong and stubborn young woman who is an excellent role model for teen aged girls. Five stars!
Publisher-Firetrail Publishing
Reviewer Rating: 5 STARS!!!
Reviewed by~Cindi
Thank you to the Author for the donation of this book to the Read for your future Book Program in exchange for a honest review!

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1 comment:

  1. I just reviewed this on my site today, too! Glad you liked it. Although I have to say I liked the first one more.


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