Series: Runes Book 2.5
Author: Ednah Walters
Publisher: Firetrail Publishing
Publication Date: December 3, 2013
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance
Source: Received for an honest review.
Book Description Courtesy of Amazon:
Straight out of the psych ward, Cora just wants her life to be normal. She doesn’t want to see souls or the reapers collecting them. The guy she’s loved from a distance for years moves away without saying goodbye. So yes, she’s nursing a serious heartbreak. It’s no wonder love is the last thing on her mind when Echo storms into her life.
The chemistry between them is mind-blowing. The connection defies logic. Even better, the souls leave her alone when he is around.
Too bad Echo is the poster boy for everything she hates in a guy—hot, beautiful, and cocky. He is also a soul reaper. A Grimnir.
The very beings she wants out of her life. Maybe normal is overrated because Cora wants it all. Answers. Love. A life.
This is the only Runes book I have read, and I immediately fell in love with Cora and Echo…well, more so Echo. Cora, I could really give or take. (How cool is that name, Echo?) I never really felt a connection to Cora’s friends, Raine and Torin, who the other books focus on. That being said, I don’t know if it’s worth going back to read 1(Runes) and 2 (Immortals) if you haven’t already, but they have some pretty decent reviews, so maybe. I’m probably just biased to the sexy snarkiness that is Echo, though.
Be warned– this is New Adult, not Young Adult. There are quite a few graphic references that should be reserved for older teenagers/20-somethings. I’m probably old-school, but had I read this in early high school, I would have been thoroughly scandalized (and prematurely educated).
Cora is a bit demanding, but Eco thrives on that so it makes quite an interesting dynamic between the two. Unfortunately (or fortunately) for Cora, Echo thinks she’s just making up the fact that she doesn’t remember their recent relationship and continues to pursue her relentlessly. In reality, there may not actually be anything to remember, because she may not be who Echo thinks she is… curious, huh? You’ll just have to read and find out. You won’t regret it!
HEAT Rating: Hot
Reviewed By: Daysie W.
Review Courtesy of: My Book Addiction and More