Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Blog Tour Review + Giveaway: Runes by Ednah Walters


Today I'm participating in a blog tour organized by Xpresso Book Tours. Please, help me welcome Ednah Walters and her book Runes.
And to make things even more interesting there is a giveaway so remember to keep reading ;)

Review



Runes

by Ednah Walters
Release date: 20th May, 2013
Publisher: Firetrail Publishing
Pages: 245 (ebook in exchange of an honest review)
Summary from Goodreads:

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.

Review By Alaiel Kreuz:
Nordic mythology. That's one of my guilty pleasures. In fact any kind of mythology is my thing so yes, this book rocked my world in a oh so pleasant way.

I'm sure Torin will be your next book-boyfriend -he is currently on top of my list and it's going to be a tough contestant to beat- since he has all the qualities that are necessary: sexy, cocky, mysterious, hot and dangerous. All that mixed with this quality as the "boy next door" is what entwines his life with Raine's. And what a relationship they have! At first they try to resist it, especially her since she has recently started a relationship with her best friend of all times: Eirik. They loved each other, it was the natural thing to happen between them but Torin's appearance changes everything. There's something that pulls them together and it's simply impossible to resist it.

As for Raine, I like her. She is strong and doesn't take crap from anyone which is something I always admire. But there is something that bother me a little: why are teenagers always portrayed as secretive people? I mean, yes, I kept secrets from my parents -who doesn't?!- but they were harmless-ish, you know? Nothing really important or scary... but if my life is in danger or something majorly weird is going on, why wouldn't I talk to someone and ask for help or advice? Is it something so weird? Young people in general should be able to have someone to talk to and I appreciate it when authors help to crate that bond.

The plot and pace... Wow. This is the first book I read by Ednah Walters and I assure you it won't be the last one. In fact, I'm going on a trip next week and I'm seriously considering to buy some of her books to keep me company.
The writing was superb, not a single time did I get bored or tired of the plot or characters, on the contrary, I was eager to know more, to learn more. And authors that keep me wondering, imagining and smiling are the best.

As for the ending, what can I say? It's killing me. There is a HUGE cliffhanger and since this book was recently released that means the second part will take a while and the waiting is going to be tough. So yes, read it so you can keep me company :)

Give it a try, the concept of the runes it's very refreshing and the mythology is interesting to say the least. Runes is one of those book that won't disappoint you at all.

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Giveaway

Prize 1: A choice of signed copy or e-book of Runes and $25 gift card from Amazon

Prize 2: A choice of signed copy or e-book of Runes and $10 gift card from Amazon

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