Friday, 23 August 2013

Review: Immortals (Runes #2) by Ednah Walters

Immortals (Runes #2)Immortals

Author: Ednah Walters
Series: Runes
Pages: 342
Publisher: Firetrail Publishing
Genre: Young Adult * Paranormal
Release date: 5th August 2013

Synopsis (Goodreads)

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

Review: 5 out of 5 stars

Immortals is a book I have been really eager to read; I was a big fan of Runes and the world and characters Ednah Walters had created so I was keen to see how it would all progress, especially after the ending we were left with.

After the events of the first book, Raine’s life is in turmoil, her peers think she is a witch, Torin doesn’t remember her thanks to the Norns removing his memories of her - her punishment for defying them and her best-friend is acting really odd so she has a lot of work to do to make things right and to understand what is happening around her.

Valkyrie Torin St James is Raine’s smexy next door neighbour and also the person we saw her come to be quite close to in the first book but he no longer remembers who she is despite her knowing tid-bits no one else could have told her about his life, he is confused and infuriating.

Our main characters are written beautifully; Raine is a wonderful character who I came to admire, she wasn’t without her faults but she was compassionate and showed her determination and protective side when it came to those she cared about, she went through immense emotional growth throughout this book. Torin is still completely infuriating but such a sweetheart! I love them individually but put them together and the chemistry is amazing. The romance has progressed at a believable pace which I quite liked.

We come to find out the importance of not only Raine’s role with the Valkyrie’s but also Eirik’s which I found to be quite interesting, the Norn’s have told her she needs to protect him so throughout the course of the book Raine trains to learn more about her heritage and details of their purpose was slowly revealed as was a surprise villain who was causing a bit of behind the scenes drama; I found the Norse mythology truly fascinating and to be written extremely well. The plot was evenly paced and with a few unexpected twists and turns thrown in, it put a real spin on what I thought was actually going to happen, I liked the element of surprise.

The secondary characters are awesome, Eirik is a sweetheart but we see a different side to him in this book, Cora is the supportive friend every girl needs to have but she turned out to be quite the surprise and I adored the parental presence and the love and support they showed to not only Raine but also Eirik.  I also came to like Andris in this book, we also meet powerful Valkyrie Lavania who at times I didn't know whether could be trusted or not.

I adore Ednah Walter’s writing style; the banter between the characters is entertaining and filled with snark and humour which I loved. We get the perfect balance of romance, action and suspense that kept me wanting more, I was so bummed when real-life interfered with my reading time because I didn’t want to put this book down, every spare moment my nose would be glued to the pages.

Overall, a fabulous, kick-butt sequel! Amazing action sequences, norse mythology written extremely well and the best kind of romance and friendships. Ednah Walters is an auto-buy author for me; her story-telling is fabulous.

I can’t wait for the next book in the series!

About the author: 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 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,. She’s also on Facebook,twitter, ya-twitter, Google-plus, and RomanceBlog, YAblog.


  1. They changed the cover for this series? I'm glad they did, because I didn't like the couple on the first book too much since they looked rather old.
    I have the first book in my e-reader somewhere and I should probably get into it. I love the sound of Torin! ;)
    I'm glad that there's a good balance of romance and suspense.
    Lovely review, Sharon!

    1. Thanks Nick :)

      I much prefer this cover to the other, I agree! they did look a lot older.

      Torin is snarky fabulous Nick! I hope you get a chance to read Runes, I'd love to see what you think.

  2. Wonderful review. I just loved this book to. Of the two covers, I like this one much better to.

  3. Wonderful review and the characters sound fleshed-out and engaging. I am so glad you enjoyed this. I like the suspense aspect as well. Have a wonderful week Sharon!

    1. Thanks Kimba! I'm really enjoying this series, the characters are wonderful.


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