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- Publication Date: April 26, 2014
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- Language: English
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About the Author
Ednah also writes Young Adult paranormal romance. RUNES is the first book in this series. IMMORTALS is the sequel and GRIMNIRS a stand alone Runes book. She is presently working on the next book tentatively named SEERESS.
Ednah also writes contemporary romance as E. B. Walters. SLOW BURN, released in April 2011, is the first book in the Fitzgerald family series. Since then she has published five more books in this series. She's presently working on book seven . You can visit her online at ednahwalters.com or ebwalters.com,. She's also on Facebook, twitter, ya-twitter, Google-plus, and RomanceBlog, YAblog. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
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In this book we get introduced to Echo, who becomes a main character in the rest of the series. He helps Cora get through so many issues she was having when she was at PMI and she eventually makes up with Raine, although their relationship never goes back to how it was before.
The main aspect that bothers me in the books is how close Raine, Cora, and Eirik were, but the moment they meet someone else, it’s like their friendship is put on the back burner. They do not hardly see each other, and rarely get time without the significant other there as well. It seems like a slightly unhealthy relationship on both sides.
I began the novel thinking "okay. A new character. This is a welcome break from the Twilight-esque romance of the first few books." Then of course this was coupled with the fact that I had to get through this book to get back to the plot at hand-- which, mind you, wasn't that strongly written in the first place (But hey. I like mythology. So sue me.)
The romance in this novel was worse than the instant-romance of the last. The moment we're introduced to the love interest, Echo, we're expected to see this sexy no-good bad boy with a mischievous nature and a troubled past to boot. He's supposed to be the quintessential fantasy of every girl's bad boy, nevermind the facts that:
A. Leather. There are few men who could pull off a full leather outfit. It would make you look silly.
B. He's not the "quintessential bad boy" at all. He's a jerk. A lying, scamming, no good jerk.
But he's so nice to Cora! No. He's not really nice to her. When we first meet Echo in Cora's bedroom, he's trying to force himself on her in spite of her telling him "no" and refusing to leave her alone when she tells him to go. I don't care if the guy's from a different culture, thinks you're someone else, or feels like you just "can't remember" him: no means no.
But that's not even the worst part of that situation. Cora ends up FALLING IN LOVE with Echo. What does that say about her? What does that say to the "new adult" audience? It implicitly states that it's okay for a guy to ignore your wishes--he's just being sexy. Don't worry, he really has a heart of gold and you'll fall in love in the end. It's a message of rape or, at the very least, abuse. It's a terrible message to come across.
Then of course there's the writing. I can't imagine how difficult it is to write a novel but I had to SKIP full pages of the book due to how cliche and unrealistic the dialogue was. And I'm no stranger to cliche teen lit.
I began by liking Cora but now I can't help but hate this book. What started as a guilty pleasure now ends with this. I probably won't purchase the next book. I don't think I can support a series with such strong undertones of rape and misogyny.
Cora Jemison is no longer just Raine's best friends; oh no, she can see souls everywhere she goes. On a trip to the grocery store Cora encounters Echo, a mysterious guy who seems to be shepherding the very souls she wants to escape from. While she can't take her eyes off him he stuns her by talking to her like he knows her. All the while she is thinking it is impossible because she would remember him if she did.
Echo is a Grimnir, a reaper of souls. He guides souls to Hels Hall and he is great at his job. Echo is also not to be trusted because he will do any and everything to reach his end goal no matter who he has to destroy on the process. All that starts to change when the Cora he once thought he knew starts saying and acting differently then he is used to. He sees a softer side to her that makes him want to act that way as well.
Once Echo realizes Cora is a Mortal he tries to do the right thing and let her go but Cora has other plans for her Grimnir.
There is so much I want to say but I really don't want to give away any more of the story and ruin it for anyone. I so came close to tears reading this book. I had OMG moments and I there were a few times when I wished I had this book in paperback so I could throw it or bang it in frustration. I LOVED the fact that this book made me a jumble of emotions. To me, that is what a brilliant writer does, they take you on an emotional roller coaster but never let you catch your breath. I CAN'T WAIT TIL BOOK #3. On a scale from 1-10 I give Grimnirs a 20. Every book Ednah writes topples my scale because anything less seems like he won't do he stories justice. If your a fan of her Runes Series than this is a MUST HAVE addition. If you are looking for a great story, HOT guys/girls, Norse Mythology, or just looking for amazing characters than Grimnirs is the book for you. I encourage everyone who loves this series to pick up a copy. If you haven't read this series then when you buy Grimnirs you should also buy Runes and Immortals. Let Cora and Echo show you something worth fighting for.
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Cora finds she can now see ghosts after being marked by a rogue Immortal called Maliina. Cora has recently spent time in a psychiatric hospital, but finds no-one has missed her because unbeknown to her Maliina has been impersonating Cora.
Whilst at the Supermarket with her mother Cora is once again faced by ghosts and is just about to deal with them herself when a hooded figure arrives, clad in leather, a maverick called Echo, Cora meets her first Grimnir or reaper of souls.
Maliina and Echo had previously had a relationship whilst she looked and acted as Cora, this leads to some confusion when Echo misses slight differences in the girls and falls fowl of Valkyrie Torin and Seeress Rain.
Soon Cora finds herself in the middle of a battleground as others see her as a direct line to Odin's Grandson and Echo will do anything to protect her.
This is a series set around Norse mythology and I really enjoyed the introduction of Echo, his fierce independence and loyalty to Cora was delightful.
I enjoyed this new spin off and tie-in with the Runes series I finished it in one day! Started it at 6 and read it through to midnight only stopping for tea. A highly recommended read for current and new fans.
It is not only refreshing to explore this world through the eyes of different characters but it also adds a new layer of imagination and connection between reader and story. Plus for those who didnt fall in love with Torin, Ednah has another chance to sieze their hearts in the dark and alluring Echo.
I never imagined reading this genre of books would be so addictive, I have just got to read more. Ednah writes in a style that will keep the reader captivated and left wanting more.
Cora is released from the psych ward, she is usually a sweet, bubbly, caring but strong character. She now seems totally withdrawn and just wants to be normal. she cannot understand why none of her friends visited. At the end of the last book she was acting totally out of character, in fact a bit bitchy. There is a lot of confusion for Cora and me Is she now hallucinating? she keeps seeing ghosts!!
Echo, a totally mouth-wateringly hot sizzling guy who initially treats Cora as if they have been lovers for a while, yet she is sure she is still a virgin. He is a grimnir and he reaps lost souls for Hel. He helps Cora understand why she is seeing ghosts, or lost souls. He and Cora could be so right for each other as they are both fiery characters and the sparks fly a lot with these two.
Where does Mellina, Ingrid's bitchy sister fit into the story!!!
You will be rooting for Cora and Echo to get together.
It was so nice to actually see more about Cora and her home life to get a better understanding of who she is.
The story is about Cora, Raine's best friend. In the previous parts I thought she is that positive, easy going blonde teenager and I am ashamed to admit that I thought that there is not much in her. I liked her, but couldn't really connect. How wrong I was about her! She is caring and smart. I felt so sorry for her at the beginning. She was thrown in the world she had no idea about and she didn't have anyone to talk about it! I felt for her about her feeling for Eirik, but then! I stopped feeling sorry, because she has Echo. And let me tell you this: smoking hot and cocky boyfriend? Yes please!
I like that Ednah is concentrating more on different characters and develops them really well. I can see how Cora grows and matures through the book.
And the next part? Is even better!
We already know and love Cora but do we know the hidden depths to her. We do now. Cora may have been Miss popular but within the world we have come to love, Cora was in her best friends shadow. In Grimnirs, she steps out of that shadow in a big way and makes her mark on the world of Norse Mythology.
The story kicks off with Cora returning home after a nasty stint in the local Psych ward. Not only has she had to endure the Psych ward but nobody, including her best friends, gave a damn. That's because nobody knew she had been missing thanks to a certain evil Norn.
She still has her long term crush though right? Nope, he left town without a word..ouch!
With all the doom and gloom of her life, who can blame her when a red hot Grimnir with a cocky smile and bad boy attitude enters her room, she finds herself throwing caution to the wind. Echo is divine..well actually he's an arrogant so-and-so who is only interested in himself. He is however, insanely hot. He knows how to make the strongest of men cower and the strongest of women throw herself at his feet. He is nothing short of my new book boyfriend.
Echo comes into Coras world and turns it upside down and inside out inbetween reaping souls, trips to Hel and turning Cora to jelly with his touch.
Join Cora on the latest amazing adventure in the Runes series and try not to lust too hard for Mr Wolf Eyes.