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on November 1, 2014
Raine Cooper is a typical teenager. She is on the swim team and she has her two best friends, Cora and Eirik. She’s coping with some stuff (I won’t go into because I don’t want to give much away). Other than that, her life is pretty normal. She’s waiting for Eirik to finally ask her out so they can move beyond friendship.
Enter Torin St. James. Torin moves in next door – into the house her friend Eirik used to live in. He’s hot, arrogant, a bad ass with a faint English accent and riding a motorcycle. Yes, please! He’s kind of rude to Raine when they first meet but she holds her own very well against him. The banter between them was great.
I don’t really care for love triangles but this one wasn’t like the triangles you see in a lot of YA books. Raine loves Eirik, but as a best friend. She’s confused at first about what kind of love she feels for him, but it’s obvious from the moment Torin calls her Freckles, where the real chemistry is. I loved Eirik but Torin is one of those characters who when he isn’t in the scene, you can’t help but wonder when he’s going to show up again. I love it when an author creates a character who draws you in that way.
Stuff happens (see how I avoided the spoilers?) and Torin saves Raine’s life. Suddenly she can see weird symbols everywhere and she doesn’t know what is happening to her. A whole new world opens to Raine, one she thought existed only in myth, and her life is changed forever. Walters does an amazing job of weaving Norse mythology into the story as well as developing a great relationship between Raine and Torin. The books doesn’t end on a cliffhanger, but you’ll be so invested in wanting to find out what happens next, you’ll be reaching for the next one immediately.