Monday, September 16, 2013

Blog Tour: Immortals (Runes #2) by: Ednah Walters (Review, Top 5, and Giveaway)

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Immortals by Ednah Walters hosted by Xpresso Book Tours. For my stop I have a review, top 5 from the author, and a giveaway. Be sure to check out the other stops on tour, just go here.
Release Date: August 5, 2013
from Firetrail Publishing
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Source: I received a copy of this book as a part of the blog tour in exchange for a fair and honest review
"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."

My Thoughts:


I have been dying to read this book ever since I finished Runes. Anyone who read Runes, knows that the ending breaks your heart. I was dying to find out what happens next, but I was also worried the sequel wouldn’t live up to the first book. Immortals was just as good as Runes, I actually think I liked it a bit more.

Raine is my favorite kind of heroine. She is spunky and feisty and doesn’t back down. She faces her problems head on and always has a plan. When she is determined there is nothing that can stop her. She is also the kind of heroine who will ask for help and she isn’t really one for secrets, at least not when it comes to important people. I love that she is spunky without being too tough to ask for help.

Then we have Torin St. James. Guys, I love Torin! He is cocky and arrogant and a badass, but he is also a great guy and will do anything for Raine. I love his smartass comments and he never ceases to make me laugh. He reminds me a lot of Daemon Black and Daemon is my very favorite. I also love that he trusts Raine and doesn’t suffocate her. Yes he is protective, but not to the point where he tries to lock her away. He knows she is strong and can handle whatever this crazy life throws at her, but he will always be there to back her up.

Now this next paragraph will be spoilery for those of you who have not read Runes as it deals with a major twist at the end, but it also plays a big part of Immortals. So if you do not want to be spoiled, please skip to the next paragraph. My one complaint with Immortals dealt with the memory loss Torin had at the end of Runes. I absolutely hate memory loss as a rule. I don’t mind when a book begins with a character not remembering anything because then the story is a mystery both myself and the character uncover. However, when I have met a character and experienced things with a character, I hate when the character loses the memories we have experienced. To me it feels like a cheap way to move the story along and I feel like I have to re-learn things I already know. Basically I just get very very frustrated. So to say I was worried about Immortals is to put it lightly. I came to really love Torin and I didn’t know how long I could handle him without his memories. With that being said, despite my issues with this kind of plot line, it was done well in Immortals and it wasn’t drawn out to the point where I wanted to rip my hair out. I did get frustrated, but not as much as I had anticipated.

Other than the one thing above, I really loved the plot in Immortals. There were twists and turns at every corner and you never knew who to trust. I could not put the book down and I also couldn’t guess who was behind it all. Every time I thought I had the story figured out, something would throw me for a loop. I loved that! I loved that I couldn’t guess and that the story kept me on my toes. As I’m sure most readers can agree, it’s not always easy to find a book that can do that.

All in all, Immortals was a great follow up to Runes. Even with my one hang up, I ended up enjoying it more than Runes. It is everything I want from pararomance. From the feisty heroine to the swoonworthy hero its perfect for paranormal fans.

Top 5:

For my stop on the tour, I asked Ednah to share with us her Top 5 Favorite Books of 2013 (So Far) and this is what she had to say:

(LOL, excluding my books, Runes, Immortals and Hunted?)

1. Touch of Death by Kelly Hashway

2. Apollyon by Jennifer L. Armentrout
3. Perfection by JL Spielbring
4. Breaking Glass by Lisa Amowitz
5. Triangles by Kimberly Ann Miller

She listed some awesome books! Not going to lie, I really LOVE that Apollyon is on the list.

Giveaway:


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About The Author:


EDNAH WALTERS grew up reading Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys and dreaming of one day writing her own stories. She is a stay-at-home mother of five humans and two American short-hair cats (one of which has ADHD) and a husband. When she is not writing, she’s at the gym doing Zumba or doing things with her family, reading, traveling or online chatting with fans.
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 by Pill Hill Press 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 at www.ednahwalters.com or www.ebwalters.comWebsite Goodreads Facebook Twitter


14 comments:

  1. I haven't read the first book in this series but I have heard some great things about it. I'm so glad you enjoyed the sequel. Great post Teresa :)

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    1. Tanya, don't miss out. It is an amazing series

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  2. Raine def sounds like a kind of heroine that I would like a lot too

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  3. I really need to get to Runes! I have it, just haven't gotten to it! I'm glad you actually liked the second book a bit more! I love it when that happens :)

    This series sounds right up my alley! YES!

    AMAZING REVIEW! :)

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    1. Get to it and let me know what you think.

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  4. Great review girl! I liked Runes ok, but I held off on the Immortals tour until I saw some of you guys read it. I was nervous as to how she would handle the memory loss thing and I'm with you, I'm not a big fan of that either. I'm glad you still enjoyed this and I think I will end up picking it up at some point!

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    1. The memory loss was handled well in this, and it doesnt really drag. Its a good sequel!

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    2. Don't blame me on the memory loss thing...LOL. The Norns did it

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  5. I haven't read the first book, but I've heard good things. It's always awesome when book two exceeds expectations. Great review, Teresa!

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    1. Andrea, go ahead and read them. You won't regret it. Yeah, that's me doing serious BSP here, LOL

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  6. Thanks for participating in the tour. Happy you enjoyed Immortals despite thememory loss

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  7. Ooh, I love it when I love the first book in a series and then I love the second even more! I've had my eye on this series ~ love the covers. ;) I'm definitely going to read them. Thanks for a great review, Teresa!

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