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.
Thanks to Netgalley for providing me with this book in exchange of an honest review.
I didn't like it, I'm sorry. I couldn't even finish it.
Somebody told me the first thirty pages of a novel should be the most important ones because if I read thirty pages and I'm still not enjoying myself, I never will. I waited for page 40 to completely give up.
The synopsis is interesting, the cover it's not the best but I like the colors and I was really hoping for an awesome story.
First off, why does every YA book have to be written in first person? While this can be pretty amusing sometimes, at some cases it just ruins things. I didn't like the protagonist, which makes it harder to like the book. And I didn't like the narrative either; it was poorly written, in my opinion.
It had a lot of cliches in it and I honestly didn't care about any of the characters, as they were just tropes and nothing more.
Oh, and please please please
let me get what I want, stop creating female protagonists who go all dumb just because a pretty boy talks to them. It's annoying and insulting for me, as a woman (this book is written by a woman afterall, so she should be more careful, I guess).
I don't have much more to say. I'm so sorry for giving up on Runes, especially because I got it through Netgalley and I don't want to sound rude. I know it's really hard to write a novel and the author must have worked very hard to do it, but I just can't bring myself to like it.
1 out of 5 stars