Immortals by @ednahwalters #bookreview #YA #Norse #Mythology

Immortals (Runes, #2)Immortals by Ednah Walters
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Immortals is the second book in the Runes series of YA paranormal fantasy. I really enjoyed book 1 and was keen to download book 2 at once to continue reading the story.

Raine Cooper is seventeen and found that she has the hottest guy ever living next door. Torin St. James is drop dead gorgeous and it’s him she thinks about all day. The trouble is she’s currently dating life-long friend Eirik Seville, and her life has been turned upside down by paranormal beings that are linked to Norse mythology.

In book 2, Torin’s memory has been tampered with and he cannot remember the past few months and his feelings for Raine. She must now begin her Rune training, but the three Fates known as Norns have not finished with her yet. They try to lure her to their side whilst telling her she must protect Eirik as his life is in danger.

In this book we learn that there is more to Eirik than just a normal mortal being and Raine struggles to know who she can trust as she faces challenges from many sides, even best friend Cora is acting strange just when she needs her.

I enjoyed the build up of the storyline and the introduction of new layers to the tale. The edition I had contained a dozen or so minor typos which were a little disappointing and took the edge off this entertaining read.

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Rosie’s Book review Team #RBRT Jessie reviews Desprite Measures by Deborah Jay

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Jessie chose to read and review Desprite Measures by Deborah Jay

First things first.

There is a vampire in this book and he can’t tolerate the sunlight.

I like to get these kind of facts in the open right away so that if you are like my husband you will at least consent to hear about the rest book. Some people, are so touchy about these things. I mean seriously, what’s wrong with a little sparkle now and then?

But I digress.

Vampires, elementals, witches, fey… There are loads of creatures in this book living alongside humans in the Scottish Highlands – which is the best part of the book. Not just that they exist, but that they do so with a fairly well thought out strategy of how the creatures live aside humans and why they act the way they do. Fantastic for people like my vampire persnickety husband who can then just enjoy the story without shaking their heads too much over the technicalities. Even better, the author fits that information into the writing smoothly enough that the book doesn’t bog itself down with the details. Well some of the details. Apparently elementals need DNA to support a human guise and sometimes a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do in order to get some… DNA…

Would I recommend it?  This book is good! It’s quick and fun, with a well written, solid plot. If I weren’t warming my toes by the fire and battened down for cold weather I’d call this a perfect beach read!

Be warned, if you search for this book search engines everywhere will try hard to convince you that you mean “desperate measures” don’t believe them!

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This honest review was given in return for a free copy of the book from its author.

Desprite Measures by Deborah Jay

Desprite Measures (Caledonian Sprite, #1)Desprite Measures by Deborah Jay

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Desprite Measures has a terrific book cover for a start. This is a fantasy tale set in Scotland. Cassie is a water sprite an immortal element who has chosen to form a human existence in the last few hundred years. She enjoys the interaction with humans and they in turn help her exist.

We first meet her trapped in a dangerous and confusing situation in the hands of a magician, using her relationship with water she saves the situation and makes a lucky escape, but finds herself and her friends are in danger as the magician pursues them and their energies.

The first half of the book built up slowly, introducing us to the characters and teasing us with hints of what was to come. For me the book took off in the second half with lots of action. I liked the different witches and their covens. Gloria and Alistair both had great roles and I really enjoyed the astral plane and my own imagination filled in unanswered questions at the end as to who Michael could have been.

A fun slow burner with potential for a sequel.

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