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The Amazon YA paranormal romance best seller that launched the Runes series introduced listeners to Raine and Torin.
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 an 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 him. What Torin is goes back to an ancient mythology, and Raine is somehow part of it. Not only is she and her friends in danger, she must choose a side, but the wrong choice will cost Raine her life.
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By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 02-02-16

A good read.

I've wanted to read this for a long time and jumped at the chance of listening to the audio. While I enjoyed it, there was one major thing that annoyed me. I'm going to list my likes and dislikes, so lets get thee bad out of the way first.

What I Disliked:

The dreaded love triangle!! Why oh why do authors feel the need to put in a love triangle. It's something that I loathe and if I know there's a love triangle, I usually steer clear. She "loves" her boyfriend, whom just happens to be her best friend, yet when the new mysterious neighbour comes on the scene, she can't stop thinking about him, even when she is with her boyfriend. It really turned me off the whole book, which is a pity because there was much to like.

Raine: I really, really didn't like how she was with Eriik. I just wanted her to end it and go with Torin if that's what she wanted instead of staying with him.

Likes:

The Norse mythology: Loved this aspect of the book. We don't have nearly enough books dealing with these kinds of myth!

Torin: Super hot and awesome!!! Such a mysterious character and with some amazing abilities.

The feel: And what I mean by this is that while parts felt incredibly familiar to other books, it felt comfortable reading this. It felt like a lot of my favourite books rolled into one.

In all, this was a good read. I enjoyed a lot of it but didn't like the rest. I will definitely pick up the ext one in the hopes Raine cops on a bit!! ;)

Stephanie Terry did a good job with the narration though I did find that she used the same tone for a number of characters. Overall I enjoyed her performance and would lidten to more read by her.

*I received a copy of this via AudioBookBlast for review. This in no way affects my thoughts.*

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By Amanda on 01-29-16

Great book -horrible narrator

The series is great! Would definitely recommend however I could not stand the narrator! If narrating a book please learn how to pronounce places like Oregon (where the characters live) and Lake Oswego correctly! I did love the book but was just disappointed with the performance.

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By Ameera on 11-28-17

Runes

I enjoyed this book but again there appears to be a bit of confusion on the names of relatives Torin says his Fathers name is Roger Declare instead of William which is revealed in later books very disappointing

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By Caro on 06-27-17

Captivating romance

Would you listen to Runes again? Why?

Yes. I found the romance between the two lead characters captivating and never wanted to stop listening! All of the main characters add something different to the story. Torin is an extremely charismatic, magnetic male lead and is the character that, for me, made the book great. I liked it so much I'm now on the fourth book in the series, but this one, so far, is still the best.

Any additional comments?

The narrator was really good, she has a brilliant voice for narration, but she really could have done with an English person or accent coach to help her with Torin's English accent which is a mixture of a proper English accent, a Cockney/East End accent and other times isn't comparable to any kind of English accent. I'm usually not picky with accents but it was distractingly bad at times and that's the reason I didn't give Stephanie Terry five stars for her performance. It didn't stop me from enjoying the book though and it might not be as noticeable for people who aren't English.

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By Trina H on 10-07-17

Great romance

A different version of Valkyries. Left me up in the air need to read the next book to see what happens.

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