Received an e-copy in exchange for an honest review<br><br>This actually started out super terrible. And then got super amazing. Example A: the fist page features this dazzling paragraph
1) it started out terrible. Hottie of the week is just not how you attract an audience older than high school. The first time I picked this book up, I read the first page and then closed it and started the next book.
2) The insta-love on Raine's side makes no sense.
3) Why is Torin even drawn to her? Like actually someone explain where that intense attraction came from?
4) Raine is kind of a bitch when it comes between balancing out what to do with Torin and Eirik. She lead them both on quite a bit and couldn't make up her mind about what she wanted.
Anyway, despite the flaws, it still gets 4 stars, because the plot was actually insanely page-turny. I've only read one other series about Norse Mythology and I hated every book (don't ask me why I read the whole series. I'm a masochist.) Reading Runes was a nice change. I got enough information to keep me interested, but still had be delving right into book two for more.
If you love mythology and want a quick read, THIS. READ THIS (if you can get over some of the high school drama.)