WARNING: This is CORA’S story: This book may be considered NA (new adult) because it contains some swearing, violence and sex scenes: Suitable for ages 17 and up. A Clean Version will also be available on Amazon.
Cora Jemison knows what it’s like to date a soul reaper. There are no Friday
night movies, no school dances, and no stolen kisses between classes. It
totally sucks! What makes it even worse, souls pop up when she least expects
it. The last one is not her fault, but it all adds up to zero quality time with
her super hot, scythe-carrying boyfriend, Echo.
etched with special runes by an evil Immortal, she understands why souls are
drawn to her. She makes the best of it by helping souls find closure while Echo
escorts them to the realm of the dead. Perfect partners, until a dark soul
visits Cora in the dead of the night and Echo decides her soul-helping days are
listen to Echo or follow her instincts. To make matters worse, other reapers
start stalking her, demanding she hand over the soul. Even her Valkyrie friends
think she’s gone too far. But something sinister is coming their way, and the
soul is the key to saving her town, her friends, and her relationship with
Echo. Can she convince Echo to see things her way before it’s too late?
I cannot get over how beautiful this cover is.
Seriously this series (and the Runes series) has the best covers… ever!
I received an ARC of this novel in exchange for a review and I cannot say enough how excited I was when this ARC arrived in my inbox. I mean, there was definite squealage! I had already refreshed myself on the prior books so nothing stopped me from cracking this baby open right away!
The book begins shortly after Seeress ends and things aren’t going too bad for Cora. She’s an immortal now and training with Lavania and Raine, she’s got a super hot – super hot – Grimnir boyfriend and her dealings with souls are going well. At least they are until she the feels a darker presence in her room… but souls shouldn’t be allowed to enter her room. This one is more clever than the rest… he’s also a dark soul.
Let’s just say Echo is super pissed when he finds out.
Dark souls are scary shit you guys.
Turns out this one happens to be an old friend of Echo’s – back from his mortal days – and they didn’t exactly part ways on good terms all those years ago. Dev – the dark soul and Echo’s old BFF – wants Cora’s help. And she decides, much to the chagrin of Echo that she is going to help Dev out.
That’s as much as of the plot as I’m going to give away… but know this: it get’s crazy good.
Echo is… Perfection. I love him more and more every time we get to see him. He opens up more and more to Cora and you can tell he’s really trying- even though he doesn’t like that she helps out the souls and he really doesn’t like that she wants to help a dark soul. He respects her. I just wish there were more of him.. I never get enough of Ednah Walters’ leading men. Like… ever. (And I really love any and all interaction between Torin and Echo, it’s just too entertaining)
We have a few other new characters too, including Dev. I love him. He’s got spirit… hehe… get it? Because he’s a soul? He’s does though. He has a bit of a snarky attitude and he’s flirty, and simply impossible not to like.
We get to meet a few new Grimnirs – some of Echo’s old friends – and I’m intrigued by each and every one of them. I want them ALL to get their own books and stories. I need to know everything about Rhys and Nara and Syn… I NEED THIS! (Miss Walters, if you read this… just know that this girl would love for you write about pretty much every single secondary character you’ve ever introduced.)
My only complaint is that while the book was so exciting and kept me on the edge, the ending seemed a little abrupt… I was left with a few questions; hopefully they’ll get answered in future books. I mean we know we get at least one more with Raine and Torin (Witches) and then eventually we’ll get Eiriks story too, so hopefully any questions we have left at the end of this novel will be answered soon.
I loved this book so much! You have to go read it! It’s a must! If you keep scrolling, you’ll find the Amazon buy link, so do yourself a favor and go purchase your copy right now!
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, was released
March 2013. She’s working on the next book in the series, FORGOTTEN. Visit her
Ednah also writes YA paranormal romance. RUNES is the first book in her new
series and there are currently three other books published in this series.
SOULS (Grimnir book 2 a side story to the RUNES series) and WITCHES book 4 will
release 2014. Read more about this
series and the world she’s created here www.runestheseries.com.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 five more books in this series. She’s presently working on book seven. You can visit her online at or www.ebwalters.com.