Review & Giveaway – Seeress by Ednah Walters

May 2, 2014 Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 0 ★★★★

Title: Seeress

Series: Runes #3
Author: Ednah Walters
Release Date: April 28th, 2014

Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Firetrail Publishing
Presented by: As You Wish Tours
Pages: 296
Goodreads Rating: 4.61 Stars
My Rating: 4/5 Stars
My Content Rating: YA (Making out and some brief talk of sex)
Summary from Goodreads: I love Torin St. James… 

I need his strength… 
But someone from his past wants me dead.

Raine Cooper is certain of two things: her love for Torin St. James and her destiny to be a powerful seeress. But when she starts having premonitions, they are unclear and disturbing. Worse, they involve Torin. With her mother gone, her father dying, and her best friend in Hel, she is not sure who to talk to.

But when the visions become more personal and she foresees her future with Torin threatened by someone from his past, Raine becomes desperate for answers. Just her luck two new students arrive at   her school and they seem to have answers. When with them, her powers are enhanced and her visions become clear. There is only one problem: Torin forbids Raine to see the two girls.

Can their love survive without trust? 

 

***NOTE: This review may contain spoilers for the first three books in the series. To see my reviews of those books, click on the following links – Runes and Immortals, Grimnirs)***
 

Seeress is the third installment in the Runes series (well, really the fourth if you include book #2.5, which you really should).  In this book, Raine’s powers start to really emerge.  Her gift as a Seeress leads her to see the deaths of witches, and she discovers that she is the true target.  Her visions also make her question certain things about Torin, though, and she finds herself keeping things from him.  She has to unravel the mystery and discover what it all has to do with her before it’s too late.

The negatives:
  • Torin and Raine.  While I generally love Torin and Raine together, they grated on my nerves just a little bit in this book.  Raine spent far too much time lusting after Torin – and describing how hot he was, especially in the first half of the book.  I was aware that she thought that Torin was the sexiest guy ever and I didn’t need her to remind me over and over and over again.  I also started to get tired of her getting frustrated with his overprotectiveness.  These two things just took up too much of the book in my opinion.
What I loved:
  • Waiting for intimacy.  While there were a couple of things that bothered me about Raine and Torin in this book, I was thrilled with the fact that Walters chose not to have them jump into bed together.  This was so refreshing for a YA novel nowadays.  There was plenty of making out and lusting – but they had decided that they were going to wait to take that next step, and they held to that decision.  Yay!  It has felt to me lately like YA characters jump into bed with each other the minute they start dating, so I was happy to see a couple who’s been dating for close to six months and holding off on that big step.  I also thought that it was very realistically handled because, let’s face it, they really do want to have sex – but they’re showing self control.  What’s this self control I speak of?  I swear – it still exists.  Thank you Ednah Walters for showing it.
  • The secondary characters.  I really fell more and more in love with the secondary characters in this book.  Andris has always been a favorite of mine and he had some great moments in this book.  We also got to see more of Cora and Echo, and Ingrid played a bigger role in this book than she has in some of the past books.  Throw in Raine’s parents and a few new characters and there were a lot of three-dimensional secondary characters to love!
  • The twists.  We got to learn a lot more about the mythology behind the series in this book, and we’re getting closer and closer to Ragnarok, it seems.  As the stakes got higher, Walters threw in some fun and interesting twists that definitely kept me guessing.

I really enjoyed this installment in the Runes series.  Can’t wait to see what Walters has in store for us next! 4/5 stars.

 

***Disclosure: This book was provided to me by the author in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given. All opinions are my own***
 
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About the Author

EDNAH WALTERS grew up reading Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys 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 at www.ednahwalters.com.

Ednah also writes YA paranormal romance. RUNES is the first book in her new series. IMMORTALS is book 2. She just released book 3, GRIMNIRS December 2013. 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.

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