Review: Seeress (Runes #3) by Ednah Walters
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Seeress by Ednah Walters
Series: Runes #3
Published by: Firetrail Publishing on 4/28/2014
Genres: Fantasy, Mature YA, PNR
Source: Author Submitted, Purchased
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About the Book:
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?
I’m a huge fan of Ednah Walters, who is responsible for my Runes addiction as well as my The Guardian Legacy addiction. YA lovers can rejoice because she wowed me again with the latest book, Seeress. After Grimirs (#2.5), I wasn’t sure when we’d see Raine again in the spotlight. Don’t get me wrong, Grimirs was awesomesauce, but I’m #TeamTorin all the way even if Echo is a slice of yummy.
The writing flows, catching, sinking, and slamming you into the pages. Filled with extensive world building, but never to the point where you are scratching your head or yawning, Ednah Walters delivers a page turning adventure that blends cultures and mythology. Raine continues to grow and not only come into her powers, but she grows as a young adult on the verge of womanhood.
I think Raine is finally finding her voice amongst those who fight to protect her life. She’s tired of being shoved in a barred box and told to wait. I love this strength, and it’s always been there beneath the surface, but she has had enough. We also see more blooming friendships and disappointment in old ones. The witches’ angle, right down to Torin’s confession was eye opening for his closeted hatred. He’s just not the type to open up about his past, not even with Raine.
Filled with adventure, mystery, and romantic and platonic love, Seeress answers some old questions, while giving us new hooks, and makes us want more. A great read, a great series, geared towards lovers of paranormal romance and urban fantasy.