Synopsis: Straight out of the psych ward, Cora just wants her life to be normal. She doesn’t want to see souls or the reapers collecting them. The guy she’s loved from a distance for years moves away without saying goodbye. So yes, she’s nursing a serious heartbreak. It’s no wonder love is the last thing on her mind when Echo storms into her life.
The chemistry between them is mind-blowing. The connection defies logic. Even better, the souls leave her alone when he is around.
Too bad Echo is the poster boy for everything she hates in a guy—hot, beautiful, and cocky. He is also a soul reaper. A Grimnir.
The very beings she wants out of her life. Maybe normal is overrated because Cora wants it all. Answers. Love. A life.
By far my favorite book in the series. I don’t know what it is about third books but they always seem to be my favorites. This book goes off the beaten path and tells the story of Cora, Raines BFF. Now Cora has always been my favorite character so I was real excited to read it. She has this gravitational pull on everyone who knows her. She is smart, funny and I love her Vlog.
Look, I’m probably going to go in to some spoilers but it’s the third book so what can you really expect?
The chemistry between Cora and Echo is off the charts people! Echo is an old soul, after being betrayed by his people he only cares about himself and what others can do for him. His cockiness and his take charge attitude are fairly attractive but it’s how he is with Cora that really made me fall for him. He finds himself truly caring about someone other than himself, and it’s like he is a whole other person. Sweet, gentle even and he puts Cora above everything, even his life. He reveals things about his past to her, he lets her in and trusts her when everyone else seems to be dodging her questions. Which is hard for him to do after flying solo for so long.
Cora is a bit overwhelmed at first with her reaction to Echo. She should be pinning over Eirik’s absence since she is supposed to be in love with him. But those feelings suddenly disappear when Echo enters her bedroom. You know what they say, out of sight, out of mind. She trusts him, they have great communication, which is a big deal for me. Poor Cora has to deal with some psych who she doesn’t even remember because memory wipe. And this is where the story takes a bit of a turn for me. The main plot took a backseat toward the end and I ain’t even mad about it.
The love story is the main focus of this book, and honestly the mythological plot was pretty weak in my opinion, but the love story made up for it. YA appropriate for 18 and up due to violence and some sexual innuendo.
This book is a side story of the runes series but I would recommend reading it in the order that I am to get the timeline right.