on Nov. 20, 2016 :
Omg. I loved this book. Meliina got what she deserved, thank goodness. And Echo... Omg.. I just thought I loved Torin... Cora handled every thing thrown her way pretty well... I have a new found respect for her as well... Can't wait to see what's to come next 😍
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)
on Dec. 28, 2014 :
Ednah Walters writing ALWAYS surprises me. Everyone of her stories never fails to garner a fierce response from me. When I first stated reading this series I immediately fell in LOVE with Torin St. James and thought no one could even come close to it. Well, Ednah blew that out of the water when she created Echo. He is beyond HOT, funny, did I mention HOT, with an undercurrent of badness to him.
Cora Jemison is no longer just Raine's best friends; oh no, she can see souls everywhere she goes. On a trip to the grocery store Cora encounters Echo, a mysterious guy who seems to be shepherding the very souls she wants to escape from. While she can't take her eyes off him he stuns her by talking to her like he knows her. All the while she is thinking it is impossible because she would remember him if she did.
Echo is a Grimnir, a reaper of souls. He guides souls to Hels Hall and he is great at his job. Echo is also not to be trusted because he will do any and everything to reach his end goal no matter who he has to destroy on the process. All that starts to change when the Cora he once thought he knew starts saying and acting differently then he is used to. He sees a softer side to her that makes him want to act that way as well.
Once Echo realizes Cora is a Mortal he tries to do the right thing and let her go but Cora has other plans for her Grimnir.
There is so much I want to say but I really don't want to give away any more of the story and ruin it for anyone. I so came close to tears reading this book. I had OMG moments and I there were a few times when I wished I had this book in paperback so I could throw it or bang it in frustration. I LOVED the fact that this book made me a jumble of emotions. To me, that is what a brilliant writer does, they take you on an emotional roller coaster but never let you catch your breath. I CAN'T WAIT TIL BOOK #3. On a scale from 1-10 I give Grimnirs a 20. Every book Ednah writes topples my scale because anything less seems like he won't do he stories justice. If your a fan of her Runes Series than this is a MUST HAVE addition. If you are looking for a great story, HOT guys/girls, Norse Mythology, or just looking for amazing characters than Grimnirs is the book for you. I encourage everyone who loves this series to pick up a copy. If you haven't read this series then when you buy Grimnirs you should also buy Runes and Immortals. Let Cora and Echo show you something worth fighting for.
(reviewed 2 years after purchase)
on Dec. 14, 2013 :
Grimnirs is #2.5 in the Runes series by Ednah Walters. This series is a must read. The first two books were about Raine and Torin, but in this book we get to know Raine's friend Cora better. Recently out of the mental hospital, Cora has to pretend that she doesn't see spirits so that her parents don't admit her again. Back at home, she meets Echo – a sexy guy who acts like he already knows her. He talks about things that they've done together but she doesn't remember any of it. Even the people at school act like she hasn't been gone as long as she has. Things just seem really strange.
Even though Echo is a bad boy, and soul reaper, Cora just can't resist his charms. Though I'm still a bigger fan of Raine and Torin, Cora and Echo have some awesome chemistry. Their story gets really hot and steamy for a young adult book. Echo rates high up there with Torin on the hotness-meter. If you love a bad boy that has a soft side, then you'll love Echo.
I was glad to see Raine, Torin, Andris, and Ingrid in this book. I'd love to read a book from Andris' point of view – whether his love interest is Ingrid or somebody else. He is a character that is particularly interesting to me. Ednah Walters writes great characters and great stories. The world that she has created with this series is amazing. If you like paranormal romance, Norse mythology, young adult, or new adult books – then I definitely recommend this book/series to you. This book is the perfect blend of romance, mystery, and action. You will not be disappointed.
(reviewed 10 days after purchase)
Wolf Paw Publications
on Dec. 7, 2013 :
*I received this book from the Author via As You Wish Tours in exchange for an Honest Review*
This story follows Cora Jemison after her little stint in PMI. She meets a grimnir named Echo who is not only the most arrogant sob there is, but he's hot, and he knows he's hot. However, he mistakes Cora for someone else for awhile. Then things get really interesting.
I really enjoyed this book even though I read it before Runes and Immortals (which I absolutely intend to read when I have time.) The only thing that puzzled me just a bit was the fact that first couple of chapters are about Eirick and then it's nothing but Cora and Echo after that, which leaves the reader wonder if everything that takes place in the book is what Eririck's seeing in Asgard.
I did find a handful of small errors at the very beginning of the book, but not a single one past 30% into it. None of the errors will impede reading and some of them are so miniscule they more than likely won't be noticed by the average reader.
Though I own the Guardian Legacy series and the first two books of the Runes series, this was the first of Ednah's books I've actually read. And just like I thought I would, I absolutely loved it. Ednah has without a doubt gotten a new fan in the reviewers at Cu's Ebook Giveaways.
I look forward to having the time to sit down and read the rest of this series and any others Ednah may release in the future.
I give this book 5 of 5 paws
(reviewed 6 days after purchase)
on Dec. 6, 2013 :
Doll-face: I loved the realistic tension between Echo and Cora.
I you haven't read Runes or Immortals, please be sure to read them. While Grimnirs piggy backed the end of Immortals, both are excellent reads.
The first two stories followed Raine's journey, but this book shows us our favorite sidekick, Cora. When we start the pages, we see she's having trouble recalling a memory she hadn't known was missing. For those who read Immortals, you know why, but I won't spoil it for those who haven't.
It's surprises me as I never saw Cora with anyone else except Eric. It hadn't dawned on me that there would be anyone else. When I first read about Ednah Walter's writing Cora's story, I hadn't even bothered reading the synopsis. I'm a fan girl, so I knew I'd read it regardless. Then I saw the graphics and the captions. I was all like, who the heck is Echo?
They're a perfect match in my humble opinion. Granted neither of them realize it and they have a lot to overcome. But what love doesn't have a few bumps, bruises, and cuts on the heart? It was raw and realistic.
Now there was a lot more heat in this one than previous books, but again, I found it quite real. Teens and young adults have hormones raging out of control, but it wasn't overdone, and sexual scenes were quite non-descriptive. However, I'm mentioning it for those who either want a little steam or for those who want to know the level of steam.
I can't say this enough, but I've become a major fan girl of Ednah Walters and I'm dying to know what happens next in Runes.
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)
on Dec. 6, 2013 :
One of my favorite male characters is Bones from Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress series, and Echo reminds me of him. They have a very similar convictions and spunk. He's a character I was rooting for the whole time. The love that he has for Cora is sweet and dreamy, as well as sexy and steamy.
The incorporated mythology makes it all the more interesting. It had me up until the late hours of the night, flipping pages, wanting to finish just one more chapter.
I couldn't get enough of this book, and I really hope there is a sequel so I can follow up on everyone.
My favorite character would absolutely be Echo. He's exactly the kind of guy all the girls want to find. He's got enough bad boy in him, plus his sweet and caring side, you know he'd do anything to make Cora happy.
There was plenty of drama and conflict to keep the reader interested in finding out the end of the plot. Of course, there's a villain we all love to hate, and the good guys we are all eager to see save the day. The plot itself had enough mystery, that you were figuring everything out along with everyone in the book.
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)