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)