ARC Review: Runes

17563021I’ve been fortunate to be a book reviewer of all sorts of books, from fiction to metaphysical subjects. I’m hoping to start posting more reviews here on Shades of Maybe. Today’s review is of Runes by Ednah Waters, a ARC I received through netgalley.com.

I must say that it was very enjoyable. The characters felt more real than most YA books, they had well rounded lives that involved equal measures of school, modern day internets, and high school participation. The story felt a bit rushed but it was a good opener for a promising series. The supernatural bits kept me guessing and I can say that I look forward to learning more about the world that Walters has created. As a resident of the Pacific Northwest, I loved that this book was set in Portland, Oregon’s backyard. I also enjoyed how Walters used runes in her story. I don’t read runes but I love divination types and seeing that the runes were made into a magical system, that also doubled as a type of tattoo, got me really excited. I can’t wait to see how this system develops and morphs later in the series. If you want a good, fun and fast read, then Runes will be that book.

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i was adopted. i was born into identity. i have no idea where i came from historically or ethnically. Therefore, i am a culture of myself. All the activities and chapters in my life created who i am today. i am free to select those i deem worthy of being in my family. i do not have to abide by longstanding rules or regulations. i do not have to follow in the footsteps of some long dead relative. i am a culture of myself. What i do, the things i believe in, and the rituals i make... build my identity. i am connected to nothing at all, and deeply connected to everything around me. i came from the earth. i am a true child of nature and spirituality. This is my gift.

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