Souls (Runes #5) by Ednah Walters
Eighteen-year-old Cora Jemison knows what it’s like to date a soul reaper. There are no Friday night movies, no school dances, and no stolen kisses between classes. It totally sucks! What makes it even worse, souls pop up when she least expects it. The last one is not her fault, but it all adds up to zero quality time with her super hot, scythe-carrying boyfriend, Echo.
Since Cora was etched with special runes by an evil Immortal, she understands why souls are drawn to her. She makes the best of it by helping souls find closure while Echo escorts them to the realm of the dead. Perfect partners, until a dark soul visits Cora in the dead of the night and Echo decides her soul-helping days are over.
Cora can either listen to Echo or follow her instincts. To make matters worse, other reapers start stalking her, demanding she hand over the soul. Even her Valkyrie friends think she’s gone too far. But something sinister is coming their way, and the soul is the key to saving her town, her friends, and her relationship with Echo. Can she convince Echo to see things her way before it’s too late?
What another great installment to the an already great series! This book was really fun to read because of the new things we learn about the world of Runes. In addition, we get to learn more about Echo and who he is.
The characters again in this book played themselves out really well. Echo was adorable as ever. He was always protecting Cora and watching out for her. I want my own Echo. He is sweet and protective. Even though his presence is slightly lesser in this book than the previous one, I love the scenes he is in. He is away because he wants to protect Cora. Cora was amazing in this book. I love the fact that she is not the friendliest girl out there, but she will do anything to protect the ones she loves. The slashing tires scene is hilarious. She shows her mean side but it is hilarious because they really did deserve it, the girls who bullied her.
The action is this book great. There was suspense and nothing dragged on. Overall, this was a great new installment to the Grimnirs series.