December 09, 2018

#BookReview: Runebinder (The Runebinder Chronicles #1) by Alex R. Kahler

Title: Runebinder
Series: The Runebinder Chronicles #1
Author: Alex R. Kahler
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Dystopian, LGBT
Pages: Hardcover394 pages
Pub Date: November 14th 2017
Publisher: Harlequin Teen

Book Source: Purchased
My Rating: DNF
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Synopsis:  Magic is risen.

When magic returned to the world, it could have saved humanity, but greed and thirst for power caused mankind's downfall instead. Now once-human monsters called Howls prowl abandoned streets, their hunger guided by corrupt necromancers and the all-powerful Kin. Only Hunters have the power to fight back in the unending war, using the same magic that ended civilization in the first place.

But they are losing.

Tenn is a Hunter, resigned to fight even though hope is nearly lost. When he is singled out by a seductive Kin named Tomás and the enigmatic Hunter Jarrett, Tenn realizes he's become a pawn in a bigger game. One that could turn the tides of war. But if his mutinous magic and wayward heart get in the way, his power might not be used in favor of mankind.

If Tenn fails to play his part, it could cost him his friends, his life…and the entire world.

About the Author: Alex is many things, but first and foremost, he's a Sagittarius. He's taught circus arts in Madrid, drummed with Norse shamans, studied writing in Scotland, and watched the Northern Lights from a hot tub in Iceland...and that's the abbreviated list. He writes fantasy for adults and teens, with special focus on LGBTQ+ characters and immersive mythologies.

"This addition to the Runebinder universe continues to expand the scope of queer YA fiction, asserting that LGBTQ characters can assume any narrative role: hero, villain, partner, lover, traitor, and, in this case, anything but the traditional tragic victim." –Booklist

"This fantasy-dystopia blend is action-packed from bloody start to unsettling end....An often gripping series starter." -Booklist on Runebinder

"Runebinder is wall-to-wall elemental magic and mayhem. Alex R. Kahler knows how to rock some socks." -Kendare Blake, New York Times Bestselling author of the Three Dark Crowns series on Runebinder

"A roller coaster ride through a world of chaos and blood." -Carrie Ryan, New York Times Bestselling author The Forests of Hands and Teeth series & Daughter of Deep Silence on Runebinder

"Smart and original, this devastating fantasy has irresistible characters and startling twists around every corner. And can I just say: Sexy. As. Hell." -New York Times bestselling author Andrea Cremer on Runebinder

"Runebinder is the deliciously dark love child of an epic fantasy and a stark dystopian that will keep readers up all night." -Delilah S. Dawson, author of the Blud series, the Hit series, and Star Wars: The Perfect Weaponon Runebinder

My Review: I am so sad right now. I purchased this book becuase the cover just pulled me in so much!! But after I started it the writing style especially the romance/sexy parts were just so rediculess that I just could not get past them.  I made it to 120 pages but I just didn't feel connected enough to go past that.  I really wished this one would have been better becuase the magical system and the dystopian world building were awesome.  

The other issue I had was that were dropped into this world with no explination. I felt like I missed a prolouge or something.  

Go Into This One Knowing: The romance/sexy parts are just silly, No explination to story to start 

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