• Emma

Runebinder Book Review

Updated: Aug 29, 2019


"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 Tomas and the enigmatic Hunter Jarret, 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 favour of mankind.

If Tenn fails to play his part, it could cost him his friends, his life....and the entire world." (Blurb taken from the book itself. Credit to the author, Alex R. Kahler, and the Publisher, Harlequin Teen)



This book was good and really fast paced. I think I finished it in just over a week? And that is saying a lot considering my reading ability the past year or so. I really liked the new take on magic and the fact that this is apocalyptic fantasy which is a genre I didn't even think existed, but I'm glad it does because I didn't realize how much I needed it. It's super good.

Another interesting aspect of this book was that it features a queer romance. And the book wasn't about the MC being gay, he just happened to be gay. He merely existed as he was and I really liked that. The author didn't spend the whole book trying to prove it was okay, he just wrote about it.

The only thing I will say against this book is that I found it predictable, but I'm not sure if that's because I'm a writer now or not lol. I will be checking out the sequels when they come out. There better be sequels...


I hope you guys enjoyed this review. Please let me know if there are any aspects of books in particular that you would like me to focus on when giving reviews, like plot, setting, or characters.

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