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

Runebinder (The Runebinder Chronicles, #1)

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...

Details Runebinder (The Runebinder Chronicles, #1)

TitleRunebinder (The Runebinder Chronicles, #1)
Release DateNov 14th, 2017
PublisherHarlequin Teen
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Glbt, Magic

Reviews Runebinder (The Runebinder Chronicles, #1)

  • Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin
    I won an arc copy of this in a Goodreads/Firstreads giveaway. This cover is so freaking awesome and I admit I judged a book by its cover. I didn't realize exactly what it was about. The beginning started out good, well accept for one thing but the author did that part really well. But I just wasn't feeling the rest of it. The concept of all these monsters is really cool though! The book seems to have mixed reviews so you could be one that loves i...
  • Ben Alderson
    This is my new favorite book. First, it was a lot of elements I love. Elemental control, mage, witches, evil magic, post-apocalyptic world, burning desire, deep and interesting characters. But to top it off it displays a gay romance without explanation. I have NEVER connected to a character like I have with Tenn, so much so that 50 pages in I was in tears because I connected with him so much.Alex is one of my new favorite authors and humans and I...
  • Crazy4Books
    The magic and all the deadly creatures were super fascinating in this LGBT fantasy. The main character Tenn is a hunter who battles monsters as well as depression. I liked the world and the lore about the gods, but some of it was a little confusing. The plot was compelling and intense. The amount of death and violence was captivating. I also loved the mystery element. A book without a hint of mystery is like a character without personality. It...
  • Amber Robertson
    Thank you NetGalley for sending me an eARC in exchange for reviewDNF @ 10% It's been a while since I've had a DNF. Like, a really long time. However, Runebinder really wasn't the book for me. I feel as though I may have DNF'ed it a little early but when the word 'lust' is mentioned twice within a page I can't help the gag that leaves my body and forces me to drop my phone. Can't deal. I also was struggling with the writing style. I'm not sure if ...
  • Cori Reed
    Okay. I have THOUGHTS.I think, on the surface, I would have given this book 3 stars. It's not a masterpiece, but it's entertaining and I wanted to keep reading. THAT SAID, the way Alex Kahler wrote a dystopian/fantasy where LGBT+ characters are a norm, not questioned, and very much the heroes, was FANTASTIC. So much respect for this novel. I will absolutely be picking up the rest of the series, whenever that may be.
  • Hailey
    SEE THIS REVIEW AND MORE AT LITERATURE DREAMS! "Find the boy that Water weeps for. His words will shape the world." Runebinder written by Alex R. Kahler is book one in "The Runebinder Chronicles".Although November's theme is Blast from the Past, I promised to review some new releases. Today I am fulfilling that promise. Runebinder was published this month on the 14th.Story in a Sentence: In a world destroyed by the misuse of magic and greed for...
  • Chiara
    A copy of this novel was provided by Harlequin Teen Australia for review.Here are four things I think you should know about Runebinder:1) It’s a queer YA fantasyWhich are quite rare, even though there are more and more popping up. It’s still such an exciting thing to discover that a queer YA fantasy is heading to shelves, and when I heard about Runebinder it was no different. I was super keen for this story, and the added bonus that it’s #o...
  • Cindy
    4.5 stars!dark, intense, and fascinating. loved the new world kahler created in this dystopic fantasy, and loved our hero tenn as well.
  • Sarah
    3.5/5 STARSI received an ARC of this novel from Harlequin Australia in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own.I really wanted to love this book, it had been hyped up to be the next big fantasy series, with a LGQBTI+ rep as well - I was completely sold. I didn’t dislike it, I didn’t love it – I just liked it.The unique world Kahler has created is fascinating, however it is delivered in my opinion quite messily – which leave...