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, Magic, Glbt

Reviews Runebinder (The Runebinder Chronicles, #1)

  • 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.
  • Bec
    Here's my review - it's spoiler free.I wish I fell in love with this. :(
  • Leah
    Check out the full review on my blog!
  • Delia Evin
    I won an arc of this book through a goodreads giveaway.So I really really hate when a book is DNF for me, but unfortunately in this case it is. I really really tried to get through it but I just couldn't. First off let me start by saying that the premise of the book sounds great and it was immediately something I wanted to read. I started reading this book with high expectations but with each page that I got through it didn't get better. This rev...
  • Jesse Nicholas
    Fresh and exciting!Full review to come.
  • Kathy Ding
    I won this in a Goodreads giveaway. The plot follows the typical YA genre structure--lone teenage boy singled out for being able to save a world where there are no adults and complete sentences. The kids who are responsible for saving the world have no real life experiences so it's really difficult to believe they are each willing to die for any reason at the drop of a hat. There is also no explanation as to why the prophecy picked out this unrem...
  • Tash
    3.5Some moments of greatness but too much showing rather then telling
  • Mary Nguyen
    Disclaimer: I received an ARC in an exchange for an honest review.I don't know to feel about this book. It wasn't bad but it wasn't great either. The last 75 pages were interesting though.It's weird. The pacing of this book isn't slow. You start off with intense action and delve right into the world. But.... I just didn't feel connected to it.The relationship between Tenn and Jarret is odd. It's cute but odd. The author tries to downplay the inst...
  • Indianna
    Received an ARC through HarperCollins. I can’t begin to find words for this book. Very original and extremely engaging, had me turning pages like there was no tomorrow. Although this book isn’t for the faint of heart with quite a bit of violence and Alex Kahler doesn’t hold back with his descriptions of the Howls and other horrors. It’s quite a good mix of genres I hadn’t really seen mixed together all that often. This book does not let...
  • Meg (PopReadsBox)
    As a fantasy lover, this book is exactly what I am looking for: mysterious magic, horrifying creatures, and an intense, fantastical world that I fell directly into. The story is gritty and harsh in places and more than once, I felt uneasy during some of the main character's flash backs but these instances just drew me closer to his story and helped me to further understand his perspective. I loved the diverse main character and the fact that he c...
  • Elisabeth
    Starting this book, I had high hopes and thought I was going to love it. The book description was great and a book right up what I normally would devour. But, the main character was pretty whiny, his thoughts and speech were just disjointed and not well spoken. The story could have been great, but ended up being maybe just fine. There wasn't a lot of(if any) character development with any of the main characters, and the world building was weak. ...
  • Lyn
    The start to this book was GREAT... But I got less interested over time. Not entirely sure why.This story has elements of many other stories that I've read and loved, yet it was also its own. I love the way the magic works in it. It was kind of cheesy at times, though. That's to be expected with a romance (and the romance was cheesy as all heck), but the rest of the story felt kind of cliche, too, sometimes. Also, there was gay romance in it... W...
  • John Gunning
    First let me say the only reason I gave a lower rating was because this book is for young adults which I have not been for quiet some time. However I did enjoy looking into this dystopian world where the overuse of chakra and rune magic turns greedy human craving power into monsters, causing a desperate group to fight magic with magic to try and save what's left of humanity. I will definitely get the next book to see how they are surviving.
  • Syndi Day
    i was the lucky winner of a copy of this book through a goodreads win. i really enjoyed this story. written for the teenset but definitely good for adults as well. it is well written, cohesive, fast paced and contains lots of action and mysterious magic. magical healing powers, terrifying beasts, charismatic enemies, friendship and loyalty-this book has something for everyone. definitely checking out the continuation in the next book. syndi
  • Meagan
    What a beautiful book to begin a series. I'm very happy to read a main gay character in an adventure series! Though at point I questioned the word choice used, it jarred me from the story but overall was great.If your looking for a fantastic magical , Dystopian adventure then Runebinder is a great start for you!I received Runebinder through a Goodreads giveaway.
  • Kristine
    This novel is definitely a home run. With a unique plot, amazing and depth filled characters, outstanding writing, and twists and turns constantly, it's absolutely perfect! I felt like I was right there with the characters experiencing everything alongside them from the first to the last page. A must read for all young adult and adult fantasy lovers!!!
  • Liz
    I won this book via a Goodreads Giveaway.I had no idea what to expect, having not read any other books by the author but .. wow! I was so impressed! The story was so well written and kept me up a couple nights in a row til I could finish it. I can't wait to get my hands on the next in this series. Definitely check this book out when released, it's worth it.
  • Perfumegirl
    Just not the book for me....I read some YA books but this one just seemed like it was written by a teen not for a teen...I'm sure they're are plenty that will love this book, but its not a fantasy that I enjoyed.Thank you Goodreads giveaway for the chance to read this ARC
  • Vanessa
    I won this book in a contest and I am still grateful for that; however, I could not finish this book. I read the first 6 chapters and gave up, It's just really painful to get through. Definitely not for me.
  • Shristhi Sharma
    **I recieved an arc from Harlequin Teen**I hate DNFing books but sadly, yes, I had to do it...I really didn't like the negative, very gory way the author told the story...
  • Penny
    I received this book through a giveaway on the Harlequin Teen website.
  • Alexandria
    This was an incredible book. The story was really exiting all the way through the book. I can't wait for the next book in the series.