Runebreaker (The Runebinder Chronicles #2) by Alex R. Kahler

Runebreaker (The Runebinder Chronicles #2)

Magic is sinAidan desires only one thing: to rule. Arrogant, headstrong and driven by the element of Fire, he will stop at nothing to bring the evil Howls that destroyed Scotland to their knees. But Fire is a treacherous element, and the very magic that brought him to power could burn his world to ash.Especially with the blood of his fellow Hunters on his hands.Driven by a bloodlust he can’t control and dark whispers that may not be entirely in...

Details Runebreaker (The Runebinder Chronicles #2)

TitleRunebreaker (The Runebinder Chronicles #2)
Release DateNov 27th, 2018
PublisherHarlequin Teen
GenreFantasy, Lgbt, Young Adult

Reviews Runebreaker (The Runebinder Chronicles #2)

  • Devann
    I received an ARC copy of this book from NetGalleyI haven't read the first book in this series, but from what I understand this is more of a standalone set in the same universe with a small cameo by characters from book one towards the end. At any rate, I never felt confused while reading it and was sucked in right from the beginning. I definitely thought the world-building and magic system was very fun and unique, but what really made this book ...
  • Fen'Harel
    This book just felt 'meh' to me. Between the grammatical mistakes and very linear plot (no surprises, no exciting side character motivation) this book was pretty cut and dry.I feel like it had a small improvement to plot compared to the first novel, but not by much.I liked how the author didn't stray from difficult topics such as murder and torture - I enjoyed that in a not weird way! But the protagonist? He was just an angsty teenager. I swear, ...
  • Roger Hyttinen
    This is the second book in the Runebinder chronicles by Alex R. Kahler. I was excited when I received the ARC of this book as I loved the first book in the series, Runebinder. I assumed that this story would be a continuation of the first book, but it wasn't at all. Though it's set in the same world, Runebreaker follows a different main character named Aiden, and the story takes place in Scotland. I have to admit that I was a tad disappointed as ...
  • Suzanne Schick rivera
    I couldn't. I tried, but this is the first book I have DNF'd in years. Right form the start it felt forced with gratuitous tropes.
  • Ashleigh | Wild Heart Reads
    4.5 stars RTC
  • Kate
    I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Unfortunately, I could not get into this book at all. I found the writing to be subpar, the plot to be a bit boring and the constant grammatical errors and ebook formatting issues to be distracting. Aidan was not a very intriguing and relatable character to me. As much as I tried to like the story since I tend to gravitate towards this genre, it feel flat for me.
  • Jason S Wrench
    So, I had no idea that this was actually book #2 in a series, which to me says that the author did an excellent job ensuring that new readers were able to keep up with what was going on in the book with no prior knowledge. As for the book, it's an urban dystopian fantasy book where there are four basic factions. The Kin (the evil people), The Hunters (most of whom have some kind of magical ability), The Church (self-explanatory), and regular huma...
  • Megan Houde
    I won an early arc from goodreads and let me tell you I was so excited. I really loved Runebinder and the world Alex built. A world in which the apocalypse has come and all that was left behind were empty souls called the howls(once-human beasts spawned by magic) and people who were intuned with the elemental magic. This book was completely different than Runebinder. Set in the same magically system world, but with the backdrop of Scotland, we no...
  • Crazy4Books
    This sequels follows a different character on a completely different continent. I usually enjoy villain stories, but I had a difficult time connecting with the main character. Aidan was power hungry without ever giving us any real reason why. The trick with a good villain story is to make the reader care about them in spite of their flaws and that didnt happen here. Aidans fire urges and whiny internal monologue got annoyingly repetitive. His par...
  • Erika
    Thanks to Netgalley for the electronic advanced reading copy to read and review early. This is the second book in the Runebinder series, and even though it takes place in the same world as Runebinder and Tenn's story, Aiden's story is much different. Tomás is a common character in both stories. Aiden's attuned to Fire and a much different Hunter than Tenn. He's passionate, arrogant, selfish, and everything else you'd expect a fire user to be. He...
  • Audrey
    This was a pretty fantastic book. I'm a little disappointed in myself because when I started reading it, I didn't initially b register that it was a sequel and I hadn't read the original. But as a standalone, it was awesome. And I'm sure it would be even more so if you read Runebinder first. It is wonderfully written and the story readily draws you in. This book will appeal to anyone who enjoys fantasy, dystopian fiction, LGBTQ themes and magic.*...
  • Mari
    This book took a while for me to get into, as I have loved all of this author's previous books. Once I figured this is different characters from the first book, it made more sense. Aiden wants to rule Scotland and he will do whatever it takes to make this happen, even destroying friends, lovers and foe.His power of fire consumes him and eventually will destroy him.
  • Teeka
    There is something about this series that I just really enjoy. Maybe it's the internal struggles, maybe it's the apocalyptic world or maybe it's just the magic.
  • Aly
    3.25/5 starsI'd like to start off by saying I have never read the first book in the series, so there may be some things that I didn't understand because of this.I tried hard to get into this book, but it just isn't for me. I found it to be alright, but nothing worth going crazy about. I LOVE books that involve magic or any paranormal/supernatural elements in it, but this just wasn't for me. The writing style wasn't anything that made me get sucke...