Runemarks-- Joann Harris

Have you read Sea of Trolls by Nancy Farmer? Well then you’ve read a bit of Runemarks. It’s a story of Norse gods, magic marks, and a girl finding herself.

This book was… too short and too long.

It’s a fairly large book, but doesn’t flush out anything.

Run, run, run, run, run, run, run! No time for a drink of water! RUN!

Okay maybe just a little sip… That’s enough! Don't want to be too hydrated. Run, run, run, run, run, run, run!

Okay now let’s sit down for no apparent reason… still sitting… okay…

Run, run, run, run, run, run, run~

There you are. I’ve outlined the plot for you.

On GoodReads the biggest complaint seems that it’s too long, I don’t think it’s too long. I think it should be longer! So long as the author just took a breath now and then it could be a really fabulous story.

As it was, it came off seeming like a SoT knock-off. It’s still a good story, but I don’t recommend that you run to the nearest book store and buy it. If you happen to stumble on it and have a few free days, then give it a try.

~Enna Isilee


  1. Curiouserandcuriouser. Such different opinions within the realms of reading. It can be humorous to see how people perceive things differently. I reviewed this a while back and could barely finish it. My write-up was fairly, erm... what's the proper adjective? Scathing?

    Love your reviews and value your opinion all the same! 3 Cheerz for the awesome that is Squeaky Books!

  2. I try not to give "scathing" reviews unless I really, really, really hate the book.


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