How was it?
Any book that makes me feel strong emotions on purpose, whether it’s love for a character that I’m cheering for or hate for a character that I downright want to strangle, is worth the read. I didn’t like Aiden in Runebreaker, book 2 of The Runebinder Chronicles, he annoyed me so much that I wanted to put the book down. In Runemaker though, he is still as annoying, arrogant, and stupid but Tenn and the others counter balance his bouts of idiocy that are eye rolling.
Detestable character aside Runemaker is a bit of a slow burn that tip toes to the edge of boring before picking up so fast that it sort of feels rushed toward the end.
The plot is quite entertaining but the readers are made to feel so many strong emotions that are not so masterfully handled, it makes the general flow of the story a bit wanky. There are big emotional highs followed by deep pitfalls of gloom and angst that would make this nauseating if it was a rollercoaster ride. However it does give a sense of Ying and Yang to Aiden and Tenn, since the first usually annoy and enrage while the second gets depressing at times.
Runemaker is one of those one-time reads, you read it, sort of liked it but would definitely not revisit it. If I didn’t feel like it was the intention of the author to make Aiden the way he is I would have been harder on this book.