I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are 100% my own. You can find my review of Book 1, Book 2, Book 3, Book 4, and Book 5 behind the hyperlinks. You’ll also want to check out her short story in Losing It, because Witches references it.
Witches continues the story of RAINE and TORIN. This story’s timeline overlaps with Cora’s in SOULS
The Norns think they’ve won,
but it’s hard to control a teenager,
let alone a powerful one…
Raine Cooper’s life should be perfect. She’s an Immortal Seeress, most likely to be elected Prom Queen, and envied by the girls at Kayville High for dating the dreamy quarterback, Torin St. James. Instead, she’s haunted by the smug facial expressions the Norns’ wore during their last meeting.
As a Norn-In-Training, Raine crossed the line long ago when she sided with the Valkyries and Mortal Witches. When the Norns return with demands of their own, Raine feels trapped. She must repair the battle grounds and wipe out the memories of every Mortal witness. Torin tries to convince her that the Norns are manipulating her, but she refuses to listen. At least until the Norns’ demands focus on someone she loves. When Raine refuses to cooperate with them, their punishment is swift and gut-wrenching, turning her pain into fury.
Raine plots revenge on a massive scale and makes deals with unsavory allies. Her goal? Total destruction of the entire Norn race. Raine’s only hope of salvation is Torin, but how much will he sacrifice to save her?
Runes (book 1)
Immortals (book 2)
Grimnirs (book 3- bridges books 2 and 4)
Seeress (book 4)
Souls (book 5)
Witches (book 6)
We’re back with Raine and Torin. By now Raine is getting comfortable with her witch powers as well as her Nornish powers. The Norns are still determined to get her on their side at all costs. The Gods want her on their side, the Giants on theirs. And Raine, she just wants Torin, and to help people. I won’t talk much about the actual book because it really does give a BUNCH away. We meet a few new characters, some awesome like Onyx, Beau, and Freya. We also meet some not so cool characters like evil Norns, dark souls, and Joe Hardshaw. We get to see the whole gang this time, Andris, Ingrid, Echo, Cora, Svana, Tristan, Femi, Hawk, just to name a few. I will put it out front, that some parts of this book seem confusing. READ SOULS FIRST. Do NOT skip to this book. I know people will want to read Raine and Torin’s story straight through, and though you could, things could get a little confusing. This book starts one week before Souls and ends one week after. So Souls is contained in this book. And I understand why. It’s like life, when we start to grow up, our lives start on different paths and we’re not always privy to everything going on in our friend’s lives. And so Souls tells the story of Cora’s life while Witches tells the story of Raine’s. I will say that out of all the books in this is my favorite. There are OBVIOUS reasons which I will not go into here. But trust me, you’ll find this as a favorite because of them too!
Ms. Walters has written her best Runes book to date. I know she has others in this series planned, and I’m 100% positive they will be top notch, amazing books, but it would take another “kidnapping” type event for them to match this book.
About the Author
Ednah is a stay-at-home mother of five and two cats (one with ADHD). She’s the author of the bestselling YA Paranormal romance series, RUNES. Runes spin-off, GRIMNIRS, and THE GUARDIAN LEGACY-YA fantasy series
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