Hello friends! Today I have my review of
Runes of Truth (A Demon’s Fall, #1) by G. Bailey.
Trigger / Content Warning: Alcoholism, Mentions of loss of family members, Murder Mention
Thief. Runaway. Assassin. What happens when your rumoured name destroys your life? When the very runes engraved on your skin since birth, are a death sentence?
Evie doesn’t remember a life before she was on the streets, a life before thieving to live and killing to stay alive.
When a royal family she didn’t know anything about go missing, Evie finds herself thrown into the royal court of the protectors, and they demand her help.
Help in exchange for a chance at freedom and the name that’s haunted her, forgotten. A name she can’t even read, a name she doesn’t understand.
But when three Royal protectors are tasked with helping her, her demon ex who is literally from hell, stalking her…will Evie ever be free?
17+ Reverse harem romance.
From GoodReads [x]:
“Reverse harem” is, literally, the opposite of “harem”, with a group of males centering round a singular female, usually with three or more males. Quite often found under the romance genre.
When I stumbled across Runes of Truth, I didn’t put much thought into the story. Meaning, I didn’t speculate and think on what might happen within the story —- which would then might make the story completely predictable to me.
I both downloaded and read Runes of Truth on a whim. When I got around to reading Runes of Truth however, I was gripped by the story. I didn’t put it down and ended up reading Runes of Truth in one sitting.
Runes of Truth is in a way under the romance and smutty category. Yet I was relieved that there weren’t many smutty scenes to be read. If there were more sexy scenes included in Runes of Truth, I absolutely believe they would have taken away the attention to the rest of the story.
Instead we are given more action scenes. And scenes where Evie insists on being the good person that she genuinely is, but no one she believes is. Through the story we learn how good of a person Evie truly is.
I like that there was more than one point of view within Runes of Truth. With having a few different points of view included in the story, they all collectively made the Runes of Truth that much better. I won’t go into detail about the different points of views, because that would result me in spoiling the book, haha.
I will say though that Evie is one hell of a character and the main reason why I decided to read Runes of Truth. Evie is perceived as a bad person all around. For that alone, Evie isn’t trusted by anyone save for a select few. Evie is a great character, I loved reading from her point of view.
I was glad to see that the people around Evie had begun to see Evie for who she really is, instead of listening to the rumours that were spread far and wide about her.
I genuinely enjoyed reading every bit of this book. From the bad, to the good. All of it was worth it to see how Runes of Truth played out. I had a blast reading Evie’s story.
The epilogue was kind of heartbreaking, but that means that the next book will be that much more rewarding to read.
Runes of Mortality is a book where I’m genuinely looking forward to reading the sequel.
I give Runes of Mortality, 4 stars.
Have you read Runes of Mortality? What’re your thoughts on it?
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