Thursday, October 30, 2014

Book Review: Tempting Fate

Title - Tempting Fate
Author - April White
Series - The Immortal Descendants #2
Genre - YA Fantasy
Published - June 28th 2014
Publisher - Corazon Entertainment 

Seventeen-year-old Clocker, Saira Elian is back on the run and being hunted by Mongers. The Descendants of War are amassing power in the 21st century, bent on controlling all the Immortal Descendants. Their attempt to kidnap Saira, a rare Descendant of Time and Nature, reveals just how brazen they’ve become. Archer, the vampire who has loved Saira for over a century, is willing to risk everything to protect her.

When a horrific vision reveals Ringo, thief and loyal companion from 1888, being tortured at the hands of the bloodthirsty Bishop Wilder in a Renaissance prison, Saira and Archer realize there has been a ripple in the river of Time, and they must travel to 1554 to find its source and save their friend. Their rescue mission lures them to the Tower of London, site of the most notorious executions in history, where they encounter the mysterious Lady Elizabeth who is confronting a terrible fate of her own.

The time-traveler, the vampire, and the thief will need all of their skills and ingenuity as they race against time to steal a document that could change the course of history and put the Immortal Descendants at the mercy of the Mongers. Can they stop a madman bent on collecting the blood of history’s most powerful Seer before the executioner’s axe falls?

I received Tempting Fate in return for an honest review from the author. Saira is once again being hunted by Mongers who are after all the mixed bloods. With the help of Archer and her friends Saira is able to figure out what Bishop Wilder is doing. When Saira wakes from a dream that Archer is seeing they know that Ringo will be at the hands of the bishop at some point in the future even if it was in the past. When they team up with a few of her friends to steal the genealogy from the mongers they realize only a thief will be able to. So Saira jumps back in time to get Ringo knowing he would be up to helping them with the book.

After saving the book they turn their attention to the vision that they had of Bishop Wilder with Ringo back during 1554. With the help of Ringo the trio head back in time to when Elizabeth Tudor was being held by her sister. The plan is to stop Bishop Wilder before he can break the time and keep Ringo away from him but when they arrive things are more dire than they expected. Elizabeth has accepted the fact that she is going to die being that she’s a seer who’s seen her own death. Saira will have to save Elizabeth from the chopping block and stop Bishop Wilder before it’s too late and things can’t be fixed.

Saira is one of my favorite characters she may have a few flaws but no one is perfect. I love that even when in the 1500’s she’s still wears her combat boots and jeans under her dresses so if she needed to run she would be ready. I also love that she’s very much in love with Archer he’s just the perfect guy who happens to fit the prophecy . I really liked that we had a chance to see more of Ringo he was one of my favorite from the prior book. I also liked seeing more of the other Immortal Descendants.

Tempting Fate is the second book in The Immortal Descendants and continues off not long after the end of the first. Tempting Fate had big shoes to fill after how much I loved the first book and it doesn't disappoint it might even be better. The concept of time travel but with an exciting new twist that incorporates real events from the past. A fast paced action packed novel loaded with mystery, suspense and even romance. Tempting fate captured my heart and imagination right from the start it was impossible to put down till the very end. I loved how the author used Elizabeth’s story putting her own unique spin and creating a new obsession in the Tudor Era. The author has created a beautifully written story that flows from start to finish it’s easy to lose all track of time. I like that the novel is also clean aside from a little blood so teens as well as adults will enjoy it. I think I found my favorite book of 2014. I can’t wait for the next novel and to see what we have in store for us next. I loved Tempting Fate so much!!!
5 stars out of 5 

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