Sunday, August 9, 2015

Book Review: Fates

Title - Fates
Author - Lanie Bross
Series - Fates #1
Genre - Fantasy YA 
Publisher - Delacorte Press
Published - February 11th 2014

One moment. One foolish desire. One mistake. And Corinthe lost everything.

She fell from her tranquil life in Pyralis Terra and found herself exiled to the human world. Her punishment? To make sure people's fates unfold according to plan. Now, years later, Corinthe has one last assignment: kill Lucas Kaller. His death will be her ticket home.

But for the first time, Corinthe feels a tingle of doubt. It begins as a lump in her throat, then grows toward her heart, and suddenly she feels like she is falling all over again--this time for a boy she knows she can never have. Because it is written: one of them must live, and one of them must die. In a universe where every moment, every second, every fate has already been decided, where does love fit in?

I received Fates in return for an honest review a long time ago. Corinthe made a mistake that she’s spent the last 10 years living with away from the only home she’s known among the human world.  At last the chance to get back into Pyralis Terra has presented it’s self where she now has the chance to complete one task and she will be able to go home. However her task is to kill the boy who helped her in the accident, and she also helped find out that his girlfriend wasn’t right f
or him. Setting out to kill the Luc will prove harder when he fights back and a chance lands the duo in an alternate world.

As the pair lands in another world Corinthe knows that she needs to finish her mission before it’s too late and return to Pyralis at last. However the more time she spends with Luc the harder she finds it to want to kill him. Luc and Corinthe aren’t the only ones who have travelled to another world his younger sister is here and at the hands of Blood Nymphs who are draining her blood turning her into one of them. Luc is determined to save Jas before it’s too late but he can’t deny the attraction between him and Corinthe either. Will they be able to save Jas? What about the hornet bite that is slowly killing Corinthe? Will she ever find her way back home?

I like Corinthe she just wants to go home, even if it means killing someone to allow her to return. However that was before she started to get to know him and find herself falling in love with him. Luc has issues but after his mom died, his dad kind of fell off the wagon and he’s raising his rebellion younger sister so he deserves a little slack. I like watching the relationship develop between Corinthe and Luc it’s sweet even if it starts out a little rough it works by the end.

I’ve had this one on my kindle for far too long because I started it once before and it just didn’t grab me. I decided it’s been long enough time to give it another go and found it pleasantly surprising. I’ve not ready many mythology books about the fates but I do know a little about them and think the author did a great job putting her own unique spin on the concept. Fates is a fast paced loaded with suspense action and just enough romance to give the story the perfect blend. I really liked the characters they are well developed and easy to connect with it wasn’t hard to get drawn into their story. The authors writing style is captivating it was easy to get lost and I found it hard to put down Fates and ended up reading it in one afternoon.  I really enjoyed Fates it’s a fast read. This is my first book by the author but I’m looking forward to checking out the next book and seeing what happens with Corinthe and Luc. 

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