Sunday, 16 March 2014

Book Review - Fates

Author: Lanie Bross
Series: Fates #1
Genres: Mythology | Young Adult
Release Date: 11th February 2014
Publishers: Delacorte Press
No. Pages: 336
Source: Review Copy -  Delacorte Press
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?
When I requested this on NetGalley it was more for the hell of it, I didn't think that I would get it or that I would really enjoy it for that matter, but I did. There was just something about it that made me smile. Don't get me wrong, there was a lot about the book that could have been better, but all in all I think it was a really good review and a good first book in a series.

the book focus around Corinthe, (obviously) who like the description said was banished from her life in Pyralis to earth, to life among us like one of us but while still being forced to do her job and execute crucial moments in other peoples life's, including death. The book starts off with Corinthe trying to do just that, but when she is left bleeding at the scene, something that she shouldn't do, and seen by a handsome young man who goes by the name Lucas Kaller, her life seems to get more complicated. (not that it was ever easy).

When Miranda, her mentor, presents to her the last task before she is able to go home, nothing will stand in her way. Or so you would think. Going home is something she has thought about since the very moment she came to earth, but when the last mission is to kill Lucas Kaller, can she really do it?

other than a few predictable chapters and the annoying characters (some of them) this book was rather good. I think though half the reason I liked it so much was because it reminded me of The Demonata series by Darren Shan with all the changing of realms and the sadistic sense of some of them. So that's always a good thing. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes mythology, but also can take things with a pinch of salt, because like I said this book comes with faults, the romance that seem dot pop up out of no where is one of them, it was just really unbelievable and at times annoying.


  1. This book sounded like fun. I'm glad to hear that the book was good even if it was a little rough around the edges.

  2. it really was. I mean don't get me wrong, it wasn't the best book I've ever read but it wasn't the worst and Lanie Bross was really good ad describing the scenery so it was never hard to imagine anything.

    If you get the chance, you should have a read of it :)


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