Wednesday, January 30, 2013

BLOG TOUR - REVIEW: A Matter of Fate (Fate Series #1) by Heather Lyons

Chloe Lilywhite struggles with all the normal problems of a typical seventeen-year-old high school student. Only, Chloe isn't a normal teenage girl. She's a Magical, part of a secret race of beings who influence the universe. More importantly, she's a Creator, which means Fate mapped out her destiny long ago, from her college choice, to where she will live, to even her job. While her friends and relatives relish their future roles, Chloe resents the lack of say in her life, especially when she learns she's to be guarded against a vengeful group of beings bent on wiping out her kind. Their number one target? Chloe, of course. 

That's nothing compared to the boy trouble she's gotten herself into. Because a guy she's literally dreamed of and loved her entire life, one she never knew truly existed, shows up in her math class, and with him comes a twin brother she finds herself inexplicably drawn to. 

Chloe's once unyielding path now has a lot more choices than she ever thought possible.

Author Bio:
Heather Lyons has been putting stories to paper since she was a little girl. Her first "published" book was a humorous retelling of The Princess and the Pauper. After detours in archaeology and teaching, she is now writing and living in Southern California with her husband and three sons. She likes cupcakes, baseball, hockey, reading, and collecting far too many handbags.

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My Thoughts:

Because being here with him is like coming home after being gone for so very long. Everything about him is so familiar: his smell, warm and lovely, the way his head feels against mine, the crook in his neck that my forehead fits perfectly into, his fingers spread across my back, and, most importantly, his heartbeat against mine.

I have to start by saying that A Matter of Fate was a book that I absolutely loved, but it was also a book that frustrated me beyond belief and I think that was purely because I was so invested in the story and the characters. Once I got to the end of the book and looked back and reflected over what I had just read, I wish that I had been able to relax more while reading it. But I had this big ball of tension sitting in the pit of my stomach or squeezing my heart for a good portion of the book. I had such a set way in my head of how I wanted things to go and when things veered of the path that I envisioned it put me in a tailspin.

I really enjoyed Chloe's character a lot. I felt a great deal of empathy for her to have such a huge responsibly as being The Creator and also with the fact that her parents were so emotionally cold and had kept her in the dark about the world that she is destined to inhabit. She was strong when the need arose and definitely didn't back down from the hurdles placed in her path. But for a lot of the book it was with her that my frustrations and anxiety lay. Without giving too much away, this book contains a love triangle to rival all love triangles!! And there were times that I wanted to reach into the book and give her a huge shake over some of her decisions or to sit her down and talk some sense into her. 

Without delving too much into things and giving the story away our love interests are Kellan and Jonah. I liked Kellan. He was fun and sweet and all those things that you want a love interest to be and if it had just been him I'm pretty sure I would have been completely smitten. But then there is Jonah. From the very first mention of him he was the one who had me. There was just something incredibly special about him. He was all those things that Kellan was and then some.

This is who Jonah is. He is generosity, love and loyalty all wrapped in one. Fate may suck sometimes, but in other instances, it can be so wonderful that I would get down on my knees and offer thanks if I could.

A Matter of Fate was quite a long read but it never felt that way. Heather Lyons writing is wonderful and it moves along at a great pace. The action scenes are awesome and the romance while I mentioned at times frustrated me there were also many times it was just beautiful. This book is definitely one I would recommend checking out!! Looking forward to reading what happens next!!

4.5/5 Stars!!

1 comment:

  1. Great review dearie, I agree entirely! I actually wish there had been more action scenes, they were so fun!


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