Friday, July 25, 2014

Review: Fates (Fates #1) by Lanie Bross

Title: Fates (Fates #1)
Author: Lanie Bross
Source: Amazon Vine
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal
Release Date: February 11, 2014
Reviewed by: Jasmyn

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?

While Fates got off to a bit of a slow start while it introduced all the characters, it was amazing once it picked up.  Using the theory of multiple universes all influencing each other, Lanie Bross was able to create several diverse worlds and outcomes for our characters to explore - even if they didn't actually want to.  I really enjoyed how different each world was and watching our characters' reaction to each one of them.

Corinthe is an exiled Fate - she now works on earth to ensure that humans meet the fates the "Unseen Ones" mete out.  She has assisted life, love, and even death in hundreds of lives, but her last task leaves her feeling unsure about if it is the right thing to do.  All the worlds in existence will be effected by her decision.

Luc was a bit dry as a character for me.  He was very focused on getting his sister back, and until the very end he didn't seem to care about much else.  While that is a noble goal, I had hoped to see more about his life goals and desires - especially during his internal dialog sections.

This was a very exciting story overall, and I want to read book two to find out what Luc is going to be up to next - and just how he plans to solve his new problem.  While the ending is not a cliffhanger, the author made it very obvious that the story will continue.

*This book was received in exchange for an honest review*

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