Book 41 of 2015
Fates was another one of those books that caught my eye at the book store! I had never heard of the Fates series, but read the summary on the back and bought Book One to try it out.
Overall, I was pleasantly surprised. The novel centers around a girl named Corinthe from the planet Pyralis Terra, who made the mistake of asking too many questions in her youth. She was exiled to Earth and has been operating under strict instructions and practicing good behavior in order for the chance to one day return home. Her job on earth, under the guidance of her mentor Miranda, is to ensure that people’s fates unfold according to plan. She has been a part of births, destruction and joyful events.
One day, Corinthe meets someone who catches her off guard; makes her feel more human than she ever has. His name is Luc and he keeps reappearing over the course of a few days. But then Corinthe is given her final task before being allowed to go home. The only problem with this fate task? It involves killing Luc, at her own hand.
Never before has Corinthe had to kill someone, and never before has she second-guessed a task that was given to her. Corinthe embarks on her mission, wondering if she can actually kill Luc and finally get home. What she didn’t expect to happen is human emotions to over take her, and for her actions to send she and Luc into a sci-fi adventure full of danger, romance, and truth.
There were a few instances where Fates was a little too sci-fi -heavy for me, but overall, I loved the story and the chemistry between Luc and Corinthe, as well as I enjoyed the devotion and love Luc shows for his struggling sister. I would recommend this book to any YA, romance and sci-fi/fantasy fan. It was a quick read and I’m looking forward to the next book in the series.