Saturday, September 10, 2011

Review: Fated by Courney Cole

Book: Fated by Courtney Cole
Series: The Bloodstone Saga #2
Genre: Urban Fantasy / Fantasy / Paranormal Romance / Young Adult / I DON'T EVEN KNOW.
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Available Formats: Ebook / Paperback
Publication Date: June 22nd, 2011
How Did I Get This Book: Purchased Ebook
Description: Seventeen-year old Macy Lockhart thought she had it all figured out.

As a Keeper in the ancient organization, the Order of the Moirae, she literally holds fate in her hands. She lives over and over in lives that end tragically; all to further the good of mankind as she does her part to control destiny.
But there’s one lesson that she hasn’t learned well enough. Nothing is ever what it seems.

Startling new revelations about her identity surface and Macy realizes that she’s more important than she ever imagined.

As she struggles to grasp her new reality, everyone she loves is threatened. Is she strong enough to save them all?
After I finished Fated I struggled as to how to approach writing the review. For those of you who are familiar with the series, you know that the main character, Macy, has an immortal soul and is constantly reborn as a keeper; a protector. This time however, things go down a bit differently. The reader learns a great about Macy, her identity and her purpose and I really do not want to spoil things for you. So please forgive me if this review is a bit scatter brained and unclear at times, I am trying my best to tiptoe around and not give things away. I thought about not writing a review, but I really wanted to share with you all how much I enjoyed Fated.

So, like I said, Macy and the usual gang are back for round two. This time, instead of Ancient Egypt, they are wreaking havoc in Ancient Greece – sort of (cryptic, I know).  like I said, I am going to keep plot points to a minimum, but I will say this: Fated was one shock after another. I must admit, when I was finished with it, I thought to myself, “there is no way Courtney Cole knew where she was going with that”. Then, as if she has some magical connection directly to my brain and coincidentally my nook, she explained her reasoning in the author’s notes. Now, don’t get me wrong, I loved all the twists, turns and “oh my god!” moments, that’s why I am sparing you in details. 

There were a few problems I had with the book, one in particular with Macy’s demeanor. I have always liked Macy, I have from the first page of Every Last Kiss, but her emotional meltdowns are beginning to wear on me. She is an extremely emotional character and I began to get irritated with her overreacting about every little detail. Gavin’s incessant comforting began to take its toll on me as well.  On that same note, there soul-mate love is a little much at times too. Please do not misunderstand, I love, love, LOVE Gavin and Macy. It is just that one of these days there over-sweetness is going to give me a toothache. It’s always  My love this and my love that. Oh, and sweet. They are very fond of using sweet as an endearment as well. I would just really love to see them argue once or disagree or something. Like I said, I am completely in the Macy/Gavin camp, but I would like to see something else from them. 

Truly though, those were my only issues with the book. I know this is an incredibly short review, but without mentioning the plot, my topics are kind of limited. Let me just say that if you are a fan of paranormal romances, fantasy stories, time travel books, adventure stories or just plain love stories, you are about 99.9% sure to enjoy Fated. If this is the first time you’ve heard of this series, that please go check out Every Last Kiss as it was AWESOME as well. 
Favorite Quotes 
My need for him was almost palpable because any time that wasn't spent in his arms was just... wasted. Our time was always so limited.
And as we lingered in our intimate embrace, I knew that if I could freeze time right this second, I would.
Someone should have mentioned to him that Karma was a venomous witch.
This was too much craziness for any one person to handle without ice cream.
"Terror is so delicious," she remarked. "You're disappointingly predictable, Harmonia. All these years and you would still risk everything for him. Tsk, tsk."
I am quite familiar with crazy.
I could taste the peace around me and I wondered how long that would last. The night was so dark, so velvety that I felt as if it was tangible, as if I could breathe it in, as well. I felt it clinging to my skin and caressing my body like unseen hands.
We were soul mates. Bound through time with a love stronger than steel. He was mine. And I was his. Unquestionably. Forever. Yet here we were. He was half-dressed and embracing my sworn enemy.
Luckily, Cadmus was very secure in his manhood and didn't seem fazed by the protection of women. 
Pull on your goddess panties, my dear. It's time to come out swinging.
They cannot stop what we feel.
Foolish, foolish men," she muttered. "They need you to prevail."
I had forgotten about the sword in all of the excitement of almost burning alive.


Anonymous said...

This one sounds awesome! I haven't heard of this series, so thanks for putting it on my radar! Great review :)

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

I hadn't heard of this series. I'm quite intrigued. I appreciate your efforts not to spoil the book for others. It did make me want to read it more :) I'm sooo curious.

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