Fates is a well written book descriptive with a compelling concept. I was intrigued by writer Bross’s idea of fate and the world in which Corinthe came from. Which I must confess was the reason I was originally drawn to this book. But the spell was broken all to soon as it became apparent after the first chapter that spark that bridges the connection between reader and story wasn’t there.
Which was very unfortunate I’d fall in love with the synopsis. And hoped that excitement for the story would carry me through the book. The characters were stereotypes, rich girl dates poor boy but never really connects-pries just enough into to his life to look concerned but is too cowardly to really look. Corinthe the curious fey that’s exiled for that same curiosity. Reads like a cookie cutter cut and paste different name here read, unfortunately. The pacing is slow takes too long for anything of consequence to happen. Aside from those issues my real problem was I didn’t care about these characters and that’s a shame. I just wish Fates had a more riveting edge to it that made me want to devour the book.
Without it made it difficult to root for anyone. I just couldn’t get into Fates. I gave Fates a 3 out of five. Aside from my issues with the book. Fates had a nice concept, writer Bross penned a good story with great descriptive prose but it lacked a compelling edge that pulled the reader in. There was a disconnect on my part. But don’t take my opinion as gold read it yourself and tell me what you in the comments below if you agree with my assessment of Fates. Did you love it and think I’m being too harsh or if you agree with me and think it need something.
- Title: Fates by Lanie Bross
- Series: Fates (# 1)
- Published: February 11, 2014
- Publisher: Delacorte Press
- Rating: 3/5
- Genre: Fantasy
- Source: ATW Tours
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 336
- Buy: Amazon
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?