Apr 11, 2014

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Review: Foretold by Rinda Elliott (Sisters of Fate #1)

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Young Adult Paranormal Romance
April 1 2014
eBook
310 pages
Harlequin Teen
Received from author

Yummy Boy – Vanir
Kick Ass Girl – Raven

From Goodreads –
It is written that three Sisters of Fate have the power
to change the world’s destiny.
But only if they survive…

The Lockwood triplets have had the prophecy drummed into their heads since birth. Still, Raven, the eldest of the sisters, can’t believe it’s really happening. She’s the reincarnation of a Norse goddess? One of the sisters is destined to die? When it starts snowing in summer in Florida, the sisters fear the worst has come to pass. Ragnarok, the Norse end of the world, has begun.

Raven finds herself the secret protector of Vanir, a boy with two wolves, a knowledge of Norse magic and a sense of destiny he can’t quite explain. He’s intense, sexy and equally determined to save her when it becomes clear someone is endangering them. Raven doesn’t know if getting closer to him will make a difference in the coming battle, but her heart isn’t giving her a choice.

Ahead of the sisters is the possibility of death at the hand of a warrior, death by snow, death by water or death by fire.

Or even from something else…

Sisters of Fate
The prophecy doesn’t lie: one is doomed to die.

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Foretold is the first book in Rinda Elliott’s new Sisters of Fate young adult series.  I am quite the fan of Rinda’s Beri O’Dell urban fantasy series.  I find that series to be gripping and unique.  I also love the depth with which she writes her characters.  When I found out she was writing a YA series I thought I should check into it even though young adult isn’t one of my go-to genres anymore.  And once I read the blurb, I wanted to read it.  I knew that if Rinda put just half of what she puts into her UF series into this new one, Sisters of Fate and Foretold would be good.

And it was.

The Sisters of Fate series follows triplets who were each born with the soul of a Norse goddess inside them.  This has given them the ability to see into the past, present and future.  Their biggest fear is that once the end of the world begins, the goddess will take over their bodies and free will and they will essentially cease to exist as themselves.  If that’s not enough, there is a prophecy stating that one of the girls will be killed by a warrior during the end of the world.  Fun all around.  Well, Foretold begins when the end of the world does.   In this series, Raven, Coral and Kat are not only attempting to not be taken over by crazy goddesses but they are also trying to figure out what is up with their mother, who has vanished, on top of trying to find this warrior who could be wanting to kill them.  They have three suspects where the warrior is concerned so they branch off, each sister searching one boy out.  The sisters feel that, as they were born with a goddess’ soul, these men may have been born with a god’s soul.

Foretold follows Raven as she tries to find her ‘possible warrior’ Vanir, a boy with two wolves.  There is an instant connection between Raven and Vanir.  Their chemistry is intense.  There is no sex in this book (because it’s YA after all) but the level of chemistry rivals many adult books that I have read.  It is incredibly well written.

I really enjoyed Raven.  Yes, she is a ‘teenager’ but she’s smart and knows what needs doing.  She does not whine or annoy, which I really appreciated.  Not once did I want to smack her and that is important to me while reading a YA heroine.

Vanir was good to read too.  Yummy (for a teenager) and, as with Raven, not over the top.  I also loved the relationship he had with this brothers.  And the wolves, too cute.

The story is non-stop!  A truly exciting ride.  Made me hope that if there ever truly was an ‘end of the world’ that it does not go as it does in this book.  It is not fun, people.  Not fun at all.  And to see how Vanir, Raven and her sisters cope with it all is great.  And even though this is only book one, there is one hell of a twist (or five) and there is a bit of closure at the end of this one.  I liked that.  A bit of a breather before continuing on with the madness in the next book.

As you can tell, I was quite impressed with this book as a whole but the part that excites me the most is how this entire series will come together.  Each sister will have her own book and much of each book takes place during the same timeline.  So some of the phone conversations we see in Foretold, we will also relive in Forecast (the next book due out August 2014) and pieces of the first two books will appear in Foresworn when it releases, but we’ll see them from different points of view.  That, to me, is really cool.   So for that, and because this book was really good, I will definitely be checking out the next installment.

Overall, I truly enjoyed Foretold.  I had a feeling Rinda would give us wonderful and thorough characters along with unique and interesting storylines and I was right.  That is exactly what she did.  I am thoroughly intrigued by this series and I look forward to reading more.

4 stars

Books in the Sisters of Fate series –
Foretold
Forecast (August 2014)
Foresworn (December 2014)

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  1. I was waiting for some reviews before picking this one up, but now that I have read yours I’m sure going to get it and read it.

  2. Great review Julie, thank you! Adding it to my wishlist.

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