Early Review: Foresworn by Rinda Elliott (Sisters of Fate #3)
YA Paranormal Romance
December 2 2014
Received from author
Yummy Man – Arun
Kick Ass Chick – Kat
From Goodreads –
It is written that three Sisters of Fate have the power to change the world’s destiny.
But only if they survive…
Kat Lockwood grew up listening to her unhinged mother’s stories about the Norse goddess souls she and her triplet sisters carry, about fiery deaths and a prophecy foretelling the world’s end. Now, to save that world, Kat must find a guy who hosts the soul of a Norse god–a warrior with the lightest blond hair and the darkest brown eyes.
But at a truck stop on her road trip, Kat freezes time while she writes out a cryptic message in runes. The only other person able to see this happen? A gorgeous guy with the lightest blond hair and the darkest brown eyes.
Kat’s not convinced peaceful Arun is the future warrior who will turn the tide in the final battle. Yet, Arun turns out to be a lot tougher than he seems. As soul-carrying teens and underworld creatures gather over the world’s deadliest volcano, Kat finds that no one, including her sisters and mother, is exactly who she thought they were…
Sisters of Fate
The prophecy doesn’t lie: one is doomed to die.
Foresworn is the third and final installment in Rinda Elliott’s Sisters of Fate trilogy. This is a YA series but trust me, even if you are not a fan of that genre but you are a fan of paranormal romance with incredible and unique world building, you will enjoy these books.
Each book in the series so far has been told from one sister’s point of view. You see, Raven, Coral and Kat are triplets and each are cursed/gifted with carrying the soul of a Norse goddess. Each has the ability to either foretell the past, present or future. The end of the world is here and they, along with other teens like them, must face all that comes with ‘end of the world’ as it is the reason they were born with the Norse’s souls. The girls are trying to find their mother who seems to have gone crazy. She is looking for one of three boys who will, according to prophecy, kill one of the triplets. So the girls go out to find their mother and find these boys, who are apparently their end, to warn them. Love and cuteness ensues as well as incredible battles and jaw-dropping face-offs.
This third book follows Kat, the sister who can see the future, as she goes out to find Arun, who holds the soul of Freyr. He’s able to bring plants on the verge of dying back to a full and fruitful life. It’s a pretty nifty trick.
I loved Kat, as much as I enjoyed the other sisters. Rinda does an excellent job giving them each a distinctive voice. I was impressed with that. Kat was wonderful and I admired her ability to fake her cool when actually panicking. She and her sisters are all very strong characters who hold all of the important values I look for in my book heroines. I enjoyed how Kat and her sisters grew in this final book and how they learned that their powers were not necessarily as bad as they always thought them to be. I also love how you see certain scenes replayed from one book to another but told and seen from a different sister’s perspective. That is incredibly cool. The sisters and their situation captivated me from the first book and managed to keep me hooked well past the end of the third.
Well past because OMG THAT ENDING!!! You need a soundtrack for that ending!
Arun was sweet and I found him to be the perfect balance to Kat. I loved his family and friends and how they all interacted with each other with obvious affection. I also loved being introduced to many other teens who all housed a Norse soul and who played a role in the world’s end. There were some casualties that I did not see coming that made these characters all the more special. And one casualty in particular that surprised me the most. I did not think Rinda would go there but yup, she did.
I mentioned the world building earlier and I have to mention it again. The world building is simply incredible in this series and I feel even more so in this book. This is the book where everything comes together so to be able to take such different situations from books one and two and have them make sense in this final book takes talent. I loved the mythology behind these stories too. That has to be one of my most favorite parts about these books.
Overall, Foresworn was a very fitting ending to a pretty fantastic story. From the very first page, it will keep you on your toes and captivate you completely. But to get the full effect, I would strongly recommend reading these books in order. Foresworn comes out December 2nd so you have time to go out and read books one and two before its release.
With tons of action, beautiful characters, dashes of humor and tons of heart, the Sisters of Fate series definitely belongs on your must-read list.
Books in the Sisters of Fate series –