As a college student with a pre-med major, Elena is used to working in labs and understands chemical reactions. Which is why it is especially surprising the day she discovers she can boil water and change harmless chemical solutions into potentially harmful ones with the wave of her hand. She has no idea where this magical power came from, but the people who do know want her to find a cure for the disease ravaging their people. Can she trust them or are they using her for their own purposes?
Fates Divided, by Jules Barnard, was an interesting read. I enjoyed the fantasy aspect that melded elements of modern day science and technology with alternate worlds and magic. The somewhat complex plot was filled with betrayals, misunderstandings, age-old feuds, and forbidden romance, which, put together, generally make a pretty fascinating book. I also liked watching the main characters grow and learn, filled with determination to achieve their goals and devotion to each other.
There were a couple things that I did not like about the novel, though. First and foremost were the explicit sexual scenes. I just don’t like reading about that, and the fact that the characters were not married and did not even know each other well makes me dislike it more. Writing the scenes into the book did not add to the story, really, and could have been replaced with a “fade to black” scene that I would have been more comfortable reading. Also, this book did not hold my attention very well. I already disliked it for the reason above, and the rest of it didn’t keep me enthralled enough to make up for the lack, unfortunately.
Fates Divided has its good parts, including some cool plot twists and epic magic skills, but it also has parts that I’m not so thrilled about. I would recommend it to people who enjoy NA fantasy and don’t mind reading about romance.
I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
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