Friday, October 20, 2017

Book Review: Fate by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Publication: Delacorte Books for Young Readers (February 24, 2009)

Description: For the past two years, Bailey Morgan has lived a double life: high school student by day, ancient mystical being by night. As the third Fate, Bailey literally controls the fate of the world, but as Plain Old Bailey, her life is falling apart. She’s got a tattoo that was supposed to be temporary (but isn’t), friendships that were supposed to last forever (but might not), and no idea what her future holds after high school graduation.

Then Bailey meets the rest of the Sidhe, an ancient race defined by their power, beauty, and a sinister habit of getting what they want at any cost. Before Bailey knows it, she’s being drawn into an otherworldly web more complicated than anything she weaves as a mortal Fate.

My Thoughts: In this sequel to TATTOO only Bailey retains her magical powers. She is one of the three Fates whose gift is life. But that is only her night job. During the day she is a high school senior along with her three best friends and dealing with normal high school stuff. Bailey is facing the thought that things will change when they all graduate and she is afraid that they will lose the closeness that has been a part of her life since they were all toddlers.

Bailey doesn't know that she might be going farther than she had thought. Because she is part faerie, she is coming to the Reckoning. She is supposed to restore balance by choosing either the Seelie or Unseelie courts and living in the Otherworld all the time. Both the Seelie and Unseelie courts are putting a lot of pressure on her.

Because the world isn't in balance, immortals are able to come to Earth and create mischief. Bailey and her friends need to find a way to restore the balance and keep Bailey on Earth.

I really enjoyed this story. I could empathize with Bailey who didn't want things to change. I also really liked the relationship between the four friends who each had distinctive personalities.

Favorite Quote:
"You are a bad driver." Zo hopped out of the SUV and delivered the comeback at the same time. "I, on the other hand, am efficient."

"I think I can say with a high level of certainty that efficiency has never been so well and truly terrifying." Annabelle Porter was the fourth of our group, and the one of us subjected to Zo's "efficiency" most often since the two of them were first cousins and actually shared a car. "Nothing like a good brush with death to wake you up in the morning."
I bought this one in January 2010. You can buy your copy here.

1 comment:

  1. This series fell apart last year and I deaccessioned it. Not as many of my readers like the paranormal books anymore, so it was okay. Blast from the past!


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