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?
Fates has a very interesting premise but I failed to connect with Corinthe and unfortunately wasn’t very fond of the the guy Luc who she falls for. Just something about his personality didn’t work for me. The ideas here were really interesting but didn’t jive with me mostly because of the reasoning behind why Corinthe is banished in the first place. The writing style was well done and vivid, the world Corinthe comes from being very intriguing but the plot line and characters failed to capture my interest and sympathy. This was pitched as a twist on Greek Mythology and luckily I didn’t have much knowledge of Greek Mythology so I wasn’t comparing things internally over what the author may have done differently. I think some readers will still enjoy this, as for me I can’t even pinpoint exactly what didn’t work for me.
Overall – 2 stars – It just wasn’t my cup of tea.
Life. Possibility. Choice.
All taken from Adelice by the Guild—until she took them back.
But amid the splendid ruins of Earth, Adelice discovers how dangerous freedom can be. Hunted by soulless Remnants sent by Cormac Patton and the Guild, Adelice finds a world that’s far from deserted. Although allies are easy to find on Earth, knowing who to trust isn’t. Because everyone has secrets, especially those Adelice loves most. Secrets they would kill to protect. Secrets that will redefine each of them. Torn between two brothers and two worlds, Adelice must choose what to fight for.
In this thrilling sequel to Crewel, Adelice is about to learn how tangled up her past and future really are. Her parents ran to protect her, but nothing can save her from her destiny, and once she uncovers the truth, it will change everything.
STRIKEFORCE by Nick James
Strikeforce is the third and last book in the Skyship Academy trilogy. By the point we get to this book the books aren’t really about the academy anymore but the two brothers and how their actions and struggles impact the fate of humanity as well as the alien race. This wraps things up nicely and has a lot of action. I do want to note that I think I would have enjoyed this much more if I’d read all three books back to back. I really enjoyed the first book and became attached to the characters in that first one. By the time the second rolled around I was no longer quite as attached but by this third book I didn’t have their voices in my head anymore and there wasn’t as much character development focused on instead things were heavily action and plot movement. Normally I don’t have a problem reconnecting to characters because I’m a series fiction reader and I’m used to waiting a year or more in between books but for some reason here I didn’t sync back up with them. So if you’re looking for a Sci-Fi YA trilogy to read all at once, the Skyship Academy trilogy are all out now and I would recommend this as a a good one. While I wasn’t blown away by the end and I wish I would have loved it more, it was overall good and as I said I think if you’re reading it all in quick succession I think it will be much more enjoyable.
Cover – 3 stars – I don’t know I think its that center portion that just didn’t do it for me.
Story– 3 stars – Overall a satisfying ending.
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