{Blog Tour | Book Review | Giveaway} FATES ENTWINED by Jules Barnard

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{Blog Tour | Book Review | Giveaway} FATES ENTWINED by Jules Barnard

{Blog Tour | Book Review | Giveaway} FATES ENTWINED by Jules BarnardFates Entwined by Jules Barnard
(Website, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads)Series: Haven Rising #2
on November 14th 2016
Genres: Legends, Myths, Fables, Love & Romance, Romance, Young Adult, Young Adult Fiction
Format: eARC
Amazon four-stars
They can never be together. The notion is laughable. Humans are inferior, a scourge on the Fae and on the magic passed down to them by angels millennia ago. And if Keen finds himself drawn to the tiny human female, he keeps it to himself. He won’t add to the half-breed problem that threatens his people’s existence.

Reese can’t stand Keen. He criticizes her clothing, won’t answer a straight question, and is too handsome for her peace of mind.

Her entire life, people have pegged Reese for a shallow, ditzy blond. She won’t accept the stereotype from the large, arrogant Fae too. But after Keen saves her life, she begins to question what truly lies beneath his stoic demeanor.

Forced together, Keen and Reese fight to survive among enemies, and Keen makes choices Reese couldn’t have predicted. She glimpses a side of him that is protective and dangerously seductive.

But Keen refuses to acknowledge their connection.

Until he's faced with the decision to betray his people, or lose Reese forever.

I loved Reese Fisher and Keen Albercht.

At the end of Fates Divided, Elena Rosales’s best friend, Reese, had been taken to the faerie realm, particularly Tirnan. Elena would do whatever it took to protect her best friend, but with the precarious situation that Old and New Kingdom were left in at the end of book one, her bodyguard, Keen, was put on the job. Thus began an interesting journey of fate, free will, and learning who the true enemy was.

I liked the relationship that Keen and Reese had playing in the background of book one. They had chemistry, even if they had convinced themselves that they hated each other, which was not the case. They were so attracted to each other, in fact, that the only way they knew how to fight it was with jabs and insults. Needless to say, I had to know how their story ended, or began. I wanted them to end up together, but they were both such strong personalities, I didn’t know if it would be possible.

This book did not disappoint in answering all of the questions that I had about Keen and Reese. Their romance was a slow burn, unlike Elena and Derek’s. Their relationship was almost too fast for my liking in Fates Divided, and Reese wasn’t going to let that happen. She and Elena were complete opposites. While Elena was also strong, Reese was strong for a different reason. Elena was strong because she had lived a love-filled life but one that she had to face without parents. Reese, however, had both parents but not enough love. She had put up a façade of how she really was and only a few saw past it. I liked the feisty roommate and thought she added a lot to this series.

Keen was a bigot and slight misogynist; however, almost all of his was centered around the culture that he had grown up in. The fae looked at men and women in a centuries old fashion, as in women needed protecting, and it was men’s job to do it. It’s just how it had always been, and he couldn’t understand Reese. While I rolled my eyes or snorted at his way of thinking, it strengthened his character. I loved him, in fact, because of how much that old way of thinking translated into a need to protect Reese.

The war and way of the fae confused me a bit. I wasn’t sure how some of the treaties and promises worked. It tied all together in the end, but at the beginning it didn’t make much sense about why it was the way it had to be. Nevertheless, Barnard has created a new version of the fae, taking the old and blending it with her version of things.

If you’re a fan of faeries, fantasy, and magic, this is the perfect series to check out. It incorporates modern science, ways of thinking, and strong female leads with magic, chivalry, and male leads that will make you swoon.

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Elena’s goals are simple: 1) be the first in her family to graduate from college 2) become a kick-butt chemist.

Until she comes into her half-Fae powers from the mother she never knew.

The Fae are willing to harm the last of Elena’s loved ones if she doesn’t use her power over the elements to cure them of a deadly disease.

Her brooding neighbor, Derek, isn’t the friendliest guy, but he has access to an off-hours lab and is willing to help Elena create the antivirus. He has his own secrets to keep, and this business Elena is mixed up in could blow his cover.

But when Elena and Derek get together, more than chemicals spark fire–and they soon discover just how complicated attraction can get when they find themselves on the other side of the portal, fighting for survival.

Lives collide, and allegiance and love are tested, in Fates Divided.

*This mature YA series is intended for readers 17 years and older.

 

Read my review of Fates Divided!

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Some love stories require great sacrifice…

Humans are beneath her kind, but Fae princess Theodora Rainer must escape the Fae realm, or marry a man she despises.

California farmer Alex Rosales is the responsible one. He stays out of the trouble his older brother gets into–someone has to hang onto the farm. But when Alex finds Theodora hiding out on his property, caution is nowhere in sight. She has the beauty of an angel, with deep secrets Alex can’t penetrate.

No matter how hard he tries, Theodora won’t let Alex in. But when he breaks his own rules and invites her to stay with him, he glimpses her heart–only to discover something powerful seeks to tear them apart.

Fates Altered tells the story of the love that sparked the Halven Rising.

*This mature YA series is intended for readers 17 years and older.

Each Halven Rising novel features a different couple and may be read as a standalone, but an overreaching story arc connects the series, so it’s fun to read them in order.

 

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About Jules Barnard

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A RITA-nominated author, Jules Barnard began her publishing career in 2014 with Deep Blue, the first book in the contemporary Blue Series, hitting bestseller lists on Amazon, iBooks, and All Romance. In 2015, she launched Fates Divided, the first of a romantic fantasy series Library Journal calls “…an exciting new fantasy adventure.” Whether she’s writing about beautiful Lake Tahoe, or a Fae world embedded in a college campus, Jules spins suspenseful stories filled with realistic characters who have heart and humor.

When Jules isn’t in her sweatpants writing and rewarding herself with chocolate, she spends her time with her husband and two children in their small hometown on the California coast. She credits herself with the ability to read while running on the treadmill or burning dinner.

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