Sunday, August 4, 2013

Book Review: Games of Fate

                                               Today's review is on Games of Fate by Kris Austen Radcliffe

I don't really know what it was about this book that made me feel like I was watching something on HBO. (And that's nothing to scoff at.) Perhaps with the new season of Games of Thrones and my excitement about the upcoming season of True Blood that played a small part. What ever it was, the combination of Dragons, Humans, and Vampire like creatures in Games of Fate held my attention throughout the entire 300+ pages.

Rysa is trying to get through college while controlling her ADHD. One evening while studying with her BFF, both seem impossible. She forgot her medicine at home, and begins to have the mother of all headaches. She can't concentrate, and the pain in her skull becomes so intense that she rushes outside for some air. Little did she know that this would be the night that her life would change drastically, and that she would learn that she is much more important than she ever thought.

While being attacked by Burners and shackled with chains, Rysa is rescued by Ladon. But not just Ladon. She is also rescued by his Dragon. All three then learn that Rysa is in fact a Fate. A Fate that is now tied to chaos, and the Fate that will be the end of the world.

Though there is some bad blood between Ladon's people and the Fates, the three none the less set out to save Rysa's mother, thwart her uncles plan, and ultimately change her future. But will they be able to control their own attraction to one another? And will the love they share be enough?

With all that was positive with the book, there were some parts of Games of Fate that were a bit confusing. In fact, there were a few times that I had to go back and reread a section to figure out who was who and who was talking when. There were times when I would wonder what happened to this character or that character. One chapter he/she was there and then mysteriously not throughout the rest of the book. In the end though, I would still recommend Games of Fate. It would be a great addition to any bookshelf.

4 of 5 stars
Available at Amazon

Book Description: via Amazon

Contains Adult Sexual Content and some violent imagery.

Rysa Torres misses information. Loses concentration. Her attention problems randomize her life but she pushes forward anyway, doing the best she can--until monsters activate a part of her she didn't know she had.

As visions of the future whip inside her head, Rysa realizes the truth: She's a Fate.

And she will set fire to the world.

All her options explode. Her family ripped away, what little control she had destroyed, Rysa is left with one choice: Will she die to stop the coming flames, or will she allow the man and the dragon she loves to die in her place?

Games of Fate begins Fate ~ Fire ~ Shifter ~ Dragon, a New Adult Urban Fantasy series with Strong Romantic Elements by Kris Austen Radcliffe.

Set in the open spaces of America, the series takes Rysa and Ladon--and Ladon's companion beast, Dragon--through a landscape punctuated by unfamiliar creatures: Fates with the ability to see past, present, and future. Ghouls called Burners who devour with fire and acid. Shifters who shape much more than their bodies. And two dragons who speak with color and pattern.

It starts here, now, with one young woman's struggle against a burning future--and against the death of the man she loves.


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