Book Review: Fates Divided by Jules Barnard

Published October 16, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog

Fates Divided (Halven Rising #1)
by Jules Barnard
Release Date: August 31st 2015
Genre: New Adult, Urban Fantasy, Fantasy
Rate: 4 Stars
Synopsis:
Elena Rosales has busted her ass to get into a good college. She’s the only one in her family ever to attend, and expectations are high. No pressure. But Elena’s got this one in the bag, because she’s as dependable as the molecules she studies, as reliable as the chemical reactions that comfort her in their predictability. Until they don’t.
Elena has always wondered why her mother abandoned her on her first birthday. It’s not until she turns eighteen and her chemistry experiments go berserk that she learns the truth: Her mother wasn’t human, and the Fae are willing to harm those Elena loves if she doesn’t use her power over the elements to cure them of a deadly disease.
Derek, Elena’s brooding neighbor, 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.
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In the Halven Rising Series, love and ancient allegiances are threatened when the worlds of Fae and Halven collide. Each Halven Rising novel features a different couple and may be read as a standalone, but an overreaching story arc connects the books, so it’s fun to read them in order.

The cover of this book drew my attention at first and then I read the book synopsis and I thought it would be something that would interest me. I haven’t been reading a lot of science fiction books and it was nice to read one again. Like all YA books, this was a very easy read and I was able to read it in a couple of days. Fae’s are new to me and I am certain that I haven’t read a book about them before; it’s always interesting to see a magical world.

 

There’s a lot going on in this book from Elena learning she has powers and learning that her mother is Fae to the whole Fae race being killed off by a disease. The first half was a little slow moving, but as the book went on the better it got! Derek and Elena were great characters and I would love to read more about them.

 

I can not wair for the next book to come out to see what is going to happen to Elena, Derek and the rest of the Fae race!

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Before turning to storytelling, Jules earned a master’s degree in public health and spent many an hour running statistical analysis–until she realized her favorite part of the job was writing reports. She decided to cut out the math and add in some hot guys, and so began her career as a novelist.

Jules is a Northern California native living on the coast with her husband and two children. She has no impulse control around cupcakes and credits herself with the ability to read while running on the treadmill or burning dinner.

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