THE FATE SERIES by Heather Lyons
✿ A MATTER OF FATE (Fate, #1)
Chloe Lilywhite struggles with all the normal problems of a typical seventeen-year-old high school student. Only, Chloe isn’t a normal teenage girl. She’s a Magical, part of a secret race of beings who influence the universe. More importantly, she’s a Creator, which means Fate mapped out her destiny long ago, from her college choice, to where she will live, to even her job. While her friends and relatives relish their future roles, Chloe resents the lack of say in her life, especially when she learns she’s to be guarded against a vengeful group of beings bent on wiping out her kind. Their number one target? Chloe, of course. That’s nothing compared to the boy trouble she’s gotten herself into. Because a guy she’s literally dreamed of and loved her entire life, one she never knew truly existed, shows up in her math class, and with him comes a twin brother she finds herself inexplicably drawn to. Chloe’s once unyielding path now has a lot more choices than she ever thought possible.
* This is the first of the YA/NA crossover urban fantasy/romance Fate series.
Amazon US: http://bit.ly/MatterofFateUS
Amazon UK: http://bit.ly/MatterofFateUK
I have to say I have not read too many Paranormal Romance genre books. A Matter of Fate is my first book I have read by Heather Lyons. The book kept me interested for the most part. I felt the writing of the story shows that this is the beginning stages of a series and the characters are barely finding their way. By the end of the book, is where I felt that the characters were being developed. It made sense as you get through each page, but I did get lost a couple of times, and later find where it makes sense later on in the chapter.
About the book: Chloe is our main character. She is a teenager that is realizing the world she has known her whole life is not what it truly seems. The future she was planning for has suddenly changed courses. Her Fate is being a creator…something that she has a long road to go through and figure out her role. She finds that she is wanted by by a group that is trying to destroy her kind. She also finds herself in a crazy love triangle between brothers (twins). There was drama with the three, but I felt that it was easily resolved. I’m all for the love triangle thing, but the brothers were just too forgiving.
It was interesting at the end of the book where you see how the colony and rest of the characters parts fall into place. I am curious to see if book two of the series is a bit more mature. I am hoping to see the development of the characters throughout the series.
✿ BEYOND FATE (Fate #1.5)
His whole life, Jonah Whitecomb has strove to meet everyone’s expectations of him: the perfect student, dutiful son, loyal twin, accomplished surfer, and powerful Magical. But behind his carefully composed façade hides the truth of how his family has fallen apart, leaving Jonah more often than not feeling adrift. To complicate matters, he fell in love long ago with a girl in his dreams, one he’s never told anyone about, including his twin brother.
Just when life seems its bleakest, Jonah discovers that Chloe is real. Wanting to finally reach out and grab happiness for himself, he embarks on a journey to track down the girl of his dreams, only to find that happy endings aren’t always guaranteed, the best laid out plans can go horribly awry, and sometimes, you have to simply let yourself go along for the ride.
* Beyond Fate is Jonah’s point-of-view of the events of A Matter of Fate, and is a companion novella.
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✿ A MATTER OF HEART (Fate, #2)
No longer in high school, Chloe Lilywhite is now living and working in Annar, the Magicals’ city-state plane of existence. Since moving, she’s joined the Council, gone on missions with the Guard, moved into her own apartment, and enrolled at the University of Annar. Plus, she’s happily engaged to be married to Jonah Whitecomb, the literal man from her dreams, not to mention her Connection. While she still struggles with aspects of her craft, Chloe feels like she’s finally coming into her own, especially after a difficult year that had her questioning nearly everything in her life.
After a brutal attack by the Elders, her life is turned upside down once more. Accusations fly throughout the Council and Guard, forcing Chloe to confront her worst fears about what’s she’s capable of as a Creator. And then there’s the matter of Kellan Whitecomb, Jonah’s twin brother and Chloe’s ex, who resurfaces after disappearing months before. Although Chloe chose Jonah, and despite their best efforts, the two find it hard to stay away from one another.
But no matter what Fate throws at her, Chloe is determined to take charge of her life, even as it begins to spiral out of control.
*This is the second book in the YA/NA urban fantasy/romance Fate series.
Amazon US: http://bit.ly/MatterofHeartUS
Amazon UK: http://bit.ly/MatterofHeartUK
✿ A MATTER OF TRUTH (Fate, #3)
Not long ago, Chloe Lilywhite seemingly had it all: a prized spot on the Magicals’ Council as lead Creator, a loving fiancé and Connection, and a wealth of good friends. But the poised young woman she projected was nothing more than a façade. Her parents all but disowned her. Power plays and accusations of murder within the Council rocked her confidence. And most difficult of all, her secret, a secondary Connection to Jonah’s twin brother, Kellan, became painfully impossible to resist. Desperate to gain control over her rapidly unraveling existence, Chloe did the unthinkable: she ran away.
Now living and working in Alaska under an alias, Chloe is slowly discovering who she is and, more importantly, who she wants to be. But the more she tries to leave the Magical world behind, the harder it becomes to stay hidden. The Elders are back with a vengeance, and the stakes have never been higher. Chloe finally has to make a choice: embrace her pre-ordained Fate or pave her own way in the worlds. One thing’s for sure, though–she’s finally up for the challenge.
*This is the third book in the YA/NA crossover urban fantasy/romance Fate series.
Amazon US: http://bit.ly/MatterofTruthUS
Amazon UK: http://bit.ly/MatterofTruthUK
✿ A MATTER OF FOREVER (Fate, #4)
It all comes down to this . . .
Chloe Lilywhite has struggled for years to find her footing in a series of dangerous and demanding worlds. Creator, first tier Council member, and one of the most powerful Magicals in existence, she was little more than one of Fate’s pawns. But now, Chloe is back home and ready to call the shots. She knows what she wants and who she wants to be.
Except the Elders never got the memo.
Annar and Magical-kind are under attack. The lives of Chloe’s loved ones, and life as they know it, are at stake. Chloe’s the key to taking the Elders down, but they won’t go quietly into the night. This time, neither will Chloe.
* This is the fourth and final book in the YA/NA crossover urban fantasy romance Fate series.
Amazon US: http://bit.ly/MatterofForeverUS
Amazon UK: http://bit.ly/MatterofForeverUK
Heather Lyons is known for writing epic, heartfelt love stories often with a fantastical twist. From Young Adult to New Adult to Adult novels—one commonality in all her books is the touching, and sometimes heart-wrenching, romance. In addition to writing, she’s also been an archaeologist and a teacher. She and her husband and children live in sunny Southern California and are currently working their way through every cupcakery she can find.