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 18 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.
©2015 Jules Barnard (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
Unexpected wonderful book
One memorable moment was right from the beginning with Elena discovering her powers. There are so many memorable moments in this book.
Elizabeth Evens did a wonderful job with changing of her voice for each of the different characters it is not easy to decide but I really liked how she portrayed Derek.
I am not a fan of paranormal books but I love the Blue Series by this author so when I had the opportunity to both read and listen to this book I took the chance. I am very happy that I did. Right from the start, I was drawn into the story and didn’t want to stop reading or listening. The unknown of what was going to happen with the different twist thrown in really kept this book on track for me. The interaction of the characters in both worlds along with the beliefs and how people treated others brought the book back to reality. I wasn’t expecting several turn of events and at times thought I knew what was going to happen to be pleasantly surprised that I was not correct. I will most definitely be reading the next book in this series and listening to it if Elizabeth Evans does the narration. I found listening to the story was more enjoyable than when I read the book a year ago. The narration of this already great story just put it over the top. I was able to visualize more of the story and the way the narrator was able to change her voice for the different characters made it easy to listen along. You could also feel the emotions of the characters with the way the narrator read the story. You did not tire of listening to her at all. I do hope that Elena and Derek will have more in future books as they have more to their story as well.
This story was so interesting! It's been while since I've read a fantasy/paranormal, and Jules Barnard does a great job engaging me in the story. I am definitely anticipating the follow up, Fates Entwined. I'm kind of picky when it comes to narrators but I thought Elizabeth Evans did a supurb job!
"a show stopper of a start of series"
this is my third favourite series
I was able to laugh at some points when the characters were making jokes but also able to feel the emotions of the characters too,
What a beautifully written paranormal story. it totally got my attention from the start and the transformation for both Elena and Derek was presented in such a way that I could picture it in my mind. the plot was well thought out and moved at a good pace for me. a lot of terms were used that I was not used to but it didn't hinder and was easy to pick up. looking forward to fates entwined.
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