Maybe Fateby Published 03 Sep 2013
|Publisher||Paper Windows Publishing|
No matter how you fight, fate still comes knocking.
But what happens when you rebel against it?
When I felt someone watching me, I knew something was wrong. I'm not the kind of girl who gets a lot of attention. I don't want you to think I'm paranoid, or crazy. Definitely not crazy. That night, I got my first glimpse of something that should never have existed. I met someone who would change my life, change my everything. Someone with wicked smiles and a voice like sugar mixed with cinnamon.
Someone not entirely human.
Maybe Fate is a full-length 350 page New Adult Paranormal Romance. It focuses on the wonder of destiny, the beauty of love, and the way it sweeps us up with unstoppable, hungry claws.
MatureContent, recommended for ages 17+
"Maybe Fate" Reviews
I was gifted a copy of this book for an honest review.
This was an amazing blend of a coming of age story, a fantasy, romance and a who did what story. This was beautifully told, well edited as I only found a continuity error and an extra word in a sentence that shouldn't have been there. This author is a new discovery for me as I have never read of her work before and this is her debut into the fantasy/paranormal realm of writing. Cynthia did a darn good job of it too.
I think if she wanted to expand upon this world of twaelin beings this could be the start of a great trilogy or series. Gale is not your typical teenager attending college as she isn't sure what she should major in and she isn't into the dating scene like her roommate Becky. Gale meets Nethiun and Ethlyn/Ethan under suspicious circumstances.
I'm not going to give you a lot of details of the story because some of them were given in the blurb/synopsis for this book. What I will tell you is that this story will grab you and pull you into it so that you are eagerly turning pages to discover what happens next in Gale's journey. My emotions went up and down at each pivotal moment in this story. The ending is such that although happy it leaves you wanting to know more and what will happen next. That is why I think there is more to be told about Gale and the twaelin she has discovered.
In closing I leave you with this question "Is fate what we make it?" Read the story and see if you discover the answer for yourself. I think you will be pleased with the purchase of this story and you may also find yourself wanting to reread it again just because of its beauty.
Maybe Fate is a story of nineteen-year-old college student Gale, who feels she is nobody special. However, her world changes literally overnight when she realizes supernatural beings called twaelin exist and they are unexplainably drawn to her. While the paranormal aspect in this book is fairly original and creative, the love triangle between two immortal supernaturals and an unconfident girl feels worn out at this point. Overall, I liked this book though. It was a likeable paranormal romance with supernaturals that were new to me.
My favorite things about this book:
Gale's character is well-developed and the reader has an opportunity to understand her personal struggles that contribute to her "nobody special" self-perception. She seemed to become a bit more self-confident as the story progressed but the real growth in her happened when she learned what her "fate" entailed. I enjoyed learning what it was about her that made her special to the twaelin. The ending was an unexpected treat and I enjoyed being SO SURPRISED as to who the true villain of this story is. The dual narration was a nice touch.
My least favorite things about this book:
It always annoys me in books when characters fall for their "stalker". Phrases like “my stalker-turned-savior” were used in this book and I think stories with these themes are ridiculous. But the story did get better and moved on from the "stalker" terminology. Something that confused me was how the general population were oblivious to these unnatural beings in their community. They fly, have supernatural fights in the sky, shift in and out of thin air, and have unnatural eye color referred to once as "severe orbs". Although, there is some explanation that they can change their appearance in order to fit into humanity, it just didn't quite make sense to me.
My favorite quotes:
"There’s a bit of truth in all myths and legends." –Mr. Birch
"Time if a funny thing when you've got no one to spend it with." -Nethium
I got this book from the author, free of cost in exchange of an honest review from my side.
Firstly I would like to thank Cynthia Brint,author of Maybe Fate, for giving me this opportunity of reading and reviewing this book.
I really enjoyed the book a lot. The story is well written, the plot is well thought and the characters are developed and flourished and fit into the plot very well.
Gale is the girl next door with the usual confusions and dwellings that students have and the author didn't make her the role model which is totally unbelievable so keeping her simple and 'normal' was one of the many things that I would like to praise about this book.
Nethiun is also great and the best stalker I have ever seen, LOL.
The first have was quite descriptive but I found it to be a little stretched but the second half is great, a total page turner, totally dripping with mystery and laced with suspense.
The writing style is impressive and skilled. There are many unanswered question through out the story the answer of which you'll get at the end but this suspense really spiced up the story for me.
All in all a treat paranormal read with dual POV which IS loved and got totally connection with the pulsing emotions which caught the characters in it's clutches along with the readers as well.
A must read for paranormal lovers. Enjoy folks!
was given arc in exchange for an honest review
I really enjoyed this book, I wasn't quite sure if I would like it but thought I would give it a go as it sound very interesting. I like that it was just a stand alone book and not the start of some long series. I really enjoyed seeing what happened between Gale's and Nethiun's relationship, and although I have just said that I liked the idea of this being a stand alone book, would be interested if there was a book for Ethlyn as I really liked his character just as much as Nethiun's.
All in all a good book that had me flying through the pages to see what happens next, would recommend to anyone who likes paranormal stories and am looking forward to reading more from this author in the future.
I really enjoyed this book - kept me interested, flying through the pages. I thought the characters were fairly well developed, and it was easy to slip right into their world. It was a different spin on paranormal. My only wish is that we had learned more about Gale's powers & why exactly she turned out the way she did (plus how they will live going forward).