A Matter of Fate by Heather Lyons
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.
I read A Matter of Fate a few weeks ago. And this book has stayed with me. Since I read so much, if a book can grab my attention and keep it then its good. If it not only grabs my attention, but stays with me weeks later then I think it's excellent. And this was the case with AMOF.
This book is paranormal YA that focuses on Chloe and her journey through what fate has mapped out for her. While she isn't thrilled about the fact that everything for her is predestined, she does see some perks. Mostly the perk of Jonah. But then fate is thrown off course and there is the added bonus of Kellan. (Seriously, what is with the dreamy Kellan characters?!?!) You watch Chloe not only deal with teenage issues but also magical supernatural issues.
"Love isn't always clean and pretty- sometimes it's messy, cruel, and confusing. And sometimes, it doesn't turn out the way you want it to. But then, the beauty of love is that it's very strong, and when it's real, it's worth it."
I fell in love with all of these characters. Karl was my favorite non lead. And not only do we get a great amount of relationship goodness, we get action and adventure. There were no slow times in this book which is pretty impressive for the first book of a series. I loved to see how the danger strengthened relationships as well as the tight bonds that were made. These characters felt emotion with such fierceness and made me feel so full of emotion for Chloe and the gang. Any book that can evoke such emotion is a win in my book.
"I begin to think about the links people have, the ones I have, and of how they ties us together even when the entire concept of the bonds are inexplicable"
I am eagerly waiting the second book A Matter of Heart.
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A Matter of Fate
A Matter of Heart - June 25, 2013