Monday, October 19, 2015

Blog Tour Review Post: Touching Fate by Brenda Drake

Hello Everyone! Today's special post will be for Touching Fate blog tour hosted by YA Bound Book Tours. I will be doing a honest review. I was provided with a ebook copy from the publisher, however that does not affect my views on this book. Also don't forget to check out the giveaway at the bottom of this post.

About the Book
Title: Touching Fate
Author: Brenda Drake
Description: "Aster Layne believes in physics, not psychics. A tarot card reading on the Ocean City Boardwalk should have been a ridiculous, just-for-fun thing. It wasn’t. Aster discovers she has a very unscientific gift—with a simple touch of the cards, she can change a person’s fate.
Reese Van Buren is cursed. Like the kind of old-school, centuries-old curse that runs in royal families. Every firstborn son is doomed to die on his eighteenth birthday—and Reese’s is coming up fast. Bummer. He tries to distract himself from his inevitable death…only to find the one person who can save him.
Aster doesn’t know that the hot Dutch guy she’s just met needs her help–or that he’s about to die.
But worst of all…she doesn’t know that her new gift comes with dark, dark consequences that can harm everyone she loves."

This book deserves a 8.2 out of 10 Rating 

Touching Fate was a unique kind of novel. Their were parts I loved and some which I didn't quite enjoy as much. The story line was different and enjoyable, as well as the characters.

One thing I probably enjoyed the most was the characters. I will tell you about my top three, however each character was quite amazing. My all time favourite character was Reese Van Buren. He was one of the male characters of which the two POV the story was told. He was funny, brilliant, and so swoon worthy.  I also like the emense amount of character development with Reese. When he first met Aster, he had very selfish reasons to be with her, however half way through the novel his actions and mindset reflected that he changed. My next favourite character was Aster, the other POV the story was told from. She was witty, and had so much sass. I loved the way she cared for her family and friends. She was Incredibly passionate and went above and beyond my expectations for her. There was a lot thrown upon her and she handled each situations quite well. I also always enjoyed reading her inner mind comments or thoughts. My last favourite character that absolutely must get a mention is Jan. He is Reese's cousin, however their relationship is more like brothers.  He was in the story from the start, and his role grew more important as the novel progressed. I felt like he was important because he was always lightened the mood. All in all, each character had something special and I wish I could mention them all.

The story line was quite unique, however I did have some minor complains. My first problem was that I felt as though this book moved at a very fast pace. There was a lot of information to take in, and I do believe that it could've fit into two books. I also found that the first half of the novel moved even more faster than I would've expected. The two main characters fell in love right away and were together within the first 4 chapters. However, this does not change my opinion on the story's premise, I still found it to be different and have a lot of unique qualities to it. Which, I found quite amusing. Overall, I do believe there were a lot of good to this story even with my complaints.

In conclusion, I would highly recommend this book to those who enjoy supernatural YA novels. If you do get a chance to check this book out, I hope you enjoy Reese as much as I did.

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About the Author:
Brenda Drake grew up the youngest of three children, an Air Force brat, and the continual new kid at school. Her fondest memories growing up is of her eccentric, Irish grandmother’s animated tales, which gave her a strong love for storytelling. So it was only fitting that she would choose to write stories with a bend toward the fantastical. When she’s not writing or hanging out with her family, she haunts libraries, bookstores, and coffee shops, or reads someplace quiet and not at all exotic (much to her disappointment).
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