Thursday, September 29, 2016

Blog Tour: Fates Divided by Jules Barnard

Fates Divided (Halven Rising #1)
by Jules Barnard
Genre: YA Paranormal
Release Date: August 31st 2015

Summary from Goodreads:

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 eighteen 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.


In the Halven Rising Series, love and ancient allegiances are threatened when the worlds of Fae and Halven collide. Each Halven Rising novel features a different couple and may be read as a standalone, but an overreaching story arc connects the books, so it’s fun to read them in order.

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Keen straightened and shrugged one shoulder. “As Portia said, millennia ago, angels mated with humans and created the Fae.” He turned the knob to the Fae classroom without opening it. “Fae only mate with Fae. At times, they’ve lain with humans and created a diluted, lesser being, the Halven. It doesn’t happen often. Fae do not generally desire humans. But when it happens, we must watch the offspring for signs of abilities.”

Doesn’t happen often? Must happen enough that they’d built the university.

Derek snorted. “Sounds like some serious denial you’ve got going on there, buddy.”

Keen shot him a look and opened the door.

Before Elena could walk through, Derek pulled her aside and spoke low in her ear. “Mating with humans? Tirnan and the Fae realm?” He shook his head. “We stick together inside Fae-U, got it?”

Elena wet her chapped lips. The things Keen had said, Derek’s deep voice in her ear and the protective way he’d been acting toward her—all equally distracting.

My Thoughts

I absolutely loved this book right from the beginning.  I could not put it down!  There was nothing I did not like about it.  This was my first book about Fae and I loved it!!

Elena finds out she is half-Fae and half-human and she must develop an antidote for a virus that is sweeping the Fae Realm.  Her neighbor Derek, who is also half Fae is also helping her.   So Elena must put her newly magical powers to good use. Elena must travel to Tirnan to help elevate her powers to make the antidote.

Elena learns why her mother left her at a young age.  Her mother is Fae and is part of the New Kingdom noble family and Derek's dad is part of the Old Kingdom's noble family.  And of course the two kingdoms do not get along.

I loved Elena and Derek's relationship.  I liked how they had similar interest in science and chemistry.   There relationship was super fast pace but not in the not so realistic way.   I think they were super cute together.

I loved how the book was fast paced.  It definitely keep me reading and I couldn't stop.  I cant wait until the next book and to know more and Keen and Reese's relationship.  

I recieved a copy from YA Bound Books in exchange for an honest review.  


About the Author

A RITA-nominated author, Jules Barnard began her publishing career in 2014 with Deep Blue, the first book in the contemporary Blue Series, hitting bestseller lists on Amazon, iBooks, and All Romance. In 2015, she launched Fates Divided, the first of a romantic fantasy series Library Journal calls “…an exciting new fantasy adventure.” Whether she’s writing about beautiful Lake Tahoe, or a Fae world embedded in a college campus, Jules spins suspenseful stories filled with realistic characters who have heart and humor.

When Jules isn’t in her sweatpants writing and rewarding herself with chocolate, she spends her time with her husband and two children in their small hometown on the California coast. She credits herself with the ability to read while running on the treadmill or burning dinner.

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