Monday, October 12, 2015

Touching Fate by Brenda Drake

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.

Aster Layne is a teenager who's trying to change and stop falling for the bad boys. She made a promise to her mother and it's time to turn a new leaf. She believes in physics, not magic. When her friend takes her to a tarot reading, she learns something about herself she wasn't expecting. She's a fate changer and just with a touch she can change the fate of anyone.

Reese Van Beuren is running out of time. He needs a fate changer to help him live beyond his eighteenth birthday and he's starting to loose hope. Finding Aster makes the world of difference. Now, he just needs to make her fall in love with him and save him from his curse!


I fell in love with the cover and had to read this book. 

Aster has 3 siblings and she is just like a regular teenager. She is trying to stay away from bad boys. I liked that when she learned of her power she didn't go crazy and she took it in stride. Aster tried to help the people who needed it. 

I liked Resse too. He knew his time was limited and he didn't want to die. Nevertheless, when he needed to protect Aster and her family he did. 

I have a few questions about the story. Does Aster's sisters have her power too? It would be interesting if they all do. 

One thing I didn't like about the book was how rushed their relationship moved along. I knew he had a time constraint but I was hoping for more time before they fell for each other. 

Cliffhanger: No

3.5/5 Fangs

A complimentary copy was provided by the publisher via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I was pleasantly surprised with how much fun this book was. I thought the plot of the story was so interesting. I have never read a book like this before, and I thought Brenda did a great job of creating a fun and magical storyline. The main male character, Reese, was so swoon worthy. I adored him and his adorable accent. He was my favorite character in this book. I also really liked the other main character, Aster. She was snarky, loyal, and brave. She tried her best to understand her powers and save the ones she loved. I really admired that. 

My major complaint about this book was that the romance developed too quickly, and that was why I didn't give this book a higher rating. Aster and Reese definitely had a lot of cute moments, but they were just too sudden. It made the romance feel a little unbelievable. I would have liked to see them have more of a slow burning romance. I also felt like the romance almost took over the plot of the book. I would have liked to seen the romance dialed back a bit. 

Overall, I enjoyed this book! I would definitely recommend this book to people who like YA romances mixed with magic, strong family ties, and friendship. 

3.5 / 5 Fangs

*This ebook was given to me in exchange for a honest review.* 

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