Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Blog Tour - Fates Entwined by Jules Barnard

Hey everyone! I'm one of the stops on the Fates Entwined Blog Tour hosted by YA BOUND BOOK TOURS. Fates Entwined is the second book in the Halven Rising series by Jules Barnard. Check below for a review of the book as well as some extra info! 

Fates Entwined (Halven Rising #2)
by Jules Barnard
Genre: YA Paranormal 
Release Date: November 2016

4 stars - An intriguing read!

Purchase Links:

Amazon US 
Amazon UK


Summary from Goodreads:

They can never be together. The notion is laughable. Humans are inferior, a scourge on the Fae and on the magic passed down to them by angels millennia ago. And if Keen finds himself drawn to the tiny human female, he keeps it to himself. He won’t add to the half-breed problem that threatens his people’s existence. 
Reese can’t stand Keen. He criticizes her clothing, won’t answer a straight question, and is too handsome for her peace of mind. 
Her entire life, people have pegged Reese for a shallow, ditzy blond. She won’t accept the stereotype from the large, arrogant Fae too. But after Keen saves her life, she begins to question what truly lies beneath his stoic demeanor. 
Forced together, Keen and Reese fight to survive among enemies, and Keen makes choices Reese couldn’t have predicted. She glimpses a side of him that is protective and dangerously seductive. 

But Keen refuses to acknowledge their connection. 

Until he's faced with the decision to betray his people, or lose Reese forever.

*This mature YA series is intended for readers 17 years and older.

**Each Halven Rising novel features a different couple and may be read as a standalone, but an overreaching story arc connects the series, so it's fun to read them in order.**


Fates Entwined was definitely an interesting read. I really enjoyed getting to know more about Reese and Keen. Not only that but I enjoyed meeting a few different characters that I fell in love with as well. Can't wait to be able to learn more about them! :) 

Fates Entwined was a little more action-packed than Fates Divided, or at least it felt that way to me. The whole feel of the book was different than Fates Divided but I loved it just as much. We were able to learn more about the Fae and their world. There were some twists and turns that definitely exciting. 

It was great to learn more about Reese and to see the side of her that she keeps hidden away from everyone else. She was a strong and stubborn young lady but she also knew when someone else was right. She was fun and caring of her friends. It was also great to learn more about Keen! :) He could be somewhat annoying at times but he's pretty dang loyal and caring as well. By the end he was just plain swoon-worthy though. ;)

The ending was huge. It was full of suspense and action and interesting information. This book definitely picks up the last half of the way through. And the last few chapters just made me really happy, haha. 

Overall, this was an interesting read and a great look into this world of Fae. It was also nice to be able to learn about some old and new characters. Jules Barnard has definitely created an interesting world with some awesome and diverse characters. Pick up the first book in the series if you haven't read it yet! And check this one out if you've read and loved the first one! :) 


Other books in the Series:

Fates Altered

Humans are beneath her kind, but Fae princess Theodora Rainer must escape the Fae realm, or marry a man she despises.

California farmer Alex Rosales is the responsible one. He stays out of the trouble his older brother gets into--someone has to hang onto the farm. But when Alex finds Theodora hiding out on his property, caution is nowhere in sight. She has the beauty of an angel, with deep secrets Alex can't penetrate.

No matter how hard he tries, Theodora won't let Alex in. But when he breaks his own rules and invites her to stay with him, he glimpses her heart--only to discover something powerful seeks to tear them apart.

Fates Altered tells the story of the love that sparked the Halven Rising.

*This mature YA series is intended for readers 17 years and older.


Fates Divided
Elena's goals are simple: 1) be the first in her family to graduate from college 2) become a kick-butt chemist.

Until she comes into her half-Fae powers from the mother she never knew.

The Fae are willing to harm the last of Elena's loved ones if she doesn't use her power over the elements to cure them of a deadly disease.

Her brooding neighbor, Derek, 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.

*This mature YA series is intended for readers 17 years and older. 

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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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