Disclaimer: I get all my books from the library.
Today's book is Fate, by Jennifer Lynn Barnes.
This book is a sequel, but I didn't know it at the time I checked it out. I decided to read it anyway, and I'm glad I did. I enjoyed it. The first book is called Tattoo, but Fate pretty much told me everything that happened in Tattoo, and thus I don't feel a need to read it. (That's the problem with reading the sequel first, I guess.)
As far as YA literature goes, it was refreshing and real. I could relate to the main character Bailey so much, everything from her skipping a shower to making fun of her small chest. Ha! Of course there was the element of magic and paranormalcy, which is all the rage right now and I'm on the bandwagon.
Without giving too much away, Bailey and her friends received magic powers a few years earlier when they put on washable tattoos. Bailey's powers have grown stronger, and now she is one of the Greek gods; one of the Fates, to be specific. Only the gods are having a problem with her being mortal and doing an immortal's job. In this book, they do everything short of kidnapping her to make her join them in immortality.
There is no swearing and no sex. What a shock! There is a sweet love interest. I thought the book wrapped up kind of fast, but it held my interest and I thought it very appropriate for a teenage girl. I enjoyed access to Bailey's inner thoughts, though sometimes I thought the author let them take over. Keep in mind that I haven't read Tattoo, but if you're still looking for Christmas presents, these books could be them. (As far as I know, there is not a third.)
I'm giving this book a B.
A = Buy this book NOW
B = Buy this when you can
C = Check it out from the library
D = Don't bother reading it
F = Burn it
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