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Fate Paperback – March 10, 2009
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From Publishers Weekly
Barnes crosses Greek gods with faeries in her addition to the teens-with-special-powers-and-destinies genre. In this companion novel to Tattoo, Bailey, aka the Fate of Life (single-handedly responsible for weaving the lives of the entire world), is back and joined once more by best friends Delia, Annabelle and Zo. With the help of mysterious pendants (Bailey's friends have lost the powers they possessed in the first book), they must help Bailey face the Reckoning, when she must choose between her world and the Otherworld. Barnes has her mythical realms covered with the Otherworld, also known as Faerie, Olympus, Avalon, and the Beyond, where Bailey spends her nights while her less-mythic friends dream. Bailey's upbeat narration adds flair to this story of girl power and friendship, though her Otherworldly trips (which are, unfortunately, italicized) cover large swaths of the book and can feel like a disruption. Readers who hang tight to the friendship arc, though, will find this story pulpy but fun. Ages 12–up. (Mar.)
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About the Author
Jennifer Lynn Barnes earned a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and a master’s from Cambridge University. Fate is her sixth novel for young adults. You can visit her online at www.jenniferlynnbarnes.com.
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It's not a five star book because the plot was a little obvious in places, as well as being a little too drawn out.
So if you liked the first one get this. If not go read the first one.
I'm not sure if that lapse in between stories contributed to my inability of get into this story. I honestly almost gave up on this book a couple of times. I felt like it had a hard time getting past the Sidhe background. It was long and drawn out. The action was reserved for the last little bit of the book. It really wasn't enough to make the book really worthwhile to seek out.
I did like how the ending turned out. The Sidhe were trying to make Bailey play by their rules, when they didn't really apply to her. She something entirely different, so she should be an exception to the rules. I also enjoyed how the Sidhe represented different gods/goddesses throughout history. I enjoy when a book can take different views from different cultures and wrap them into one story that makes sense.
I would probably pass on this book unless you enjoy other books by Barnes, or have all ready read Tattoo.
Her three best friends are excited about life after high school, while every time she thinks about the future, her stomach becomes tied with knots.
Could it be that Bailey doesn't really have a choice when it comes to her future? While she lives the life of the average high school girl, her life is far from normal. She's part of the three fates that weave and control the destiny of the world. The Sidhe world has rules that Bailey doesn't understand. She suspects something's about to happen when she's brought into the Sidhe world for the first time.
When the truth comes out, will it forever change Bailey's view of the world?
Jennifer Lynn Barnes starts this sequel of TATTOO two years later. She perfectly blends normal everyday life in high school with a supernatural world. Plus, the powers of friendship shine through in this novel and will resonate with readers - particularly those ending their own high school careers.
Reviewed by: Jennifer Rummel
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Set two years after the events in Tattoo, Bailey and her friends are getting ready to graduate from high school and move on with their lives.Read more