Fates Divided is a paranormal romance novel by Jules Barnard. Because the characters are all college age, it can also be classified as a new adult romance as well.
Fates Divided is one of those books that was able to parlay the popularity of Twilight into a book deal as it came out during a time when Twilight fans were craving more, desperate for the next big thing. This is why years ago you had so many publishers pushing out paranormal romance as fast as they could.
The story is about a girl named Elena that finds herself caught up in a mystery involving the magical world of Fae. Elana never knew her mother who was a fae. She had always lived with her father who was human. It wasn’t until she got older that her fairy magic began to manifest itself.
The book wasn’t bad, but it also wasn’t great. To be honest I don’t think it would have gotten a publishing deal had it not been for the fame of Twilight and the publishing world’s need to find the next great book to appeal those Twilight fans.
It’s not the worst book ever but I wouldn’t recommend it if you had to pay full price. If you got it on a deal or picked it up at Amazon on one of those free discount days then maybe. But totally not worth paying full price.
7.9 Out of 10 - 7.9/10
Elena must venture into the Fae world to save the very people who would kill her if given the chance…
Tall and insanely beautiful, the Fae are not the angels they appear. When Elena comes into her half-Fae powers from the mother she never knew, the Fae threaten to harm the last of her loved ones unless she uses her ability to cure their people of a deadly disease.
Her only shot at pulling that off? Enlisting the help of her brooding neighbor, Derek, who rivals the Fae in masculine beauty.
Derek has seen the Viking-looking guy following his neighbor’s every move. Elena doesn’t know it, but he’s kept track of all his neighbors–possibly paying special attention to the beautiful, brainy girl next door. And when she comes to him for help, he only appears to hesitate. He has secrets of his own to keep, and this business she’s involved in could ruin everything.
But when Elena and Derek work 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.
Fates Divided is a captivating twist on forbidden love, with unique world building, seductive romance, and a deadly war among Fae that will make your heart pound.