Review: Foretold (Sisters of Fate #1) by Rinda Elliott

May 6, 2014 Fantasy, Mythology, Review, Romance 4

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foretoldForetold (Sisters of Fate #1)
by Rinda Elliott

Blurb:
It is written that three Sisters of Fate have the power
to change the world’s destiny.
But only if they survive…

The Lockwood triplets have had the prophecy drummed into their heads since birth. Still, Raven, the eldest of the sisters, can’t believe it’s really happening. She’s the reincarnation of a Norse goddess? One of the sisters is destined to die? When it starts snowing in summer in Florida, the sisters fear the worst has come to pass. Ragnarok, the Norse end of the world, has begun.

Raven finds herself the secret protector of Vanir, a boy with two wolves, a knowledge of Norse magic and a sense of destiny he can’t quite explain. He’s intense, sexy and equally determined to save her when it becomes clear someone is endangering them. Raven doesn’t know if getting closer to him will make a difference in the coming battle, but her heart isn’t giving her a choice.

Ahead of the sisters is the possibility of death at the hand of a warrior, death by snow, death by water or death by fire.

Or even from something else…

Sisters of Fate
The prophecy doesn’t lie: one is doomed to die.

My Review:
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.

This book has been on my to-read list since I first saw the cover and read the blurb, it just sounded awesome. So when I saw it on netgalley I immediately requested it and I am so happy I got approved! Foretold is just as awesome as the blurb suggests. It’s a fast paced story with a great main character with Norse Mythology interwoven in the story.

I started Foretold on a whim, knowing I had some time before I had to start my next review book I started this during my lunch break and read the first 8% before I had to convince myself my lunch break had taken long enough already. Foretold gripped my from the first page and I just wanted to sit there and read it all. As I got it from netgalley the pdf was too small to read on my Kobo, so I read this on my ipad (let me state that I don’t like reading on my ipad especially in the evenings because of the lit up screen). I read this on my ipad in only 3 days, because I didn’t care how I had to read it, I knew I wanted to read this book.

While many books are about predicting and usually preventing the end of the world, Foretold starts smack in the middle of Ragnarok. It’s snowing in winter and the three sisters know those prophecies might be right after all and then they find out their mom has disapeared leaving some clues behind and then they seperate and go find those boys she might be after. The story was done really well and it had that keep-reading-feel. It was just great and kept me interested at every turn.

The main character of Foretold is Raven, the oldest sister. She can see the past, which might seem as a bit useless it actually sounded interesting. I really liked Raven, she loved her sisters fiercely and she gave people a change even when they might not deserve it. I did think that sometimes she lept a little too many secrets and wondered if some things could’ve been resolved earlier if she had says something. Then there’s Vanir, who has two wolves accompanying him that protect him. I also really liked him and his brothers. The side characters where really well developed as well, at least most of them. We really get to know a bit about Raven her two sister’s even though they aren’t really in this book and they only have phone contact. I can’t wait to read their books!

There also is some romance and while it develops really fast (almost insta love) it was done well and I did really feel the emotions and chemistry between Raven and Vanir.

Then there’s the world building. I really liked the norse mythology parts, bit by bit we learn new things, there was no info dumb and while there are still a lot of questions that remina, it was easy enough to get an idea of the world. I would’ve liked a bit more explanation about the magic, as that was still a bit vague. I did really like the idea of the Rune Tempes, really original!

To conclude: Foretold is an addictive story about three sisters and norse mythology, the book grabbed me from the first page and I didn’t want to put it down. The story was doen really weel and I liked the characters. The romance developed a bit fast, but I did like the romance and felt the chemistry between the two characters. The world building is done well, although some questions still remain. I can’t wait for the second book in this series!

5-star

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4 Responses to “Review: Foretold (Sisters of Fate #1) by Rinda Elliott”

    • Lola

      If you Norse mythology then I think you will enjoy this book. I really liked how the Norse mythology was woven into this book 🙂

    • Lola

      Thanks Aurian, I hope you end up enjoying it. I really like Norse mythology in books as well and this book was so good! I can’t wait for the next book in this series!

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