From goodreads: Not long ago, Chloe Lilywhite seemingly had it all: a prized spot on the Magicals’ Council as lead Creator, a loving fiancé and Connection, and a wealth of good friends. But the poised young woman she projected was nothing more than a façade. Her parents all but disowned her. Power plays and accusations of murder within the Council rocked her confidence. And most difficult of all, her secret, a secondary Connection to Jonah’s twin brother, Kellan, became painfully impossible to resist. Desperate to gain control over her rapidly unraveling existence, Chloe did the unthinkable: she ran away.
Now living and working in Alaska under an alias, Chloe is slowly discovering who she is and, more importantly, who she wants to be. But the more she tries to leave the Magical world behind, the harder it becomes to stay hidden. The Elders are back with a vengeance, and the stakes have never been higher. Chloe finally has to make a choice: embrace her pre-ordained Fate or pave her own way in the worlds. One thing’s for sure, though—she’s finally up for the challenge.
*This is a New Adult title, suitable for readers 18+.
It is VERY rare for me to rate an entire series 5 stars across the board. Heather Lyons has written a series so incredibly fabulous that I’m unable to give it anything less than 5 stars. Frankly I’m stingy when it comes to giving a book a high rating because my standards are extremely high but she exceeds my expectations every time without fail. The Fate Series gets better with each book, as if that’s even possible, right? She continually outdoes herself, A Matter of Truth blew me away; it was an emotional rollercoaster ride that left me completely shattered and I loved every word. New characters are introduced and old ones are re-introduced, all complex and all with their own harrowing story to tell.
I fell in love with Chloe because I had clearer understanding of her motives; she was evolving as human being, a Creator and as a woman. There was something about her journey in this book that made me feel content and I think it had to do the people who come to care for her while she’s living in Alaska; she needed those people as much they needed her.
The love triangle only intensifies in AMoT but somehow Chloe, Jonah and Kellan are all trying to work through it but regardless, my heart felt all the guilt and hurt. I think what made this particular book so fantastic is that both Jonah and Kellan are worthy of love and one isn’t made out to be a villain but instead it’s just the unfortunate reality that fate has dictated.
“Sometimes, a girl doesn’t need a bad boy like so many stories tell her she does. She doesn’t need to redeem him, and he doesn’t’ need to redeem her. Sometimes a girl doesn’t need a tortured artist or the recovering playboy, but somebody who helps balance her out, someone who makes sure her feet stay on the ground when life is tough and lift up into the air when her lips find his. She needs somebody smart and funny and comfortable and exciting all at the same time.”
You will be captivated, moved and possibly even stressed to the max but I promise you that you will enjoy every word as you have with the previous books and if you haven’t read this series, don’t wait a moment longer.
Although my natural inclination is to clam up, I know it must have been tough for Will to just let that all out. So I lean my head against his back and admit to him something I haven’t done before. “Nepal reminds me of somebody I love.” I swallow the growing lump in my throat. Even now, four months in, it’s incredibly difficult to talk about Jonah. “I was sad today because when I heard some people talking in the diner about Tibet, I thought of this person, and of what Nepal means to him.” I take a deep breath and count to ten, because saying this next part is like stabbing myself in the gut. “I miss him so much it makes it hard to breathe. Sometimes it’s hard to move on, when memories refuse to let you go.”
Will’s voice reverberates through me when he quietly asks, “Did he die?”
I tell Will a lot—but I cannot talk anymore about Jonah with him. With anyone, really. All he knows is that love has broken me, too, and that I’m in no place to even contemplate a relationship. So much of me wants to open the floodgates, though, let Will into the dark parts of my heart like he’s slowly been letting me in, and someday I will do just that. It’s just . . . I need more time.
I shake my head against his back. There is no more Tell Me for the rest of the night.
- A Matter of Fate (#1): amazon | b&n
- Beyond Fate (#1.5): amazon | b&n
- A Matter of Heart (#2): amazon | b&n
- A Matter of Truth (#3)
Heather Lyons has always had a thing for words—She’s been writing stories since she was a kid. In addition to writing, she’s also been an archaeologist and a teacher. Heather is a rabid music fan, as evidenced by her (mostly) music-centric blog, and she’s married to an even larger music snob. They’re happily raising three kids who are mini music fiends who love to read and be read to.
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