Adventure · Fantasy · YA

Fate’s Fables (Fate’s Journey #1) by T. Rae Mitchell

A great storyline and imagination with a memorable set of characters. A refreshing novel that I couldn’t put down!

Fate Floyd truly believes that the world of books is way better and far more adventurous than hers. Driven by her passion for the fantasy genre, Fate is tricked and sent into a world where not all fairy tales have a happy-ending. Trapped in the Book of Fables, she most find a way to return home in one peace. How to do that? Turn the unfortunate endings to happily-ever-after. How hard can it be? Changing one’s fate never easy but if you include sorceresses, not very nice fairies and a mysterious male companion, things tend to get a bit more complicated.

Having read Chris Colfer’s Land of Stories I was a bit worried that the story would turn out to be in the same line. I was pleasantly surprised and I loved every minute of this incredible story.

I loved the reality that this takes place, or, more correctly, realities. Travelling through fairytales is probably what little children want to do, and this story-line just proves that not all fairytales are for children, they also exist to send messages to adults. This world proved to be full of colour even in its most dramatic parts. It’s action-packed and in some occasions fast paced but not always. The story builds up slowly, it’s not rushed. The writing style really helped me get through the big descriptions and more steal moments, it’s absolutely amazing!

Fate is a great main character; she’s a badass writer with a huge imagination and energy that it’s contagious. She is the link between the secondary characters and they all come together very nicely. The good thing is, not only I was able to follow the characters throughout the story, but I also enjoyed reading how they had to work and go around solving problems and rescuing friends in danger, even if in middle it got predictable. Finn, the male lead, didn’t do much for me. I would have appreciated a bit more background story and to see a build-up in his relationship with Fate. For me it happened too fast: she knows him, trusts him even though he burns books (oh the horror!).

This is a novel I recommend for all ages and specially for those that like to read something a little bit more on the steady-paced side.

Thank you NetGalley, the publisher Original Mix Media Inc and the author for allowing me to read and review a digital copy of this book.

4 Stars

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