New Release + Review: FATES ENTWINED (Halven Rising #2) by Jules Barnard

Fates Entwined
Halven Rising #2
Jules Barnard
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal
Publication Date: November 14, 2016
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They can never be together. The notion is laughable. Humans are inferior, a scourge on the Fae and on the magic passed down to them by angels millennia ago. And if Keen finds himself drawn to the tiny human female, he keeps it to himself. He won’t add to the half-breed problem that threatens his people’s existence.

Reese can’t stand Keen. He criticizes her clothing, won’t answer a straight question, and is too handsome for her peace of mind.

Her entire life, people have pegged Reese for a shallow, ditzy blond. She won’t accept the stereotype from the large, arrogant Fae too. But after Keen saves her life, she begins to question what truly lies beneath his stoic demeanor.

Forced together, Keen and Reese fight to survive among enemies, and Keen makes choices Reese couldn’t have predicted. She glimpses a side of him that is protective and dangerously seductive.

But Keen refuses to acknowledge their connection.

Until he’s faced with the decision to betray his people, or lose Reese forever.

*This mature YA series is intended for readers 17 years and older.

**Each Halven Rising novel features a different couple and may be read as a standalone, but an overreaching story arc connects the series, so it’s fun to read them in order.**

Untitled design (3)You can grab your copy of Fates Entwined today from the retailers listed below!

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fates-entwined-want-teasertina thoughts a review for you

It is always fun to watch two characters who seemingly cannot stand each other fall victim to love. It is classic and a storyline that will never get old. Reese and Keen are as opposite as they can possibly be, or so it would seem. When these two first meet in the first book of the series, their disgust of one another is both harsh and comical. It is obvious something is brewing below the surface and we finally get the whole picture in Fates Entwined.

This story takes us back into the Fae world that Reese and Elena have been thrust into. This time, Reese is caught in the crosshairs of a political scheme and has no idea what is happening. This book is both fun and teasing with a hint of danger. Reese is a strong headed and capable young woman who is determined to make her own way. That stubbornness gets her into trouble and makes her situation all the more entertaining. The romance between Reese and Keen is brilliant. They both fight it until there is nothing to be done about it. It is a story of a stoic Fae who is confused by his feelings but determined to do whatever is necessary to protect Reese. What starts as obligation becomes a dangerous game of love and loyalty, one that could go so very wrong or so very right.

I love the world Barnard has created. There is always something new to learn in this otherworldly realm. There is history and new realities to explore. I love how Reese crashes into that world and takes it by storm, both causing havoc in the schemes of the Queen and Keen’s heart. We see a lot of Derek and Elena, which is always something I enjoy. There is a fight of good verse evil and the sacrifices that need to be made are not always the easiest to endure. I am excited for what happens next in the series and dying to know what is going to happen!

more in this series

Fates Altered (Halven Rising #0.5)

Some love stories require great sacrifice…

Humans are beneath her kind, but Fae princess Theodora Rainer must escape the Fae realm, or marry a man she despises.

California farmer Alex Rosales is the responsible one. He stays out of the trouble his older brother gets into–someone has to hang onto the farm. But when Alex finds Theodora hiding out on his property, caution is nowhere in sight. She has the beauty of an angel, with deep secrets Alex can’t penetrate.

No matter how hard he tries, Theodora won’t let Alex in. But when he breaks his own rules and invites her to stay with him, he glimpses her heart–only to discover something powerful seeks to tear them apart.

Fates Altered tells the story of the love that sparked the Halven Rising.

*This mature YA series is intended for readers 17 years and older.

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 Fates Divided (Halven Rising #1)

Elena’s goals are simple: 1) be the first in her family to graduate from college 2) become a kick-butt chemist.

Until she comes into her half-Fae powers from the mother she never knew.

The Fae are willing to harm the last of Elena’s loved ones if she doesn’t use her power over the elements to cure them of a deadly disease.

Her brooding neighbor, Derek, isn’t the friendliest guy, but he has access to an off-hours lab and is willing to help Elena create the antivirus. He has his own secrets to keep, and this business Elena is mixed up in could blow his cover.

But when Elena and Derek get 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.

Lives collide, and allegiance and love are tested, in Fates Divided.

*This mature YA series is intended for readers 17 years and older.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

RITA-nominated author Jules Barnard began her publishing career in 2014 with Deep Blue, the first book in the contemporary Blue Series, hitting bestseller lists on Amazon, iBooks, and All Romance. In 2015, she launched Fates Divided, the first of a romantic fantasy series Library Journal calls “…an exciting new fantasy adventure.” Whether she’s writing about beautiful Lake Tahoe or a Fae world embedded in a college campus, Jules spins suspenseful stories filled with realistic characters who have heart and humor.

When Jules isn’t in her sweatpants writing and rewarding herself with chocolate, she spends her time with her husband and two children in their small hometown on the California coast. She credits herself with the ability to read while running on the treadmill or burning dinner.

 

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