Monday, May 28, 2012

The Third Fate: Review and Giveaway

From Goodreads:
~ 'One Fate be granted mortal man, used for evil or good as the inner voice directs. Alas, the divine spark draws the eyes of the Fates, the Second Fate sparingly gifted by their hands. Be warned offspring of the gods; guard your gifting well. For if the Third Fate be unleashed, the soul lays bare before one so touched by the gods.' ~

Cautious and quiet by nature, Paige Kinnell watches life unfold from the sidelines, maintaining her simple existence as a shield to hide behind. But underneath her shy, careful ways, Paige senses a disconnect with the world around her, indulging instead her ever curious interest in the legend and lore of time nearly forgotten. 

One chance encounter with an ancient of the undead begins an unraveling of reality as Paige knows it, leaving her to sort through dreams and enchantments, discovering along the way that one's Fate can be mere illusion, and that the consequences of opening her heart to another may cost dearly. 

Cael Maccinnis, the handsome Highlander she's met, seems the answer to every unspoken longing of her heart, even as he awakens dark, secret desires buried within her soul. As strange and unnerving changes begin occurring in her mind and body, Paige has no choice but to face her life's unnatural turn and confront the frightening implications. For within Paige's past a secret lay dormant, hidden even from her. This truth, guarded well and wielded by the Fates themselves, becomes the catalyst invoking the power of The Third Fate.

My Review:
This was an awesome book! Very complex, from the whole "Fate" set up, and how it was introduced, well, loved that, and to the problems in the vampire hierarchy, well, they were understandable to what I could understand, political tactics that are carried out by our own governments as far as spy novels and political novels have lead me to believe!

The characters were believable from mousy Paige growing into herself, and strong and confidant Cael with a great, if sometimes hard to understand Scottish accent. They had their strengths and their weaknesses, they weren't perfect, but they worked together for the important parts, and fought against the unwelcome parts. And all the conflict was delicious!

The plot had its twists and turns, from characters manipulating each other, and plots and plans, overheard conversations, and uncontrollable feelings. The characters, like the bad guys, acted in their best interests, and the good guys acted in the interests of all, and the clash was explosive, and rocked the conditions of the vampire world.

I would've liked to know more about the Third Fate, and what it was really about, I know what Paige could do with it, but more of the background, well, that would've been nice to know, like what's the difference between the 3 fates, what makes the 3rd fate so dangerous, and so rare, well, that'd  be interesting to know, especially since it's a driving plot factor, and the title of the book!

Other then that, the book was excellent! Great characters and romance, great plot, and yeah, just check out this book!! It was really enjoyable!

Author: Nadja Notariani
Read: May 27th, 2012
Source: Innovative Online Book Tours Review Copy
Published: March 30th 2012
4/5 Hearts
4/5 Books
4/5 Stars

I'm hosting a giveaway of this book, The Third Fate. It'll be a ebook copy, and so it'll be International as long as you can receive an e-book from amazon (I don't know how amazon works, but it's at least US/Can/EU). I'll pick a winner via on May 31st so you have till the end of the tour to enter.

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Nadja Notariani was born in Rochester, Pennsylvania. Her upbringing included very diverse environments, affording wide and varied richness of ethnic and religious tradition. Raised in both an Italian/Mediterranean American home and a traditional German household, Nadja gleaned the unique benefits of viewing the world through two widely different lenses.

Nadja resides in Northeastern Pennsylvania, ever embracing new adventures with her three sons and faithful German Shepherd. She also boasts two grown daughters, who have flown the nest to pursue their own adventures.

Within her titles, readers can find romance and adventure, from contemporary to paranormal to historical, always with a happily-ever-after. Nadja enjoys hearing from readers and can be found at her website, on Facebook, Goodreads, and at Romance Novel Center. Readers are welcome to contact her via email.

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Stops on the Tour:
May 21st- Red Headed Bookworm - Review
May 23rd - Book Lovin' Mamas - 1st Chapter
May 24th - Books,Books,and More Books - Review
May 25th - My Cozie Corner - 1st Chapter 
May 28th - Words I Write Crazy  -Review & Giveaway 
May 30th - Eternally Books - Review & Giveaway
May 31st - Reading,Writing and More - 1st Chapter
June 1st - Always a Booklover - Review
June 1st - The Lucky Ladybug  - 1st Chapter & Giveaway


  1. Hi, Louisa!

    It's great to meet you through my tour with IO! So glad you signed up to be a part of The Third Fate's tour. Thanks to you - and to all readers! Have a wonderful day.

  2. Love this books, but I agree with you that it would be nice to know more about the three fates and why it's so dangerous. Found a new author so that made me happy


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