Friday, March 22, 2013

Review: Strange Fates by Marlene Perez

Brooding, leather jacket-wearing Nyx Fortuna looks like a 20-something, and has for centuries now. As the son of the forgotten fourth Fate, Lady Fortuna, he has been hunted his entire life by the three Sisters of Fate that murdered his mother.

Fed up and out for revenge, Nyx comes to Minneapolis following a tip that his aunts have set up a business there. His goal—to bring down his mother's killers and retrieve the thread of fate that has trapped him in the body of a twenty year old unable to age or die.

But when a chance meeting with the mysterious, dangerous and very mortal Elizabeth Abernathy throws off his plans, he must reconcile his humanity and his immortality.

My Review:

This was a very unique read.  The fates are a rarity and I don't believe I have read a book on Lady Luck, let alone her son, so this little mythological tidbit was a real treat.  Nyx is fed up with his immortality and looking to avenge his mother.  His aunts slaughter are his main objective and nothing can stop him from trying to finish them off.  In walks a mortal who looks exactly like his dead first love, and there goes his plan.  Soon things become more complicated and things that were once black and white slowly fade into grey.  What Nyx once imagined to be the whole story turns out to only be a small sliver and the surprises never stop coming.

I enjoyed the vast array of mythological creatures that were sprinkled throughout the book.  The story-line was solid, flowing, and quite enjoyable.  There were many characters I would love to know more about and can't wait to dive back into this author's world.  This book was filled with twists and turns and what is laid out in the beginning has no relevance in the end.  I truly was surprised at many points in this book.  I look forward to more work from this author.  She is one I hope to encounter again!!

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