What if your destiny was to kill the one you love?
One moment. One foolish desire. One mistake. And Corinthe lost everything.
She fell from her tranquil life in Pyralis Terra and found herself exiled to the human world. Her punishment? To make sure people’s fates unfold according to plan. Now, years later, Corinthe has one last assignment: kill Lucas Kaller.
His death will be her ticket home.
But for the first time, Corinthe feels a tingle of doubt. It begins as a lump in her throat, then grows toward her heart, and suddenly she feels like she’s falling all over again—this time for a boy she knows she can never have. Because it is written: one of them must live, and one of them must die.
In a universe where every moment, every second, every fate has already been decided, where does love fit in?
Fate is just one big giant mess. It has all the things that a YA fantasy cliche' has. Useless Mary Sue character, sketchy world building, instant love, unbelievable evil villains and more.
The thing is, I've always imagined the fates as those scary witches they showed in Disney's Hercules or Percy Jackson: Sea and Monsters so it is kind of unreal to think of them as anything else.
Corinthe is one of the sister fate banished to earth for being too curious. Honestly, the real reason she was banished was kind of sketchy. And since she's desperately trying to find her way back to an eternal life in Pyralis Terra, she had to fulfilled people's fates. And those fates does not just include death, there are some that I didn't really get.
Such as how can breaking up a teenage couple are so important enough that she had to do it?
Yes, as you can see things get pretty downhill from there. The male love interest falls head over heels for her instantly and decided to snoop around. Eventhough, he just found out that his girlfriend was hooking up with someone like seconds ago. And don't even get me started on their first encounter. He was helping her when she was involved in a car crash and she thought that he's cute. And after being rescued from the wrecked car, she literally ran helter skelter like some crazy person to get away. Seriously?
I'm sad to say that this book is certainly not for me and I'm just amazed how such YA books featuring so bland characters can be published yet again.