Hope’s Decree, book one of The Fated, by Angela McPherson
It’s a Young Adult Urban Fantasy
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When everything else is lost, there is always hope.
While most teens want an epic senior year, Trinity Whitebone hoped for a normal one. Being seventeen was hard enough. Having the emotions of everyone around you in your head made life more than a little difficult.
Until Blain Heros enrolled.
He screamed hot-god in jeans with just his walk. His intense stare warmed her skin like a thousand suns. Unfortunately, his interest in her seemed to run from blazing to freezing in the span of moments and left her nothing but confused. She could deal with things not being normal, but when life goes from strange to dangerous…
Trinity is the direct descendant of Pandora and fated to rectify the terrors released into the world by her curious ancestor. With powers she didn’t know existed and abilities she never wanted, Trinity tries to walk away from everything her life had become. She thought she could turn her back on her fate, until a band of rogue immortals discover who she is and will do whatever it takes to control her powers. Trinity is left with one decision…Embrace fate or die trying.
I really enjoyed this book and had a hard time putting it down. The main characters all have depth and they feel like real teens. Trinity doesn’t know she’s anything special except that she’s been able to sense other people’s emotions most of her life, and she has crazy nightmares. It doesn’t seem like she’s shared her emotion sensing ability with anyone, including her parents, though she’s learned to, mostly, control it and her reactions to other people’s feelings. It has made her awkward around others however, especially boys. But, as often happens to young women, two boys come into her life. One is rather normal, if cute and athletic and one is anything but normal.
Strange things start happening around the time Blain comes into Trinity’s life. Strange like people are trying to kidnap and kill her. Through the course of events she learns that she’s special and that Blain is there to help keep her alive so that she can learn to use her powers and realize her destiny. Along the way she is able to reunite old friends, discover hidden enemies, maintain her GPA and enjoy her first experiences with boys.
There’s a love triangle, danger, adventure and a really really cool take on Greek mythology.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes YA.