Saturday, June 7, 2014

Saturday Pages: Foretold by Rinda Elliott!!

Hey there! Welcome to this week's edition of Saturday Pages!

This week I have a book that I discovered thanks to Jenny from Supernatural Snark! She reviewed the book on her blog and I loved how it sounded. And since me and Jenny have quite similar tastes, I knew I had to read it! This is another of those "me" reads, that are not part of any challenges.

Foretold (Sisters of Fate, #1)Foretold by Rinda Elliott

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I discovered Foretold when I read the review for it on Supernatural Snark, Jenny's blog! I love Jenny's reviews cause they're fantastic and her taste is quite similar to mine, so when I saw that she had loved this one... I knew I had to read it!

Foretold starts with Raven Lockwood, the eldest of the Lockwood triplets, trying to find and save the life of a warrior that might have been prophecised to kill her. Because of that prophecy, the triplet's mother has left to find the warriors (one for each sister) and kill them before they have a chance to kill the girls. The triplets have the souls of the Norns inside them (some sort of reincarnation) and the amount of Norse mythology that permeates the pages of this book is amazing!

We follow Raven while she tries to find her warrior and to save his life in the middle of the beginning of a freak summer snow storm, that could be the beginning of Ragnarok. As it happens, the warrior finds and rescues her, and they find themselves fighting an unknown enemy, even if Raven suspects her mother.

The book keeps you turning page after page, building the suspense and keeping it full of action, with a few moments when we get some necessary information and world building, that luckily never feels like info dumping. I loved reading all the Norse mythology references and I loved how the connection between Raven and Vanir developed.

It might have seemed a bit like insta love in any other case, but aside from the hormones insta attraction, there's more to Vanir and Raven than just themselves, since they have parts of old Norse gods inside them, that have a connection between them. I really loved reading about Raven and Vanir together, even when it seemed that the little bits of intimacy that they kept on stealing might have not been at the best of times.

I also loved how important family was in this book. Even if we're following Raven, she never forgets about her sisters, Coral and Kat, and through the little snippets of information we gather every time they get in touch, I cannot wait to read the other sisters' books and see what's up with them! Vanir's family is also very important and very present, and a central part of the climax battle. And even more key to everything is Dru, the triplet's mother.

If you love a good bit of romance with a few swoons, Norse mythology and loads of action, this books is perfect for you! Very well deserved for stars for this one and I already have book 2 and 3 preordered!

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  1. A fascinating book featuring Norse mythology! You make every book sound so good Pili :) I love books that focus on family and the romance sounds like it was developed really well too. Great review as always!

    1. Thanks a lot, Jeann! This one was quite a discovery thanks to Jenny!

  2. I've never heard of this book! I like that the cover isn't white-washed though :D Norse mythology, I love Norse mythology! Not too many books feature it though. Carrie Jones' Need series did - a series I loved. Team Astley :D Anyway, I ramble. Fabulous review, Pili!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    1. I can really recommend this one, Alyssa! It's a trilogy and the other two books will be out this year too, so no long waits!! =D

  3. I definitely love some Norse mythology! I think they are so underrepresented in our market :( There's a lot on emphasis on Greek and Roman, but not enough Norse (or even Egyptian!) when they're so interesting (and come on, we have Thor and Loki movies... capitalize on the popularity, authors!) Great review, love! Although I do find it weird you want to save someone who may have been the one who was foretold to kill you :P

    Faye at The Social Potato Reviews

    1. Same here! I love all sorts of mythology and Norse and Egyptian being as popular as they are, are always underrepresented!
      It makes more sense in the book, the saving someone that might end up killing you, I promise! ;)
      Thank you, Faye!

  4. Great review sweetie. <3 I'm glad you enjoyed this book :D And YAY for romance and swoony moments. <3 Thank you for sharing :)

    1. Thank you, sweetie! Some swoony moments are quite welcome!


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