Thursday, September 21, 2017

Review: Of Flame and Fate by Cecy Robson

Title: Of Flame and Fate
Author: Cecy Robson
Series: Book Eight in the Weird Girls and Book Two in the Flame Series
Published: September 26, 2017
Source: ARC Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: Urban Fantasy
My Rating: 4 Stars!


Book Description:
Taran Wird, who commands the power to wield fire and lightning, is an oddity in the supernatural world. But neither Taran nor her unique sisters compare to the bizarre entity known as Destiny. And Taran is assigned to protect her.

Born of two witches, Destiny is revered among the supernatural elite for her acute ability to predict the future. Her biggest prophecy involves Taran’s sister, Celia, whom Destiny decreed will bear children strong enough to take on the evil that’s rising. Yet Destiny is not alone in her predictions, or individuality.

When Johnny Fate, a rock star among humans and a male version of Destiny is discovered, his powers and Destiny’s clash, triggering the start of Destiny’s demise and altering the fate of Celia’s unborn children.


Taran, her werewolf lover Gemini, and their allies must determine if it’s Fate who will decide what will become of Celia’s children, or if their lives and the world will perish with Destiny.








I should have known once I picked this up, there would be no stopping. No breaks from the world that Cecy so meticulously and lovingly created, nor break from the onslaught of emotions it would bring with it.

Cecy's books never cease to bring out an array of emotions and feels in me. It just is something I have come to expect from her but I don't think any of her past books have quite brought out the emotions in me that this one did.

While I still smiled and laughed throughout this story, for the most part, this installment was darker than ever before and more often than not I was sad or angry at what was going on and wanted so much more for my beloved characters. 

As this series has progressed and the danger along with it, so have the characters. They have grown stronger and more sure of what has to be done than ever before. But along with that growth comes the certainty that their life is hard and at most times, unfair and with that realization, on both the characters and us the readers part, I think it brings a hint of despair to the story line. A hint of almost a depressed feeling, a hint of anger for all of us. Will they ever catch a break?

And while I felt that way through most of the story, I still devoured it. Still loved it and still flipped the pages and read as fast as I possible could because darkness or not, this story, this series, is still one of my top ten favorite UF series out there. I love everything about it and am always eager to get the next installment. 

I truly hope things get better for this beloved bunch, but either way, I will be there every step of the way with them, good or bad. 




*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

26 comments:

  1. I am in the middle of this one right now, and you are right, it is definitely darker.

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  2. darker and emotional o.o oh now I am curious

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    1. Definitely both of those but in a good way.

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  3. I wanted to read this one, but then I realise it was a part of a series and could not be read as a standalone.

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    1. Yeah definitely start with Weird Girls first. It is such a great series though so definitely check them out.

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  4. I haven´t read any book of this style recently so I guess this is a good options. Sounds pretty good.

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  5. I had a great time with this one!

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    1. *high fives you* The whole series really has been a lot of fun, darkness and all. ;)

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  6. That sounds like a book I would enjoy.

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  7. Grr, I can't believe I'm not all over this one yet. And darker, you say? Then I need to get my butt in gear.

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  8. I love that cover Kindlemom. Thanks for the superb review!

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  9. This is an author that is on my radar. Glad you enjoyed this one!

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    1. She is fabulous, definitely try her. ;)

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  10. Oh my! I love the sound of this one, and those cover is to die for <3

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  11. I am on a HUGE urban fantasy kick so I really need to start this series soon. I've only heard wonderful things so I have no idea why I haven't started it!

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    1. Definitely start it, it really is so darn good and I love the mix of sups in it, so much fun!

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  12. I'm glad to hear that this series is still going strong for you! Fab review! :)

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  13. I loved the darker tones and move towards straight UF. Great review my friend!

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    1. It was fun to have it be a bit different and I do like the direction it is going. Cecy never ceases to amaze me. ;)

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