Series · Tina Gower: The Outlier Prophecies

Tina Gower: The Outlier Prophecies; Correlation of Fate

34944381Author: Tina Gower
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Kindle edition 304 pages, published 27 April 2017

Goodreads synopsis
The accidental death case of a woman hanging upside-down is the last thing Kate Hale wants on her plate. Too close to the tampered cases she’s had to deal with from the fall out of the anti-fate groups of New Karma and Wyrd. Too risky with her ex, Kyle Dillingham, at her heels. And is her partner Ian Becker ready for the challenge? Or is it Kate that’s unable to accept her own unpredictable future?
But when the case reveals more questions that connect it to her real target, finding out what happened to the elusive Michelle Kitman, Kate can’t resist cracking it open and coming clean to her pack. Even if it means she’s playing right into her enemy’s plan and fulfilling the Outlier Prophecy.


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This does not affect the contents of my review or my opinion.

“There shouldn’t have been anything sinificant about the dead woman hanging upside down from a clothesline over Market Street, yet according to my calculations there is.” – First lines Chapter 1.

Last time, Shifter Variance left me a little conflicted because I had the feeling that it was a good book, but just there to be the bridge between book four and this final book.

Correlation of Fate was not at all like this.

You know the feeling you get when everything seems to be over, but you know that it really isn’t? Well, this book proved that this happens. There was action, drama, personal history, family bonding, and a lot of unexpected events. (Yes, this book has it all).
It took me a little while to get into the book, probably because I was a little distracted myself so don’t blame the book, but once I was in I wasn’t able to put it down.

At this point, I’m finding it difficult to organise my thoughts and put them into writing. On the one hand, there is just so much I want to say (but won’t because spoilers) and on the other, I’d rather not say anything because I want you guys to read this book for yourself. All I will tell you from here onwards is the things that I liked, things that I wasn’t that fond of, and lastly some great new that made me really happy.

As usual, there was nothing but love for the character development and the writing. Not only did the important characters develop on their own, but they were also able to develop as a group in order to work together and support each other. Again, Gower provided more information about the characters and their personal history, which was a great touch because it helped me to understand some particular actions in this book and books that came before. Some minor characters were introduced, which came as a little surprise to me since I figured this was the last book in the series, but luckily each seemed to have a part to play in the book. Although some of them didn’t really have a big part to play, and for some reason that felt off, they were no hindrance to the book.

As far as the characters go (aside from my undying love for Ali) the complexity of one in particular really got to me. This person is our villain (if you can really call her that). Yes, she seems like a cold hearted lady, but there is so much more going on. While Kate is trying to figure out what is to come, she discovers more and more about Kitman, and it is only in this book that her true intentions are exposed. In a strange way, her actions even seem to make sense, though this will probably depend on the view of the reader. I will not say more about this but do bear it in mind when reading the book and try to show a little sympathy.

Honestly, the rest just lived up to my standards. It’s that simple. Since I started this series I’ve come to expect a certain standard and Gower hasn’t let me down yet. I was as captivated as ever by the surprises, the characters, their development, and the ever growing world that this series brings. It seems that with every book the world within expands and provides ever more space for new adventures and cases which can be solved by this team. I’m going to give this book 4 stars because it is worth it.

BUT, before you will see those four stars in my post, I want to mention something which I noticed in my copy: THE SERIES ISN’T GOING TO END!!! *Balloons, fireworks, chocolate, happiness all around*. There’s going to be more Ali! I’m so excited! 😀

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Have you read this book? If yes; what are your thoughts? If not; would you like to give it a shot? and why? Do leave your comments in the comment section below! See you next time 🙂

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Almost there!

Hello there lovely people who still visit my blog despite my prolonged absence,

(that’s a long sentence… just imagine that I’m saying “Hi”).

It’s exam season and we all know what that means… unfortunately no more procrastinating, and no more joking around, because procrastinating got me where I am today: crying in a corner wishing I had done my work beforehand.

Now, the good news is: It’s nearly over!
Yes, I still have a couple of weeks to go, but then it’s summer holiday and I’ll be able to read whatever I want and whenever I want *smiles absently while remembering the good old days*. I’ll be having a couple of reviews out here in the near future. Until then: folks, hang in there. We can get through this.

But, I also have something else to say because it’s official now and that means I can share it with the world: I’m going to start another bachelor next year!
But WHUT?! you might think. SAY WHUT?! Yes, I’m going to start another bachelor: Archeology. Why? Because it’s freaking awesome and I want to give it a go while I still can. (I will mention this in a happy moments post when I have the time hihi). I’m so excited!!!! *does happy dance*

See you next time and good luck everyone!

Love,
Cindy

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Hiatus

Dear Readers,

Some of you might have noticed that I’ve been absent for a while now.
This is not because I no longer feel like blogging or anything! It’s just that I’ve been crazy busy, and I probably will be for quite some time to come.

I’ll try to post something new in the near future because *tension building moment* I’ve just been to Estonia! So, there will be pictures, and fun-facts, and more pictures 😀 It’s gonna be big.

Please don’t hold it against me if you don’t hear from me in the next couple of weeks (deadlines all around :O)

Best wishes,
a-procrastinating-student-with-regrets

 

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Louisa Lo: Vengeance Demons #1; Vengeance Be Mine

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Author: Louisa Lo
Genre: Fantasy/Urban Fantasy/YA/NA
Kindle edition 302 pages, first published by Tin Can Press 3 February 2015.

(Shortened) Goodreads Synopsis
Megan is a typical university student trying to figure out her place in the world, except instead of hoping to pass the bar or get into med school, she’s studying to become a licensed vengeance demon.
Nineteen-year-old Megan Aequitas is the only vengeance demon and trickster hybrid ever born. In a world where vengeance demons are respectable, rule-obsessed guardians of the Cosmic Balance, and tricksters are playful, happy-go-lucky perpetrators of chaos, being half and half is, well, tricky.
After a lifetime of being embarrassed by her trickster tendencies and striving to fit in vengeance society, Megan now has to learn to embrace both of her worlds if she wants to save them.

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Top 5 Wednesday: Fictional Jobs I’d Love to Have

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Hello and welcome to this magnificent well constructed (and completely on time)
Top 5 Wednesday!

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly book meme created by Lainey from  gingerreadslainey, and is hosted by Sam from ThoughtsOnTomes. If you want to take a look at the Goodreads group, and perhaps even want to join, you can click this link.

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DNF: Tang Qi; To the Sky Kingdom

29202171Author: Tang Qi
Translator: Poppy Toland
Genre: Fantasy
Kindle edition 460 pages, first published 2009.

Goodreads Synopsis
When the immortal Bai Qian finally meets her intended husband, the heir to the Sky Throne, she considers herself in luck—until an old enemy returns to threaten everything she holds dear…
When a mortal woman enters the immortal world to be with her true love, she sparks a jealousy that ends in tragedy…
And when a war god depletes his spiritual energy, his devoted student sustains his body with her own heart’s blood until the god’s scattered soul reassembles…
Spanning a thousand years of tangled lives, To the Sky Kingdom is a story of epic battles, passion, evil, and magic. In its journey across worlds and time, it delves into the powerful forces that drive mortals and gods alike toward revenge, loyalty—and love.

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