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Fate Fateby Jennifer Lyn Barnes
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For the past two years, Bailey Morgan has lived a double life: high school student by day, ancient mystical being by night. As the third Fate, Bailey literally controls the fate of the world, but as Plain Old Bailey, her life is falling apart. Shes got a tattoo that was supposed to be temporary (but isnt), friendships that were supposed to last forever (but might not), and no idea what her future holds after high school graduation.
Then Bailey meets the rest of the Sidhe, an ancient race defined by their power, beauty, and a sinister habit of getting what they want at any cost. Before Bailey knows it, shes being drawn into an otherworldly web more complicated than anything she weaves as a mortal Fate.
"Barnes crosses Greek gods with faeries in her addition to the teens-with-special-powers-and-destinies genre. In this companion novel to Tattoo, Bailey, aka the Fate of Life ('single-handedly responsible for weaving the lives of the entire world'), is back and joined once more by best friends Delia, Annabelle and Zo. With the help of mysterious pendants (Bailey's friends have lost the powers they possessed in the first book), they must help Bailey face the Reckoning, when she must choose between her world and the Otherworld. Barnes has her mythical realms covered with the Otherworld, 'also known as Faerie, Olympus, Avalon, and the Beyond,' where Bailey spends her nights while her less-mythic friends dream. Bailey's upbeat narration adds flair to this story of girl power and friendship, though her Otherworldly trips (which are, unfortunately, italicized) cover large swaths of the book and can feel like a disruption. Readers who hang tight to the friendship arc, though, will find this story pulpy but fun. Ages 12 — up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
Bailey Morgan lives a double life: high school student by day, ancient mystical being by night. As the third Fate, Bailey literally controls the fate of the world. Then she meets the rest of the Sidhe. Before Bailey knows it, she's drawn into an otherworldly web.
About the Author
Jennifer Lynn Barnes earned a bachelors degree from Yale University and a masters from Cambridge University. Fate is her sixth novel for young adults. You can visit her online at www.jenniferlynnbarnes.com.
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