Review: The Trouble With Fate (Mystwalker #1) by Leigh Evans

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Review: The Trouble With Fate (Mystwalker #1) by Leigh Evans

Meet Hedi Peacock. She's half Fae. Half Were. And all trouble…

I Have Two Words For Werewolves:

My name is Hedi Peacock and I have a secret. I’m not human, and I have the pointy Fae ears and Were inner-bitch to prove it. As fairy tales go, my childhood was damn near perfect, all fur and magic until a werewolf killed my father and the Fae executed my mother. I’ve never forgiven either side. Especially Robson Trowbridge. He was a part-time werewolf, a full-time bastard, and the first and only boy I ever loved. That is, until he became the prime suspect in my father’s death…

Bite Me.

Today I’m a half-breed barista working at a fancy coffee house, living with my loopy Aunt Lou and a temperamental amulet named Merry, and wondering where in the world I’m going in life. A pretty normal existence, considering. But when a pack of Weres decides to kidnap my aunt and force me to steal another amulet, the only one who can help me is the last person I ever thought I’d turn to: Robson Trowbridge. And he’s as annoyingly beautiful as I remember. That’s the trouble with fate: Sometimes it barks. Other times it bites. And the rest of the time it just breaks your heart. Again…

Title: The Trouble with Fate
Author: Leigh Evans
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: The Thing About Weres, The Problem with Promises
Series: Mystwalker
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: The Thing About Weres, The Problem with Promises
Published by St Martin's
Source: Publisher
Published: December 24th 2012
Genres: Fantasy Romance
Pages: 344
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: three-flames
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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My name is Hedi Peacock and I have a secret. I’m not human, and I have the pointy Fae ears and Were inner-bitch to prove it. As fairy tales go, my childhood was damn near perfect, all fur and magic until a werewolf killed my father and the Fae executed my mother. I’ve never forgiven either side. Especially Robson Trowbridge. He was a part-time werewolf, a full-time bastard, and the first and only boy I ever loved. That is, until he became the prime suspect in my father’s death…

Today I’m a half-breed barista working at a fancy coffee house, living with my loopy Aunt Lou and a temperamental amulet named Merry, and wondering where in the world I’m going in life. A pretty normal existence, considering. But when a pack of Weres decides to kidnap my aunt and force me to steal another amulet, the only one who can help me is the last person I ever thought I’d turn to: Robson Trowbridge. And he’s as annoyingly beautiful as I remember. That’s the trouble with fate: Sometimes it barks. Other times it bites. And the rest of the time it just breaks your heart. Again…

Review

I liked this story it was a good beginning to this series. I have read some Fae books but never one with a Mystwalker in it so this was a new and interesting twist. I give the book 4 stars.

Hedi as a character was well written. I had a little problem picturing her in my head but never had a problem understanding her motives. I was able to picture Robson in my head easily as well as most of the other characters. I like the interactions of the Fae and Were in this book. Also the fact that the Were and the Fae came from the same dimension but when they could not get along agreed that the Weres would leave and come to this dimension so that they would both survive and stop the war between Fae and Were.

I really enjoyed the twists and turns that the author presented in this story with a lot of colorful and devious characters. Leigh had no problem torturing some of her characters and keeping it real when the Were’s capture the Fae and want to force them to do what they want.

Hedi shows strength coupled with compassion in her character and of course Robson is a stubborn male but together they tend to bring out the good in each other. So I am hoping that in the next one we get to see where their relationship will go.

I will be reading the second book when it comes out. I am curious to know what happens with the characters and what the Fae will do when they find out that their sealed portal isn’t sealed after all! I am hoping that we will also find out what happened to Lexi, who is Hedi’s twin and was carried off to the Fae world when they executed their mother.

Rachel

 

 

 

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