The Mirrors of Fate
Out of the Past
Smashwords Edition 2011
Maria was adopted into an Indian family at the age of six. She had a tough life growing up and suffered at the hands of both father and mother, physical and mental abuse. Her father is the true authority figure in the family and set a course for an arranged marriage of Maria when she turns twenty. Maria is a determined young woman and wants no part of the arrangement and does all in her power to try to leave home.
Maria is a loner and only associates with two girls at school who only act like her friend on the surface. A handsome young man enters the school year mid stream and sets his sights on Maria. She is most assuredly flattered; but Alan is intent on evil purposes. Alan is most definitely not who he appears to be and the powers of darkness will intervene.
This is a YA paranormal read with the dark arts introduced. I was quite impressed with this book and was pulled in early on despite the rather lengthy prologue that had me a bit confused. As the story progresses, the meaning of the prologue becomes clearer. Once I started the meat of the story, I could not stop until I was finished. In fact, I read it in one sitting. Maria has had a horrible life with her adopted family; but she has managed to grow up to be a fairly independent young woman, although a bit shy and awkward. She sets her sights on something and is determined to set a course. Her judgment is poor though and she gets sucked in with Alan's sweet words and caring ways. I guess if you never get kind words at home, you take them where you can. Alan is out for revenge; but finds he cares for Maria more then he should. This adds a bit of a twist to the story. The storyline is well written and flows nicely. I am not so sure the crime Maria is charged with deserves the punishment she is supposed to get; but then again the story takes on an interesting twist at the end. I will definitely like to see what happens in the next installment. If you are into YA paranormal reads, I am sure you will enjoy this one.
I wish to thank the author for providing me with a copy for reading and reviewing purposes. I was not required to write a positive review. I was not compensated in anyway except for receiving the book to review.
I give The Mirrors of Fate 4 out of 5 stars