Saturday, March 12, 2016

Review for The Shadow of Fate by Elisa S. Amore - 5 out of 5!


Peter and Gemma have been friends since childhood. Peter has always been the one Gemma has turned to. It is his shoulder she cries on, and it is he who knows her better than anyone else. And, for as long as he can remember, Peter has seen Gemma as more than just a friend. She is the only girl he has ever loved, the only one he would be willing to sacrifice everything for. But how can he confess his feelings without ruining what they have? Perhaps the right moment is a trip to Split Rock Falls, the spectacular waterfalls not too far from town. There, surrounded by the beauty of unspoiled woods and crystal waters, Peter will finally be able to reveal what is in his heart, and Gemma will understand that the two of them are meant for each other. But Peter does not realize that Gemma’s destiny has already been written…

We meet several characters from Touched in this prequel, where the threads of love, friendship and suspense intertwine in a storyline that is direct and at the same time full of twists and turns, simple yet unexpected.


It's hard to rate this because it is so short; I read it in 30 minutes or so, probably less, and I haven't read the first full length book, but I did like this, and I'm looking forward to reading the first full length book, Touched. I'm a little worried because I adored Peter! How he thinks of Gemma is so sweet, and he is a good guy, but I know in Touched Gemma meets some other guy, and I'm sort of sad by it because I feel bad for Peter, but I don't know what is going to happen, so we'll see.

This was a fun read. It's told from Peter's POV; except for a little bit by Gemma, and it's about how he is in love with Gemma, who is his best friend, but doesn't know how to tell her. The story about how he realized he loved Gemma was really sweet. I love that Gemma is so into books, and that she was reading Clockwork Prince! Love that series! And the Hunger Games mention was great! Peter and Gemma go to the beach with some friends, and it's all pretty much fun times, and Peter debating how to tell Gemma he loves her, and their other friends relationships.

I enjoyed the story even without much to go on, and I'm looking forward to reading Touched next!

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