January 27, 2015

Chaos Blog Tour: Review

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Chaos by Lanie Bross! Today I have my review of the book to share with you!

Chaos (Fates #2)

Author: Lanie Bross
Genre: YA Paranormal/Fantasy
Release Date: January 27, 2015
Publisher: Delacorte


Can they change their destiny?

They kissed only once—and it was electric, like the air before a storm. But Corinthe and Luc broke the rules of the universe, and learned too late that their love would have consequences. In the dizzying aftermath, Luc refuses to accept his destiny—not if it means a life without Corinthe. As a fire rages through the Crossroads that connect worlds, Luc must find a way to turn back time and save Corinthe once and for all.

Meanwhile, Luc's 15-year-old sister Jasmine starts to realize things are not as they seem when time begins stuttering, sending her everyday life in San Francisco spinning into chaos. She’s thrown into the path of Ford, a troubled soul with a secret past, who helps her unravel the mysterious threads that connect them all.

Two breathtaking romances interweave across time in this story of what lies on the other side of Fate, as both Jas and Luc discover the incredible lengths they will go for love.

Chaos is the second book in a young adult fantasy series that continues to explore the concepts of love, fate, destiny, and free will. The second book picks up where the first left off - after Corinthe and Lucas have kissed and broken the rules of the universe. Things are thrown into chaos because of their love, but Lucas refuses to give up and doesn't want any kind of future that doesn't include Corinthe. He must find a way to go back in time to save her - once and for all. The chaos that has been unleashed by Lucas and Corinthe is being felt all over the world, including San Francisco, where Lucas' younger sister - Jasmine - begins noticing strange occurrences that shouldn't be possible. In the middle of her confusion and the chaos that has taken over her life, she meets the handsome and mysterious Ford. He's the only one who can explain to Jasmine what's happening and why - and to understand the various threads that connect everyone despite time, location, or any other obstacle. Will Lucas be able to find a way to save Corinthe once and for all, so they can finally be together without terrible consequences? Will Jasmine - with Ford's help - be able to help her brother and his cause? Or are all of their efforts for nothing?

I found this to be an intriguing book that continues to mix mythology with deep life questions about fate, destiny, and true love. The main characters are both well written - Corinthe is an interesting female lead for the book. She's unique in so many aspects, yet easy to identify with at the same time. I enjoyed watching her relationship with Lucas continue to develop and grow throughout the story. I also really loved the introduction of the two new characters - Lucas' sister Jasmine and the mysterious Ford. Both pairs must learn to overcome obstacles and situations they never thought possible - all in the name of love. They each must answer the question of how far they will go for love. The author uses vivid descriptions and details throughout the story, so it was easy to envision myself beside the characters in their world. I loved learning all about Corinthe's world, along with all the other worlds that are discussed. Their intricate details and histories made the book all the more exciting and fun to explore. Aside from dealing with the mythology concerning the Fates, the book talks a lot about true love, fate, destiny, and free will. These are really deep topics and made me take a long and honest look at the various opinions about these beliefs as well as where I stand with them. It kind of blows our mind when you think about it, so I'm glad that the author wove the deeper topics into a lighter story about love and alternate worlds - it created a more even balance within the book to even it all out. Overall, I really enjoyed this book and I think it's a fantastic second installment in a romantic and thought provoking series. I definitely recommend this book - and series - to fans of mythology and YA fantasy with romance.

Lanie Bross was born in a small town in Maine, where she spent the next 18 years dreaming of bigger places. After exploring city life, she and her husband and two young sons ended up coming right back to the wilds of Maine where they now live just one house down from where she grew up. Fate, perhaps? She loves chasing around her rambunctious kids, playing tug-o-war with her 95 pound Lab, and writing for Young Adults. Chaos is the sequel to Fates. 

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