January 20, 2023

A Ruinous Fate Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot  on the A RUINOUS FATE by Kaylie Smith Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out  my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!


A RUINOUS FATE (Heartless Fates #1)
Author: Kaylie Smith
Release Date: January 3, 2023
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Pages: 432

Find it: Goodreadshttps://books2read.com/u/boyLnZ

Fate  does not choose the weak. Fate chooses the ready.

Illustros is a cursed realm ruled by the ruthless Gods of Fate, and no one understands the Fates’ wrath more than Calliope Rosewood. Blessed with unspeakable powers that terrify even the most dangerous witches and fae, Calla hides her forbidden magic in shame and fear that one wrong touch could send her to her death. With only her two best friends in tow, Calla deserted her coven  and has been on the run ever since.
Worse, Calla is concealing an even darker secret: fate has chosen her as the final prophesied Blood Warrior, the being destined to start the Fates’ War, which will decimate her people and eradicate their magic.
After a betrayal from her infuriating ex Ezra leads her one step closer to fulfilling that age-old prophecy, Calla is desperate to do whatever it takes to reset her fate. So when a mysterious and charming witch offers to help Calla do just that, she immediately agrees to his plan. Only catch? That plan includes journeying into the deadly Neverending Forest with Ezra and said witch, who just so happens to be Ezra’s tempting older brother. Torn between her past desires and alluring new possibilities, Calla brings along her best friends to fight what lies ahead.
As the group ventures into the enchanted woods together, they’ll all soon learn that choosing your destiny comes with dire consequences...and the Fates are not to be tested. Calla believes the Fates have it out for her, while others believe they have chosen her for a reason. But in the end, Calla will have to fight to forge her own destiny and decide if the risk of choosing herself is worth the possibility of damning everyone else.

A Ruinous Fate is the first book in a new YA fantasy series that will leave readers begging for more. I was excited to read this book as soon as I learned it was about witches. I wasn't expecting to love it as much as I did. Every aspect of this novel was fantastic. I loved it all - from the cast of characters and their quest to the setting and plot, and everything in between. The main character, Calla, was a fantastic lead for the story. She's smart, strong, determined, and a fierce friend but she's also confused, unsure of who to trust, and constantly battling with herself. She believes she's a monster because she was born with forbidden magic that most (including herself) see as a curse. She's determined not to become a monster and does everything she can not to use the powers she was given. She's incredibly realistic and I loved seeing her character grow throughout the story.

The other major characters were all well rounded with distinct personalities and traits. They're a diverse group in many different ways which I liked and appreciated. I enjoyed getting to know each of them and seeing them interact with one another was definitely interesting. The plot was a hero's quest with the author putting her own touches on the details. It was unique and I liked learning about all the different places and the different types of creatures and their magic. The author did a wonderful job of bringing the setting to life. I found myself easily slipping into Calla's world right from the beginning of the book, and I ended up reading the whole thing in one sitting. The vivid imagery and detailed descriptions the author used brought Calla's world to life for me and I didn't want to leave it. I felt as if I was a part of the group and was experiencing everything alongside them. 
The book was written in the third person point of view, which is my least favorite writing style. If it had been done in the first person POV (my favorite) then this would easily have been a five star read for me. The fact that I was able to lose myself inside the author's world and connected so quickly with the characters proves how well written the novel is. I loved everything about this book and I can't wait for the next book to be released. I highly recommend it for fans of YA fantasy, action and adventure, supernatural/paranormal fiction, and readers who enjoy books about friends on a quest.

Kaylie Smith  is a writer and lover of all things magical and fantasy. She grew up in  Louisiana where she frequently haunted bookstores and practiced her writing  craft. After getting her degree in graphic design, she decided to fully pursue  her dream of being an author, and the first book in her YA fantasy series, A  RUINOUS FATE, debuts in January 2023 from Disney Hyperion. When she isn’t  writing or reading, she can be found at home with her menagerie of animals,  fussing over her houseplants, or annoying people about astrology.

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(1) winner  will receive a finished copy of A RUINOUS FATE - US Only.

Ends  February 4th, midnight EST.

Tour Schedule:

Week One:                                                                  




Kait Plus Books


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YA Books Central


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Books and Zebras


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Library of Becca


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Book Reviews by Alison


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Week Three:




Book  Briefs


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The Momma Spot


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Thindbooks Blog


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A Blue Box Full of Books


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A Dream Within A Dream


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A Bookish Dream


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Eye-Rolling Demigod's Book Blog


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