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Review: Foretold by Rinda Elliott

ForetoldTitle: Foretold

Author: Rinda Elliott

Genre: YA Paranormal

Series: Sisters of Fate (Book #1)

Publication Date: April 1, 2014

Format: Paperback, 310 Pages

IBSN-10: 1459254767 (Harlequin Teen)

IBSN-13: 978-1459254763 (Harlequin Teen)

Reviewed by: Roxanne

Synopsis:

It is written that three Sisters of Fate have the power
to change the world’s destiny.
But only if they survive…

The Lockwood triplets have had the prophecy drummed into their heads since birth. Still, Raven, the eldest of the sisters, can’t believe it’s really happening. She’s the reincarnation of a Norse goddess? One of the sisters is destined to die? When it starts snowing in summer in Florida, the sisters fear the worst has come to pass. Ragnarok, the Norse end of the world, has begun.

Raven finds herself the secret protector of Vanir, a boy with two wolves, a knowledge of Norse magic and a sense of destiny he can’t quite explain. He’s intense, sexy and equally determined to save her when it becomes clear someone is endangering them. Raven doesn’t know if getting closer to him will make a difference in the coming battle, but her heart isn’t giving her a choice.

Ahead of the sisters is the possibility of death at the hand of a warrior, death by snow, death by water or death by fire.

Or even from something else…

Sisters of Fate
The prophecy doesn’t lie: one is doomed to die.

Quick & Dirty: Fighting to keep Ragnarok from happening.

Opening Sentence: It was written that the kynkvisl, Norse descendants, will one day house the souls of the gods.

Excerpt: Yes

The Review:

Raven is on a mission to find her mother when winter hits in Oklahoma during the middle of summer. She knows this is the first sign of Ragnarok. When her car is run off the road and into a river, she knows that this is all tied together somehow. She thinks that she smells lavender, a sign of her mother’s magic, and she begins to suspect that her mother might be up to no good when young men are disappearing.

Soon Raven realizes that Vanir is who her mother is looking for, but she knows that she must keep him alive no matter what the prophecy states. When they fight a frost giant Raven knows that Ragnarok isn’t happening like the stories tell, it is going much faster than anyone expected. She must figure out how to stop her mother before it is too late.

Will Vanir help her, or will she be the one who dies? Will she be able to figure out what her mother is doing before it is too late? Will Vanir realize what he is carrying inside him in time?

I liked this story, it was a quick read and interesting. Not too many Ragnarok prophecies being fulfilled, and the trances and reading of runes was really interesting. The fact that they still spoke Old Norse really was something I loved. I wasn’t quite blown away by the story. I kind of didn’t understand some things, but overall, I enjoyed this and I am looking forward to seeing what the next book brings.

Notable Scene:

It was why Mom homeschooled us after that. If one of us went into the run tempus and moved before we came out, others would only see me or one of my sisters blink from one spot to another. The world stopped only for the sister who went into it. Mom had never hidden the fact that we carried norn souls from us, but even she hadn’t known about this weird time-stopping thing that forced us to write prophetic runes. Kat’s showed the future, Coral’s the present and mine, which came form the oldest of the norn sisters, showed the past.

Sisters of Fate:

1. Foretold

2. Forecast

3. Foresworn

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FTC Advisory: Harlequin provided me with a copy of Foretold. No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.

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2 Responses to “Review: Foretold by Rinda Elliott

  1. Penny OlsonNo Gravatar
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    I’m very interested in the Norse Mythology aspect of Foretold.

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    It was interesting and different. There are only a few books ya that have Norse Mythology in them.

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