Lissa's Review: Touching Fate by Brenda Drake
Publisher via Netgalley
Publisher: Entangled Teen Crave
Released: October 12th 2015
Genre: YA, Paranormal
Length: 194 Pages
Aster Layne believes in physics, not psychics. A tarot card reading on the Ocean City Boardwalk should have been a ridiculous, just-for-fun thing. It wasn’t. Aster discovers she has a very unscientific gift—with a simple touch of the cards, she can change a person’s fate. Reese Van Buren is cursed. Like the kind of old-school, centuries-old curse that runs in royal families. Every firstborn son is doomed to die on his eighteenth birthday—and Reese’s is coming up fast. Bummer. He tries to distract himself from his inevitable death…only to find the one person who can save him. Aster doesn’t know that the hot Dutch guy she’s just met needs her help–or that he’s about to die. But worst of all…she doesn’t know that her new gift comes with dark, dark consequences that can harm everyone she loves.
Two Boundless Stars
The idea that one person can change someone's fate. This is the person that Reese is looking for. Hoping to reverse his fate. He'll no longer be part of the living soon if he doesn't. Aster soon learns though, that she can't change someone's fate without it being transferred to someone else. Which, ends up making everything a complete mess. I'm not really a fan of a story in third person. There were two points of views through Aster and Reese. I feel like the story it's may have been better if it was written first person. I don't really feel as if I got into their heads and their hearts. With that I wasn't really able to fully invest in this story. I didn't connect with the characters the way I would of hoped. Don't get me wrong, the story itself was interesting and I wanted to know the end. I just feel like the writing style wasn't for me.