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One touch is all it takes…
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.
Hello everyone, I'm the author, so naturally I'm biased. But I love this story and had such a fun time writing it. It's filled with romance, betrayal, curses, fates, friendships, family bonds, and a touch of magic. What would you do if you could change someone's fate with a touch of a tarot card,... ...more
This book gripped me and I couldn't put it down. Aster is one of many siblings and all of them have forbidden to come near Tarot cards. But Aster does and by accident changes the fate of one of her friends and gets a mark in return. Soon she discovers she is a Fate Changer, with the ability to ch... ...more
I really wasn't sure what to expect when I started this book. The description grabbed me right away. It was so unlike anything I previously. The book sounded so good, I started reading it immediately.
WOW!! I'm soooo glad I picked up this story. It was better than I even hoped! This book rocked!
When out with her friends Aster Layne visits a tarot card reader thinking it's all just fun and games, that is until something happens during the reading. When Aster touches one of the tarot cards it seems to change her friend's bad reading but as with all magic Aster will soon learn that magic c... ...more
Thanks to NetGalley and Entangled Teen Crave for providing this ebook in exchange for an honest review.
Touching Fate is a quick and enjoyable teen paranormal romance that takes a an inventive spin around tarot card reading. My only complaint is that because of its short length, I feel as though t... ...more
Touching Fate swept me away in a world of magic, adventure, and sexy romance, where not everything is as it seems, and fate, while written in the stars, isn't always fixed. A spellbinding tale of love and choices...and did I mention the hot European accents?? ...more
Thank you to Entangled Teen and NetGalley for a copy of the eArc in exchange for a fair review!
I receive these lovely emails from Entangled and from there I can request to review books from them. They had Cursing Fate on the list, and I wanted too, but I hadn't read the first book, but then I sa... ...more
I really liked this book. Aster and Reese were good characters, and I even enjoyed some of the secondary characters like Leah and Jan. I ended up giving it 4 out of 5 stars. Thank you Netgalley for giving me a copy in exchange for a honest review.
I think Brenda did a great job with the characters... ...more
The moment I saw this book, I was intrigued. Putting together a girl who can change fates and a guy who is cursed sounded like a perfect recipe to me, and it certainly met my expectations. I liked that the book had a very realistic feel to it, I almost kept forgetting the fact that there was magi... ...more
I'm not much of a reader of young adult, but I found the theme of Touching Fate to be so unique. I don't think I've ever seen an idea like a fate changer, using Tarot cards. That alone had me wanting to read.
The ending couldn't happen fast enough. And by that I mean that I was dying to see what... ...more
Brenda Drake never fails to amaze me with her originality and creativity, and this book is no exception. Touching Fate presents us with an intriguing world of tarot cards and fate changers. I love the characters so much and especially love the difficult moral choices with which they are faced. Re... ...more
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for not only a very quick review, but also for my honest opinion. I'm thrilled to say that I absolutely loved this book. When I first read the synopsis, I was afraid this book would be like The Raven Boys, a book I still haven't finish... ...more
Aster has been told to stay away from Tarot cards, but she has no idea why. She doesn't believe in psychic powers, which is the reason she tries a reading anyway. When she touches the cards something that's supposed to be funny changes into something life altering instead. Aster is a fate changer... ...more
TOUCHING FATE by Brenda Drake is a fast-paced, intense young adult novel with a unique concept.
Aster can change people’s fate. Reese has a centuries old curse. When they come together? The dynamic is explosive!
I loved this book and the characters within it. Aster is a no-holds-bar seventeen year... ...more
Brenda creates a world with likable characters that you grow to feel for and love. The twist of fate? The touching of the cards? Absolutely well done. I liked that most of this spanned a large chunk of the school year, and that Aster and Reese actually clicked for me.
While they were immediately a... ...more
Brenda Drake definitely knows how to build tension and suspense. The more I read, the more intense it got, in part because of the 18th birthday deadline, but not only.
It brought to mind all of my own tarot card experiments as a teen, including the fact that one of my friends almost always got th... ...more
Thanks to NetGalley and Entangled Publishing for the chance to read and review Touching Fate by Brenda Drake! This fun and interesting story kept me entertained. Alternating points of view with Reese, a young man with a family curse which will make him die on his eighteenth birthday, and Aster, a... ...more
Touching Fate is a quick but fun read. I usually don't read romance, but this book was hard to put down. Can't wait to read the next book from Brenda Drake's Fated series. ...more
"Touching Fate" is a YA fantasy romance about Reese and Aster. Reese has been on a quest to find a Fate Changer, a rare person who can alter another person's fate through their connection to tarot cards. Reese happens to be in town when he locks eyes with Aster, and they feel an immediate connect... ...more
At first I wanted to smack Reese upside the head. I mean yes he was desperate but still he was playing with someone’s emotions and that is nothing to sneeze at. Over time though as I saw him grow and see Aster as more than just a way to stay alive but a girl that is strong, funny, smart and sexy... ...more
**Thank you to Netgalley and Entangled for the eARC in return for an honest review **
Omigosh! This book! I was so flipping excited to read it when I saw the synopsis, and I wasn't disappointed!
It's hard to share too much of this story without spoilers, but it comes down to Aster (and her discover... ...more
*ARC provided through Netgalley*
During a tarot card reading, Aster touches a card and receives a shock from it. That shock creates an infinity mark on her wrist. And through that shock she "sees" her friend Leah's fate concerning two boys. She, her sister Daisy, and her friend... ...more
A Fate Changer who doesn't know what she can do, a foreign boy with a deadline and ancient magic. Should be absolutely mind- blowing, right?
Well, it could have been.
Let me get started with what I really like about Touching Fate- the magic- the very concept of how changing someone's fate was not j... ...more
This book was a ton of fun! I was hooked right away by the description, with an intriguing hook and a mystery to be solved. Plus, a romance with a foreign hottie to sweeten the deal? Yes, please!
Brenda Drake knows how to do tension and suspense so dang well, and the added element of time winding... ...more