Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Release and review of Cursed Fate by Brenda Drake

There’s something strange about the Layne sisters, and Wade Diaz wants nothing to do with them. Especially the one who ripped his heart out and set it on fire before tossing it in the garbage several months ago. Iris. He can’t even think her name without unconsciously rubbing the spot in his chest where she left a gaping hole. But now her sisters are claiming some evil spirit is after his soul, and Iris is the only one who can save him. Well, at least his heart would stop hurting, right? Didn’t sound so bad.

Iris Layne has always been the sweet sister. She’s kind to everyone, including her best friend Wade… Until she makes a horrible mistake and breaks his heart. All she wants is to go back to before ‘the dumping’. Of course, Wade would rather see her in hell first. But then Iris touches her sister’s tarot cards and unleashes an evil curse intent on playing a deadly game where no one Iris loves is safe, especially Wade.

How do you convince someone they need your help when you’re the one who hurt them most?

Cursing Fate (The Fated, #2) by Brenda Drake

I was a bit disappointed that Astrid and Reese weren't in this book except for a few pages. I adored them so much in Touching Fate, the first installment in this series. Touching Fate was one of my favorite books of last year.

No worries, though! I quickly became entranced by the other members of Astrid's family. We get to spend more time with Iris, Violet, and Daisy. This book is dedicated to Iris and her story.

I felt so bad for Iris! She had her fate changed by the events unfolded when Astrid became a fate changer. She lost the love of her life, and was tortured by the events that unfolded and the mistrust Wade held.

Wade, le sigh. *Insert dreamy smile* He was so good and kind, and was heartbroken by the betrayal he felt from Iris. He had the whole sexy, wounded bad boy thing going for her. Wade wanted Iris and had such a hard time staying away.

The cursed in this book was great and the plot was well thought out. It seems those tarot cards cause lots of trouble, they won't leave the girls alone. The Van Buren curse is explained from another pov and we get more insight into how it all started.

Vengeful spirits, possession, lots of fate changing, and craziness fills this installment of the series. I loved every minute of the book up until the last sentence. We get more character development with Daisy and Violet too.

The end was not a cliffhanger, yet I am dying for more. I hope the author writes a book for both Violet and Daisy. I need more fate changing!

I highly recommend this series for all older young adults, and adults too. The author is brilliant and I can only hope for more in this fate changing family. This book earned every star I am giving it! Ten glitter stars!!!!!! (Because five just isn't enough!)

About the Author:
Brenda Drake grew up the youngest of three children, an Air Force brat, and the continual new kid at school. Her fondest memories growing up is of her eccentric, Irish grandmother’s animated tales, which gave her a strong love for storytelling. So it was only fitting that she would choose to write stories with a bend toward the fantastical. When she’s not writing or hanging out with her family, she haunts libraries, bookstores, and coffee shops, or reads someplace quiet and not at all exotic (much to her disappointment).

The Giveaway:

$25 Amazon Gift Card + a Cursing Fate Prize Pack (US)
(International winners will only receive the $25 Amazon Gift Card.) (INT)
a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Wow. You really loved this one! All of her books sound good and I need to try them.
    To answer the rafflecopter question - I guess you'd say I'm superstitious. I surely don't tempt fate!

  2. I used to be into tarot cards when I was a teenager. I used to draw my own. Not sure how good I was at interpretation though.. lol. ;)