Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Review: Foresight (The Gods of Fate - Book 1) by Sherry D. Ficklin

The Gods of Fate: Book 1: Foresight by Sherry D. Ficklin

Amazon Product Description:
All Grace Archer wants is to graduate from high school and get on with her life. But the Gods of Fate have other ideas. Attacked at graduation by a mysterious woman with gruesome henchmen, Grace is lucky to escape with her life. Rescued by a Fae warrior named Chris and her Aunt Phoenix, Grace learns that her mother was the Greek Goddess Pandora. Now Grace must protect her mother's urn from the crazed demi-goddess Lilith, who is determined to unleash its horrors on an unsuspecting Earth. As if her blood legacy is not bizarre enough, Grace begins to develop frightening powers that threaten to destroy her from the inside out. Can Grace find the strength to defeat Lilith? Can she learn to control her powers before she loses her mind? [The Gods of Fate - Book I | Young Adult Fantasy released in 2010 by Dragonfly Publishing, Inc. www.dragonflypubs.com | Available in paperback, hardback, and eBook]

My thoughts: 
I loved this story!  I was hooked from the start.  It's an "I don't want to put it down until the end, I can sleep tomorrow!" kind of book that leaves you looking for the sequel so you can spend more time with the characters.  If you haven't read this one - GO GET IT! 

Sherry Ficklin created fantastic characters.  Phoenix is the woman we all want to be, Chris is the man we all want to love, and Grace is that teenager that possesses all the fire we want our kids to have!  Lilith is the bad guy we all love to hate and her minions are the kind of blind evil who’s death’s we wait for and cheer about!  I was thrilled with the addition of the gods and the personalities that each one has, Hermes is a stitch!  There are too many characters to talk about them all.   So, instead of telling you more about each great character, let me just say that she builds characters that are easy to invest in.  She puts these incredible characters into wonderfully descriptive settings with details that make both the human world and the Fae world come alive for the reader.  

I can't wait for book two, I wish it was already out so I didn't have to wait!  I am excited that there will be a book three as well, because then I know I have a chance to get to know more of the characters than I have already gotten to meet.  

My favorite quote:  
"It takes no courage  at all to do the easy thing. It takes a great deal to do the right thing." 


The Blonde Duck said...

Popped in to say hi! It sounds like a great book!

Unknown said...

great review! I had not heard of this book, but it sounds great =D