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Friday, November 18, 2016

Blog Tour & Review: Fates Entwined (Halven Rising #2) by Jules Barnard

Title: Fates Entwined
Series: Halven Rising #2
Author: Jules Barnard
Publisher: Fresh Fiction
Publication Date: November 14, 2016
Pages: 270
Genres: New Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal
Source: ARC
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They can never be together. The notion is laughable. Humans are inferior, a scourge on the Fae and on the magic passed down to them by angels millennia ago. And if Keen finds himself drawn to the tiny human female, he keeps it to himself. He won’t add to the half-breed problem that threatens his people’s existence.

Reese can’t stand Keen. He criticizes her clothing, won’t answer a straight question, and is too handsome for her peace of mind.

Her entire life, people have pegged Reese for a shallow, ditzy blond. She won’t accept the stereotype from the large, arrogant Fae too. But after Keen saves her life, she begins to question what truly lies beneath his stoic demeanor.

Forced together, Keen and Reese fight to survive among enemies, and Keen makes choices Reese couldn’t have predicted. She glimpses a side of him that is protective and dangerously seductive.

But Keen refuses to acknowledge their connection.

Until he's faced with the decision to betray his people, or lose Reese forever.

*This mature YA series is intended for readers 17 years and older.*

**Each Halven Rising novel features a different couple and may be read as a standalone, but an overreaching story arc connects the series, so it's fun to read them in order.**
I received an Advance Reader Copy at no cost from the publisher/author.

I very much enjoyed the next book in the Halven Rising series! Barnard has created an intriguing world with complex characters.

The premise for this story is very original. I love the concept of the Fae being the children of the Angels. I've not read anything along those lines before, and I really appreciate that. I am always on board for stories with genuine ideas. The world building is dazzling. It is very detailed and leaves a powerful impact on the reader. I love how the overall story arc is still present even though each book is centered on a specific couple's romance.

I love the forbidden romance angle. The romance was very angsty and thrilling to read about. I loved the chemistry between Reese and Keen.

There was plenty of action interspersed with the romance. I loved the balance. The pacing of the story was fast paced and I kept wanting to know what came next in the story.

Overall, this was an enthralling story with plenty of action and romance. A perfect balance. I can't wait to read the next book in this series! I recommend this book to those that enjoy paranormal romances and fantasy.


Fates Altered (Halven Rising #0.5)
Get it for FREE on Amazon!

Fates Divided (Halven Rising #1)
Check out my review of Fates Divided here.
A RITA-nominated author, Jules Barnard began her publishing career in 2014 with Deep Blue, the first book in the contemporary Blue Series, hitting bestseller lists on Amazon, iBooks, and All Romance. In 2015, she launched Fates Divided, the first of a romantic fantasy series Library Journal calls “…an exciting new fantasy adventure.” Whether she’s writing about beautiful Lake Tahoe, or a Fae world embedded in a college campus, Jules spins suspenseful stories filled with realistic characters who have heart and humor.

When Jules isn’t in her sweatpants writing and rewarding herself with chocolate, she spends her time with her husband and two children in their small hometown on the California coast. She credits herself with the ability to read while running on the treadmill or burning dinner.


  1. I love a series that can be read as a stand alone. This one sounds really fast paced and full of energy. I really like a plot that has forbidden romance as well. I will have to check this one out! :)



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