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CHAOS Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway

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I am so excited to be today’s stop on the CHAOS Blog Tour and to be able to share my thoughts about this captivating second book in the series. And in addition to my review, I am offering a copy of either CHAOS or FATES – the first book in the series – for giveaway.

If you haven’t yet heard about Lanie Bross’ Fates series, information on each of the books in the series is below, along with some info about the author and places to find her online.


About CHAOS

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Title & Series: CHAOS (Fates #2)
Author: Lanie Bross
Release date: January 27, 2015
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Pages: 304
Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Description…

Can they change their destiny?

They kissed only once—and it was electric, like the air before a storm. But Corinthe and Luc broke the rules of the universe, and learned too late that their love would have consequences. In the dizzying aftermath, Luc refuses to accept his destiny—not if it means a life without Corinthe. As a fire rages through the Crossroads that connect worlds, Luc must find a way to turn back time and save Corinthe once and for all.

Meanwhile, Luc’s 15-year-old sister Jasmine starts to realize things are not as they seem when time begins stuttering, sending her everyday life in San Francisco spinning into chaos. She’s thrown into the path of Ford, a troubled soul with a secret past, who helps her unravel the mysterious threads that connect them all.

Two breathtaking romances interweave across time in this story of what lies on the other side of Fate, as both Jas and Luc discover the incredible lengths they will go for love.

AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | INDIEBOUNDGOODREADS

Note: This review is based on an eARC received from Paper Lantern Lit via NetGalley in exchange for my honest thoughts about the book.


 The Review

CHAOS is the exciting and action-packed second book in a series about fate and love that takes readers on a journey through time and through worlds to find out whether love is strong enough to alter destiny. It is a suspenseful story filled with interesting twists, intriguing temporal paradoxes, and fascinating concepts about chance and destiny and balance and disorder.

Picking up right where the first book left off, CHAOS follows Lucas as he attempts to fulfill his promise to Corinthe, Miranda as she continues to seek revenge, and Jasmine as she tries to find out just what happened to her. New characters are introduced, new universes are explored, and new information comes to light about Jas and Luc, making this sequel an even more captivating installment than the first.

Lucas swore he would find a way to get Corinthe back. With his sister safe, there is nothing left to stop him from trying to change the hand that fate dealt. But navigating the Crossroads and finding a way to reverse time might be too impossible a task. Especially without the help of the one person who was able to do what he so desperately wants to do.

Even though the risks are great, the chance of success slim, and the likelihood that his actions will have unintended consequences, Luc has to try. He may have only known Corinthe for a short time, but already she is everything to him and worth throwing the world into chaos to save. He just needs to figure out who he’d be willing to sacrifice for her return.

Author Lanie Bross built upon the ideas she introduced in FATES and created a story that is fast-paced, gripping, and incredibly entertaining. Developing Jasmine’s story arc in this sequel was a risky decision, but one that paid off. Her story is thrilling and full of surprises and allowed for the addition of an appealing new character. Adding time travel to the mix was another fantastic decision, giving the story layers, moments that wow, and giving readers plenty to think about after the story’s end.

With the universes kept strictly in balance and fate dictating everyone’s outcome, the idea that one boy’s love could create such turmoil makes CHAOS an enthralling and tension-filled and thoroughly engaging read and a fabulous addition to this series.

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About Lanie Bross

Lanie Bross

Lanie Bross was born in a small town in Maine, where she spent the next 18 years dreaming of bigger places. After exploring city life, she and her husband and two young sons ended up coming right back to the wilds of Maine where they now live just one house down from where she grew up. Fate, perhaps? She loves chasing around her rambunctious kids, playing tug-o-war with her 95 pound Lab, and writing for Young Adults. Chaos is the sequel to Fates.

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Other Books in the Series

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Title & Series: FATES (Fates #1)
Author: Lanie Bross
Release date: February 11, 2014
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Pages: 336
Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Description…

One moment. One foolish desire. One mistake. And Corinthe lost everything.

She fell from her tranquil life in Pyralis Terra and found herself exiled to the human world. Her punishment? To make sure people’s fates unfold according to plan. Now, years later, Corinthe has one last assignment: kill Lucas Kaller. His death will be her ticket home.

But for the first time, Corinthe feels a tingle of doubt. It begins as a lump in her throat, then grows toward her heart, and suddenly she feels like she is falling all over again–this time for a boy she knows she can never have. Because it is written: one of them must live, and one of them must die. In a universe where every moment, every second, every fate has already been decided, where does love fit in?

AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | GOODREADS


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Title & Series: DESTINED (Fates #0.5)
Author: Lanie Bross
Release date: March 11, 2014
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Pages: 46
Formats: eBook

Description…

In this beautiful, romantic prequel to FATES, Corinthe attends a beachside party at a glamorous mansion on Point Reyes, where she must help fulfill a mysterious–and potentially deadly–destiny. There she gets her first taste of the strangest human emotion of all: love.

This urban fantasy short story is set in the world of FATES, Lanie Bross’s riveting new series about a girl who is not human who must bring about the death of the boy she loves, or risk banishment from her home forever.

AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | GOODREADS


The Giveaway

A copy of either FATES or CHAOS to ONE WINNER

  • Must be 13 or older to enter
  • There will be ONE winner
  • Giveaway is open to anywhere The Book Depository ships
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The Tour Schedule

Jan. 27th – A Dream Within A Dream – Review
Jan. 28th – Bookish – Review
Jan. 29th – No More Grumpy Bookseller – Review
Jan. 30th – Supernatural Snark – Interview

Feb. 2nd – Book Briefs – Review
Feb. 4th – Reading Lark – Interview
Feb. 5th – Fic Fare – Interview + Reviews
Feb. 6th – Jean Book Nerd – Interview

Feb. 9th – Addicted to Novels – Review
Feb. 10th – Chapter by Chapter – Review
Feb. 11th – Fire and Ice – Guest Post
Feb. 12th – Fiktshun – Review

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