Title - Fade ( The Ragnarok Prophecies #1)
Author A.K Morgen
What do you do when you realize nothing in your life is what you’ve believed it to be?
When Arionna Jacobs loses her mother in a tragic accident, her world is turned upside down. She’s forced to leave her old life behind and move in with her father. Dace Matthews, a teaching assistant at her new college, is torn in two, unable to communicate with the feral wolf caged inside him.
When they meet, everything they thought they knew about life unravels. Dace has intimate access to Arionna’s mind, and something deep within her fights to rise to the surface. They don't understand what's happening to them or why, and they're running out of time to sort out the strange occurrences around them.
Their meeting sets an ancient Norse prophesy of destruction in motion, and what destiny has in store for them is bigger than either could have ever imagined. Unless they learn to trust themselves and one another, they may never resolve the mystery surrounding who they are to one another, and what that means for the world.
This story, I don't even know what to say about it. I really liked that blurb. Anyone who knows my book habits knows that as far as PNR is concerned, I am a shifter lover. I'm also a massive fan of all things Norse so this seemed like a win win. It really wasn't.
Arionna is a young woman on the cusp of adulthood, starting college after her life has been turned upside down by the death of her father. Dace is a TA who stumbles across her and has an intense reaction. This is where the problems start.
Dace does not act like a professional, grown up with a job and adult feelings and thoughts. He behaves like an idiot with a serious attitude problem. Arionna for me was a brat who needed a serious reality check for someone her age. Everything for her willingness to just whore herself out to her language just screamed immature. hint everything "sucked" *gags*.
Unfortunately for me the Norse element was so late in the game I'd already lost all interest in it, which is a shame because when it came the detail was specific and descriptive and the kind of thing I had wanted all along. It just came too late.
So, the premise of fade is great, the story "behind it" is equally great, honestly the characters ruin it. I'd be quite happy if Id never read these two people and I'll quite happily forget them as soon as this review is posted. I just wish they had been better written and less awful people. These characters didn't deserve this plot.
As a general rule on this blog, we select a few of our favorite quotes for each book we review, but I have none here. Maybe if I wasnt so angry at the book itself, I would find something, but i'm so disappointed by it. I've never reviewed so low.
Plot = 2.5/5
Characters = 0/5
Heat = 1/5
Writing Style = 1/5
Overall Rating = 1/5
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