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~ Retired ~ (Fatum #1)

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RETIRED.
ebook, RETIRED, 188 pages
Published February 29th 2012 by Self
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Janet Eckles
Jillian’s journey is one most may never walk, but secretly long for. The Gift of Fate glides the reader to savor details in a place where imagination can slip unnoticed into a sweet reality. Each step speaks to the young heart and calls them to embrace and taste its exciting stages. The beautifully written prose tugs at the heart to engage in deep reflection, to step into passionate adventures and accept vibrant hope. Jillian’s journey into herself, her fate, her new life ,the lessons for the re...more
Kristilyn (Reading In Winter)
When I was contacted by indie author Valerie King to read and review her first book in the Fatum series, The Gift of Fate, I was skeptical. I’m always skeptical when it comes to series books, so it takes a lot of convincing to swing me in their favour. But then … I saw the GORGEOUS cover for the book. Seriously, one of the prettiest covers I’ve seen — and I absolutely adore covers. The lettering and fonts are perfect as well as the entire layout. So, naturally I said yes.

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“What if you had the ability to know your fate?” That question lingered in my mind as I read The Gift of Fate. It challenged me to think, if I did, how would I live my life differently? By the end of the book, my whole being had embraced the question in this hauntingly beautiful story which seemed more real than imagined.

If you like a story that asks profound questions, you won’t be disappointed...more
Thomas Winship
Valerie King’s novel, “The Gift of Fate,” tells the story of Jillian and (later) Connell—two people who turn out to be much more than they appear.

Readers are immediately introduced to Jillian, a fetching (I always wanted to write that) young woman who’s about to have her life turned upside down, inside out, and all kinds of other distortions. She’s plagued by visions, dreams, a mysterious woman who mails long letters out of the blue, and—hell, I’ll say it—parents who might be too good to be true...more
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A book written to a teen audience in line with that of the Twilight Saga. Romance, mystery, adventure, it has it all. Each chapter leaves you, at times literally, hanging on the edge of a clift. The Gift of Fate is ultimately a story of hope and renewal that leaves you wondering what will happen next.
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