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Fate (Tattoo #2)

3.75  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,573 Ratings  ·  88 Reviews
For the past two years, Bailey Morgan has lived a double life: high school student by day, ancient mystical being by night. As the third Fate, Bailey literally controls the fate of the world, but as Plain Old Bailey, her life is falling apart. She’s got a tattoo that was supposed to be temporary (but isn’t), friendships that were supposed to last forever (but might not), a ...more
Paperback, 355 pages
Published March 10th 2009 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 2009)
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I enjoyed reading this, which sort of surprised me because there were more than a fair share of stupidly juvenile actions/thoughts from the main character. That usually annoys me more, but I think Barnes is a good enough writer to get away with things like that. Also, I am not the target audience.
Sometimes I forget that, and the giggly-squealy thing the characters in books like this do gets more face-time in my reviews than it probably deserves. I, personally, don't remember witty banter
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I picked up this book a long time ago, not realizing that it was a sequel to Tattoo. I honestly picked it up because of the pretty cover. I didn't read it right after finishing Tattoo, so I didn't remember what had happened in the previous story very well.

I'm not sure if that lapse in between stories contributed to my inability to get into this story. I almost gave up on this book a couple of times. I felt like it had a hard time getting past the Sidhe background. It was long and drawn out. The
Oct 18, 2009 Maura rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I recommend for anyone who wishes to read this to read the first book, Tattoo by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. This book was fairly good. Their was only one real fault to it in my opinion. But I'll talk about that later. First I would like to say that Jennifer did an amazing job in this sequel it just as good as Tattoo in the fact that the characters are well described and the dialog is well written. Tattoo was a interesting book that was a real page turner and I was happy to read a sequel and have the ...more
Aug 19, 2009 Holly rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Seniors in High School
Fate, the sequel to Tattoo, brings back some adorable characters, loyal to each other forever.

Bailey is the third Fate from Greek Mythology, which can totally mess up her life when she can't change her own fate. Turning her part-time Fate job, she learns that she has to make a choice that, well, isn't entirely her choice. She has to choose her Fate life or...her Fate life.

I love the girls. Zo is loyal to a fault and forever trying to protect her friends. Delia is a total fashionista who likes to
Apr 20, 2009 Adele rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I found myself enjoying Fate a lot more than it's proceeding novel, Tattoo, as the girls were older and the setting was more firmly planted in that of high school. The issues were the same as you might find in a multitude of YA novels - fears of losing friendships in the college transition and crushing on guys. This novel, however, throws in the fact that Bailey is the third Fate, a whole heap of Greek God-inspired faeries and you have this novel.

The characters are again very well crafted. Each
May 10, 2009 Tez rated it really liked it
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Nov 22, 2015 Angel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked it I'm all in for books and what happens so yeah
I thought this sequel was even better than the first book. The main characters seem well-developed and realistic and the issue of dealing with graduation and worrying about the changes it brings is really relatable.
Julie Culpepper
Nov 14, 2014 Julie Culpepper is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
I found this book because my sister recommended it to me. The book it called Fate because the world is depending on her, literally. Bailey Morgan weaves life, she goes into the other world while she is asleep. The other world is a world full of Sidhe. It used to be where humans could go into the other world, and Sidhe could come down to earth, but laws were broken and they stopped it all. Sidhe belonged in the other world, and humans lived on earth. The Other world is beautiful, different colors ...more
The BookWhisperer
Nov 13, 2009 The BookWhisperer rated it really liked it
Jennifer Lynn Barnes continues Bailey Morgan, Sidhe and one of the three fates, story with a bang in Fate. [return][return]Bailey has grown accustomed to her new life as the one of the three fates. Bailey Morgan by day and weaver by night she has learned to accept her responsibilities, and understands her role in the the grand design. With Bailey and her three friends in their senior year, she is finding herself struggling with the changes that lie in her future. Unknown to her, things are about ...more
Sep 19, 2009 Krystle rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Of course, this is the sequel to Tattoo. The writing has improved from the first book marginally, and the super juvenile voice has been toned down a bit in few places but it’s very in-your-face and super annoying in lots of others. I thought the large amount of recapping in the beginning of the book could’ve been cut out because why waste pages when you can move into the story that much faster?

The story was still pretty shallow but it did make an attempt to be a lot more complex. I actually foun
Caitlín (Ink Mage)
Apr 06, 2009 Caitlín (Ink Mage) marked it as unfinished
Henry David Thoreau said, "Read the best books first or you may not have a chance to read them all."
I currently have lots of books piling up, and this is NOT one of the best ones so I'm putting it down. At least for now, but probably forever. The ideas of Jennifer Lynn Barnes's books have been cool, but this one is nothing new since it's the sequel to Tattoo (which I doubt was ever intended to have a sequel in the first place) and Bailey still has the same powers only now the Sidhe are being a
Jan 25, 2010 Arya rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fairy-holics and Greek Myth-o-mainiacs
Ok. . .why did I like this book? That is a hard one. I didn't like it because the idea was completely original - I mean it wasn't completely so that can't be it. I didn't like it because it was remarkably well written, though I thought it was written well. I LOVED it because well, to put it nicely - it was FREAKING AWESOME!! I could totally understand the main characters mind set. It was funny, sweet and anyone who can pack that much mythology into a book has got my undying respect! Ms. Barn ...more
Aug 09, 2011 Maria rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*WARNING: Do not read this review if you have any interest in reading Tattoo*

Fate is the second (last?) book in a series by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. The first novel was Tattoo, which you can read my review of here. I have to say that this book was so much better than the first! Although the great characters were still there – Zo, Delia, Annabelle and of course, Bailey – this time, we were brought more into the mystical/magical side of the story. There was more suspense, romance, story-telling, and
Mar 23, 2009 Stacey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is really close to a 5. I really really really really enjoyed this book, but I can't say that I loved it for some reason.

It is book 2, for the characters and although it is not necissary to read Tattoo first, I plan on going back and reading it, and would suggest doing so. I imagine Tattoo is not nearly going to be as good of a read since I already know the outcome of the story from reading Fate.

Fate was a really great twist on what it means to be a teenager and feel like you are in between
Jennifer Wardrip
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Senior year of high school is supposed to be about making memories with your friends and having the time of your life. So why does Bailey feel that her world is about to come crashing down?

Her three best friends are excited about life after high school, while every time she thinks about the future, her stomach becomes tied with knots.

Could it be that Bailey doesn't really have a choice when it comes to her future? While she lives the life of the av
Sep 21, 2011 Olivia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
""And I've repeatedly called you that anyway," Delia replied helpfully. "And FYI, threatening Bailey is a no-no. In the words of the immortal Spice Girls, if you want to be my boyfriend, you've got to be nice to my friends.""

Wow! This book was not what I expected at ALL!

Fate is the second installment of the Tattoo Series by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. In this book, Bialey and her friends, Delia, Zo, and A-belle, are on another adventure; this time involving Bailey's Reckoning and powerful othe
Sarah Kelsey
I want to give this 3.5 stars because I will be shoving into the hands of every high school girl who can't get enough urban fantasy, but I won't be pushing it on any adults. It's a great book for teen girls.

This followup to Tattoo continues the saga of Bailey, the high school fairy-human half-blood, and her group of friends. This particular installment reminded me of The Divine Secrets of the YaYa Sisterhood because of the close friendship between these four girls and the climactic scene, wh
Michelle Rebar
Mar 12, 2009 Michelle Rebar rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An awesome follow-up to TATTOO. Previously, with the help of her friends, Bailey Morgan defeated an ancient evil and discovered that she was Fate. Yes, actual, tapestry weaving, what's gunna happen to me, Fate. Now she has a lot of learning to do about her new powers and status and she is torn betwen two worlds. Her own indecision just might be causing a tear in the fabric between the two worlds. Bailey must make a choice between the human world she's always known and the Otherworld of Sidhe tha ...more
Oct 19, 2011 Kana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Nov 07, 2010 Mei rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Jr. High/ High School ages
Set two years after the events in Tattoo, Bailey and her friends are getting ready to graduate from high school and move on with their lives.Unfortunately, Bailey is not ready to move on, or away from her friends. Plus, everything is complicated by her work as a Fate and the quickly approaching Reckoning. Can she find a balance in her life?

This novel was at least as enjoyable as the first novel. I really enjoyed the fact that Bailey's friends would get mad at her for "moping" as ma
Second book of a series; "Tattoo" is the first. Bailey returns to us in "Fate" with her Sidhe powers in tact while her friends' powers have faded away. Bailey discovers that she is descended from the Sidhe and must make a decision, in a ceremony called the Reckoning, to choose her side of the two Sidhe courts - Seelie & UnSeelie. These books are light and very chick-lit fantasy; at times overzealous in the girl-power message. The Publisher's Weekly Review best describes the overall feel of t ...more
Bethany Huang
Oct 01, 2010 Bethany Huang rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fantasy lovers
What do you expect when a tight knit group of BFFs are together? NNothing but the normal popular ladder to climb up. In this case, it's completely different. Bailey,Delia, Ze and Annabelle got temporary tattoos at the mall. Each of them received different and uniquely special powers with the tattoo. Delia, Ze and Annabelle's powers faded away with the tattoo. Why haven't Bailey's powers disappeared yet? Bailey is the third fate of the world- which is why she gows to Nexus every night she sleeps. ...more
I read the first on a more or less a dare of a friend. I picked up the second because I can never leave a series complete. This book is a bit weaker than the first. Bailey spends a lot of it alone and trying to work through her issues with minimal input from her friends and because of this she doesn't feel like much of a character. Most of Bailey we see is through her comments and thoughts on her friends and with out them she feels weak and not very fleshed out. Also I can't help but feel that t ...more
Aug 01, 2014 Courtney rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Much similar to the first, this was just too young for me. That is not the fault of the book - it's probably great for its more intended audience, but it didn't work for me and I usually enjoy a lot of YA, especially paranormal YA. Not enough happened and it was more teen chatter than anything.
Apr 25, 2011 Adelina rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
This was a fun read, though there were some bits that seemed somewhat slow and draggy. Overall, I felt that although Fate has a stronger storyline compared to Tattoo, Tattoo's nrrative was more engrossing. However, it is in Fate that that we learn more about Bailey's Otherwordly heritage - the Sidhe world, its population and its customs. For me, it's this aspect of Fate that really shines, rather than the friednship between the girls, which was what really pushed the story forward in Tattoo. Nev ...more
It was better than the first book. But her other novels are way better. It was a good story. In parts it lacked romance, interest, and action. Kinda boring. Some parts were more interesting than others.
Jul 14, 2009 Anna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had to special order this one, so it better deliver:)

Turns out it is a sequel to a book called Tattoo. So.....I have now ordered Tattoo. They better be REALLY good:)

I found out the author is super young and wrote her first novel in her teens.

Ok I was a little skeptical since the first one was not so good. However, this one was great:) It was definitely PG teen and that was kind of refreshing compared to the latest teen books I have read. The story was good and actually I felt could go on. I w
Elizabeth Curington
Read the first book. Tattoo was great. This one was good, but it lacked some of the fun of the first one, but I can't put my finger on why. Still a good fantasy/mythology bet.
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Jennifer Lynn Barnes (who mostly goes by Jen) was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She has been, in turn, a competitive cheerleader, a volleyball player, a dancer, a debutante, a primate cognition researcher, a teen model, a comic book geek, and a lemur aficionado. She's been writing for as long as she can remember, finished her first full book (which she now refers to as a "practice book" and which none ...more
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