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(Unbinding Fate #1)

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Addison Sanders thought her life was already as complicated as it could possibly get.

Akori - Ancient people with time shifting abilities living in secret among the humans.

Sanders Family - Humans sworn to protect and hide the Akori.

What could be worse than getting stuck with a destiny like that? Tanner Sutherland is about to show her.

When a death in the Sanders Family leave
Kindle Edition, 326 pages
Published December 10th 2012 by Amazon Digital Services (first published December 2012)
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Oct 27, 2013 rated it liked it
I was given this book by the author in return for an honest review.

I am so torn! I had a really hard time with this read, and its mostly personal so take this review with a grain of salt. I will go about explaining my take, but I recommend you try it yourself. Major spoilers below. I am deliberately vague, no names are given, but spoilers just the same.

Strengths: a world of superpowers. Im a sucker for an x-men style lay out. This book has it all, a race of supers who look out for the human race
Jonel Boyko
Jan 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Just picture it, living in an estate that can just up and move every few years, allowing you to experience the world without the need for packing and moving. That would be absolutely amazing. It’s just too bad that nothing is ever quite as simple as it seems.....

Firman takes her audience and drops them right in the middle of the action from page one. There is barely a moment when something is not happening. The type of action range from action packed fighting scenes, to emotional turmoil, to fri
Jun 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
When I first started this book, I didn't get it. I'm glad I continued because it gets really good!

The main character, Addy, is likable and (overall) handles things pretty well. It's a very strenuous time for her, due to the obligations of her family and sudden romantic interests.

Tanner is a big mystery, but there's just something about him that makes you want to believe him. As a romantic interest, I'm not sure how things are going, as he totally had more of a 'friend' vibe, but there's some po
I got this book from the author, free of cost, in exchange of an honest review from my side.

Firstly I would like to thank Colee Firman, author of Dissever, for giving me this opportunity of reading and reviewing this awesome book.

This book is simply great! With a total intriguing concept and well planned out plot and fully developed characters giving it a gorgeous make over.

The blurb caught my attention and I quickly signed up for it and let me tell you that I didn't expect what I got! Well I go
Mary M
Apr 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was hocked from the beginning, a real page turner. Thanks to this books there were a few sleepless nights and I couldn`t get any work done because i was so caught up in the book. I originally ended up reading this book for a R2R ( read to review ) and i can tell you now that i am with out a doubt happy that i read this book, even knowing that the series isn`t finished, which is usually a no no for me. So much happens in this book and what i admire the most about Colee is that with everything g ...more
Feb 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
I struggled a bit as the book started, understanding the setup (the Akori, the human Overseer's role) and getting to know the characters. But after a bit, I was quite anxious to get back to the book after I'd had to put it down (you know ... life, mom duties, sleep).

There were a few OMG moments ... totally caught me off guard and wrenched a bit of emotion out of me.

I plan on picking up book 2 as my Kindle Prime borrowed book for next month.
Raised amid an ancient group of beings with supernatural powers, Addison Sanders never wanted for anything, living the life of a fairytale princess to those on the outside. Within the walls of her home, she knew secrets that the world would never believe, knew of beings capable of magnificent deeds, but always, they were her family. When the day came that most of what she thought she knew proved to be either misguided lies to shield her or lies of omission to protect the ancient beings she lived ...more
A fascinating paranormal mythology of two worlds in one; or is it? Colee Firman has created the history of a world that blends with our own seamlessly. Or so it seems for centuries, but there are always secrets. I enjoyed this book very much, unusual in many ways. The characters are very real even in this fantasy, perhaps because in appearance they are not so very different.

Imagine the excitement of waking up one morning in brilliant sunlight right beside a beach when you went to bed in what cou
Dec 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
A Paranormal Tale of Romance and Conflict

This tale encompasses people who look like humans except they have blue tattoo-like figures on their hands, which glow under certain circumstances and they are called Akori. Akori never die but if they are wounded severely they “scatter.” That is they disappear for many years and then one day they appear once again looking just the same age as when they scattered. Then there are humans who die naturally and don’t have the paranormal powers of the Akori. L
Dec 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arr-r2r-r4r
*WARNING: I try not to include spoilers in my reviews, but there may still be some.*

Favorite Character: Tanner (view spoiler)

I really enjoyed this book and i give it 4.5 stars. All the characters were amazing, and it proved to be a difficult decision choosing who my absolute favorite was. But i chose Tanner. Because he's amazing and, really, who can't love him?

Everything was so well planned out and your reading and like, "Oh, duh.
Apr 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
This book could really use an editor. There were numerous grammatical errors, and for some reason the author thought it important to include constant reminders of the characters' relationships and overly long descriptions of clothes. Despite these problems, I really liked this book. I like the characters and the author does a good job of building the world. I found the pacing to be a bit strange, like when big reveals are made, but given little importance. I also found the final confrontation ha ...more
Brandy ONeal
Jul 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle
I couldn't put this book down! I was sucked in by all the twists and turns coming at Addy. She is a strong character and oh how I wish television shows would be more like a book. This book had the right amount of action and it was almost like the author made you see the special effect and action as you read. She knew what she was writing and how she wanted you to feel. Great Read! I will be downloading the next one soon.
Oct 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
What a terrific start to a series... characters (main ones) were relatable and convincing. Did get lost a little with so many characters , but found my fav's I believe. The book captured the trusting factor and the uncertainty of some. Plenty of twists and omg's.. SO far my favorite character is Tanner.. wish more guys I know were so level headed. just saying.
Siobone Alexander
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Aug 10, 2017 rated it really liked it

This was an interesting story of immoral beings and the search for more. Fun and entertaining with some romance thrown in
K.D. Frank
Jul 19, 2013 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Young Adults

Overall I have to say I enjoyed this book, although it was a little slow getting into. I found myself putting it down and not picking it up again for several days until I was about 1/3 of the way into it. However, as hard as I tried to follow along, it all seemed a little confusing to me. There was not enough explanation throughout the story about who each of these characters really were and what their roles were. For example, I get that the Overseer is in charge...but in charge of what?
kayla marie
Jan 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
You really get to know and loves these characters throughout the book
Elizabeth Ashley
May 01, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: series
2.5 Stars

Overall- Generally, it was a decent book. I really liked the plot of this book. But I felt that the build up was excruciating at times. The start was not just slow, but painfully slow at times. I dont know if this was done on purpose to set up the other two books, but I found myself frustrated with the writing, as it was overly descriptive with little point at times. I just wanted the book to go somewhere! Now once it did, I was really into it! Too bad it ended with even more questions
I was lucky enough to receive a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Dissever is a book with a great hook. The characters are believable, to the point where you could easily see some of them as your friends, or lust objects :-)

When we first meet Addy, Gage, Matt, Kim, Renee, Fate, and eventually Tanner, we are quickly drawn into their lives. Addy is the last in the human Sanders family line, the family which holds all the power by controlling the Overseer's Stone. This artifa
Feb 03, 2013 rated it liked it
Thank you, Ms. Firman for providing me a copy in exchange for a review.

*Actual rating: 3.5 stars*

Dissever has everything that I could possibly look for in a book. But I found I only liked half the characters and the world. But the main reason why this book didn't exactly wow me is its problem. There has to be a reason why the book was written and that's to resolve a conflict, obviously. Well, I didn't figure out the conflict in this book until the very end and even now I'm still a bit confused
Jennifer  Anderson
Feb 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Dissever is a unique supernatural story that takes us into the world of the Akori, a secret race whose purpose is to protect humans. We are introduced to this new world through the eyes of Addison Sanders (Addy), a human, whose family was chosen hundreds of years ago to protect the secrets and powers of the Akori. We follow Addy in her discovery that what she has always believed to be true of her family and the Akori is mixed with half-truths and lies.

When Addy loses her Grandfather, the head o
Jan 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
The review was originally posted at Library Cat book blog.

It all started many years ago when humanity was suffering from a mysterious illness. Oren Sanders lost his family. By some miracle, his life was spared. His wife Anne told him that fate had a plan for him. He survived. In the moment of greatest pain of his life two people appeared. In fact, they were Akori. And his life changed forever.

Many years later, Addy Sanders is a teenager, living not quite normal teenage life. She lives with her g
Anna Collins
I'm going to include a few spoilers. First, I enjoyed the story. I wanted to give the book a four, but I found too much that didn't sit well with me.
Cons: Too much back story slowed the story down for me. Whenever I found dialogues lines, a paragraph or two of explaining would follow. I found this especially true in the first three or four chapters.
I also thought there was too much telling. For example, she explained how Mark was jealous of seeing Kim with another guy. I wish she included a sc
Jan 18, 2013 rated it liked it
This book far exceeded my expectations. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I loved the characters, especially Addy and Tanner, and the story was original and well-written.

This book is about a type of people who call themselves Akori. They have special powers and for the most part, live forever (you learn more about the Akori in book two of this series). The two strongest Akori, Eva and Andrew, chose a human man to become the Overseer. The Overseer is basically in charge of the Akori. He is in charg
Apr 14, 2013 rated it liked it
I was given a free copy in exchange of a review, thanks to the author and the David Estes Fans group on GR.

I enjoyed this book. The story was good and new. It was hard to get to know well all the characters and it's hard to tell you something about them because there are so many. Too many.
I generally liked William, Molly and Bernard.
I didn't like Renee, Kim, Tanner, Stubb, Juliette. Jax weirded me out. I didn't like him at first, then I thought he wasn't that bad, then he confused me, then he
Jan 29, 2013 rated it it was ok
Dissever was an interesting read. I think I liked it. I think. The problem I had with this book was that I was very confused through really the whole book. I don't think the Akori were really explained. Even after finishing the story, I'm not really sure what they are, what they do, why Addy has human friends who know about everything, and what the Overseer actually is. It was all just a big ball of confusion for me.
Normally, I would give a 1 star to a book that I couldn't understand. However, t
Karen Siddall
Mar 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Addy is a teenage girl living with her grandfather among a special race of human-like beings called the Akori. Her grandfather, Fate, is The Overseer and manages the Estate (the Akori homeplace which magically moves locations all over the world every couple of years). Addy, as her grandfather’s only descendant, is to take on the role of Overseer upon his death, and this last move of the estate (to a beach in Florida) has really taken its toll on Fate. Addy must wrap up her preparation to become ...more
Taylor Simpson
Oct 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
I got this book from the author, free of cost, in exchange of an honest review.

I looked forward to reading this book as I was excited to read about a new and original supernatural being. The book was very rewarding. I wrote down all the questions I had about the book and most got answered several chapters later.

I really enjoyed the fighting teamwork that is developing between Addy and Tanner.

I did not enjoy the relationships between the characters. I felt that Addy's relationship she had with
Renee Deschamps
Apr 17, 2014 rated it liked it
I was given the opportunity to read the book "Dissever: Unbinding Fate Book 1" written by Colee Firman, through Goodreads RI & R.

When I read the synopsis, I was intrigued by Addison's journey, and potential romance with Tanner. It opened with great promise, presenting a tasty portion of the background story, enough to whet a reader's appetite.

The plot was a little slow moving in the beginning, but it did fill quite a few blanks as to whom the main players were, as well as Fate's background
Bonny Bon Bon
Apr 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, loved, romance, r2r, kindle
As soon as i started reading this book i couldn't bring myself to stop. I was given this book in exchange for an honest review and have to say a big THANK YOU to ms firman for writing such a great book.

The story revolves around our leading lady Addy whom comes from a long line of overseers whom are essentially a guardian per se of the overseers stone which contains the power of a group of beings called akori whom look like humans except for blue markings on their hands. They also have varying a
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Colee Firman has always been a closet writer. As an only child, there were constantly stories swimming around in her head. In 2012, she finally started unleashing them on the world, beginning with The Unbinding Fate Series.
As a Michigan native, she never passes up a chance to escape the winter weather. When she’s not working at her day job or writing, she’s traveling with her longtime boyfriend,

Other books in the series

Unbinding Fate (5 books)
  • Sanctify (Unbinding Fate, #2)
  • Chasing Darkness (Unbinding Fate, #3)
  • Twisted Memories (Unbinding Fate, #4)
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