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Shifting Fate

(Descendants #2)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  302 ratings  ·  42 reviews
According to prophecy, Brianna Drake was born to save the world. The trouble is, she doesn't have the slightest idea how. Her visions should have given her the answer, but they’re beginning to shift, making the danger too unpredictable, even for a prophet.

If she can just help her sister restore their hidden powers, she might be able to stop what’s coming. But an old enemy
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Published November 2013 by Melissa Wright
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Shifting Fate is a compelling and romantic sequel of urban fantasy that takes you away on a journey about lineage. – Abooktopia

Shifting Fate picks up right from where we left in Bound By Prophecy. Only this time it’s from Brianna’s point of view. I thoroughly enjoyed the switch in POV as last time we read from her sister, Emily’s perspective. I got a much better understanding of Brianna’s character in this sequel, as in the first novel she appeared to have been w
Tressa (Wishful Endings)
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4.5 Stars

Melissa does such a great job from the beginning of her books pulling you right in. One of the main heroine's from the last book, Brianna, is recovering from some injuries. She's a prophet and can see glimpses, images, words, and sometimes just feelings of the future. She knows what the outcome of what is coming. She knows that she needs to change that outcome, but she doesn't know how or what specifically will happen between now and then. She's trying to
Jenn Bradshaw
Feb 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sam-s-read
See, Brianna is the prophet, no longer the chosen. Of course, nobody else in the Division knows it, and she is attacked after Aern stabbed her, Morgan having place Aern under his sway. When her safety becomes vital, she is placed under the protection of Logan, whom she finds herself falling for, and hard. When she has a vision of their kiss, and alerts Logan of it, Logan uses that knowledge to know about whether or not they’ll die in troubling situations, because if the kiss doesn’t happen, then ...more
Dec 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
Definitely better than the first book. It's still nothing special, but I found myself actually really liking it - and I always get into a good mood around christmas, since I finally get off from university, so four stars it is. :D

Thankfully, I already knew what was what this time around, so no confusion dampened my enjoyment of it. Not to mention, I think I liked Brianna and Logan more than Aern and Emily from the first book - they were still kind of rushed, but the progression of their relation
Saruuh Kelsey
You know how books suffer from second book syndrome? How the plot is drawn out to boring and the characters go a little flat and not much happens? Shifting Fate is not one of those books. It's full of action and danger, consequences and prophecy.

Shifting Fate picks up right where Bound By Prophecy left us, but from Brianna's point of view. I wasn't sure about that at first but she really grew on me. I ended up loving her as much as Emily, and admiring her bravery in the face of physical weakness
Cassandra (Thebookishcrypt)
*I was sent a copy in exchange for an honest review.*
God, I love this series so much!
I thought Aern was my favorite character in this series but this book introduced me to Logan and I'm sorry but he stole my heart after three seconds of reading about him!
This book is glorious! It's action packed and I love a story that incorporates abandoned places! This picks up right where the first book left off and Morgan is still an amazing villain. I was kept in the edge of my seat the entire book and the
Dec 09, 2013 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Jun 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Holy Crap it worked... I mean my kindle didn't freeze up while I was reading it like it usually does.... Oh I'm sorry did you think I was talking about something else? Did you think I meant that someone got a big BUTT whoppin'? sorry to be the bearer of bad news but that is surely not what I meant. This series has brought me laughter and tears and wanting to slap the BEEP out of some douche who thinks he should rule everyone he needs to be taken down a notch or twenty. ...more
Harry McCudden
May 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just got the last one. This is a great set of books that has everything going for it.
Go on and try it.
Leah Speller
This picked up almost where the first left off. It did not take long to be brought into the arc of the story. There was a difference in the second book however. I believe mostly because there was time to get to know the characters more and there was now more depth to them. I now felt a part of the story. This is essential in what makes a book special. A shame that it took the second in the series to do it.

There is not much I can say that will not spoil some of the twists and this is something I
Jade Klinger
Nov 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: EVERYONE
Recommended to Jade by: Book reviewers
Brianna Drake was born to save the world. The trouble is she doesn't have the slightest idea of how to. In Shifting Fate Brianna finds out many important and shocking things that leads to the prophecy. Most of her visions are painful and deceiving because they contain scary information about her family, plus her visions lead from one thing to another.

In Bound By Prophecy Aren and Emily are the main characters in the book. But what I really thought was amazing is that in the second book in The De
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Feb 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Shifting Fate is the perfect follow-up to the Urban Fantasy series of the Descendants. Once again there's a lot of action, danger, prophecies and definitely romance. I ca
Oct 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shifting Fate is the second book in the Descendants trilogy by Melissa Wright. We pick up a little after the ending events of Bound by Prophecy and this time we have the pov written in Brianna's, Emily's twin sister's, voice.

Brianna is the prophet that is suppose to save everyone (that's the Seven Lines and the human race) from Aern's brother, Morgan. Recap Morgan was the leader of the Seven Lines (people with superpowers) who has gone mad, creating an army to rule not just his people but the w
Danielle Smiley
Oh how I love when a fabulous book has a fabulous sequel! It makes me do a happy dance :) tee hee hee! The first book in the Descendants Series, BOUND BY PROPHECY, is an amazing read (see my five star review on my blog, Known to Read) and I've been salivating to get a hold on this baby, SHIFTING FATE. It totally does not disappoint!

We start off stepping away from Emily's POV to a shifting POV that focuses on Brianna's story. I loved getting to know this girl who, while being Emily's twin, is so
Jan 06, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book in the Descendants series, so as usual with these kinds of reviews I won't be covering anything about the plot as I like my reviews to be spoiler-free.

I enjoyed this book much more than the first in the series, and I feel this is partly due to the change of perspective. This book is from Brianna's perspective for the entire novel. Brianna was my favourite character from the first novel, and so I loved spending more time with her in this book. I really liked her character
Feb 03, 2015 rated it liked it
3 Stars


Melissa Wright spins an enjoyable tale in this installment. She wastes no time and the plot never drags. What I really enjoyed about this book was the change in perspective. Personally, I enjoyed Brianna's voice and view more than Aern's. And the romance in this book was lovely. With that having been said, I feel that there were some gaps in this story and some things that were unexplained for most of the duration of this book. Because of the different view, of course Briann
JB Lynn
Feb 08, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya
Not as good as the first one, but I liked the switch in POV. The pacing and action are still just as fast as in the first book (this is a good thing) and I think the sexual tension between Brianna and Logan was MUCH hotter than the chemistry between Emily and Aern in the first book. I'm curious to see where the final book takes us. I think there's going to be a much bigger and badder villain out there than Morgan. Apparently Brianna and Emily figure out a lot more about this mysterious prophecy ...more
Arnild Aldepolla
On this book is the continuation where Bound by Prophecy left behind, but instead of Aern's perspective, it was the POV of Brianna the twin sister of Emily the Chosen one.

This book has so much visions, images, puzzles, etc since Brianna is a prophet. Well she needs protection, so Aern introduce his Best friend Logan to her to be a body guard. She's searching for answers and clues......

.....for what? For the prophecy?

After reading the book, there's still so much questions that's unanswered. i du
Apr 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya, reviewed, romance
As a long-time fan of. Melissa Wright's works I'll confess I was predisposed to absolutely adore Shifting Fate. I began reading her latest urban fantasy late yesterday evening and did not stop until my eyes were blurry, my heart was full and I had finally clicked onkto the last page. If you've read Bound then you already know how action packed and fun Wright's story can be. The sequel not only delivers but offers the point of view of a quieter, more introspective character. Right out of the ball ...more
Brittany | BookRamblings
I read the pre-edited copy and I can tell you all that you are in for a treat!! I am not going to give anything a way but I am going to tease you by saying that any fans of the first book will love the sequel. It is jam-packed with more of Aern and Emily and a little something for Brianna as well. The actions, tension, suspense, humour and mystery is there too. The ending is amazing but the lead up and plot is even amazinger (I just realised that isn't a word).

One of the previous main character
Kasey Cocoa
Jan 27, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review-requested
Well written and well edited. The plot has a fever pace in all the right places taking the reader on a fast paced adventure with well fleshed out characters whom are easy to connect with and feel for. The story is well conceived and played out. This is a fun entertaining and easy read, and one I easily recommend to most readers. It's refreshing to read how a character develops through their experiences as opposed to being static. A free copy was provided by Prism Book Tours in exchange for an ho ...more
Lisa Vanecek
Jun 26, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great sequel!

This book was written from the other sister's perspective, and I was hesitant about that at first. But it turned out to be an outstanding story, with very few editing errors and Brianna was a much deeper character than I first thought. There was much more to the story of Brianna, and the author did a great job of showcasing her and why she does the things she does without giving all the answers too soon. All in all, if you liked book one, you need to read this book!
Sep 07, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Stronger than the first

Maybe it's that there weren't so many secrets unsaid, so people could build relationships more easily, or because it was the second book & readers knew more, so Brianna's voice seemed a stronger narrator than Aern in the 1st book.

The prophecy vs free will business was handled well too. Sure everyone is making choices based on 1000s of years old prophecy, but because we were hearing the story through Bri it was refreshing to see how prophecy/fate is fluid as people make di
Donne Knudsen
If I could give 3.5 stars, I would simply because of the character development between the main characters. I so wanted to like this book, really I did. I only read it to see if I could figure out what the @#$% the first book was about. Two books in and I STILL DO NOT KNOW WTF IS GOING ON. The last two chapters were so stupid and made no sense and didn't really explain WTF was going on. I will take an act of God to get me to read the third book in the trilogy. ...more
Feb 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm always a fan of reading from the POV of the girl, and I'm so glad this was. I finally understand the weakness and frailty of the twin to with the gift of prophecy.

LOVE the guy, LOVE the building up of their relationship, and LOVE the thrilling romance!

Perfect for the slightly older young adult.

So disappointed that the next one in the series is from the POV of the bad guy... still debating whether or not I'm going to read it.
Autumn Storm
Feb 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the second of a three book series and it starts where book 1 ends. Brianna was born to save the world; Emily was born to protect her sister, Brianna. Morgan was born to rule (or so he believed) and he stops at nothing to get what he wants. Aern's, Morgan's brother is love with one sister and has promised to protect the other. Members from both sides, the Division and the Council, look to Brianna whose hope is she can save them all..... ...more
Pauline Creeden
Dec 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A solid sequel to the first book in the series, but switching up some of the main characters POVs and introducing new, lovable characters as well. The tangled web caused by prophecy - and those who succumb to it as well as those who try to change it keeps the reader on their toes in this high stakes, adrenaline pumping read. 4.5 stars.
John O'Riley
Sep 15, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really like this series a lot. It's a very interesting premise and there are some very surprising plot twists. The point of view shifted from Aeryn to Brianna which was a logical choice as she was the pivotal character in this story line. I am intrigued by the special abilities and hope to see more of them in the next book. ...more
Aug 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well Written

Suspenseful and intriguing. My favorite part was when Brianna figured out how to fix what was broken inside of her sister Emily. It was likened to weaving together fabric in places that have worn through.
Jan 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
At least this book gives you a little more details than the first. No mention of what exactly the "seven" are though. Even though this is a good book as well, I'm not a big fan of Brianna's POV. I was confused a few times with the third person viewpoint. ...more
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Melissa is the author of a dozen fantasy and YA novels including the Frey Saga and SEVEN WAYS TO KILL A KING. She is currently working on the next book, but when not writing can be found collecting the things she loves at Goodreads and Pinterest. Contact her through the web at ...more

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