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Broken Fate

(Threads of the Moirae #1)

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  148 ratings  ·  24 reviews
Zeus gave her one simple job: Kill every human. Atropos-daughter of Zeus and the third goddess of Fate from Greek mythology -spends her eternal life snipping human lifelines when their mortal lives are over. As if being a killer doesn't make life miserable enough, she and her Fate-wielding sisters must live amongst the humans on Earth thanks to a long-running feud between ...more
Paperback, 282 pages
Published April 18th 2016 by Clean Teen Publishing
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Tenille Berezay
Jul 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
This story absolutely entertained me. I loved that the character's experienced pain and heartache with grace. They were strong and fierce in their loyalty. I loved the way the author brought Greek gods into the story...I felt like this was an older, more intense Percy Jackson. The only thing that I would change about his book was Atropos' job. It just didn't make sense that she would ever be able to leave the room where she cuts life lines...maybe if the room had some kind of way to alter time o ...more
Aviar Savijon
Aug 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Broken Fate

A book where because of love mythology runs amuck. A very interesting tale of the powers of Greek mythology reunite to tell a simple tale of love. A great book one that you should read.
Amy Braun
Nov 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Good grief, where do I start? Okay, first things out of the way: This is a fun, interesting take on the Fates from Greek mythology. I really enjoyed how they lived their lives and that Atropos was the one who got the short end of the stick. This was definitely an emotional journey that hit a little too close to home for me in some aspects. It had a few sweet moments, especially as Atropos let her guard down and allowed sweetheart Alex into her life. She was a great lead character and I could rea ...more
Laura..devouring books like crumpets
On page 20 it goes into description how a baby struggles before dying from an airplane crash, i read paranormal/ fantasy. to get away from the real world, if i wanted to imagine baby's dying i would watch the news which i avoid... no not for me too depressing i think the author could have made a point without going into so much detail. Did not finish the first book i have ever had this happen with i just couldn't read on though. ...more
Engrossed from the first chapter

This book was just what I needed, with a great storyline, compelling and complex characters. The words flow from the pages, creating a world where the fates are living in our world, going to school while, tending their duty to Zeus.
I've always had a penchant for the God's of Olympus, and I'll be getting the next book in this series asap.

I loved that the emotional growth Sophie, or Atropos as she was known by the ancient Greeks, as she spent time with Alex.

Alex, hi
Apr 22, 2016 rated it liked it
Ah being the Death Fate is HARD y'all. Like the most boring, tedious, repetitive job available. And Greek Gods are jerks.

Pro: I pretty much agreed with everything Sophie (Atropos) said about life, death and acceptance thereof. We would prolly be good friends.

Con: I kind of wanted to stab Alex several times, for various reasons mostly involving him NOT GETTING IT. Also part of a series! Dammit.

This is the second book in a year I've read featuring the Three Fates wherein the youngest (Atropos,
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This is the first book I have ever read by this author and I was totally blown away.

Wow, this was really a phenomenally fun read! I enjoyed the story and how the author spun this story. Greek Mythology brought forth to modern day was just genus and remarkably refreshing. I have never read anything like this story, which made it a fun and enjoyable read. The characters are phenomenally well written and the story-line is incredible and
Luchi Vazquez
Jul 08, 2020 rated it it was ok
I really wanted to love this book and I was quite sad when I didn’t.

The storyline was good and entertaining and it had so much potential, but this characters were so annoying that they ruined the book for me.

I had a LOT of problems with the decisions they were taking and some things were so unrealistic, mean and selfish.

On top of that, the relationships and love stories were rushed and imposible to believe. I mean how can you meet someone and a week later be completely in love and wanting to be
Aug 13, 2018 rated it it was ok
This book catfished me.

The cover is gorgeous and the idea of the story sounded to amazing to pass up. After all, any book based around Greek gods should be amazing right?

WRONG. I really disliked the characters. Actually... I hated them. I really felt like a mother hen getting angry at little chicks for doing everything they are not supposed to. The story was wayyyyyy too romantic for me and at the same time strayed away from the promise of Greek gods.

I was fooled by this book and will not be con
Amanda White
Jan 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great Story!

I have always loved Greek Mythology and this book is adds unique twists to stories I have always liked. A love story intertwined with death , a fascinating book well worth the read and I can't wait to read the next one!
Aug 05, 2017 rated it it was ok
Well written but utterly depressing and frustrating, with an ending (brought on by Sophie's utter stupidity and negligence) that makes you want to throw the book across the room. Will not be reading any more of the series. ...more
Jul 10, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not for me

DNF - i struggled to get to 40%. I got to Jesus Christ existence with Sophie and didn't want to hear the rest or negative about him.
Alex Latham
Nov 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Book 76 complete.
Jul 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The beginning of the book had me questioning where it was going, but in the end I really enjoyed it! I love mythological fiction and this did not disappoint. Looking forward to the next one!
Tonja Drecker
Mar 04, 2017 rated it liked it
This story offers an interesting twist on Greek mythology by placing the gods in a very modern day world. While some would rather hang-out in Olympus, playing video games or surfing the internet, others live on Earth and try to blend in. The author does a great job of bringing this all together, while still allowing the gods to maintain their dignity. It is simply a lovely mix which grabbed me right away.

Atropos has snipped human life lines, bringing their end, for over 3000 years, and her attit
Apr 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am blown away.
Sophie is really the third goddess of Fate, Death; she is Atropos. Having your father create you in order to kill every human on the planet is hard enough but not being able to enjoy one moment of your existence with no hope of reprieve is excruciating. Known to her peers as Sophie, she attends a local high school and really keeps to herself until one day Alex walks in and threatens everything she's constructed to protect herself. Alex becomes a mortal caught up in the world of g
Coral Mitchell
Apr 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Zeus gave her one simple job: Kill every human. Atropos, daughter of Zeus and the third goddess of Fate from Greek mythology, spends her eternal life snipping human lifelines when their mortal lives are over. As if being a killer doesn't make life miserable enough, she and her Fate-wielding sisters must live among the humans on Earth thanks to a long-running feud between their mother and Zeus. Living on Earth means they must mingle with the mortals, attend the local high school, and attempt to f ...more
Evelyn Chartres
Feb 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There are certain elements of life that few of us think about. Many avoid dwelling on death and few question how we ended up where we are. Was it blind luck? Skill? Ruthlessness? Or was it pre-ordained by a greater power?

This book tackled both elements by living through a moment in the life of one of the Fates. The author Jennifer Derrick seems to have a knack for dragging Greek mythology thousands of years ahead into the now. She breathed life into these ancient gods and goddesses and left me e
Feb 15, 2016 rated it liked it
Jennifer Derrick definitely knows how to write characters vibrantly and extremely well. The characters that we are meant to love, I loved.. The characters that we are meant to hate, I despised.

This book was filled with love, happiness, grief, humor, brutality, and ruthlessness. So much happened that just had me on a rollercoaster of emotions. The ending to this book had me so upset just because the outcome was written so incredibly well. I can't wait to read the next book and I'm sad that I have
Apr 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What a great story! The author does a wonderful job of making Sophie (Atropos) pass off as a teenager when in fact she's a three thousand year old goddess. Sophie is serious but has her moments of hilarity. Alex has a losing battle against him: he has a short shelf like by way of terminal illness. It's a cruel joke played on both of them but they make the best of it. I love their shared love of reading, and of exploring abandoned places. This book made me laugh, teary eyed, angry, and dying (no ...more
Jan 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
O.M.G. So, This book was really good! I loved the whole premise and the story was amazing! The only thing I feel the author could work on is the writing itself. The writing wasn't terrible, but it wasn't stellar either. The interesting and unique story made up for the somewhat lackluster writing though and I can't wait to see what happens next! ☺ ...more
InD'tale Magazine
“Broken Fate” is a young adult retelling of the Fates, in the style of a tragic Greco Roman mythological tale.

Read full review in the 2016 November issue of InD'tale Magazine.
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