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Fates Entwined

(Halven Rising #2)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  110 ratings  ·  44 reviews
He must make a choice. Betray his people, or lose her forever…

Humans are inferior.

A scourge on the Fae and on the magic passed down to them by angels millennia ago.

Keen won’t add to the half-breed problem that threatens his people’s existence by giving in to his attraction to Reese.

Reese can’t stand Keen. He criticizes her clothing, won’t answer a straight question, and
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Nov 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
*This review also appears here on A Leisure Moment*

**I received an eARC from the author (for the blog tour) in exchange for an honest review**

I loved Reese Fisher and Keen Albercht.

At the end of Fates Divided, Elena Rosales’s best friend, Reese, had been taken to the faerie realm, particularly Tirnan. Elena would do whatever it took to protect her best friend, but with the precarious situation that Old and New Kingdom were left in at the end of book one, her bodyguard, Keen, was put on the job.
Ivy Deluca
Nov 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
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-Solid follow-up to Fates Divided. I had very much enjoyed Fates Divided because of the core romance of Derek and Elena, and interesting world of Tirnan, where the Fae (children of the angels) live. Ms. Barnard and expanded on this world, while giving good, angsty romance and action. I really enjoyed my time getting to know Keen and Reese and seeing what’s next for all the Halven. In the interest of staying spoiler-free, I won’t go into
Dec 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
I read quite a bit of fantasy, and I read quite a bit of PNR. This series has a little bit of both. While they could be written differently, to me, they are one in the same sometimes. That’s exactly what the author gives us.
We are in the Fae world, and I must admit I didn’t read book one. I accidently started book two, but that didn’t really matter because the author did a splendid job catching the reader up to what had happened previously in book one.
I did feel the storyline was a little of t
T.H. Hernandez
4-1/2 stars. Fates Entwined picks up where Fates Divided left off, only this time we get Elena's roommate, Reese's, point of view along with Keen's, Elena's fae body guard. There is more angst this time around, which is my not so secret passion. The whole forbidden love thing is a favorite of mine and it works really well here. When Reese is kidnapped at a frat party and taken into the fae realm, Keen lives up to his promise to Elena to find her and bring her back. The problem is, the evil fae q ...more
Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten)
Nov 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fantasy fans
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Nov 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Reese Fisher wasn’t going to stay at home on her eighteenth birthday. Instead of celebrating at a fraternity party, she finds herself imprisoned in a New Kingdom dungeon surrounded by Fae.

They claim that she’s a Halven of royal blood and that she’s now a pawn in the struggle for control of both the New and Old Kingdoms. And the one Fae that can insure her safety is none other than her roommate’s arrogant bodyguard – Keen.

Keen grabbed her trembling hand, twisting it this way and that. “The signs
Tina Lynne
Dec 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
It is always fun to watch two characters who seemingly cannot stand each other fall victim to love. It is classic and a storyline that will never get old. Reese and Keen are as opposite as they can possibly be, or so it would seem. When these two first meet in the first book of the series, their disgust of one another is both harsh and comical. It is obvious something is brewing below the surface and we finally get the whole picture in Fates Entwined.

This story takes us back into the Fae world t
Cocktails and Books
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The minute Reese and Keen met each other, I knew theirs was going to be a story that rocked Keen's world.

Keen and Reese were like oil and water. They bickered, argued and fought a hot attraction to each other, all while they had to fight her kidnappers and the new Fae squabble going on.

Fae politics aside, Keen had to deal with his own prejudices against human and what that meant when it came to Reese. He hid behind the guise of protector
( I received this book free form the author in exchange for my honest review )

My my my, for a minute there I though this book would be a retelling of the first book but form Reese's POV. So glade that minute passed in a hurry.

I love this series, it is simply amazing.

The writing was outstanding, this plot is on point and never lots. The romance is clean, as in, I wasn’t annoyed with it but wanted more of it that and, the instal-love didn’t even bother me because I was so enthralled with the sto
A Leisure Moment


I loved Reese Fisher and Keen Albercht.

At the end of Fates Divided, Elena Rosales’s best friend, Reese, had been taken to the faerie realm, particularly Tirnan. Elena would do whatever it took to protect her best friend, but with the precarious situation that Old and New Kingdom were left in at the end of book one, her bodyguard, Keen, was put on the job. Thus began an interesting journey of fate, free will, and learning who the true enemy was.

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SBee Reviews
Jul 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Review Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

“An honorable sacrifice for the greater good of the Fae realms”

Keen & Reese’s story is no less interesting or magical than Book #1 FATES DIVIDED, where they were introduced as two beings who seemed to be at spitting odds despite their undeniable and obvious attraction to each other. Reese Fisher’s roommate and bestie Elena was assigned a Viking-looking Fae bodyguard named Keen Albrecht - a total prig of a guy; self-centered, arrogant, prejudices, and chauvin
The Mysterious Reader
I have an addiction. Give me a good first book of a new series and I have a hard time not turning right to whatever books follow that have been published. That’s exactly what happened with Fates Divided and Fates Entwined, the first two books of Jules Barnard’s Halven Rising series. In a way that is a positive review in and of itself, as this series wouldn’t have been so addictive if it was t so so gooood. This series is indeed “filled with magic, forbidden love, and danger” as promised in its p ...more
Jul 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reese nearly died when she was imprisoned in the New Kingdom dungeon, but when Keen finds her he will save her life. It doesn't take long for Reese to realize that she is a pawn in a power struggle between kingdoms. Keen will do anything to protect the beautiful young Halven that he has come to love. He will soon find out that Reese is determined to fight for the rightful ruler of the New Kingdom. Reese is head over heels in love with Keen, but she won't stand by and let others fight when she is ...more
Nov 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

Reese is hardcore. She’s confident, bold, a fighter, and not afraid to speak her mind. She challenges and gives back and much as she gets. She’ll never let anyone force her to do something she doesn’t want to. Her bravery is intense. She is clever and happy with herself despite her past hurts. Reese has sass for days. Her dialogue is funny, emotionally charged, and she’s a master at those fighting words.

Keen is set in his ways. He has biased views of Halven and solid ideas about a woma
Shelly Celli
Jul 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs
Keen and Reese’s story picks up where the last story ended and is just as action-packed as the first. Keen will do anything possible to save Reese, even if it means pledging himself to the evil queen and promising to marry Reese’s halfsister. These two have been fighting their feelings from the very beginning and now that they’ve discovered she’s a halven, she’s in even more trouble than she would have been as a human and he’s determined to make sure she is safe. Watching these two fight their f ...more
Aug 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc-s
First let me state, I received an Advance Reader Copy, (ARC), but this in no way influences my review. I always leave an honest review. .

I no sooner finished the first book & I got wrapped up in this one, & I couldn't put it down. This story is a continuation of book one but with more to it. It still has Elena & Derek in it and all the evil fae, but the story is more about Elena’s BF, Reese, & Keen. Just when all seems right, the end pulls you in for the next story. I can't wait
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Jul 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc-copy
What an awesome addition to the Halven Rising Series!! I loved Reese and Keen as well as several others. The story continues on through Reese and Keen from where Reese wakes up after being taken. Reese is a strong willed spark plug that isn't afraid to tell anyone what she thinks which is awesome. Keen on the other hand is an over protective warrior fighting his affection towards Reese. Sparks fly when they are in the same room. Many obstacles will need to be over come before thoughts of togethe ...more
Jul 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
I received a free copy of this book via Hidden Gems and am voluntarily leaving a review.

I am really enjoying this series. Journeying into the Fae realm, falling in love and finding out your father is really a Fae nobleman. Throw in some superpowers and some epic battles and you just scratch the surface of what is happening in this story.

The characters in this story are so well written, they seem as familiar as my own neighbours. (Maybe taller.) Each story makes them feel more real. The Fae realm
Johanna Sawyer
Jul 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thanks for an ARC to read and review with my honest opinion. The cover is real cute but the blurb and the finale on the last book made me want to continue the series.

This is Reese and Keens book....much better chemistry between these two. Both show each other that they will go the distance for the other even if it drives them crazy. Keen is an alpha and possessive Fae, bent on protecting Reese from herself. Locked into a battle of wills with the Fae Queen Portia, he services himself to the Quee
H.M. Gooden
Jul 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received an advance review copy of this book and had already gotten tonknow the characters from the first book. I have to say that I enjoyed this one even more than the first- the characters felt much more believable and well developed, and he main character Reese is the kind of girl who can’t be held back. I’m very interested in reading the next one as I have high hopes it will be even better! 4.5 stars!
Nov 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was intrigued to read Reese and Keen’s story after reading Fates Divided. They were both such interesting side characters from the first book and Jules Barnard didn’t disappoint!! Just like the first, it’s fast paced and full of action, totally keeping my interest. Can’t wait for what’s in store for the next book in the series.
Amy Hannagan
Jul 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! This book is just incredible. It's got strong characters, with their own voices. It's got a detailed plot that keeps readers on their toes. It has a world so complete that you feel like a part of it as you read. and a romance that keeps you begging for more. I just gobbled up books 1 and 2, now I'm not patiently waiting for book 3.
Jul 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fates Entwined is a fantastic addition to the Halven Rising series. Love the chemistry between Reese and Keen. I'm so glad they got their story told. If you've read the first books then you know how great this series is and it just gets better and better. I can't wait to read the next book in this series. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Jun 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Loving this wonderfully original paranormal series!! Excellent character and world building! Can't wait for book 3!!
Jennifer Y.
Nov 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016-reads
4 1/2 Stars

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The Good
+Unique twist on Fae
+Invested in the characters
+Not as many problems as Fates Divided
+Enjoyed the journey
+Thrilling action
+Will Read the Prequel

The Bad & The Other
-Ugh angels=blonde & white again
-Don’t like angels, hate their mythology in general
-Heteronormative gender norms, stereotypes & slut shaming
-Virgin woman with Player Guy

Most of those in the list are the same as Halven Uprising #1, Fates Divided. If you read and loved that, it's an easy choice to continue. If
Nov 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
I gave this book 4.5 stars and really loved it. I docked half a star because it was obvious before the end what is going to occur in the third book, but only at about 75%. I really love Keen and Reese in this series, so that made me love this book even more than the first one. –

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I read the first book and knew I had to continue with the series, so I was thrilled to get an opportunity to read and review this book through YA Bound Book Tours again!
One of the main reasons that I knew I w
Dawn West
Nov 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, fantasy
Actual Rating: 4.5

**Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for honest review.**

Forbidden love... My favorite kind!

Reese has recently discovered that there are supernatural creatures living inside and parallel to the human realm. Fae, to be exact, along with their half-Fae offspring that are called Halven. Reese's roommate, Elena, and neighbor just happen to be Halven. But not just any. Nobles, descended from Fae royalty.

Elena was fortunately able to cure a deadly v
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Halven Rising (4 books)
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