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Fate's Fables

(Her Dark Destiny #1)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  156 ratings  ·  72 reviews
READER BEWARE: If these Words of Making are spoken into the air, these 8 grim fables will become your world forever!

From the moment seventeen-year-old Fate Floyd could hold a pen, writing has brought her dreams to life. Now she must write to stay alive. Mysteriously cast into the ancient Book of Fables, Fate can hardly tell what's real and what's not. She’s trapped inside
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Published August 25th 2016 by Original Mix Media Inc (first published January 25th 2013)
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Dash fan
May 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
4☆ Enchanting Read.... Can the past really be re- written!

Fate is the main character and when she gets taken in by a magic book containing 8 Fables, she embarks on a journey to try and change the outcome of the stories, in order to make it back home.

By entering the Magic Book, things are about to change.
Can Fate really change the path of the Fables or is she doomed to stay within the book forever.

It's not going to be easy so when she meets  the mysterious Finn he sets out to help Fate discover
Jan 08, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, magical
Action-packed, fairy tales and a bad-ass redhead. Sounds like a great book to read, right?
Well… I didn't really enjoy it. Maybe it had something to do with my mindset but I just couldn't enjoy it. (I only just noticed that the blurb says it's for the fans of A Court of Thorns and Roses, and I didn't really enjoy that book so maybe that's the problem?)

But let's first start at the beginning.

The premise is great, a girl stuck in a book filled with fables, making her way through 8 different tales in
Marta Cox
Dec 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, my-reviews
Fate ( yes that really is her name) has somehow managed to capture the imagination of fantasy readers and her book is a success. You would expect her to be riding high with adrenalin and happiness and yet there's just something missing. Well she ends up being tricked into entering a magical book that contains eight fables that don't necessarily have the happiest of endings. Fate's task is to somehow change each ending to bring about a happy one but she's not alone. No she is accompanied by the m ...more
Mar 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020-read
Fate is a 17 year old author and has loved inventing stories since she can remember. When something calls her back to her Gran's bookstore, she can help but answer the call. Once there a mysterious old lady throws her and a stranger named Finn McKeen into the Book of Fables. Fate & Finn are trapped and the only way they can make it out is if they rewrite the ending of all eight fables in the book.

This was a highly enjoyable read! I loved the fables--while they are not the exact fairytales I gre
This book was everything I have been missing in the YA scene. It has the imagery and the story line of a great fantasy novel. I have not read anything this imaginative since Lord of the Rings or even Harry Potter. Yes, you know how much I love Harry Potter. The book is so beautifully and creatively written that I was lost in the story the minute I started. The paperback is 478 pages so it's long but it is well worth the time.

Here are my quick words of wisdom about the story: The first two chapt
"I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review."

"Fate's Fables" by T. Rae Mitchell is a fabulous combination of fantasy, fables,and a young adult romance. I really enjoyed the concept of a young author being sucked into a fable book that she has to correct the stories of before she can return home. It's a great adventure with danger and twists and turns a long the way. I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

This does end with a cliffhanger but not a an
Sep 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Steph And Dani {A Walk on Words}
Rating: 5 stars

There also happens to be a book trailer for Fate's Fables! :)

Read my full review here!

Dani’s Review:
Fate’s Fables is unlike any other fantasy novel I have read. Ms. Mitchell has a unique writing style with a quality almost like great fantasy novels of the past such as Lord of the Rings. She uses so much description and imagery, a trait in books that is sometimes dismissed as being “boring” in the 21st century. This is not one of those par
Donna Barker
Mar 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who loves a well-told story
Shelves: favorites, canadian
I loved this book. It's outside of my normal reading genre but I was so intrigued by the back cover blurb and the book trailer (you MUST watch it. It's here: that I decided to give the book my attention and some Kindle cash.

For a non-fantasy reader like myself, I admit I was worried reading the first few pages since I thought I'd never figure out where I was in Fate's worlds. I was wrong and am glad the characters kept me turning pages. The worlds were both
Mar 23, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Imagine getting thrown into another world where your only means of survival is using your creativity. Both challenging and fun, T. Rae Mitchell created a wonderland that will delight many.

The opening of the book was slightly confusing. In fact, it felt more like a prologue since we are introduced to someone other than the main character in a complete different setting. But the story quickly picked up when Fate took over. She is very direct and humorous, rewriting unexpected endings to the fable
Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten)
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Apr 24, 2019 rated it it was ok
I couldn’t even finish this. I very rarely DNF but I just couldn’t continue on it. I couldn’t get behind Fate and the story was just silly, with the overuse of the notebook and the repeating storyline. I think this may skew to a younger audience.
Apr 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Rating: 5+/5

"Fate's Fables" is the first book in the series "Fate's Journey". The beginning of the book made me think of a Doctor Who scene(i really do not know why) and I found it a little hard to stick with me but after a few pages it all started to flow at a normal pace(this happens in almost every book, right?).

After we are introduced to the story behind everything that is going to happen, we meet the lovely main character, Fate. Fate is an author and she has quite a normal life, different f
Apr 22, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My thoughts...

I believe that Terry's writing style was very descriptive and it has a lot of imagery. The beginning might have been very slow at the time and there were several holes in the beginning, but that was to be expected. I want to thank Terry Mitchell for giving me a review copy, I don't think I would have read this story if she hadn't emailed me. I don't regret reading Fate's Fables since I rarely enjoy fantasy. It might be boring and dull to the youth since there taste is rather differ
Myra (Pieces of Whimsy)
Review first published on my blog, Pieces of Whimsy

The start of this book was a little confusing. I could follow the story to a certain point but then I found myself a little lost to what was going on. It wasn't until Fate entered the first fable that I began to understand what was going on and get a taste of the ride this book was going to take me on!

The story follows Fate, a 17 year old author with a vivid imagination for creating fantastical stories. She is suddenly uprooted from her comforta
Feb 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
I was lucky enough to be allowed to read this by the publisher and in exchange for an honest review.
I have to admit that the premise of the book being a fantasy involving a young author who is magically transported into a book of fables which she must transform to happy endings to be allowed home had me intrigued. Add a romantic hero into the mix and creatures of myth and legend and I thought I was going to love it without a doubt. However I found it less than compelling at the beg
Maggie Devine
Apr 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I write romance but I must confess, I do love a good YA novel every now and then, especially when there is a handsome young man involved - and when the story jumps into another plane of existence that leaves your imagination wanting more.

I loved this book, I could not put it down. I literally read into the early morning hours I got so absorbed. T. Rae Mitchell weaves a story with such old fashion creativity that it carries you into another world far away - Fate and Finn's world. These two well-d
Gayle Pace
Jul 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

What a page turner! Once you start you can't put this book down. If you love faeries, trolls and such you will want this novel in your library collection. It is the first volume in the Fate's Journey series. The author, Ms. Mitchell writes in a way that you can visualize each and every thing. She tells the story with an imagination that is almost unreal. This is another world and suddenly you are part of it. You must use your wit to survive. The author has created another world that is ex
Dec 18, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
I received a free copy through Netgalley, in return for an honest review.

At the start, I had somewhat of a hard time getting into the story. I was not sure if I'd like Fate. That had something to do with the awkwardness of the shortness of her skirt (my head immediately started to fill in: skimpy skirt, she might be too busy with clothes to be a great main character) and the slight awkwardness of her being in the middle of attention, and unsureness how the story would develop from there. Okay, I
Linda Walters
This was really quite the story; I thought the origional fairytales I remember as a child had some dark parts to them. In the description of this book its called a dark fantasy, yes, that is the truth for sure. It opens with action right out of the gate, with wild characters, wild creatures and wild atmospheres. Fate, and Finn were people easy to begin to care for. I also liked the people who ended up being friends as they went along their adventure. Especially interesting friends are, Sithias a ...more
Thora Gislason
May 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Trolls, faeries, poisoned oaks, druids ... fantasy buffs will be in heaven in this inventive time-travel story of a young girl trapped in an ancient world that she enters through a book of fables. Seventeen year-old Fate must reverse the endings of eight colourful but terrifying fables in order to return to her regular life. She is accompanied for part of her journey by characters from two of the fables: Sithias, the chameleon-like servant to the sorceress Elsina, and Gerdie, a wise old woman fr ...more
Mar 22, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fate is a young author of fantasy with a quirky, yet enthusiastic fan base. Although she enjoys her subject, Fate never really wanted to live it. One evening after a book signing, she feels compelled to visit an old book store that her grandmother used to run. When she arrives, Fate confronts Finn, a handsome (and strangely familiar) intruder who seems equally confused about the situation.

It goes without saying that Fate and Finn are destined to embark on some paranormal high jinks. With only t
Fate’s Fables is a fantastical page turner, I seriously couldn’t put it down. Poisoned oaks, druids, faeries, and trolls….. Fantasy buffs will be all over this first novel in the Fate’s Journey series. T. Rae’s knowledge of the fables in this book are extremely vivid. The writing is an old style which I believe is really hard to duplicate within this day and age, but with T. Rae’s ingenious imagination and enchanting storytelling it all comes together brilliantly.

abookandalattee’s Rat
Jan 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
There was a book of fables. Fairy tales, if you will. But these fables didn't have the happy endings everyone always craves. Oh, no. They were sad, dark, and evil. Good lost in those stories. Love was found, but then promptly lost in tragedy.

This is the story of how Fate Floyd was sucked into a giant book of fairy tales with a boy who seems so familiar, but she just can't place. The only way out of it is to change the sad endings to happy endings of all 8 tales. How hard could it be, right??

Jamie Kline
Mar 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-for-review
PJV Quickie: Combining some wonderfully creative fables, a romance born from strange circumstances, and some incredibly delightful, colorful characters resulted in a stunning first book in a new trilogy. Author T. Rae Mitchell did an amazing job of creating an intricate world with captivating characters, without making the plot confusing or inundating the reader with too many details. Am I looking forward to Book 2? Oh yeah, most definitely!

Nora Snowdon
Apr 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book!
T. Rae Mitchell’s debut novel, Fate’s Fables, takes her feisty heroine, Fate, on a highly imaginative journey through eight gruesome fables where she battles ferocious and magical creatures in her attempt to change the dire endings. Along the way she joins forces with the mysterious Finn and several other equally endearing sidekicks.
This is a fabulous book aimed at the young adult market but fun for adult readers as well. The layout and graphic styling in this book is also impres
Jan 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

A tale that twists and turns at every corner until you can't put the book down because you're dying to know what happens next! I absolutely adored the execution of the Fables and how ultimately everything is brought together in a way you never saw coming. A major cliffhanger has you ready to jump right into the next of the series, despite the fact this one already had you up all night and dawn was not far off! Completely uniq
Heather Miller
I did receive this book as a free ARC copy in exchange for an honest review.

Fate's Fables is 480 pages it is classified as a young adult novel. However, it is geared more towards adult sci-fi novel. It is stories within a story. Their are 8 fables our 17 yr old heroin Fate has to move through in order to get to the next fable and to complete the story.

The beginning of the book is a little hard to muddle through, you aren't sure exactly what is going on or who are the characters. Going through
Sep 30, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
T. Rae Mitchell has done an amazing job transporting the reader into a parallel universe where fantasy, magic, action, and love combine to make it a truly captivating read. Her characters are charming and compelling. Her voice is strong and honest and there is no shortage of twists and turns on Fates journey through the fables as she tries to set them right and find her way back home. Fate's Fables is such a unique story. Lovers of fantasy and romance will devour it.
Samuel Blondahl
Jun 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great read all throughout. Fate's Fables has a unique story format, which it pulls off perfectly. I loved the entwining of classical style short fables and the overall naritive. The characters are very interesting and well created. T. Rae Mitchell has crafted a great book, and I look forward to more in the future.
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