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(Tattoo #2)

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  1,752 ratings  ·  104 reviews
For the past two years, Bailey Morgan has lived a double life: high school student by day, ancient mystical being by night. As the third Fate, Bailey literally controls the fate of the world, but as Plain Old Bailey, her life is falling apart. She’s got a tattoo that was supposed to be temporary (but isn’t), friendships that were supposed to last forever (but might not), a ...more
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Published March 10th 2009 by Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 2009)
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I enjoyed reading this, which sort of surprised me because there were more than a fair share of stupidly juvenile actions/thoughts from the main character. That usually annoys me more, but I think Barnes is a good enough writer to get away with things like that. Also, I am not the target audience.
Sometimes I forget that, and the giggly-squealy thing the characters in books like this do gets more face-time in my reviews than it probably deserves. I, personally, don't remember witty banter
Oct 18, 2009 rated it liked it
I recommend for anyone who wishes to read this to read the first book, Tattoo by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. This book was fairly good. Their was only one real fault to it in my opinion. But I'll talk about that later. First I would like to say that Jennifer did an amazing job in this sequel it just as good as Tattoo in the fact that the characters are well described and the dialog is well written. Tattoo was a interesting book that was a real page turner and I was happy to read a sequel and have the ...more
Apr 20, 2009 rated it really liked it
I found myself enjoying Fate a lot more than it's proceeding novel, Tattoo, as the girls were older and the setting was more firmly planted in that of high school. The issues were the same as you might find in a multitude of YA novels - fears of losing friendships in the college transition and crushing on guys. This novel, however, throws in the fact that Bailey is the third Fate, a whole heap of Greek God-inspired faeries and you have this novel.

The characters are again very well crafted. Each
Jan 20, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Seniors in High School
Fate, the sequel to Tattoo, brings back some adorable characters, loyal to each other forever.

Bailey is the third Fate from Greek Mythology, which can totally mess up her life when she can't change her own fate. Turning her part-time Fate job, she learns that she has to make a choice that, well, isn't entirely her choice. She has to choose her Fate life or...her Fate life.

I love the girls. Zo is loyal to a fault and forever trying to protect her friends. Delia is a total fashionista who likes to
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I picked up this book a long time ago, not realizing that it was a sequel to Tattoo. I honestly picked it up because of the pretty cover. I didn't read it right after finishing Tattoo, so I didn't remember what had happened in the previous story very well.

I'm not sure if that lapse in between stories contributed to my inability to get into this story. I almost gave up on this book a couple of times. I felt like it had a hard time getting past the Sidhe background. It was long and drawn out. The
May 08, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Mar 10, 2009 rated it liked it
I thought this sequel was even better than the first book. The main characters seem well-developed and realistic and the issue of dealing with graduation and worrying about the changes it brings is really relatable.
Huda Al-Anbar
Aug 23, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: on-the-nook
Liked the first one better,this one was all over the place
Nov 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really liked it I'm all in for books and what happens so yeah
Kathy Martin
Oct 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
In this sequel to TATTOO only Bailey retains her magical powers. She is one of the three Fates whose gift is life. But that is only her night job. During the day she is a high school senior along with her three best friends and dealing with normal high school stuff. Bailey is facing the thought that things will change when they all graduate and she is afraid that they will lose the closeness that has been a part of her life since they were all toddlers.

Bailey doesn't know that she might be going
Jun 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Fate by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, the second book of the Tattoo series, begins with Bailey back as the Third Fate, the Fate of Life. She is told by the other two Fates that her Reckoning would begin that night. Morgan visits Bailey and her friends at the mall, once again, and this time her gifts are mirrored pendants for each of them. Bailey doesn't know what her Reckoning entails but eventually she learns that it involves making a choice that can affect her for eternity. Bailey and her friends meet ...more
Mar 27, 2019 rated it liked it
Book 2 of this series. This was a nice follow-up to 'Tattoo'. This is set a few yrs later, the girls having to deal w/ a new set of problem. I liked how the author continued the development of each of the main characters. Also, she balanced the high school/teen elements w/ the supernatural parts well. The story delves into the supernatural a lot more w/ this book. I will continue to read this author and series.
Feb 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a great way to end this duology! Even though it would be great to know what happens next, it was a solid ending and feels finished.

Bailey is a great main character - she is totally relatable and real. The other characters are great foils for her and their relationships with each other show the best of what friendship should be.

The writing is very readable and the pacing is good.
No, David! No!
I read it quickly, and enjoyed the story. I thought it was better than the first book (Tattoo). I really like the characters (although I have yet to convince my mental image that Zo - with all her attitude - is a little pixie of a person). There were a couple of times that I thought the main character was being a little dense. Other than that, it was a fun read.
Jul 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Not as good as the first, but I liked it all the same. 3.5 stars
May 19, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: own-it, ya
Eh. Easy read that I kind of skimmed through to get the major plot points, and felt the ending was lackluster.
Joy Landers
May 10, 2017 rated it liked it
disappointing compared to the first book. too much time spent in the otherworld
Lisa Dickson
Jul 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved it a twist at the end kind of cheesy but great
Aug 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was much better than the 1st one.
Sep 19, 2009 rated it it was ok
Of course, this is the sequel to Tattoo. The writing has improved from the first book marginally, and the super juvenile voice has been toned down a bit in few places but it’s very in-your-face and super annoying in lots of others. I thought the large amount of recapping in the beginning of the book could’ve been cut out because why waste pages when you can move into the story that much faster?

The story was still pretty shallow but it did make an attempt to be a lot more complex. I actually fou
Jan 12, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fairy-holics and Greek Myth-o-mainiacs
Ok. . .why did I like this book? That is a hard one. I didn't like it because the idea was completely original - I mean it wasn't completely so that can't be it. I didn't like it because it was remarkably well written, though I thought it was written well. I LOVED it because well, to put it nicely - it was FREAKING AWESOME!! I could totally understand the main characters mind set. It was funny, sweet and anyone who can pack that much mythology into a book has got my undying respect! Ms. Barn ...more
Aug 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
*WARNING: Do not read this review if you have any interest in reading Tattoo*

Fate is the second (last?) book in a series by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. The first novel was Tattoo, which you can read my review of here. I have to say that this book was so much better than the first! Although the great characters were still there – Zo, Delia, Annabelle and of course, Bailey – this time, we were brought more into the mystical/magical side of the story. There was more suspense, romance, story-telling, and
Sarah Kelsey
I want to give this 3.5 stars because I will be shoving into the hands of every high school girl who can't get enough urban fantasy, but I won't be pushing it on any adults. It's a great book for teen girls.

This followup to Tattoo continues the saga of Bailey, the high school fairy-human half-blood, and her group of friends. This particular installment reminded me of The Divine Secrets of the YaYa Sisterhood because of the close friendship between these four girls and the climactic scene, wh
Caitlín (Ink Mage)
Henry David Thoreau said, "Read the best books first or you may not have a chance to read them all."
I currently have lots of books piling up, and this is NOT one of the best ones so I'm putting it down. At least for now, but probably forever. The ideas of Jennifer Lynn Barnes's books have been cool, but this one is nothing new since it's the sequel to Tattoo (which I doubt was ever intended to have a sequel in the first place) and Bailey still has the same powers only now the Sidhe are being a
May 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
""And I've repeatedly called you that anyway," Delia replied helpfully. "And FYI, threatening Bailey is a no-no. In the words of the immortal Spice Girls, if you want to be my boyfriend, you've got to be nice to my friends.""

Wow! This book was not what I expected at ALL!

Fate is the second installment of the Tattoo Series by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. In this book, Bialey and her friends, Delia, Zo, and A-belle, are on another adventure; this time involving Bailey's Reckoning and powerful othe
Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Jennifer Rummel for

Senior year of high school is supposed to be about making memories with your friends and having the time of your life. So why does Bailey feel that her world is about to come crashing down?

Her three best friends are excited about life after high school, while every time she thinks about the future, her stomach becomes tied with knots.

Could it be that Bailey doesn't really have a choice when it comes to her future? While she lives the life of the av
Julie Culpepper
Sep 19, 2014 is currently reading it
I found this book because my sister recommended it to me. The book it called Fate because the world is depending on her, literally. Bailey Morgan weaves life, she goes into the other world while she is asleep. The other world is a world full of Sidhe. It used to be where humans could go into the other world, and Sidhe could come down to earth, but laws were broken and they stopped it all. Sidhe belonged in the other world, and humans lived on earth. The Other world is beautiful, different colors ...more
Feb 18, 2009 rated it really liked it
This is really close to a 5. I really really really really enjoyed this book, but I can't say that I loved it for some reason.

It is book 2, for the characters and although it is not necissary to read Tattoo first, I plan on going back and reading it, and would suggest doing so. I imagine Tattoo is not nearly going to be as good of a read since I already know the outcome of the story from reading Fate.

Fate was a really great twist on what it means to be a teenager and feel like you are in between
The BookWhisperer
Nov 13, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jennifer Lynn Barnes continues Bailey Morgan, Sidhe and one of the three fates, story with a bang in Fate. [return][return]Bailey has grown accustomed to her new life as the one of the three fates. Bailey Morgan by day and weaver by night she has learned to accept her responsibilities, and understands her role in the the grand design. With Bailey and her three friends in their senior year, she is finding herself struggling with the changes that lie in her future. Unknown to her, things are about ...more
Michelle Rebar
Feb 28, 2009 rated it it was amazing
An awesome follow-up to TATTOO. Previously, with the help of her friends, Bailey Morgan defeated an ancient evil and discovered that she was Fate. Yes, actual, tapestry weaving, what's gunna happen to me, Fate. Now she has a lot of learning to do about her new powers and status and she is torn betwen two worlds. Her own indecision just might be causing a tear in the fabric between the two worlds. Bailey must make a choice between the human world she's always known and the Otherworld of Sidhe tha ...more
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Jennifer Lynn Barnes (who mostly goes by Jen) was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She has been, in turn, a competitive cheerleader, a volleyball player, a dancer, a debutante, a primate cognition researcher, a teen model, a comic book geek, and a lemur aficionado. She's been writing for as long as she can remember, finished her first full book (which she now refers to as a "practice book" and which none ...more

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