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Fate Forged

(Bound Magic Series #1)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  163 ratings  ·  33 reviews
Maeve O’Neill grew a hard shell while growing up on the streets of Boston. Just as she’s on the cusp of getting her life on a better track, she starts having agonizing visions of torture. Desperate to rid her mind of the awful scenes, she follows her visions to the scene of a murder. Instead of answers, she gets an unexpected gift from the victim: Magic.

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Paperback, 300 pages
Published December 18th 2018 by Red Adept Publishing, LLC
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Felicia Grossman
Dec 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received this book as an ARC and boy am I so happy I got to read it! It completely captured me. I really it in less than a day because I had to unravel all the mysteries: Maeve's identity, her past and her abilities as well as what was happening in the magical realm. The characters were all complex and well-drawn. The world building was excellent, clear but not so much that one got completely bogged down with the details. The magical elements felt really natural and made consistent sense. It w ...more
Michelle Shemon
Dec 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fate Forged
Bound Magic Series: Book One
B.P. Donigan

I just loved this one. Maeve is a great character. Her introduction to magic was unreal for her. Now she has no choice, and must do the best she can. I love how she interacts with Silas. That is of course a story in itself. Amazing story!!
Magda Fourie Fourie
I want to rate this book at 3.5. Good story, characters that was easy to identify with. Overall very ebjoyable.
A Voracious Reader (a.k.a. Carol)
Book source ~ ARC. My review is voluntary and honest.

Maeve O’Neill has been having terrible nightmares lately. They seem so real and they’re beginning to interfere in her daily life, so she decides to find the place in her dreams and put them to rest once and for all. But what she does instead is turn her life upside down. Nothing is what she thought, not even herself. Now she has to trust a stranger to help her before she ends up dead. She’s never been good at trusting, but dead seems so much w
Dec 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal, fantasy
A woman named Mauve is the protagonist of Fate Forged. Once a homeless teen, she has pieced together a new life by working hard under-the-table at restaurants and volunteering at the homeless shelter that took her in. When nightmares of torture take over her dreams, she loses sleep because of them, then starts to miss shifts at work. Her life begins to fall apart; she’s no longer sure she made enough that month to make her rent. Her life undergoes a quantum shift when, desperate to get rid of th ...more
Jan 02, 2019 rated it liked it
For a debut novel it's OK. Lots of twists and turns in the plot. I liked the pratoganist at first, but as the plot unvailed, had a few moments of wanting to strangle her and get it done with. In addition there were whole sections that were real slow and took me forever to trudge through... Three quarters into the book it picks up again. ...more
Jan 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is book one in the Bound Magic series. The main character at the start of the story is Maeve who has grown up in foster care and looking after herself on the streets of Boston. Suddenly, she starts having very vivid nightmares that seem realistic. Her nightmares are visions of torture. After being unable to sleep for a number of nights, she follows the visions to the scene of a murder and gets more than she bargained for. She receives magic from the victim and a lot of it. Not that she has ...more
NoNo JoJo
Jul 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Preface: I received a free copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review

Overall, this was pretty solid. The plot was generally clear and easy to follow, though it takes some odd turns here and there. The backbone of the novel is the main romance, and it's honestly pretty good. Normally I'm not really into the paranormal romance tropes, especially with fairy-ish leads, but the chemistry between them actually lured me in. Sadly, it's at its strongest about 1/2 of the way in, then kinda dithe
John-Torleif  Harris
Jun 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
I loved this story and found the characters to be both complex and compelling. I did feel that I had to take a star off of my rating because, when we first find out about the Lost Sect, Silas tells Maeve that everything with the sect becoming lost happened for decades ago. Nothing, until the very end of the book, contradicted this statement (though there wasn't anything confirming it either). So I spent the majority of this book enjoying the action and developments, but constantly being bugged t ...more
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a FANTASTIC start to a new series! I am so taken by this book!

Okay, superlatives out of the way, I truly enjoyed this book. The writing is so vibrant and dynamic, it felt like someone was telling a story rather than me reading the words on paper. I was immediately intrigued by Maeve, with her uncommon name (for humans, at least), and her demeanor when faced with danger. I loved her spunk and determination, sarcasm, and strength of will. Definitely not a damsel in distress! Lord Valeron als
Jan 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
WOW!!! Mauve is a homeless teen who's been having horrible nightmares. Her life starts to spiral out of control after she received a magical ability that was transferred to her due to a tragic incident. The death of this man caused Maeve to become the next target for the Brotherhood. Maeve's life is turned upside down as she set off to get rid of this magic that she suddenly has. In her quest she makes a deal with a Council Guardian, Silas Valeron. She is drawn to him sexually but they clash and ...more
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Rcvd an advanced reader copy from the author for giving my two cents. Wow....just wow..I couldn't put the book down. We meet Maeve, a woman trying to make ends meet when she is followed into a dark alley to be confronted by a creepy dude. Then another creepy dude jumps in to save her life before she is struck in the chest with some sort of power. She is dreaming...she has to be. It's bad enough she doesn't remember her life b4 15 yrs old...living on the streets, keeping herself alive. Bit Father ...more
Erika Robles
Jan 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A new spin on a magical world, great story great characters. A woman with weird memories, who believes she's an orphan, saved by a weird and annoying stranger with hidden purposes. A magical community on the brink of collapse because the magical source is thining, lower class uproar, political corruption and a villian who has connections on all sides. With new memories Maeve must figure out who's truthful in their thoughts and hearts while dealing with her newfound magical powers. Great story as ...more
Nicole Bross
Dec 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fate Forged is a fun, fast-paced urban fantasy set on Earth and the magical realm of Aeterna, where a shortage of magic sets some of its people looking to Earth to supply the deficit. When Maeve, an orphan from Earth, suddenly finds herself bestowed with magical abilities, she must unravel her past and protect herself from those who would take it from her. B.P. Donigan has crafted a complex, compelling character in Maeve, who can take care of her own damn self and doesn't need to wait around for ...more
Jan 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This story immediately sucks you right in. The world the author creates is very creative and expertly described. This is a huge plus. The descriptions are witty and descriptive without being overly wordy. The author makes this world of magic believable with all its own intricacies. I loved the combination of genres - lots of action, magic, urban fantasy, romance, sexual tension, etc. The cliffhanger at the end is just enough to make me want to read more without being frustrated. A lot of the det ...more
William Myles
Apr 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
All I can say is WOW!

When the story first starts, and we meet Silas, all I could think of was "what a JERK!" But as we progress further, we find out more of his unusual situation. It takes a while, but we finally get to see more of makes him who he is and why he the way he is. I was very surprised by some of the other characters that were introduced as time progressed. 'Father' Mike was the biggest one. But the author weaved the story quite well and you came to understand the why's and because's
Jul 09, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Finally finished, and only because I dont like to just give up on a book, but this was not worth my time. Too many things crammed into one book. It ruined the story, ruined the premise, ruined the characters. This could easily have been multiple books, taking each twist and properly expanding it so that it made sense to introduce it. However, we are just left with lots of pieces that leave you saying "WTH, where did that come from" or scratching your head unable to understand why the character w ...more
Sep 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
"Who is she?" and "Her flare!" Just the beginning of a good story.

Totally enjoyed this one. Maeve believe she is an ordinary girl, one that is an orphan. She starts to have nightmare and ends up starting her adventure into magic. She finds that there are several groups that use magic and they all want her, but not in a way she wants them to want her.

When Silas meets Maeve, he is forced into protecting her. He wants to take her back to his people but is force to compromise and goes to see a fate.
Philleys Peters
Dec 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Maeve has been having nightmares, visions of a violent death that send her out questing for answers. Only to fall prey to an attack where she exhibits amazing powers and then she is taken into protective custody by a supernatural warrior. Suspense, intrigue, even romance and a deathly stalker follow her wherever she goes. And the answers she seeks are a lifechanging force that will affect one and all! Just a little warning. This book sadly ends in a cliffhanger.

I received a free copy of this boo
Jan 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book!
I went into it absolutely blind, and I'm glad I did. I couldn't put it down!
It was a page turner from the beginning to end.
I loved the chemistry between the two characters right from the get-go and hoped that they would get over their stubbornness and admit their feelings.
The magic and fantasy in this story were satisfying to read, as I've been disappointed by other stories in the past, so it was refreshing to read something a little more complex.
Now I can't wait unt
Scarolet Ellis
Dec 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fate Forged (Bound Magic Series: Book One) by B.P. Donigan is a wonderful story to read. This is a wonderful story by a brand new author I have never read before this story. I loved reading this wonderful story it have strong wonderful characters and a wonderful story line. I highly recommend this story to everyone .

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Jan 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-beta-prize
I received Fate Forged as a free copy from the author/publisher. The gifting did not determine the review/rating, which reflects my honest opinion. What a wonderful book. Fast pacing, complex plots, characters the reader can empathize with, and plenty of twists and turns to delight. I was pulled right into the story and found myself up until the early hours. I'll be looking at more novels by this great author. ...more
Feb 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
To read or not to read: This is definitely a "to-read" for all you dystopian lovers out there. I fell in love with Maeve and her headstrong attitude, that is both a blessing and a curse (author did a fabulous job of illustrating that a strong character can have a negative impact on situations). This book has many multi-faceted characters and plot twists that will keep you guessing until the very end. I know it didn't end how I expected it to - it is resolved but still left open for a possible se ...more
Cassie Laelyn
Jan 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020
This is by far the best book I've listened to (or read) is ages. Fate Forged is a fast paced fantasy with brilliant world-building, a unique twist on magic and paranormal creatures, a kickass heroine and swoony hero. The perfect amount of fiery banter between Silas and Maeve, teamed with their slow burn romance had me listening to this book at any opportunity. Let's just say I can't wait for more of these two! I'm eagerly awaiting the next instalment in this amazing debut series. Well done! ...more
Apr 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
She has been living in the streets and just when her life looks up she has terrible visions. She follows where one will.send her and there is a dead boby. She ends up having the magic from them. Now she is in danger from two dangerous groups wanting that magic. What will she do? Will she get help? Will she learn control? See how it is going to end

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.WowshE has
Tonya Parker
Dec 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! A new genre for me and a new author. So much packed into this book! A definite page turner I had a hard time putting down! This book had it all. Magic, sexual tension, action, adventure, murder, regret, lies, betrayal, love, and hope. A must read even if it's a new to you genre. I started reading this book not knowing what to expect but I am so glad I did! A definite 5 star book with wonderful and easily relatable characters. ...more
Leanne Stuart
Sep 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
I loved this book! It was absolutely amazing entering this new literary world! I adored FMC Maeve a tough but resilient young lady just trying to get by in life. The story jumped off the page and flowed I couldn’t put this book down! I loved going on the journey with Maeve discovering her identity. This book had intrigue mystery and adventure! I loved it!
Marie Fraser
Jan 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. It was well written and the story and characters were well developed. I loved the individual character personalities and watching their relationship dynamics change and evolve through the book. The story was action packed and full of twists and turns. It had suspense, intrigue, emotion and hot chemistry. I can’t wait for the next book!! I’d highly recommend this book!!
Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed the story. It grabbed my attention at the very beginning and was able to hold it to the very end. There were some moments of predictability, but I think that it made the story that much more interesting. I am waiting impatiently for the next book to come out.
Preslaysa Williams
Mar 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An engaging story! Loved it.
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B.P. Donigan was born and raised in Alaska. She left to attend college in rural Idaho, graduated from not-so-rural Utah, and finally moved to very-not-rural Boston, where she lived and worked for ten years.

After paying her dues to extreme winters, she resides now in sunny California, with her two kids, two dogs, and one amazing husband. Like any good superhero, she spends her days building her cov

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