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The Fate of Crowns

(The Fate of Crowns #1)

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With my brother's death came the crown and all the trappings that accompany it. Now, my father--the most dangerous man in Magaelor--seeks to control my future.

But fate has other plans.

Thrown into mer-filled waters, I'm dragged into the rival kingdom of Berovia. Surrounded by those who murdered my brother and wished my entire family dead, I must find my way back to my kingd
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Kindle Edition, 351 pages
Published January 5th 2021 by Amazon.com Services LLC
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Rebecca Garcia There are some kissing scenes, with mild head. I would recommend 14+ reading age. But if you're comfortable with your 13 year old reading it, you can …moreThere are some kissing scenes, with mild head. I would recommend 14+ reading age. But if you're comfortable with your 13 year old reading it, you can skim through to chapters 26 onward and read them to see if you find them appropriate.
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Lucie V.
Jan 29, 2021 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy, kindle-ebook
🆗 Pace
🆗 Characters
🆗 World-building
🆗❌ Plot
❌ Romance

I think the pacing is one of the main issues I have with this book. In the very first chapter, a prophecy is being told to Winter (the main character), and it comes to fruition almost instantly, then we learn about a possible love interest, but he is removed as soon as he admits his feelings. The other possible love interest is introduced early in the book, but very vaguely and he does not appear until the second half of the book. So, everything
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Deekay
Dec 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was so good. I went in not knowing what to expect but hope that I would like it and thankfully that I’m more than just like it, I loved it. Everything about this book was solid. From the storyline to the plot to the pacing to the characters to the world-building...It was all excellent. I’m happy that this book and this story exist.

This is a story about a princess named Winter Mortis who have fought many heavy obstacles in her life at the age of sixteen just so she can save her kingdom
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Alaina
Jan 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I have received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

I feel like if I didn't get distracted by dinner I would've read this so much faster than I did. That being said, I devoured The Fate of Crowns and I can't wait to dive into the next book of this series! I feel like I have so many questions after this ended.

That being said, I definitely want to know more about the light and dark fae's in this world. Plus what really went down in the battle. Mostly because I don't trust her f
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Vanessa (bookfairy95)
Jan 12, 2021 rated it really liked it
The Fate of Crowns is an athmospheric read that shows the epic journey of a princess who lost her future and is trying to navigate her way through deception, lies, intruiges and magic - her only ally being herself.


This review is going to be heavily focused on the main character (of course no spoilers), simply because the MC is what I have the most feelings and thoughts about. First, I will start with my overall thoughts though!

#TheFateofCrowns starts with a BANG! A big one that I didn’t see com
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Kelly
Jan 17, 2021 rated it it was ok
I love a good book with Fae in it. So when my reading buddies gave this book four and five stars, I thought for sure I would love this book as well... Ha, no! That didn't happen. While I was enjoying this book in the beginning, I quickly changed my mind to end up downright hating it by the final chapter.

What I hated the most was the characters. Ugh, even thinking about our main character now that I'm done with the book annoys me. She made some decisions that frustrated me and after that everyth
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Nite0wl29
Dec 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
I want to thank Victory Editing and NetGalley for providing me an ARC of this story in exchange for an honest review. I enjoyed this book a lot!

The story moves at a fairly fast pace. The main character Winter goes through tremendous growth from beginning to end as she realizes the truth behind all the lies her family has spun to keep her sheltered. At first Winter comes off as entitled, spoiled, and bratty, but her shallow-mindedness changes after one life altering experience that sets her on a
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Alex Nonymous
Dec 27, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 10-and-11
Thanks to the publisher for providing an eARC of The Fate of Crowns in exchange for an honest review.

I'm fairly sure this is Garcia's debut and if it is, I'm insanely impressed. She has the YA fantasy narration voice down to a tee. The narration was honestly probably my favourite part of this because of how strong it was. I read an ecopy of this and I'm not entirely sure how many pages it is, but everything felt quick and engaging while still fleshing out the world and characters.

I do think ther
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Brinley
Jan 02, 2021 rated it it was ok
It looks like my opinion is pretty unpopular, but I didn’t enjoy this book. There were several elements that were done well, but it just didn’t seem well crafted, or thought out.

I think the only reason I disliked this so much was our main character, Winter. I found her to be spoiled, and although I can appreciate a naive character, Winter was too much for me. She was constantly making statements, and proclaimed herself as well educated, despite knowing nothing about her kingdom. I’m sorry, but
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Ariel
Dec 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have never had a book give me so many trust issues... and I LOVE it!! If your a fan of books that get you emotionally invested to the point you are just as deceived and heartbroken and the characters, this is your book. One of the biggest problems that I find avid readers have is that within the first 100 pages of the book we know where it’s going, but not in The Fate of Crowns. You think you’ve figured it out, and then it changes. You’re just as spun up in the politics and misgivings of all t ...more
Michele
Jan 03, 2021 rated it really liked it
The Fate of Crowns is fabulous!! It's a terrific start to a new series and I'm eagerly awaiting the second book! When comparisons are made to Holly Black and Sarah J. Maas, an author really has to bring it. Let me just say that Rebecca Garcia did just that.

This book contains great world building and character development. I was quite nervous when I started it and was incredibly pleased to find it was a gem. The only down side was it had one heck of a cliffhanger. Fortunately, the second book sho
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Holly
Jan 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I highly recommend this book! As always this author delivered another fabulous book!
Nazaret  (bumbleebeela)
Dec 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Will she become the queen of everything? Or be reduced to a princess of nothing?

I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Thank @bookofmatchesmedia and @rebeccalgarciabooks.

I was a little nervous with The Fate of Crowns because I did not know the author @rebeccalgarciabooks, but her work has been excellent and I am in velociraptor mode looking to read the second book as soon as possible. My only problem with this book is that it is too short for me! I couldn't stop reading
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Rebecca
Sep 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Intriguing start to a rich new fantasy series!

You will become completely immersed in this addictive new world. The world building is imaginative and intricately detailed. It's filled with culturally diverse magic systems, fantastic mystical creatures, and deadly dangerous adventures. An epic battle of light and dark, Good vs Evil, fought by morally grey characters who are also fighting inner battles of right and wrong. It's explosive and gripping, at times impossible to put down. I am so excited
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Ruthie
Apr 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received the audiobook ARC of The Fate of Crowns free of charge from the author, Rebecca L. Garcia. It was my choice to read and review.

I'm reading for the second time, the first time I read it was the ebook. Just like the first time I loved the magic, magical creatures, kingdoms, elves, and fae. I love audiobooks because you can hear the inflections in the character's voices, which I can't do well in my head. So, unlike the first time, I'm giving the audiobook 5 stars.

The tension was heighte
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Sonja
Jan 06, 2021 rated it it was ok
Shelves: netgalley
When you compare a book to those by Sarah J. Maas right in the synopsis, you're putting that book pretty high. And here, it was a blatant lie. Obviously a minority here, but this book did not impress me at all. I agree with some of the other lower stared reviews about the pacing. I'll be one of the first to complain about a book that is so ridiculously slow that it bores me out of my mind. I don't think I've ever come across one that was so fast that it did the same thing....until now. So much h ...more
Within The Pages Book Blog
Oct 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
OMG!!! I think this may be Rebecca’s best book yet!!! I am not even joking. I have read everything by this author and given them all five stars but nothing has ever pulled me in Ike this one. I am so impressed and so amazed. I cannot wait for the next book!!!

I find a lot of fantasy books can be overwhelming at first trying to figure it all out but not the story!! I found it very easy to follow and was fully engaged from the start. Even with the first chapters I already had a good in-sight (throu
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Alison
Dec 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Fate of Crowns
The Fate if Crowns #1
Rebecca L. Garica
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The fate of crowns is a world filled with different kinds of fae and sorcerers where a lie and unravel everything.

Winter Morris the crown princess is thrown into mer filled waters, dragged into the rival kingdom of Berovia. She is now surrounded by those who murdered her only brother and wished my entirely family dead, but I must work hard to find a way back into my kingdom. I am ready to be Queen. I was raised for this. They say a m
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Julie - One Book More
Jan 02, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, ya, romance
The first book in The Fate of Crowns series, the story follows Winter, a young woman who finds herself embroiled in political intrigue and disturbing revelations that threaten all she knows.

Throughout the story, Winter is finding herself. A sheltered princess, Winter is naïve to the harsher realities of society. She lives under the protection of her parents and brother, and she spends much of her life sheltered. As Winter begins to learn the truth of her world, she has to reevaluate all she has
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Bethany Button
Dec 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Rating: 4.5⭐️

Fate of Crowns takes place in a land filled with warring Fae and Sorcerer kingdoms. Being one who loves a good Fae story, I truly appreciated this unique perspective.

When I first began reading, I felt rushed. Too many big events happened very quickly and it all was a little abrupt and difficult to follow. However, as I continued reading, I fell in love with the story and seeing the world as it unfolded.

Throughout the book, I met many characters that I instantly loved: Cedric, Blai
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Valerie Roberson
Dec 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: review
Absolutely fantastic! I couldn’t put the book down! This book sprang my imagination to life. I was in the book along for the ride of the storyline. This book shows how different types of people are willing to help a stranger in need, no questions asked, or if there are questions asked, there is no prying. This book showed the good in people is still out there.
I loved the storyline! Young adult Princesses sent away by her father the king with her mother. Neither parent really cares for her and sh
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Ahri
Dec 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Definitely NOT what I was expecting, based on the description...but it was a great surprise!

Great for lovers of: YA fantasy, plot twists a-plenty, strong female lead

Winter Mortis is the crown princess of Magaelor, and we start the book with learning more about her magic and the kingdom. The story progresses quite quickly as we learn she is set to marry the prince of the dark fae prince Blaise. An unfortunate turn of events lead to Winter winding up in the rival kingdom of Berovia and we get to
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Lisa White
Dec 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Fate of the Crowns is the start of a new series, and what an start it was. If you enjoy paranormal stories you are going to love this one. As with young adult fantasy stories, sometimes they can be a bit predictable, but not this one, every turn of the page was as unique as the last and every time I thought I had it figured out I was so wrong. I absolutely loved all the little details through the story. From small creatures to kings to dark markets and everything in between. And now I am lef ...more
Ruthie
Jan 08, 2021 rated it really liked it
I received the ebook ARC of The Fate of Crowns from NetGalley and Victory Editing.

The Fate of Crowns had everything I love: magic, magical creatures, kingdoms, elves, and fae. Winter's journey through the book kept me on the edge of my seat and surprised me at every turn. One of my favorite things about a book is when I try to figure out what will happen next in my head and the book takes a totally different direction and that definitely happened when reading this, multiple times.

I'm not an expe
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Alayna
Jan 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
Had I not known that this was a debut beforehand I wouldn't have guessed..The writing style was flawless and the story, plot line and scene sequence was utterly perfect..I usually take some time to adapt to a new author's writing style but this was seamless..I loved Winter, Cedric almost all the characters really..except the proverbial bad guys of course..attention to detail was perfect. That said even though the book held my attention for all of the time I spent on it, the twists were slightly ...more
Andrea Morgan -Bookaholic Sisters blog
Wonderfully written story with so much attention to detail you feel like you are immersed right there in this new magical world with the characters, and I never wanted to leave!

This is my first read from Rebecca L Garcia and it definitely not be my last, I loved every single part of this book, the writing is absolute perfection, the characters and storyline are strong and gripping, the words flow effortlessly across the pages, I couldn't put it down.

A fantastic strong start to a new series by a
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Chelsea
Dec 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed The Fate of Crowns and can't wait to read the second book. What a page turner and the story kept me engaged throughout. I highly recommend if you enjoy YA fantasy.

This is the first book I have read of Rebecca Garcia and plan to read her other books.
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Patience
Jan 07, 2021 rated it really liked it
This is the type of book that has you completely hooked by the first few pages, keeps you frantically flipping them to find out what happens next, and has you thinking about the story long after you have finished reading. With heart stopping plot twists and imaginative world building, Rebecca Garcia’s ‘The Fate of Crowns’ is nothing short of breathtaking.

There may come a time when the words ‘fae and sorcerers’ do not automatically make me fall in love with a book, but today is not most definitel
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Erica
Dec 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book was a great start to a series. I didn’t know what to expect when jumping in to the story but I was surprised at the level of enjoyment I found in reading. It was a quick read, fast paced, beautifully written and I am excited to read the next book.

Winter Mortis is a princess, who wants nothing more then to protect and rule her kingdom. Her character growth throughout the story, makes her a very intriguing character. The people she meets along her journey, are all vastly different and e
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The Book Howl
Jan 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: jeissa-read
♡ .・。.・ REVIEW ・゜・。. ♡

4.5 ⭐

When I first saw this book I wanted to read it because of two things. First it was about a Princess (I love Princess stories) and because of the cover (it was the very first thing I notice) and I'm so glad I read it. This book was amazing!

The plot was very consistent and there were plot twists that blew my mind. This book is not predictable which I absolutely loved it kept me in suspense the whole time. But I have to say that the thing that I absolutely adored about
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Alicia Harrietha
Jan 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
OMG!!! I think this may be Rebecca’ best book yet!!! I am not even joking. I have ready everything by this author and given them all five stars but nothing has ever pulled me in like this one. I am so impressed and so amazed. I cannot wait for the next book!!!

A journey of a princess through magical kingdoms and Forrest’s to find her destiny. Winters search for a path that will bring her true power but at what cost? When worlds collide and wars are fought how can the destiny of one person change
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Rebecca lives in San Antonio, Texas, with her husband and son. Originally from England, you can find her drinking tea, writing new worlds, and designing covers. She writes YA and NA fantasy. She devoured every book she was given and fell in love with magical worlds, and when she got older, her imagination grew with her.

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