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{December 27, 2013}   {Review} Chosen by Paulina Ulrich (Fighting Fate #1)

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000038_00071]From Goodreads: Nothing can stand in the way of outspoken, rule-breaker-extraordinaire, Kaddy Richston…except destiny. Born with wildly colored hair and piercing gray eyes Kaddy knew she was different, but she set her sights on her ambitious dreams of being in a rock band and leaving her small town behind along with the painful memories of her past.

But destiny has other plans for her.

When the calm, cool, and always collected Cole Huntington enters her life he takes a strange interest in her, his striking blue eyes never wandering far from her every move. Despite her efforts to push him away, he plans on unraveling every single one of Kaddy’s dark secrets even though he has some of his own.

Despising each other from the start, Kaddy is determined to undermine whatever intentions he has until she learns of a destiny she never asked for. The fate of the world lies in her hands as she learns how different she really is. The only person she can turn to for answers is the last person she’d want help from: Cole Huntington who seems to dislike her rule-breaking as much as she dislikes his rule-following.

Sometimes destiny sucks.

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This is a story about destiny.  And Kaddy Richston, our heroine, quickly stole my heart with her outspoken demeanor and kick-butt drumming skills.  She’s a great female lead: strong, intriguing, and special in a way she doesn’t even realize; if you enjoy Nephilum and/or demigod stories, then you definitely want to pick up this novel.

The changes that Kaddy undergoes throughout this novel are extremely interesting, and I love how Cole and Mike are there for her throughout it all—they are both great supporting characters, and it’s hard not to love them both, or Gidson for that matter.  Ulrich has definitely given her readers some swoon worthy young men to mull over as the story unfolds.  But swooning aside, Kaddy is my favorite of them all.  She has been through a lot in her life, so I understand that she kind of rolls with the punches and doesn’t ask a ton of questions, especially when Cole reveals the truth about her heritage, but I was dying over here, because I don’t roll with the punches and I need all the answers right now.  Of course, that isn’t how a series works, and I know it, so I’m going to have to wait, but thankfully Ulrich doesn’t leave readers in much of a lurch—while there is definitely going to be a book two, there isn’t a huge cliffhanger, per se.

Overall, this was a fun read that I highly recommend to anyone looking for something a bit different.  Four stars.

4 stars

I purchased this novel from Amazon.

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