Review – Tethered by Fate by S.J. Pierce

Title: Tethered by Fate
Author: Fate by S.J. Pierce
Series: Alyx Rayer Chronicles
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Published: November 29th 2012

Check out my review for book 1, Marked For Vengeance HERE.

Book Description

Where fate would take the both of them now, Isaac wasn’t sure, but either way their paths were irrevocably tethered.

Hurled into the midst of a holy war between the sinister fallen Angel of War and their beloved Creator, gifted humans, Angels, and Spirit Guides unite to create a formidable, ethereal army. With the imminent battle only days away, continue to follow the story that captivated your hearts as a Protector Angel named Alyx struggles with her own inner conflicts between right and wrong, love and honor.

Passionate, engaging, and filled with surprising twists and turns -- see where fate will lead our beloved Angel next in this second installment of the Alyx Rayer Chronicles.

May not be suitable for YA.

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My Review

Tethered by Fate was a revealing second book in the Alyx Rayer Chronicles and I thought it was highly entertaining. It is a totally different book than Marked For Vengeance where the two main characters spend most of the book battling their feelings for one another on the human world. Now they are thrown onto a different dimension and learn about their new powers and gifts and the role that they will play in regards to saving the world and ridding it of evil.

Alyx isn't your typical angel as she still has a piece of humanity still inside her, unlike her fellow angels. She still needs to eat, drink and sleep and she is finding it hard to keep her differences secret from everyone. The most important detail is that she is still bonded to her mark. Alyx is a good person but she is struggling with her guilt over what happened to Izaak on the journey to the new dimension.

Since coming to this new dimension, Izaak is still struggling with the injuries that he received and they are taking a long time to heal. His gift doesn't come back immediately and he also struggles with his emotions too. His son Micah keeps him grounded and makes him see things in a better light. When his gift does return, he documents everything down and hopefully they will be able to work together to accomplish it.

I enjoyed how this story played out with the characters learning more about why they were picked to be saved as they have a special gift that will be useful to save earth. The Angels need to work together and test their limits. The Angels also meet their Warrior Mates, even Alyx, which becomes another challenge for her.

I enjoyed this book immensely and couldn't help but read it all in a day. I learnt a lot about all of the characters and watched as they all struggled with their emotions. We see more of the new characters, some of which we briefly met in the first book, some of them I liked, others, not so much. I liked how the prophecy played out but I didn’t like where most of the characters headed in the end of the book. I was hoping that they would support Alyx more in the next book, but we will just have to wait and see!! It will be exciting to see what Alyx will do in the final book.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

About the Author

S.J. PierceSusan James Pierce has a degree in Marketing Management, works for a Fortune 500 company in Atlanta, Georgia, and devotes her precious, spare time to writing Fantasy and Sci-fi novels. Even though her full-time career has nothing to do with books at all, she has always enjoyed complex storytelling with fascinating characters, and has had a penchant for the written word since grade school. As a matter of fact, her first publishing credit was a poem she wrote at the age of twelve. Why her love for writing never translated into a career, she can only attribute to ‘life happens’, but her wish is that she can redirect her career path into something that satisfies her creative inner-self.

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  1. Jenea WhittingtonMay 23, 2015 at 9:08 AM

    I haven't seen this one before, but I have to say, it sounds good. The characters sounds fantastic. Great review.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

  2. Thanks Jenea!! I've been enjoying the ride and already have the third book ;)


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