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First edition.
New York : Delacorte Press, [2015]
Physical Description:
291 pages ; 22 cm
"Lucas must team up with a band of Free Radicals to chip away at the plans of the Unseen Ones, attempting to unravel time and save Corinthe. New intrigue develops around Jasmine, as well as a compelling cast of Free Radicals"-- Provided by publisher.


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Can they change their destiny? The sequel to FATES .

They kissed only once--and it was electric , like the air before a storm. But Corinthe, a Fate from another world, and Lucas, a teenage boy from California, broke the rules of the universe, and learned too late that their love would have consequences. In the dizzying aftermath, Luc refuses to accept his destiny--not if it means a life without Corinthe. As a fire rages through the Crossroads that connect worlds, Luc must find a way to turn back time and save Corinthe. 
            Meanwhile, Luc's party-loving younger sister, Jasmine, starts to realize that things are not as they seem when time begins stuttering, sending her everyday life in San Francisco spinning into chaos. She's thrown into the path of Ford, a troubled soul with a secret past, who helps her unravel the mysterious threads that connect them all.
            Two breathtaking romances interweave across time in this story of what lies on the other side of Fate, as both Jas and Luc discover the incredible lengths they will go to for love.

Have you read FATES ?
"Bross takes myth and makes it into brilliance, crafting a story the reader will never want to end." --Carrie Jones, New York Times bestselling author of the Need series

"A divine debut we are all fated to read!" --#1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout

Author Notes

LANIE BROSS is the author of Fates, and, as Lee Bross, Tangled Webs . She was born in a small town in Maine, where she spent the next eighteen years dreaming of bigger places. After exploring city life, she and her husband and two young sons ended up going right back to the wilds of Maine. They now live just one house down from where she grew up. Fate, perhaps? Lanie loves chasing her rambunctious kids, playing tug-of-war with her ninety-five-pound Lab, and writing for teens. Visit her online at leebross.com and follow her on Tumblr and Twitter.

Reviews 4

School Library Journal Review

Gr 7 Up-In Fates (Delacorte, 2014), readers met Corinthe, a supernatural being from Pyralis Terra exiled to Humana (Earth) to act as Executor, ensuring the balance of destiny by occasionally enginnering a human death. Though assigned to kill Luc, she finds herself falling in love. In this sequel, the teens must grapple with the consequences of their rule-shattering relationship. Add where the first book has proven popular. © Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Horn Book Review

In this sequel to Fates, steamy star-crossed romances draw human siblings Jas and Luc into a power struggle among different factions of a Faerie-esque parallel world. Intriguing world-building and well-chosen details are lost in the overall execution. Plentiful characters and their tangled alliances are difficult to track even before the time travel starts, and action sequences are so conceptual as to lose urgency. (c) Copyright 2016. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Kirkus Review

This continuation of the Fates series lives up to its title with a wild mix of reshuffled time and travel to parallel worlds. Luc rescued his sister, Jasmine, from the clutches of the Blood Nymphs in series opener Fates (2014). Now Jasmine has no memory of her experiences, but she begins to realize that she has new, heightened sensory abilities. She encounters Executors, bent on murder, but the mysterious Ford rescues her. Meanwhile, Luc becomes determined to restore his love, Corinthe, to life, believing he cannot live without her. He finds a Crossroad and travels to the world where he had met Rhys, who can turn back time, but he finds the Radical on his deathbed. Undaunted, Luc decides to figure out the puzzle for himself and forces his way into the tunnels that connect all the worlds of the universe. There, he meets Corinthe's fellow Radical Miranda, and they become uneasy co-travelers. After much suspense for both siblings, Luc and Jasmine reach a point in the plot that will propel them into the next sequel. Bross switches viewpoints between Luc and Jasmine, with neither knowing what the other is doing; characterization is strong, changing loyalties and companions emblematic of the series' theme. The only difficulty is the complicated and constantly evolving plot, which indeed does become quite chaotic. Entertaining and suspenseful, if complex. (Fantasy. 12-18) Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.

Booklist Review

This sequel to Fates (2014) picks up right where the earlier novel ended. The human boy Lucas is grieving for Corinthe, the Fate he fell in love with, and is determined to turn back time so that she does not die. Lucas' sister, Jasmine, has no idea why time is stuttering, and she gladly accepts help when two Executors try to kill her. Meanwhile, in the Crossroads between worlds, a fire has begun, and a race against time is on. Better crafted than Fates, this manages to juggle several story lines deftly, weaving the disparate plots together in a stunning conclusion that will leave readers hyperventilating for the next installment.--Moore, Melissa Copyright 2015 Booklist