Saturday, April 25, 2015

Review: Fate by Nicole Dykes

Fate (Soulmates, #2)

Title: Fate
Author: Nicole Dykes
Publisher: self-published
Release Date: April 16, 2015

Jake Keller met Madison Wright when he was six years old. They were instantly friends. He makes a terrible mistake in high school that leads to a heartbreaking fight with Madison. They become bitter enemies until a horrific tragedy brings them together again. But can he hold onto her?
Follow Jake and his group of friends through the trials of high school and new adulthood.
This book is the second book of the Soulmates Series, but can be read as a standalone.

This is going to be a pretty short review.  Fate was a pretty good follow-up for people who liked Soulmates.  It is (in case you hadn't known) the follow-up novel to Nicole Dykes' first, Soulmates.  The same story is told in the two books.  However, in Fate, we see Jake's perspective on everything.  And it isn't necessarily as you would expect.

I really enjoyed reading Jake's point of view. As a reader, I personally enjoy the male perspective more. And this was no exception. With Jake's perspective, the reader gets a larger view of everything that happens and why Jakes acts the way he does.

We also get to hear more from the rest of the group of friends (which is nice since in Soulmates Paul had like one line). Being able to actually read about how they interact gives them an entirely new dynamic that couldn't be seen in the first book.

There is a lot less Maddy. But there is also a lot more Jake. And he makes a compelling storyteller being what he thinks is lovesick with unrequited love.
So what do I think overall?
I really enjoyed reading from Jake's POV.  This is a great second and recommended to people who liked Soulmates.

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