Thursday, November 14, 2013

Blog Tour: A Matter of Truth (Fate #3) by Heather Lyons

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A Matter of Truth
Fate Series
By:  Heather Lyons
Published:  Nov. 5, 2013
Source:  Author
Mature Content

GR's Summary:

Not long ago, Chloe Lilywhite seemingly had it all: a prized spot on the Magicals’ Council as lead Creator, a loving fiancé and Connection, and a wealth of good friends. But the poised young woman she projected was nothing more than a façade. Her parents all but disowned her. Power plays and accusations of murder within the Council rocked her confidence. And most difficult of all, her secret, a secondary Connection to Jonah’s twin brother, Kellan, became painfully impossible to resist. Desperate to gain control over her rapidly unraveling existence, Chloe did the unthinkable: she ran away.

Now living and working in Alaska under an alias, Chloe is slowly discovering who she is and, more importantly, who she wants to be. But the more she tries to leave the Magical world behind, the harder it becomes to stay hidden. The Elders are back with a vengeance, and the stakes have never been higher. Chloe finally has to make a choice: embrace her pre-ordained Fate or pave her own way in the worlds. One thing’s for sure, though—she’s finally up for the challenge.

*This is a New Adult title, suitable for readers 18+

The Fate Series:

My Thoughts:

Every single book in the fate series has been phenomonal, and A Matter of Truth was no different!  The title of this book was so fitting, because this story is all about the truths that the main character, Chloe Lilywhite, discovers for herself.  The character growth that she goes through from the beginning to the end of this story is extraordinary.    

A Matter of Truth begins where A Matter of Heart left off.  Chloe is under a tremendous amount of stress from her job, as a "creator."  She can't deal with the fact that identical twins, Jonah and Kellan, her "connections," once close relationship has fallen apart, due to the fact that they are both in love with her.  Chloe has a "connection" with both brothers, and is constantly torn apart by guilt, and the fact that she's causing pain to the brother that she didn't choose to be with.

Chloe ends up running away from her problems, by moving to Alaska, reinventing herself, and getting a job as a waitress at a small diner called, "Moose on the Loose." As Chloe begins a new life, without Jonah and Kellan, she misses both of them desperately, but believes strongly that she's made the right decision to leave them both behind.  In Anchorage, she makes new friends at the diner she works at, and becomes like an adopted sister to Will, who is the cook at the diner, along with his father Cameron, and eventually moves in with them.  As time passes, even though her new friendships strengthen, she feels like a hole is in her heart, and she starts to realize that even though she is in love with both Jonah and Kellan, their is only one of the brothers' that she cannot live without.  Things get complicated with the reappearance of the "elders" powerful and sinister "magical" enemies, and trackers that are trying to locate Chloe, and bring her back to Annar, (The plane where most of the magicals reside.)  Chloe's life begins to get complicated, and she begins to realize that running away does not solve her problems.

I really enjoyed A Matter of Truth!  I felt so bad for Chloe, and the unique challenges that she had to endure, while fate dictated her job as a "creator," and her love life, by giving her connections to both Jonah and Kellan.  Chloe went from playing a passive role in her life, by running away from her friends and the loves of her life, to becoming a stronger individual.  She empowered herself.  Her best friend, Will, was critical to her progress of becoming stronger, and he was a loyal friend.  I really enjoyed his character, and background story.  The colorful cast of beloved secondary characters in this series made a reappearance in A Matter of Truth.  The ending was a huge cliffhanger that just about shocked me, and has me already pining for the next book in the fate series. 

My Rating:

A Matter of Truth was a great story that was filled with excitement, suspense, intrigue, and mostly a journey in which the main character, Chloe, sought and found the answers to her challenges while she ran away from her life.  I missed the interactions between Jonah, Kellan, and Chloe early in the story.  It took about 50% of the book until the twins made a reappearance in the story, but I understand that Chloe needed to be on her own to grow stronger, and mature.  I give, A Matter of Truth, 4.5 Longing, Loving, Suspenseful, Epiphany-Filled Stars!  Read this series!  It is AMAZING!!!!    

My Favorite Quotes:

"His hand curves around the back of my head, and he leans in, the smell of him, all spice and mint, flooding my senses until I go lightheaded.  This is love.  This is true love.  This isn't Connection love, or Fate love, or anything other than an old fashioned case of being hopeless, deliriously in love.  I know the difference now."  (eARC, Loc. 3397)


"My heart finally kick starts, because sometimes, even though a girl can be one hundred percent positive about what she wants, when a boy you love looks at you the way mine is looking at me, you have no control over your body at all."  (eARC, Loc. 4293)


"But tonight, though?  Tonight I learn the real truth-when merging souls and physical orgasms collide during actual intercourse, a person's being becomes nothing but stardust in the vastness of time and space.  We are no longer just lovers separated by bodies.  We are one.  We are nothing.  We are everything."  (eARC, Loc. 4353)


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About the Author:

Heather Lyons has always had a thing for words—She’s been writing stories since she was a kid. In addition to writing, she’s also been an archaeologist and a teacher. Heather is a rabid music fan, as evidenced by her (mostly) music-centric blog, and she’s married to an even larger music snob. They’re happily raising three kids who are mini music fiends who love to read and be read to.


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  1. I do like the sounds of this! Chloe appears to go through a lot. Great review.

  2. I haven't read this series yet, but I keep seeing wonderful things about it. It will definitely be going on my TBR pile.


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