rating 4 stars
book #2 in the servants of fate trilogy
Galena Margolis, a brilliant scientist with a tragic past, is determined to fulfill her destiny and develop the vaccine that could save millions. Yet when Galena’s test subjects meet with foul play, it’s clear that someone is still determined to stop her, and that Galena herself is a target. As the Ferry empire forges a plan to keep her safe, Declan Ferry, the politics-hating black sheep of the family, steps forward to protect her—but the emotional cost may be more than either of them is willing to pay.
As unknown enemies close in, it becomes terrifyingly clear that they threaten to destroy not only Galena’s lifesaving work but also the very fabric of fate. As Galena and Declan race to uncover the traitor, they also forge a special bond that could save both Galena and those she’s sworn to help. Torn apart by the past and hunted by those she trusted, can Galena find room amidst her fears for a passion that could make her stronger than ever? And even if she and Declan can find their way together, will it be enough to keep the future from coming apart at the seams?
I would recommend this to people who loved The Archived by Victoria Schwab, and has no problems with mature content, since this is an adult novel. I liked this one better than the first, the first one took me by surprise because I went into thinking it was an entirely supernatural novel, and I wasn’t expecting the romance thing (and explicit sex scenes) which I don’t have a problem with, but it definitely took me by surprise. With this one I knew what to expect.
This is a novel set in a Post-apocalyptic technological future (circa 2050) where the water and air is polluted although bearable, and focuses on the Servants of Fate. The Ferry family are the ones who make sure every soul after death gets to heaven or hell. And the Kere are the ones who mark people that are fated to die, and they can choose how it will occur as well, so these two clans work together, but not without their problems. Every book focuses on a couple (again these are very romantic). This wasn’t the greatest book ever but I just couldn’t give it less than four stars.
I overall enjoyed this book, I could appreciate it for what it actually was, at times was corny, but it was an adult novel, and no angsty shit, so it was all fine, it kept me enthralled throughout the whole book, and now I’m excited for the third book in which the main characters will be (main characters change in the books) Aislin the Charon of the Ferry and Jason Moros Lord of the Kere. So if you found something interesting about the things said above, check out Marked since this is the second installment.