(E-ARC for review from the author)
Attacked at her graduation by a mysterious woman and a gruesome henchmen, Grace was lucky to escape with her life. Rescued by her Aunt Phoenix and a Fae warrior named Chris, Grace is confronted by the startling truth about her heritage. Her mother was the Greek Goddess Pandora. Now it has fallen to Grace to protect her mother’s box from the crazed Demi-Goddess Lilith, who is determined to use it to unleash hell on Earth. As if her bizarre blood legacy wasn’t enough, Grace has begun developing frightening new powers that threaten to destroy her from the inside out. In a world where nothing is what she thought it would be, can Grace find the strength to defeat Lilith and learn to control her powers before she loses her mind?
I have always been a big fan of Greek Mythology and Pandora's Box is one of my favorite stories. So, when I first got this book from the author for review, I was really excited. The Gods of Fate series is based on characters we are all familiar with from our school years. I think that a lot of readers will really enjoy this new take on the old stories.
The heroine in the novel, Grace is unaware of her heritage as the daughter of the Goddess Pandora until she is attacked on her graduation day. Her Aunt Phoenix and the Fae warrior, Chris are charged with filling her in on her mission to protect Pandora's box from another Demi-Goddess Lilith who wants to destroy the Earth. Graces new found powers also help in her quest. Grace is very easy to identify with she isn't your typical girl who would be scared to death and freaked out by the entire situation. She handles it with "grace" so to speak. I liked her a lot she had a natural curiosity that was very believable.
The supporting characters were very well written as well. Aunt Phoenix was an excellent character full of hard headness and very much in control of the situation. She gave readers a sense of old school dynamics but she was full of wisdom and really awesome moves... LOL! Chris was also an interesting addition to the book, a Fae warrior. I don't know she came up with it but I'm glad she did. He adds another dimension to the novel that sets it apart from others of it's kind.
I think my favorite part of the novel was the fact that the other god's make appearances in the novel as well. Hermes has always been one of my favorites and Apollo is a close second, so I was glad to see they made an appearance in the book and let us see them in human form.
Here is a excerpt from, Foresight, if you'd like to take a look.
Foresight is available NOW from your favorite bookseller.
I'm giving this one 4 out of 5 apples from my book bag!
Here is some additional information about the author, Sherry Ficklin.
Sherry is a full time writer from Colorado where she lives with her husband, four kids, two dogs, and a fluctuating number of chickens and house guests. A former military brat, she loves to travel and meet new people. She can often be found browsing her local bookstore with a large white hot chocolate in one hand and a towering stack of books in the other.
Her teen fantasy series, The Gods of Fate trilogy, is forthcomming from Dragonfly Publishing. Book 1, Foresight, is now available.