Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Blog Tour Stop: Wicked Fate by Tabatha Vargo: Review

Welcome to the next stop of the Wicked Fate blog tour.  On my stop, I have my review posted along with the author's bio and my favorite excerpt from the story.  I would like to thank Tabatha for sending me this book for review!!!  I really loved it!!!

 Title: Wicked Fate
Author: Tabatha Vargo
Publication: November 30th, 2012
Format: eBook
Rating: 5/5 Stars

Goodreads Synopsis

What if you lived in fear of yourself?

For Mage McPherson being afraid of herself is just the norm. Thanks to that fear, being a loner in a small town never bothered the mysterious Mage. Once she received her secret abilities, she figured being alone was the safest way to be. That all changes during her sophomore year at Summerville High when Adam, her equally mysterious secret crush, starts to notice her.

Afraid that she might harm Adam, Mage must learn to either control or deny herself. With Adam by her side she's more powerful than she’s ever been, but is she powerful enough to defeat her worst nightmare? She learns a hard lesson about love and magic when her destiny comes to collect.

My Review

 I absolutely LOVED this book!!!!  I was immediately hooked after the first page.  I haven't read a book like this before.  The fact that it is different from all the other books out there, makes it another favorite on my shelf.  The story is written beautifully, and the world that Tabatha created, was unlike the others.  I felt as if I was there, and I was able to see picture everything around me with the descriptions that Tabatha used.  I also love seeing characters grow through the stories.  Along with the romance, that is my favorite part.  I love seeing characters persevere though the troubles they are facing and become stronger.  I was able to feel everything the characters felt as well.  I loved it!!!!

Mage is different from everyone else.  At school she is considered weird and a freak.  They fear her.  All of a sudden a new girl, Bernie, shows up at school and immediately tries to befriend her.  Then Adam, her long time crush, starts paying attention to her all of sudden.   Mage decides to make this school year different so she tries socializing for a change.  Bernie and Adam immediately become important people in he life.  Weird things start happening though.  Mage starts having nightmares, or at least, she thinks they are nightmares.  Her powers start to change.  Will Mage be strong enough to overcome these changes?  

I loved Mage as a character.  She was a social outcast, but she preferred it that way.  She was always afraid of hurting someone.  But things change.  She changed.  Bernie and Adam became very important people in her life.  I got to watch Mage be a loner at the beginning, but throughout the story, I got to see her open up.  She was a character that I easily related to.  On her sixteenth birthday, her powers change.  She doesn't know or understand what is happening to her.  People are looking for her.  She stays strong though and that is what I loved about her.  No matter what, she fights.

Who could not love Adam in this story.  He is such a sweetheart.  I am totally swooning.  He has always noticed her since they were little.  He knew a little about her powers and didn't tell a soul.  As he realizes how strong her powers actually are, he supports her and doesn't run away.  He is in total awe of her and her powers.  She starts to feel because of him.  The love they share is the real kind.  The kind that is stronger than death.  Lets face it, he is such a romantic as well.   What he does for her on Christmas and her birthday was very sweet.  I also loved how he sent her messages through flowers.  I was hugely swooning there.  What he does to protect her, shows how deep their love is.  

There were so many shocks and surprises throughout this book.  When she uncovers the secrets, I was as shocked as she was.  The ending was such a shock to me.  I had a feeling it was going to happen, but I was really hoping it wouldn't.  This book took me on an emotional roller coaster ride.  The ending tore me to pieces.  It took me forever to finish, because I couldn't quit crying.  There is hope though.  I can't wait to read the sequel!!!

Great debut Tabatha!!!!!  I will definitely be preordering me a signed copy from Tabatha's blog.  This book is a must have and a must read!!!!  I recommend it to everyone!!!!

                                                           About the Author 
Tabatha has been writing since she could pick up a pencil. Her first publication was a little poem in her elementary school paper, from that point on she was hooked. When she was a teenager, she traded in her girly magazines for personalized writing notebooks.

At nineteen, she met her own personal prince charming and writing took a back burner for a while. She is now married to that prince and the mother of a beautiful six-year-old princess/rock star. Once her daughter was born, writing came back into her life, and she finished her very first novel in May of 2009.

She is pursuing a Bachelors in English and hopes to one day teach while continuing to write.

As a stay-at-home mom and full-time student, Tabatha enjoys the freedom of spending a good bit of her days doing what she loves the most…writing. 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TabathaVargo

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16008688-wicked-fate

Below is my favorite excerpt from the story!!!!  I hope you all enjoy!!!

When I’m doing homework, reading journals, or relaxing in the gardens, I wonder to myself if Adam misses me as much as I miss him.

My answer arrives a few days later. It’s Saturday and, of course, I’m in the library with Thaddeus. I hear a loud knock at the door. There’s a little man at the door with a bouquet of pink camellias and red carnations. It’s a strange looking bouquet.

I sign a delivery confirmation and then I take the flowers. The delivery man also hands me a gift. It’s wrapped in purple and silver wrapping paper. I can tell by looking at it that it’s a book of some sort. I can also tell by the wrapping paper that it’s from Adam. He’s the only person who cared enough at one point to know my favorite color. Anything he’s sent from that point on was either purple or wrapped in purple.

I thank the delivery man and sit on the closest couch in the front living room. I lift the flowers and breathe them in. I feel my heart constrict with the thought that Adam might actually be thinking about me.

I sit the flowers down on the couch beside me and begin to rip at the wrapping paper on the gift. It’s a book, a strange looking old book. The book’s called The Language of Flowers. I flip through a few pages and realize right away the subject content of the book. It’s a listing of different flowers and what they mean. Adam’s trying to communicate with me the only way he knows how without having to worry about breaking his deal with Eris.

I quickly flip through the book to the page with camellias and carnations on it. When I read what’s on the page I clasp the book to my chest and breathe deeply. It feels so good to know what Adam’s really thinking. I look at the page of the book once more.


Camellia (Pink) = Longing for you…

Carnation (Red) = My heart aches for you…

His heart aches for me! He misses me too! My thoughts are going crazy. Should I go to him or should I just take this for what it is and leave it be?

 I wanted nothing more than to run to his house and throw my arms around him. I miss him so much and to know that he misses me too is enough to make me float. I pick up my flowers and hold them to my nose to smell them once more.