Playing With Fate

What were you like in your early 20’s? If you were anything like me you may have moved out of your parents’ home, maybe you were in college and working full time. Between life, tuition and bills you were probably just coming to understand the responsibility that comes with adulthood. If you were lucky you had a little time and money left over for dating and partying with friends.

Guardian Of Fate

In LJ Kentowski’s first effort, Guardian Of Fate, her heroine Cassandra Cosgrove made my early 20’s (and my teen years for that matter) look like chump change. Not only was she responsible for everything I mentioned above, but she had been charged with an unusual birthright that made dating practically impossible.

What kind of birthright could do that, you wonder? The kind where life and death are involved, of course. Yup! As a “Guardian” she has dreams about people dying before their time and it’s her job to prevent it from happening. Not easy, right? Did I mention that there’s a huge family secret that’s been kept from her? Or that suddenly she’s seeing these visions of people dying while wide awake? Or that she’s had dreams/nightmares of a sexy man who excites her body even as she senses she’s walking to her death?

Yeah, that’s a lot for anyone to deal with, much less a 20 something year old young woman. But Cassie’s gotten pretty good at dealing with the unusual. On the day when her visions change she meets two hotties…one of them belongs to the voice in her dreams and they’re both claiming to have her best interests at heart. She doesn’t know who to trust, where to turn…and she’s not sure what’s going on, but she knows one thing. She’d better figure this out fast before she or someone she loves dies.

This book is action packed! Filled with changing destinies, souls, angels and demons – nothing’s as it seems. This story comes with more bends and turns than a roller coaster with a passionate heroine who’s willing to face her destiny; to stand and fight when most normal people would run as fast as they could in the opposite direction.

If you enjoy action packed supernatural stories, this book does not disappoint. If you’ve already read this book, I’d love to hear what you thought of Cassie’s story so far… Did I mention her sequel, Seeker Of Fate, is already out, too?

41 thoughts on “Playing With Fate

  1. Mae Clair says:

    Great review, Kitt! I’ve read both Guardian of Fate and Seeker of Fate and loved both books. I’m eagerly looking forward to the final book in the trilogy to see how everything wraps up.

    L.J. created an amazing mythology for her world and characters with, as you said, amazing twists and turns. Edge of the seat stuff, with a strong author’s voice and great story-telling!!


    • Kitt Crescendo says:

      Thanks for jumping in, Mae! I am looking forward to reading her second book. She really did do a fabulous job. Like you said, strong author’s voice and great storytelling. 🙂


    • L.J. Kentowski says:

      Awwww…Thanks so much Mae! You know how much I appreciated the huge compliments you’ve given my books. Coming from such a great author, it means so much, not to mention a truly valued friend 🙂


  2. Gloria Richard Author says:

    Thriller, must-be-added-to-my-TBR file plotline.

    Handle that type of responsibility and decisions in my early twenties? Short answer? “No.” Long answer? “Hell, no!”

    I look back on my early twenties, and when I remember the times I…

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  3. filbio says:

    Sounds like a cool read. I remember my 20’s. Not as exciting as the title charactor’s. Just bartending, personal training, “adult entertainer”, you know, the normal stuff.


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