Monday, December 9, 2013

Forged by Fate (Bound by Hades, #1) by Reese Monroe

Rating: 3/5 stars
Publicationg Date: December 9th 2013

He’s waited more than 900 years to love her…

Being the Gatekeeper to Hades is no small feat, and waiting almost a millennia to meet your mate is damn near impossible. But Theo Bradford’s mark has finally surfaced on his intended. Now all he has to do is find her and convince her to embrace her supernatural heritage.

Young genius, Sadie Nowland, has got life figured out. Graduating college at the age of eighteen and accepting a six-figure job is just what she needs to prove she’s made something of herself. But when a strange tattoo mysteriously appears on her shoulder and Theo starts talking about Mates, it catapults her neatly laid out life into chaos.

Somehow a vicious demon banished to Hades defies Theo’s vanquish and returns, setting his target on Sadie, and she is thrust into the volatile world of Shomrei warriors and a connection to Theo her brain can’t comprehend and her body can’t deny. That primal bond proves more imperative to their survival than either could have ever imagined—and just may be the key to the world’s survival.


What I liked:

1) The story after the first 25%. 
2) The bond between Theo and Sadie.
3) The world I introduced to.
4 )Sadie's friend Dasha.

What I didn't like:

1) The first 25%. It might have been a good reason to stop the book. I felt that it was drugging and that it was a little. 
2) Sadie's behavior on that part. She was acting like a five year old. Later though she changed and became better, stronger (as a character) and was able to embrace everything.
3) The confusion on what Theo was exactly. 

Justin is similar to Damon Salvatore from the TV show The Vampire Diaries and Theo to Edward Cullen. I couldn't connect to the characters and when some of them were close to dying I couldn't feel anything.

Author bio:
Originally from Minnesota, Reese Monroe currently enjoys living in the sunny Arizona desert with her husband of seventeen years and her loveable Shetland Sheep dog, Maddux. Monroe holds a degree in psychology from Southwest Minnesota State University and a master's degree from the University of Iowa. When she’s not busy writing her next trilogy, she can be found pounding the pavement, training to run her first marathon.
Reese Monroe is a contributing blogger at the widely popular site New Adult Alley ( and has been part of the New Adult revolution for years having penned over thirty novels in the exciting new category. Look for her Bound by Hades trilogy coming soon from Entangled Publishing.

Connect with Reese on Twitter (@ReeseMonroe1), through Facebook ( or her website


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