Friday, August 19, 2016

Map of Fates by Maggie Hall - OPTIONAL

Hall, Maggie  Map of Fates (Conspiracy of Us, #2), 309 pgs.  G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2016.  $17.99  Content: Language: PG-13 (7 swears); Mature Content: PG-13; Violence: PG-13.   

Avery is fighting against the clock to save her mother.  The Order wants her to find an ancient treasure that they believe will give them the upper hand and the power to overtake the Circle, in exchange for her mother’s life.  As Avery searches around the world for the clues, she struggles with her feelings for Jack and Stellan, as well as understanding her new place in the Circle with her father and his children.  When the first born sons of the Circle start getting murdered, Avery has to step up her game.   

There is a lot of action throughout this book which makes it easy to read, but at times I felt like Avery was going in circles and that was frustrating.  The love triangle is a bit ridiculous, as all love triangles are, but Avery’s indecisiveness is annoying.  The ending was awful and all the reasons I want to punch this book in the face, but I won’t spoil it in case you want to read it.  There is an intense make out session, underage drinking, and a murder suicide among other violent episodes throughout that make it PG-13.   

MS, HS – OPTIONAL.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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