Hope’s Decree (The Fated #1) by Angela McPherson was a okay entertaining read, with an unique plot that keeps you reading.
I have to say, I got some mixed feels about this book. Being my first read by this author I went in as I always do with an open mind. The writing is good, the flow was nice, but there are some repeats. The best way to say this would be, like the same scene was done twice but at different locations. It made the story feel a like unfocused and choppy. I also has some trouble with the MC. She was very Mary-sue like, and not in a good way. Overpowered, non-flawed characters can work when done right, but sadly to say, I wasn’t feelin that with this one. There is also a unneeded love triangle. It felt forced and just, I have to repeat myself, unneeded.
Not all is lost though, because this story has quite the plot and the actual story telling is engaging and hooking. The Greek mythology is interesting and adds an otherworldly element. Morpheus is a great character, and in truth if it wasn’t for him I don’t know if I would have enjoyed this story as much as I did. I also loved the fight scenes, they were choreographed stunningly. I found myself on the edge of my seat and holding my breath. Detailed with a steady flow, I felt like i was watching a movie. And the twist and turns this story takes, really puts a new spin on the normal greek mythology.
Overall this story, though had me mixed, I did very much enjoy myself. The ending was open ended, leaving room for this story to continue, and I will being reading the next book. So yes I do give this book my high recommendation and my stamp of approval.
–Review by @eawalsh