November 11, 2013

A Matter of Truth by Heather Lyons (Tour Review + Giveaway)

A Matter of Truth by Heather Lyons
Release Date: November 5, 2013
Publisher: Cerulean Books
Series: Fate
Review Source: eARC for review through InkSlinger PR

Synopsis: (from Goodreads)
Not long ago, Chloe Lilywhite seemingly had it all: a prized spot on the Magicals’ Council as lead Creator, a loving fiancé and Connection, and a wealth of good friends. But the poised young woman she projected was nothing more than a façade. Her parents all but disowned her. Power plays and accusations of murder within the Council rocked her confidence. And most difficult of all, her secret, a secondary Connection to Jonah’s twin brother, Kellan, became painfully impossible to resist. Desperate to gain control over her rapidly unraveling existence, Chloe did the unthinkable: she ran away.

Now living and working in Alaska under an alias, Chloe is slowly discovering who she is and, more importantly, who she wants to be. But the more she tries to leave the Magical world behind, the harder it becomes to stay hidden. The Elders are back with a vengeance, and the stakes have never been higher. Chloe finally has to make a choice: embrace her pre-ordained Fate or pave her own way in the worlds. One thing’s for sure, though—she’s finally up for the challenge.
My Thoughts:
There's something about this series and about Heather Lyons' writing that is so compulsively readable. Even when I’m internally yelling at the character(s) for decisions they made, I can’t help but keep flipping through the pages.

A Matter of Truth is a great addition to this series. I loved the Alaska part in the beginning, even when I wanted to see what was happening with Jonah and Kellan in Annar. Even though Chloe was in pain, being away from her connections, I really think she needed that time away. I love how she branched out, making new friends (such as the amazing Will!), and beginning to make some mature decisions.

I liked how this book moved things forward in so many ways. There was discovery about getting rid of the Elders, even if the solution was problematic. There was also progress in Chloe’s romantic situation, with a real decision being made (one which I really liked!). I really think this is my favourite book of the series so far because it had that crazy addictive quality that the first two books had, but Chloe also matured a lot, making adult decisions and sticking to them, even when it was difficult.

If you’re looking for a fun upper Young Adult (the characters are in high school in the first book)/New Adult series that doesn’t have a contemporary setting, I’d definitely recommend checking these out.

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About Heather:
Heather Lyons has always had a thing for words—She’s been writing stories since she was a kid. In addition to writing, she’s also been an archaeologist and a teacher. Heather is a rabid music fan, as evidenced by her (mostly) music-centric blog, and she’s married to an even larger music snob. They’re happily raising three kids who are mini music fiends who love to read and be read to.

Where to find Heather:
Website | Goodreads | Twitter | Facebook

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