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Review: This Wicked Fate by Kalynn Bayron

Basically the entire time I was reading This Wicked Fate I wasn’t even making notes I was so invested. If you loved the Greek mythology present in This Poison Heart, you are going to love this sequel! It’s action packed from start to finish. Keep reading this book review for my full thoughts.


Briseis has one chance to save her mother, but she’ll need to do the impossible: find the last fragment of the deadly Absyrtus Heart. If she is to locate the missing piece, she must turn to the blood relatives she’s never known, learn about their secret powers, and take her place in their ancient lineage. Briseis is not the only one who wants the Heart, and her enemies will stop at nothing to fulfill their own ruthless plans. The fates tell of a truly dangerous journey, one that could end in more heartache, more death. Bolstered by the sisterhood of ancient magic, can Briseis harness her power to save the people she loves most?


(Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)

This Wicked Fate is one of my most anticipated sequels hands down. I adored This Poison Heart for its cleverness, its heartfelt characters, and the intrigue. So you will love to hear that I enjoyed This Wicked Fate SO much! This direct sequel basically starts immediately when the first ended and they have to reckon with the consequences. How will they manage to reclaim what has been lost? To find their loved ones? While the beginning is still riding that wave, This Wicked Fate ends up ramping up slower than I expected.

But in that time frame, Bayron intersperses and introduces even more Greek mythology. If you loved that aspect of the first, then be prepared to be even more thrilled! There are more references, more people who pop up, and even more stories! Plus if you love this idea of archaeological clues and puzzling, contemporary treasure hunting vibes, this is it! Even more so, This Wicked Fate deals with friendship betrayal and sacrifice.

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In this sequel, the action takes center stage in this truly epic undertaking – to save her mother. Bottom line, if you read, and loved, the first, you have to read This Wicked Fate. Combined with the added mythology, the action means that once it begins, it becomes unstoppable. Find This Wicked Fate on Goodreads, Amazon, Indiebound, & The Book Depository.


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