Zeus gave her one simple job: Kill every human. Atroposdaughter of Zeus and the third goddess of Fate from Greek mythology spends her eternal life snipping human lifelines when their mortal lives are over. As if being a killer doesn't make life miserable enough, she and her Fate-wielding sisters must live amongst the humans on Earth thanks to a long-running feud between their mother and Zeus. Living on Earth means they must mingle with the mortals, attend the local high school, and attempt to fit inor at least not stand out too much.
Killing and mingling don't mix, which is why Atropos' number-one rule is to avoid all relationships with the humans. Caring for the people she has to kill is a fast track to insanity. However, when Alex Morgan walks into her first-period English class, she knows she's in for trouble. He's the worst kind of human for her to likeone with a rapidly approaching expiration date. And he makes Atropos want to break all the rules.
About the Author
I became a writer at the age of six when my parents bought me a child’s typewriter for Christmas and agreed to pay me a penny per page for any stories I churned out. When I got older, I realized that I needed to make (much) more money from my writing so I first turned to the corporate world (where I learned that I am spectacularly unsuited to cubicle life) and ultimately to freelancing where I now write everything from technical manuals to articles on personal finance and European-style board games. My writing career came full circle when Clean Teen Publishing accepted Broken Fate, my first novel. By my calculations, my parents owe me about $3.00 for that book. I live in North Carolina and, when not writing, can often be found reading anything I can get my hands on, playing board games, watching sports, camping, running marathons, and playing with my dog.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book was just what I needed, with a great storyline, compelling and complex characters. The words flow from the pages, creating a world where the fates are living in our world, going to school while, tending their duty to Zeus. I've always had a penchant for the God's of Olympus, and I'll be getting the next book in this series asap. I loved that the emotional growth Sophie, or Atropos as she was known by the ancient Greeks, as she spent time with Alex. Alex, his life has been a rough one, but Sophie brings him something to distract him from the problems he can't run away from. Their relationship builds slowly, and I loved how he never lost his humour or charm, but will fate give them a happy future? ‘Oft have I heard that grief softens the mind, And makes it fearful and degenerate; Think therefore on revenge and cease to weep.’” - Shakespeare. I think this sums up how I feel, at the end of book 1, and l can't wait to read book 2. Highly recommended
What a great story! The author does a wonderful job of making Sophie (Atropos) pass off as a teenager when in fact she's a three thousand year old goddess. Sophie is serious but has her moments of hilarity. Alex has a losing battle against him: he has a short shelf like by way of terminal illness. It's a cruel joke played on both of them but they make the best of it. I love their shared love of reading, and of exploring abandoned places. This book made me laugh, got me teary eyed, angry, and dying (no pun intended) to get my hands on the next book.