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Controlling the wolf inside is never guaranteed… I know that now.
My whole life I thought my biggest obstacle was dating the son of the sheriff—the one person in town my parents hate more than anyone. But I never imagined that my eighteenth birthday would bring something bigger—something dangerous. At eighteen, I finally know the family secret… I’m a werewolf. And my boyfriend? He’s our rival pack’s next alpha… and my fated mate.
But it’s too late. Connor broke up with me “to keep me safe,” but from what? Now that I’m a wolf shifter too, he’s changed his mind and wants me back. But can I really trust the boy who broke my heart just weeks ago?
And if I do, can our forbidden love actually be enough to conquer the family feud between our rival packs and finally bring peace to our town?
Facing betrayals from close friends, rescuing loved ones who’ve been taken, and fighting against the family feud of a lifetime, Connor and Tala must decide: family or fate?
Fate’s Rebellion is the first book of a young adult paranormal romance trilogy with fated mates, forbidden love, and second chance romance tropes. It is inspired by Twilight and Romeo and Juliet and is told in first person, present tense with dual point of view (alternating chapters between male and female characters). Each book of the trilogy follows a new couple of the same friend group, with books one and two being male/female relationships and book three being female/female. Beware that certain scenes may be triggering to some readers for some violence.
I want to start off with this cover. It’s absolutely beautiful and captures the essence of the novel amazingly.
The author includes a pronunciation guide, which I love. While I don’t mind guess work for character names, it’s more immersive when the author gives us THEIR characters names… and when they add meanings to them, as well? Oh, man.
Fate’s Rebellion is akin to Romeo & Juliet.. but with magic and wolf shifters. Major R&J vibes here. After reading some other reviews before deciding to read this book, I know I’m not alone. Some people said Twilight vibes.. but I don’t see it in the least bit.
The romance between our two MC’s in forbidden, due to feuding packs. They are both wolf shifters, even if neither one of them realized it at first because of some weird laws.
Connor and Tala’s story engulfs you immediately! Their emotions are so genuine and the dual POV really draws the reader into the story. One of my favorite things about dual POV books is the fact that I get to experience both protagonists feelings, emotions, interactions, etc. thus pulling me in deeper and deeper.
It was incredibly difficult to put Fate’s Rebellion down. I stayed up to finish it in a day! The pace never lets up and the plot twists are compelling.
The magic system is a been confusing for me. While it is explained a bit in the story, it’s real cloak and dagger. I’m hoping for more in-depth magic explanation in future books.
I enjoy fated mate tropes, but I don’t feel like this was a “my wolf and you wolf belong together” but I also don’t feel like it was instalove (one of my least favorite tropes) due to the fact that Connor and Tala had been together for three years I believe it had said.
While the book is marketed for YA, and the characters are mostly highschoolers (18 and younger) it has some darker themes throughout. Content warnings found below.
I had so many “wtf” moments while reading. All good moments, I assure you.
The ending is in the main antagonists POV. I loved the deeper insight into his past traumas, feelings, and motives. Caleb is for sure a villains villain – absolutely zero redemption in my eyes. That being said, I feel like with Caleb – and maybe I’m seeing something that isn’t there – his dad really failed him in his own need for revenge. Caleb had this severe trauma, and did not get the help he so clearly needed.
Either way I’m looking forward to more from him.
Alluding to Rape
Mentions of Child Abuse
I rated Fate’s Rebellion four stars.
About Whitney Morsillo:
Whitney Morsillo is a New England transplant living in the Tennessee mountains and writes YA paranormal romance. She has a Master’s in Creative Writing and believes books are crucial to survival in this wild world because “whether life is good or shit-tastic, you deserve an escape to beautiful men and to run with the wind in your fur… or hair.” When she isn’t writing swoon worthy, morally grey men who find their sassy fated mates to be their greatest strength—and infuriating weakness or beautiful villains with tragic pasts, she looks forward to the changing leaves of autumn, drinks way too much Earl Grey tea, and reads her children Harry Potter while sneaking in some steamy reads after bedtime.
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1 winner will receive a finished copy of FATE’S REBELLION & a bookmark, US Only.
1 winner will receive an eBook FATE’S REBELLION, International.
Ends March 21st, midnight EST.
Title: FATE’S REBELLION (Sixth Sense #1)
Author: Whitney Morsillo
Pub. Date: October 7, 2022
Publisher: Whitney Morsillo
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Find it: Goodreads, https://books2read.com/FATES-REBELLION
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