Book Review: Bending Fate: A Prequel to Carnal Whispers: Mind Stalker

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Title: Bending Fate: Prequel to Carnal Whispers: Mind Stalker

Author:  Reily Garrett

Publication date: December 10th 2016


The strength to bend fate lies in our minds as well as our actions.

An extraordinary ability cursed her existence, but Dani’s alienation from society’s mainstream can’t dampen her commitment to help another genetic oddity hunted due to a unique DNA sequence.
Through the terror of avoiding a sniper’s bullet and nature’s temper tantrum, she struggles to deliver a warning in hopes of saving a like-minded, young woman. Dani’s ability is both a blessing and a curse. Those who would use her for their own ends would kill to control her, yet it’s her ability that allows her to seek out and help others.
Here is a riveting, fast-paced prequel to entertain while kindling contemplation of the metaphysical world.

My Review:

Another lovely book that was offered to me by Reily Garrett, “Bending Fate” is an introduction to “Carnal Whispers: Mind Stalker”, which focuses on Danielle and Marc’s relationship. This book however has only Dani in the center of attention.

On her way to save Callie, a girl with the same special abilities as hers, Dani is faced with many obstacles and will bare as well losses. Her struggle to always be one step ahead of her enemies is well described, but as well her fear of letting Callie down. Dani’s altruistic emotions, strength and intelligence are well captured and make her an extraordinary woman.

I’ve had a hard time only when it came to environmental descriptions. Too many details gave me the impression of a difficult lecture and that’s why it took me more time than normal to finish it. It also took me away from the main action, as I was drawn into imagining how it all looked and I lost my focus on the story.

All in all, this book is great if you want to get to know Dani better, to understand her emotions and her desire to protect. Still, the abundance of descriptions made me think of a long, long excerpt. Other than that, four starts from me and can’t wait to start the series!

About the Author:

Though her kids are her life, writing is the life after. You know, the one you also enjoy…AFTER the kids are in bed or AFTER they’re in school and the house is quiet. This is the time she kicks back with laptop and lapdog to give her imagination free reign.

In life, hobbies can come and go according to our physical abilities, but you can always enjoy a good book. Life isn’t perfect, but our imaginations can be. Relax, whether it’s in front of a fire or in your own personal dungeon. Take pleasure in a mental pause as you root for your favorite hero/heroine and bask in their accomplishments, then share your opinions of them over a coffee with your best friend (even if he’s four legged). Life is short, cherish your time.


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