Fates Divided by Jules Barnard Halven Rising #1 Publication Date: August 31, 2015 Genres: Contemporary, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance
Elena Rosales has busted her ass to get into a good college. She’s the only one in her family ever to attend, and expectations are high. No pressure. But Elena’s got this one in the bag, because she’s as dependable as the molecules she studies, as reliable as the chemical reactions that comfort her in their predictability. Until they don’t.Elena has always wondered why her mother abandoned her on her first birthday. It’s not until she turns eighteen and her chemistry experiments go berserk that she learns the truth: Her mother wasn’t human, and the Fae are willing to harm those Elena loves if she doesn’t use her power over the elements to cure them of a deadly disease. Derek, Elena’s brooding neighbor, isn’t the friendliest guy, but he has access to an off-hours lab and is willing to help Elena create the antivirus. He has his own secrets to keep, and this business Elena is mixed up in could blow his cover. But when Elena and Derek get together, more than chemicals spark fire-and they soon discover just how complicated attraction can get when they find themselves on the other side of the portal, fighting for survival. Lives collide, and allegiance and love are tested, in Fates Divided.
Elena has always known what she wanted to be when she grew up. Her family helped her realize her dreams as best they could. While Elena is away at Dawson working towards her degree in the sciences strange things start to happen to her. How does one explain how liquids boil over without any heat being applied to them? Thinking herself going insane Elena does what any sane person would, try to disprove that these odd things happened. When her roommate tells her to ask Derek their sexy as sin neighbor for use of his lab Elena gets more than she bargained for. What would you do if presented with the unimaginable? How would you respond to learning that not only are you not entirely human but that another race is depending on you to save them from extinction? Derek and Elena make a marvelous team. While trying to save the Fae they gain something in each other that is priceless and beautiful. Who will win in the end the evil half fae trying to destroy the Fae or Elena and Derek?