Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Wings of Fate by TM Hobbs

Enthralling and Unexpected

From the Publisher

Fate. Callie Mason’s life was normal until fate intervened. When she embarked on a journey to serve others, she never imagined her life would be altered forever. 

After being the lone survivor of a plane crash in the middle of the Canadian tundra, she finds herself in the heart of the Woodland Cree people. Callie comes face to face with a past she knew nothing of while surrounded by half truths and dangerously handsome men. 

Will Callie be able to embrace the unknown to move on with her new life? Through the trials she faces on this journey, she comes full circle, discovering who she is while drawing on her strength from within.

My Take

When I saw the synopsis for Wings of Fate, I was expecting a tale of survival and Callie’s discovery of her inner strength after the plane crash. At least that’s what I perceived after reading the back cover of the book.  That’s exactly what I got during the first few chapters and I wasn’t disappointed. What I wasn’t expecting was the paranormal story that appeared afterward.  I’ve never read a paranormal book thinking I would like it but Wings of Fate surprised me—I enjoyed it!

Throughout the discovery of Callie’s family and her initiation into the clan, I was enthralled. I couldn’t put the book down! When it came to an end, I felt a little lost. The point of view alternation was different, but interesting to see how each character  observed the same situation. 

All that said, there were a couple things that gave me pause. Callie’s romance seemed unusual—it wasn’t apparent WHY they fell in love and fell so quickly. They didn’t communicate and didn’t have anything in common.  There wasn’t even much “life experience” discussion to form a bond between them. I guess it just seemed a little impetuous .

Because of the point of view alternating between the main characters, there was a lot of repetition between the end of one point of view and the beginning of the other. As a reader, I actually jumped past those parts because I already knew the scenario.

Lastly, there should have been a bit more technical editing. I could pretty much overlook it, but for a second book Hobbs should take that into consideration.

Even with those few confusing items, I still would give Wings of Fate 3.5 stars on the 5 star scale. The story really drew me in and I felt as if I truly knew the characters. There were words of wisdom throughout the book that I could apply to my own life. Plus, I love a romantic story line. Good job and I look forward to future books by TM Hobbs.

I received this book free from The Writers Coffee Shop  as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

About the Author

T.M. Hobbs lives in a small town in Northeast Texas with her husband and son. She has always enjoyed reading love stories filled with romance and adventure and now she has discovered her own voice through writing fiction. For her, writing is a way of traveling to places and times that would otherwise be impossible to touch and feel. She has found the ability to create new characters and form their lives rewarding and it brings her a feeling of accomplishment.

Through writing, she has found that she not only feels better about herself, she also has a great sense of satisfaction knowing that she has created something that someone else can enjoy.

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