Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Fate and Fortune Blog Tour | Two Reviews + Gift Card Giveaway

On tour with Prism Book Tours

Fate & Fortune
(Fate & Fortune #1)
Robin Daniels
YA Contemporary Romance, Duology
ebook, 279 Pages

Bryce has liked Paige since they were little but has never had the guts to act on his feelings. Paige is devastated over being dumped by her long-time boyfriend and can’t seem to move on. They’re stuck in a rut, until fate decides to pull them out.

Both Paige and Bryce are talked into seeing a fortune teller at the annual Summer’s End Carnival. Neither of them buys into the mysticism, until the psychic’s predictions start coming true. Now, the most bizarre things are happening and there isn’t a clear explanation. Each of them must figure out if they’re the subject of an elaborate hoax or a bigger plan forged by destiny.

*This book is part one of two. Books should be read sequentially.


Fate & Fortune (especially when followed up by its companion Kismet & Karma) is so fun! Reading the first part of this young-adult love story is like watching someone perform a magic trick... You know something's up, but you can't quite figure out how they pulled it all off. And you don't have to know the answers to enjoy the crazy, quirky, and entertaining ways Bryce and Paige are drawn together.

This is a fairly clean read in terms of content (minus making out), but this duology does include a fair amount of crude humor and innuendo. Also, as is probably clear from the title and description, there are references to fate, fortune telling, magic, and tarot cards. While all this is included with a rather light-hearted flair, if any such references bother you, this might not be the series for you.

But if you're looking for a high-school story filled with an endearing group of characters, their antics, and some romance, you'll find a lot to enjoy! The author has a very readable and engaging writing style, and I love the early setting of a small-town fair, as well as the odd but fun ways the romance plays out for the main characters. Fate & Fortune is a cute and entertaining YA read!

*With thanks to the author and Prism Book Tours for providing me with a complimentary e-copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are my own.*

Kismet & Karma
(Fate & Fortune #2)
Robin Daniels
YA Contemporary Romance, Duology
ebook, 270 Pages

Bryce and Paige belong together, but they’ll never make it happen alone. When inspiration strikes in multiple ways, a friend decides it can’t be a coincidence; it’s a call to action. With a little luck, the help of fate, and the matchmaking plan of the century, Bryce and Paige just might get their happy ending.

You heard Paige and Bryce’s version of the story in Fate & Fortune. Now join Eric, Amy, Cody, Kennedy, and Genie to see how things really went down.

***This book completes the series. Book one can be read as a standalone, but book two cannot. Fate & Fortune should be read first.***


As noted in the description, this story's pacing and puzzle of scenes probably won't be all that enjoyable unless you've read book one. But if you liked Fate & Fortune, then Kismet & Karma is a fun companion story! I believe it's best to read one right after the other.

As with book one, this book contains crude humor, innuendo, and perhaps (in some ways) a bit stronger emphasis on fate, which I feel a little saddened by. But the star attraction of the show is the characters—the crazy group of friends who all care so much about one another despite their snarky ways of interacting and their various personalities. While book one focused on Paige and Bryce, this book invites you to get to know the rest of the group and their own trials, dreams, and schemes.

I enjoyed this behind-the-scenes look at the plot of Fate & Fortune, as well as the complete conclusion you don't quite get in book one alone. There's a particular scene near the end (not quite the last) that's especially delightful in terms of setting, romance, and friendship. As part two of a clever duology, Kismet & Karma is a charmer!

*With thanks to the author and Prism Book Tours for providing me with a complimentary e-copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are my own.*

About the Author

Robin Daniels

The most important thing to know about me is that I'm basically a sixteen-year-old trapped in an adult's body. It's why I feel such a great connection to all of my characters and why I love to write romantic comedy. The kid in me just wants to be goofy. Besides being a writer, I'm a wife, mother of five, volleyball enthusiast, and home-decorating guru. My list of favorites includes: reading, Christmas, pedicures, dessert, steak, Arizona winters, and most importantly, Diet Coke.

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