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Review: A Matter of Truth by Heather LyonsA Matter of Truth by Heather Lyons
Series: Fate #3
Series Rating: four-stars
Published by Cerulean Books on November 3rd 2013
Pages: 347
Format: eARC
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Occult & Supernatural, Supernatural
Source: InkSlinger PR
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Content Warning: This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age.

Not long ago, Chloe Lilywhite seemingly had it all: a prized spot on the Magicals’ Council as lead Creator, a loving fiancé and Connection, and a wealth of good friends. But the poised young woman she projected was nothing more than a façade. Her parents all but disowned her. Power plays and accusations of murder within the Council rocked her confidence. And most difficult of all, her secret, a secondary Connection to Jonah’s twin brother, Kellan, became painfully impossible to resist. Desperate to gain control over her rapidly unraveling existence, Chloe did the unthinkable: she ran away.

Now living and working in Alaska under an alias, Chloe is slowly discovering who she is and, more importantly, who she wants to be. But the more she tries to leave the Magical world behind, the harder it becomes to stay hidden. The Elders are back with a vengeance, and the stakes have never been higher. Chloe finally has to make a choice: embrace her pre-ordained Fate or pave her own way in the worlds. One thing’s for sure, though—she’s finally up for the challenge.

A Matter of Truth totally reeled me back into the series from the first chapter. After the second book, I was feeling pretty down. The main plot seemed to focus on the love triangle which was painfully present on every page. Chloe was making bad decision left and right and the main characters were hiding and lying about things. I was maddening. But I knew I needed to keep going.

A Matter of Truth was so much better. Chloe really grew up and found who she was. I wanted to cry with her because she was such a wreck but also knew she needed to be brave and deal with the fallout of all her bad decisions. I loved her again, and that makes me really happy. While the love triangle still remains to be an issue, it is not as strong and all three involved are open and ready battle the problems that lie ahead. To note, this triangle isn’t one of choice and I can’t do an explanation justice, so if you are intrigued, please check out the series.

Now that the gang is in their 20’s, there are a couple of very steamy scenes. I love how the love scenes have grown with the characters. From typical teenage makeout sessions to full on adult sexy time.

Lastly, I want to say that the plot twists and turns were interesting and well received. The introduction of new characters was unexpected and welcoming. I LOVED Will. And the cliffhanger was OH MY GOSH…I’ve got to get my hands on the last and final book NOW!

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About Heather Lyons

Heather Lyons is known for writing epic, heartfelt love stories often with a fantastical twist. From Young Adult to New Adult to Adult novels—one commonality in all her books is the touching, and sometimes heart-wrenching, romance. In addition to writing, she's also been an archaeologist and a teacher. She and her husband and children live in sunny Southern California and are currently working their way through every cupcakery she can find.


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