Return to Book Page. Turning sixteen should mean driving, dating, and breaking curfew. It should never mean certain death. Arrabella's excitement for her upcoming birthday is swallowed up by not only her dismay at being moved to a tiny little town in the middle of nowhere, but by the terror of the dreams that assault her every night. Stalking her dreams, the raven haired beauty warns her, taun Turning sixteen should mean driving, dating, and breaking curfew. Stalking her dreams, the raven haired beauty warns her, taunts her, as she is paraded toward her death.
Desperate for answers, Arrabella turns to her grandfather, the only one willing to delve into her family's dark past. Warning her that once she takes the first step, there is no going back, Arrabella's grandfather begins to unwind their awful heritage. The only joy she finds in the week leading up to her death is meeting Tanner Wheeler, a young man she barely knows but is immediately drawn to.
A story of selfish betrayal reaching back to an age of merciless gods and blood sacrifice, Arrabella's world is sent into a deadly spiral. Get A Copy. Paperback , first , pages. Published August 24th by Createspace first published August More Details Escaping Fate 1. Other Editions 3. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Escaping Fate , please sign up.
Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Escaping Fate Escaping Fate, 1. Mar 01, Ingrid Seymour rated it really liked it. Arra has been having nightmares.
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The nightmares link her to a aztec girl who is about to be sacrificed. The question is, what do the nightmares have to do with Arra and why do they keep recurring, getting worse every night? Arra is a sweet girl with a very stable family life, so why such awful nightmares? Her prose is clean, which is nice Arra has been having nightmares.
Her prose is clean, which is nice to find in self-published books. Aztecs inhabited what is now Mexico, so a correction might be in order. My only complaint is that the plot moves too slowly.
To add to this, the recurring nightmares started to seem unnecessary, especially after I had a very good idea of what was going on. In the end, Gladden ties up the story nicely, if not with a big surprise ending. Especially, I like the fate she devised for Kivera. I'm really speechless. First I was weary at first and stalled reading Escaping Fate, I don't remember why now but I want smack myself into a wall right next to me for delaying it so long.
It was there on my kindle and it is free if you haven't noticed and I just thought to read it anyways, I love Author DelSheree Gladden's books and I knew I would not be disappointed. So, I started reading and in first few chapters it totally got me hooked and I was looking forward to read it one sitting i Wow!
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So, I started reading and in first few chapters it totally got me hooked and I was looking forward to read it one sitting if not for sleeping and my college. Her dream spooked me, as I started reading kinda midnight,but not in a bad way. You will like it, I was enjoying the thrill and anticipation to find out more and hoping she comes out unscathed from the curse.
The description were vivid, I was able to feel her fear, her emotions. When I couldn't read due to my college I thought, how the story is going to unfold. Arrabella first came out bratty but to think from her point of view I would have been same, but as story proceeded, I could see her strength and to sacrifice herself to remove the lifelong curse, that's great.
Her Grandfather is a hero. He is awesome.
The story had suspense, mystery and sweet romance between Arrabella and Tanner. This is awesome and it don't end on cliffhanger, I was so dreading it with when I was in the last step of the book and didn't wanted to finish it already. I was craving for more even before it ended. Going to start Soul Stone. This story is a must read! Feb 13, K. Finn rated it it was amazing. I read this book in three sittings, the more I got into the story the less I wanted to stop! If you're looking for a fast-paced and easy to enjoy novel then Escaping Fate is my pick for you.
There is a fascinating but simply-delivered plot that readers of any age and ability can enjoy with likeable characters and I say that as a person who generally doesn't like teenage leads! What I really particularly loved about Escaping Fate was the cultural flavour and sinister connections to the an I read this book in three sittings, the more I got into the story the less I wanted to stop!
What I really particularly loved about Escaping Fate was the cultural flavour and sinister connections to the ancient Aztec culture. DelSheree Gladden's descriptions were vivid and colourful as she brings to life an ancient world and meshes it with modern teenage life in a skilful way.
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This is a great rendition of an impending doom story, not overdone or over-dramatised in any way but with plenty of tension to keep you going and wondering what's going to happen next. I'm onto book two from here for sure! And I have to say that I was not disappointed.
Escaping Fate tells the story of Arra and the lead up to her 16th birthday. After moving to the small town of Grainer against her choice she discovers some alarming secrets in her family history. First she starts having vivid dreams about a young girl being ripped from her home in the middle of the night and being taken and prepa After reading the Destroyer trilogy by Delsheree Gladden — which I loved — I had high hopes for Escaping Fate. First she starts having vivid dreams about a young girl being ripped from her home in the middle of the night and being taken and prepared to be sacrificed to an ancient Aztec God.
Each night brings a new dream with more of the story. She soon connects her dreams to her family by some photos she finds while unpacking boxes in her new home. She finds help in her Grandpa and finds out that he has been researching this phenomenon since his sister died all those years ago. They have to work together to try and stop what happened to her female ancestors happening to Arra on her 16th birthday.
During this time Arra meets Tanner, who makes living in Grainer seem slightly more bearable and starts an ill-advised romance with him, knowing that it may only last a few days. Their relationship was sweet and will hopefully develop in the next book in the series. This was an interesting concept and was well written and I loved the Aztec element in the story and there was a satisfying ending. If I had one complaint if you can even call it that it was just too short, I could have read so much more!
Looking forward to the next book. Dec 21, Kristen rated it it was amazing Shelves: arc , kindle.