January 31, 2023

BLOG TOUR A Ruinous Fate by Kaylie Smith

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the A RUINOUS FATE by Kaylie Smith Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

About The Book:

Title: A RUINOUS FATE (Heartless Fates #1)

Author: Kaylie Smith

Pub. Date: January 3, 2023

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Pages: 432

Find it: Goodreadshttps://books2read.com/u/boyLnZ

Fate does not choose the weak. Fate chooses the ready.

Illustros is a cursed realm ruled by the ruthless Gods of Fate, and no one understands the Fates’ wrath more than Calliope Rosewood. Blessed with unspeakable powers that terrify even the most dangerous witches and fae, Calla hides her forbidden magic in shame and fear that one wrong touch could send her to her death. With only her two best friends in tow, Calla deserted her coven and has been on the run ever since.

Worse, Calla is concealing an even darker secret: fate has chosen her as the final prophesied Blood Warrior, the being destined to start the Fates’ War, which will decimate her people and eradicate their magic.

After a betrayal from her infuriating ex Ezra leads her one step closer to fulfilling that age-old prophecy, Calla is desperate to do whatever it takes to reset her fate. So when a mysterious and charming witch offers to help Calla do just that, she immediately agrees to his plan. Only catch? That plan includes journeying into the deadly Neverending Forest with Ezra and said witch, who just so happens to be Ezra’s tempting older brother. Torn between her past desires and alluring new possibilities, Calla brings along her best friends to fight what lies ahead.

As the group ventures into the enchanted woods together, they’ll all soon learn that choosing your destiny comes with dire consequences . . . and the Fates are not to be tested. Calla believes the Fates have it out for her, while others believe they have chosen her for a reason. But in the end, Calla will have to fight to forge her own destiny and decide if the risk of choosing herself is worth the possibility of damning everyone else.

REVIEW of A Ruinous Fate (Ruinous Fate #1) by Kaylie Smith
Rating: 3 Stars
Format: ARC (Courtesy of Publisher) and Audiobook (Personal Library)

Kaylie Smith’s debut novel A Ruinous Fate is the first book in the Ruinous Fate series, and introduces readers to a unique world with a myriad of different creatures. A bit of a rocky start in places, it set the stage for lots of action in subsequent books and shows a lot of promise. Narrators Alex Kydd and Dana Lau did an excellent job with bringing the book to life with their performance in the audiobook narration. 

I really enjoyed the premise of the book. Many other readers have compared it to a Dungeons and Dragons (DnD) adventure, and I can absolutely see that. The idea of the Fates, and the magical die that determine a witch’s future created a unique spin on an otherwise familiar young adult fantasy story structure. The idea of the war between the gods and the different immortal creatures (most specifically the witches) sets the stage for a big confrontation later in the series. I also enjoyed the expansive world, with all the different creatures that live there (Valkyries! Sirens! Trolls!). 

The book will largely appeal to die-hard fantasy readers. There are times when the world-building gets a bit tangled and hard to follow, but if you embrace the magic of the book and try not to get too caught up in the nitty-gritty of things I think you’ll enjoy the read. The story ends on a cliffhanger, and I’m excited to see what happens next for Calla and the rest of the crew. 

Thank you to the author, the publisher Disney-Hyperion and Jaime at Rockstar Book Tours for providing me with a complimentary review copy of the book. I appreciate the opportunity to read and review A Ruinous Fate immensely! Please note - I voluntarily read and reviewed the book. All opinions expressed in the review are my own and not influenced in any way

About Kaylie Smith:

Kaylie Smith is a writer and lover of all things magical and fantasy. She grew up in Louisiana where she frequently haunted bookstores and practiced her writing craft. After getting her degree in graphic design, she decided to fully pursue her dream of being an author, and the first book in her YA fantasy series, A RUINOUS FATE, debuts in January 2023 from Disney Hyperion. When she isn’t writing or reading, she can be found at home with her menagerie of animals, fussing over her houseplants, or annoying people about astrology.

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Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a finished copy of A RUINOUS FATE, US Only.

Ends February 4th, midnight EST.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:


Kait Plus Books

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YA Books Central

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Books and Zebras

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Library of Becca

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Review Thick And Thin

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Book Reviews by Alison

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Book Briefs

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The Momma Spot

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Thindbooks Blog

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A Blue Box Full of Books

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A Dream Within A Dream

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A Bookish Dream

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Eli to the nth

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Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

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The Book View

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Eye-Rolling Demigod's Book Blog

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