June Book Review: A Vow that Twisted Fate Written by Katherine D. Graham

Monday, July 5, 2021


June Indie Book Review: 

The Vow that Twisted Fate by Katherine D. Graham

    (Hello reader! If you are new to my blog, hello and welcome. My name is Amanda the "Book Witch". I am a firm believer that reading is magic and since I tend to read often...I naturally coined the name for myself. I have decided to start reviewing Children's books and YA.  I am moving away from Romance books and really adult topics for the time being. I want this blog to be a safe place for those young readers out there who love the same magic that I love in a story. I welcome any motivational books/self help books, children's books ages 8-12, Children's picture books ages 4-8, and YA Books/fantasy/thriller. I hope to be a light in the darkness for all of those who love to read as I do. No matter your age. You are welcome here, with me. The Book Witch. Now let's get on with the review shall we?-A. Book Witch)

Afternoon my beautiful people. It has been a while since I have given you a decent book review. I went through a small reading slump and just couldn't seem to bring myself to read anything of substance. I knew I promised to review a book before July and so I decided to open the book and give it a try. Before I knew it the story drew me in and I read the book in less than three days time. It has been a very long time since I have been this excited about a book. I literally looked forward to opening it up and seeing what happened next.  I did not get as excited about A Court of Thorn and Roses as I did with this new book by Katherine D. Graham, The Vow that Twisted Fate.  I want to explain to you why this story captivated me in as much detail that I can give you WITHOUT spoilers. 

I became involved with the characters she built in the story as they were each given enough love and attention as they deserved. I am more of a reader that is character driven rather than plot driven. If you can build strong characters that I can understand, I will more than likely be interested in sticking with the story until it is done. The Vow That Twisted Fate, is about the main character, Arlena. She is described to have constant visions or phantasms that warn her of the upcoming war, ruled by an ancient sorceress. Her struggle is to confront the trouble that is her destiny and also confront who she is in the process. The story is written in such a way the character's are loveable. I became so hooked on the story because I understood Arlena and how her emotions felt the pressure of her duty. While I am not a Queen in charge of all kinds of people/creatures, I am a Mother. I am a Mother in charge of my fortress and my children. That is a ton of pressure all together and I am thankful I do not have to battle an evil sorceress in the process of all of my other duties.  The story has two love interests that makes it interesting for a bit and they are both equally interesting. If you are a person who likes having a love interest than this book  has a beautiful love blossoming from inside the pages.  However,  that is not what kept me reading page after page. The book was not as spicy as most books. In my opinion the scenes in which the love got a bit steamy were written in such a classy way it was just beautiful. The scene was not too vivid or detailed, but perfect just as it was. I wish more writers could write this way, so that those who want more action and adventure can just read past that and get right into the story.  Her creation of the villain was phenomenal and very well described.  Without giving too many spoilers, let us just say she was understandably misunderstood. 

Why did I keep reading the book?  THE CREATURES SHE CREATED!  I really love how she describes the creatures so vividly it reminded me of the times when I was younger reading Harry Potter for the first time. I would be so involved in the story because the Author painted such a detailed picture of the characters and the creatures inside the book. Katherine did a fantastic job doing the same thing in her book that I had an issue placing the book down. I wanted to keep reading, uninterrupted. The character development was nurtured and created so much that I understood the way Arlena felt and how her life was changed completely. I did shed a tear or two as well with her during the dark and sad times in the book. 

If you love to read fantasy because you crave adventure, self discovery, and magic than this book is the perfect book for you. The Vow That Twisted Fate has the perfect amount of adventure, magic, and self growth.  I promise you, it is worth the read. The only thing I do not like is that I wanted more. I am hoping she keeps writing, because I am a forever fan.

Great news! This book comes out this week!! July 9th! You can Pre-order on Amazon or check out the Author's website below! 

                                                                   Preorder here!      

"There are some who say I am the reincarnation of one of my ancestors: the White Queen, who vanquished all evil in our world once and for all. Now the same task falls to me."

                                                    - Queen Arlena the Fair

Katherine lives in the beautiful state of Tennessee with her high school sweet heart and her two sons (and her fur babies). She loves to travel, play Skyrim, and swim. She edits when she is not writing. To learn more check out her website above!


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