Fate had constructed a plan to push me away… to save me…
There was a danger I never knew existed, one I had never sensed.
My family positioned themselves around me.
Like Hanging Pawns, they shielded me from it and I lived blissfully unaware… until now.
Now, I know there are rules to this game...
Sacrifices to be made in order to get to End Game.
What would I Sacrifice for one more moment... one last look? Touch? Kiss?
The answer is simple…
Sacrifice is book three in the Fate Series. You have to read Adjournment and Hanging Pawns before you start this book. My review may contain spoilers if you read it without reading the series in order.
When I found out Sacrifice goes back to Sidney’s POV I was very happy! I love Sidney’s character, everything she thinks is hilarious. Of course Hanging Pawns brought us some much needed information from Mea and Josh but I’m glad to be back with Sidney and Simon.
Now that the real Sidney is back everyone seems to be moving along perfectly. Simon and Sidney are very much together even though it hasn’t be made official and she hasn’t told Simon she loves him yet. These two together are HOT. Gah, I love Simon! He always puts Sidney before himself. I love that he stashes peanut butter cups for her when they attend events, anyone who does that is a keeper. I just can’t get enough of their love-hate relationship.
“Love is an emotion that people forget easily… they forget the feeling of being loved and being in love. Anger, on the other hand, even the hardest of hearts knows.”
Pricilla is up to her conniving ways again. She wants Simon for herself but she isn’t going to get him. She pushes everyone’s buttons and tries to make Sidney’s life hell, but Sidney is stronger than that, and seems to stay a step ahead of her. Hello Natalia, lol. One thing I love about Emersyn’s books is that she keeps you updated on everyone. We get more Dean and Molly, Morgan and Chase (LOVE him), Sidney and Simon, Josh and Mea, Brett, Lexi, Mrs. Chandler, Judith and Lady (bitch). You even get to see Grams a little bit. Not as much as I was hoping for but she’s in there!
The girls have a Vegas trip planned this time and the boys end up crashing their party. When you get them all together with alcohol anything is possible. This was one of my favorite parts of the book. We get to see a very fun side of Sidney after she takes a spill.
Lexi is becoming one of my top characters in this series. She’s freaking hilarious and when she’s around it’s always a good time. Chase is funny and just as devious as Sidney. It’s fun watching Simon squirm when Chase is with Sidney. Mea holds a special place with me after reading Hanging Pawns. I love that her and Sidney are getting closer.
Mea speaks up before I can think of something to say “To a non-friendship and twats, may the non-friendship stay warm even after the fire has gone out and the twats burn in hell from the embers” Umm… well, how can I not toast to that?
When I buy a book sometimes I’m disappointed in the length. I feel series books get shorter and shorter but not this one. I’m satisfied with the lengths of all the books in the Fate Series. Each book fits everything in with just enough story so it’s not rushed and it’s not over kill. Sacrifice gives you the same mystery the first two books do. As you go along you see pieces to the puzzle come out but even when you get to the scene it still gives you the WTF moment. And then……. CLIFF WARNING!! This book does end with a cliff. I cursed Emersyn when I finished and almost threw my kindle. That being said she left me wanting the next book immediately so I say, well done Emersyn, well done. I will NOT so patiently wait for End Game to arrive to get Simon and Sidney’s closure... as well as everyone else’s.
“Our love story is like standing too close to a lit explosive. It’s mesmerizing to watch the flint flicker and crack as it races down its path. You know it’s going to go off; it has to…. that’s its purpose. You just didn’t realize the destructiveness one spark can make until you’re left lying in the ruins of what was once a beautiful landscape.”
I’ll leave you with one random quote, one I have to agree with just because I was able to experience myself this year, which is:
“There really is nothing like a New York street vendor hotdog. It’s warm and soft but not soggy; the meat snaps a little as you bite into it. It’s an experience everyone needs at least once in their life."
P.S. you might laugh every time you eat a hot dog now!
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Emersyn Vallis is a first time author with Adjournment being the first book in the Fate Series. Currently residing on the east coast with her husband and three children she is typically mistaken for being quiet and reserved her friends often describe her as a spastic spider monkey and always the first to be there with her quick wit to pull you back up when you’re feeling down. After reading as a hobby for most of her life it wasn’t until she had discovered R. L. Mathewson’s ‘Neighbor from Hell Series’ and Tara Sivec’s ‘Playing with Fire Series’ that she came up with the idea to fuse comedy and suspense together and her passion for writing was born.