TITLE: Map of Fates

AUTHOR: Maggie Hall

Rating: ★★★★

PAGES: 311

PUBLISHER: Putnam Juvenile

TARGET AUDIENCE: Young Adult

GENRE(S): Adventure, Mystery, Romance

Map of Fates by Maggie Hall - The Contented ReaderTwo weeks.

That’s how long it took for Avery West’s ordinary life to change forever: In two weeks, she discovered she was heiress to a powerful secret society known as the Circle, learned her mother was taken hostage by the Circle’s enemies, and fell for a boy she’s not allowed to love, just as she found out another was her unwelcome destiny.

Now, Avery crosses oceans in private jets to hunt for clues that will uncover the truth about the Circle, setting her mom and herself free before it’s too late. By her side are both the boys: Jack—steady, loyal, and determined to help her even at the expense of his own duty—and Stellan, whose connection to Avery grows stronger by the day despite her best intentions, making her question what she believes at every turn.

But at the end of a desperate hunt from the islands of Greece to the red carpet at Cannes comes a discovery that not only changes everything, but could bring the whole world to its knees. And now Avery is forced to face the truth: in the world of the Circle, no one is what they seem.

Review

This book is the sequel to The Conspiracy of Us, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Like the first book, this one has such a wonderful pace to it. It starts off where the last book left off and there is absolutely no fluff. I love that! I sometimes need a change of pace in the books that I read and this is certainly one aspect which makes this book (and series!) so successful.

This book is filled with more suspense, more mystery and even more romance than the first book. Avery’s character in the first book is enjoyable and I like her. However, I hoped for more character development. Maggie Hall certainly delivers in this book.

Not only does Avery develop in this book, but so is Stellan. I thoroughly enjoyed the natural progression of his character throughout this book. I can’t wait to see what changes and what occurs for both of these characters in the third, and final book.

Hall does a fantastic job of weaving history into her storyline. It makes it so enjoyable to read a fast paced adventure novel with history and historical figures intertwined. I definitely commend Hall for this!

My only desire for the third book is to finally bring some closure to the love triangle in this series. I’m fairly certain it will happen in the next book. I did find it to be a bit overkill int his sequel. Love triangles for me only work when they’re not overdone and come naturally. This book just has a bit too much emphasis placed on it for me.

I cannot wait to see how this trilogy ends. Hopefully I’ll be able to pick up the last book soon!

Who gets on a plane with a stranger who just pulled a knife on her?

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About The Author

Maggie Hall Author Photo - The Contented ReaderMaggie Hall is a traveling, decorating, champagne-drinking, USC-football-watching YA author. She is currently traveling the world for an indefinite amount of time with her husband, which means right at this moment, she might be on a beach in Thailand, drinking wine in Paris or anywhere in between.

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Victoria @ The Contented Reader

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