For years my life was in a state of Adjournment…
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…
***ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review***
Damn you, Emersyn Vallis! How are you just going to leave me hanging like that... (CLIFFHANGER ALERT, CLIFFHANGER ALERT!!!) Have you ever walked into a sliding glass door because you thought it was open and it totally wasn't? How did you feel? Well, that is EXACTLY how the ending of Sacrifice left me feeling... (I still can not believe that shit happened..)
But I am getting ahead of myself....
(This is the third book in the Fate Series... You MUST read Adjournment and Hanging Pawns before you pick up Sacrifice because well, for one they are both amazing and two, you are going to be hella confused if you just decide to jump into this series on the third book...)
Sacrifice returns us to Sydney and Simon's POV's and as much as I LOVED Mea and Josh in Hanging Pawns-- well, I was so stoked to get back to Syd and Simon... (Because Simon is totes my Book Boyfriend...and Sydney's snarky inner thoughts are HILARIOUS!!) Anyway, Sydney has some MAJOR revelations in this book... and thankfully, she didn't lose her shit... (I, personally, would have lost my shit..) Although she doesn't think she is strong she is.. Really fucking strong... (I love that about her... that and her snarky, hilarious inner thoughts...)
Emersyn also let's us watch Sydney and Simon fall deeper in love...(although Syd is not ready to admit it yet..) & are totally in a committed relationship but.....there are like, no titles.. gotta keep it very Sydney. She can't just be in a relationship with Simon.. That is NOT the Sydney thing to do. They also have so VERY, VERY steamy scenes... (Like holy hotness, get me a fan that was intense steamy...) There is also love in the air for another certain Chandler sister...(EEK...so cute!!)
My favorite part of this book (besides the crazy plot twist at the end) was watching Sydney and Mea's friendship grow. They were twisted together and really had no choice in the matter but.....they totally have a choice when it comes to their friendship. Emersyn managed to make Mea Sydney's perfect balance. They are both equally entertaining but in their own ways. I love how Mea practically wore Sydney down...She didn't give her much of an option even though she tried to "fight" it..friendship or continuous pestering. (But Syd really liked her the whole time... she was just being Sydney...)
There is so much in the book.. Emersyn doesn't leave any detail out. She made sure that this glorious, crazy world of Chandler and McAllister was a place her readers could escape to (and be completely entertained!!) Every character, every scene, every detail scream Emersyn. I am in love with her writing style because she writes like a friend would talk. She makes you feel included in the story she created; like Sydney and Mea are your friends, too. There are still so many answers I am dying for, still so much I want for Sydney and Simon. I can not even begin to tell you how excited I am for End Game but even more than that. I am beyond excited to see what the future holds for Emersyn and her crazy, hilarious, twisty stories...
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Emersyn Vallis is a first time author with Adjournment being the first book in the Fated 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.