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Reborn (The Fate Challenges, #1)
Title : Reborn (The Fate Challenges, #1)
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Language : English
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Number of Pages : 340

To save her kingdom, a prophetess must challenge Fate.On her seventeenth birthday, Phoenix Prophetess Yssa must leave her home to serve the God of Prophecy. Sea serpents and other gods endanger her travels and sour the omens. Her duties at the Temple of Apenth prove Yssa is cursed instead of blessed. Not yet permitted to give prophecies to temple goers, Yssa spends her dayTo save her kingdom, a prophetess must challenge Fate.On her seventeenth birthday, Phoenix Prophetess Yssa must leave her home to serve the God of Prophecy. Sea serpents and other gods endanger her travels and sour the omens. Her duties at the Temple of Apenth prove Yssa is cursed instead of blessed. Not yet permitted to give prophecies to temple goers, Yssa spends her days reading dusty scrolls, which does nothing to help her forget Tym, the boy back home. Then, there is Liam, the annoying yet gorgeous ferryman’s son. He proves to be a distraction not even a psychic can predict.Her boring temple life screeches to a


Reborn (The Fate Challenges, #1) Reviews

  • T.B. Markinson

    What impressed me the most about Cherie Reich’s debut novel was the ease of her writing. Her world-building is simple, and yet she creates a complicated world, that is believable. When reading, you are transported to her world and you don’t even realize it since it is so effortless. I enjoyed all the twists and turns and was pleasantly surprised by how much she wrapped up. There are some new threads that she introduced near the end and I for one can’t wait to read the next book. This book [...]

  • Cherie

    Okay, I know it's pretty corny to rank my own book, so please take it with a grain of salt. We writers are supposed to think of our books as five stars, even though they might not really be.Reborn is my debut novel. It's the first novel I completed all the way back in 2009. It's been through a complete rewrite, several edits, and multiple proofreads. I think I've read this book at five or six times this year alone while getting it ready to publish, so I thought it should count as a ' "read" book [...]

  • Rachel Morgan

    Cherie Reich's debut novel is wonderfully creative and beautifully writtenBORN introduces us to Yssa, a seventeen-year-old girl about to take up her duties as the Phoenix Prophetess. We accompany her as she journeys from her ordinary island life across a dangerous sea towards the future she's always known she'll have to face. But surviving a sea serpent attack is only the beginning. Secret plots and terrifying visions await Yssa when she arrives in Amora, and I couldn't wait to get back to my Ki [...]

  • Karen

    Look at the pretty cover! Excited to read this one.

  • Emma Adams

    Reborn, the first book in the Fate Challenges series, is author Cherie Reich’s debut novel. Yssa is the Phoenix Prophetess, chosen by the god Apenth, but being able to see the future is more of a curse than a blessing when she sees a vision of her parents’ deaths. Her training as a prophet ends and she sets out on a journey to challenge fate.I loved the worldbuilding in this book. The world of the story really comes to life on the page through the author’s use of well-thought-out details, [...]

  • Rosie Amber

    Reborn is the first book in The Fate Challenges series, a YA fantasy. A short story prequel is available for the series called Magna's Plea. Reborn opens with a prophecy about a baby girl who will be brought back to life to fulfil a role of Phoenix Prophetess to the people of Amora.We meet the young girl Yssa just about to set off for her training as she turns seventeen years old. She's been living quietly on an island with her parents until it is her time to have full training as a Prophetess. [...]

  • Christine Rains

    Yssa grew up on a small island, happy and loved, but she always knew her destiny was elsewhere. She is the Phoenix Prophetess, Apenth's chosen one. She is whisked away from home to serve the Queen, seeing great wonders and facing dangers beyond imagination. As the heavy weight of her position slowly smothers her, she has a vision of her parents' murder. She must save them at the risk of everything else. Can Yssa challenge Fate and win or will she find herself a mere cog in its ever-grinding whee [...]

  • Aaron Galvin

    I received an advance reader copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.As a fellow fantasy author, I appreciated Reich’s world-building and usage of mythological creatures I’d not heard of before. (Karshipta and woodwoses? Yes, please!) As one might guess, I especially enjoyed the sea serpent. Wicked cool. The analogous use of Roman & Greek mythology to showcase her story, namely the gods arguing over the main character, Yssa, was also fantastic.I found the frequency of Yssa [...]

  • Medeia Sharif

    Yssa is a Phoenix Prophetess. She was a stillborn baby brought back to life by the god Apenth and she has the phoenix mark on her chest. Her unusual purple eyes also give her away and she gets unwanted attention, with people scrambling towards her to get their fortunes told, while others want to hurt her and her family.With different factions at war and strange creatures popping up, Yssa is in danger. She is surprised by who her guard is, what secrets cling to the Queen and her court (I believe [...]

  • Lexa Cain

    In her new book, Cherie Reich has done an excellent job combining a “Chosen One” story with a “Coming of Age” story. Teen protagonist, Yssa, is a very special girl, a Phoenix Prophetess, who can sometimes see the future. The people in her medieval society view her power with awe and fear. She doesn’t fit in, and when she travels to the capital to become the Queen’s advisor, she fits in even less.One of the things I liked best about the story was how mysterious and suspicious the peop [...]

  • Karen

    Loved! Review to come. :) A fantastic read for those who love fantasy.

  • Cher Green

    Cherie does a great job with this latest book. Reborn is well written and entertaining. I recommend this one to any fantasy reader.

  • Nick Wilford

    Reborn is a brilliant, absorbing fantasy novel that really gripped me and didn't let go. It has many classic fantasy elements, as well as some that may not be so familiar, but what really made it work was coupling these with the story of a young girl that is easy to relate to. Yssa is a typical teenage girl in many ways - growing up on a small island, she is slightly gauche and unsure of herself. She has a crush on her childhood friend. But she has been marked out as special from the day she was [...]

  • Jack Baillot

    This was one of the books I was sent to read and review. I didn't turn it down because it was on my to read list and getting to read it early was a perk. I think I will do one of those reviews were I talk about what I liked and disliked, because right now that is the only way I can think to sum up this book. What I liked: Liam. He had his moments where I wasn't overly fond of him, but I think most of the time he was purposely trying to annoy everyone by being grumpy. In spite of that he was cool [...]

  • Trisha

    Story: 17-year-old Yssa has known all her life that she was destined to take up duties as the Phoenix Prophetess. She's spent her life so far trying not to get too close (physically) to people for fear of having visions of their fate. But soon the time is coming when she will have no choice but to take up the mantle of prophetess and adviser to the queen. It's true that at first after Yssa takes up her duties, life sort of plods along a bit tediously - though there are hints of drama all the way [...]

  • Ginascozylibrary

    I can't tell readers enough how much Reborn will capture their attentions. From the beginning to end, I was hooked by the characters, plot and fantastically unique world the author created. It reminded me of the fantasy books I read as a child while I literally got lost in the words written on the pages. Incredible.The Phoenix Prophetess Yssa was easy to relate to and I loved seeing her relationships with both Tym, her childhood friend, and Liam, the dark and mysterious boy she met once her trav [...]

  • Aubrie Dionne

    Rich with Greek Mythology and Impressive Word Building, Reborn is Cherie Reich’s Debut MasterpieceYssa came into the world as a still-born prophetess. While the Gods argued over her fate, one in particular believed in her and brought her back to life. Now, she must face her destiny as she catches glimpses of other people’s fates along the way. For Yssa, this is more a curse than an honor, because she doesn’t want to leave her home, her family, and the boy she loves. Little does she know th [...]

  • Tyrean

    Reborn is an excellently crafted novel from beginning to end with perfect pacing, great characterization, and world-building that invites the reader into the character's lives and moves the story forward. I read it all in one evening/night, and I found it go be a gripping adventure. Yssa, the main character, has a tough road ahead of her and her choices seem limited, and yet, she digs within herself to grow as a character and push the limitations she is confronted with as the Phoenix prophetess. [...]

  • Emilyann Girdner

    Books can be full of magic, fascinating places, thrilling characters and heart piercing plots, but rarely do books have it all. Reborn incorporates all of the above and kept me interested. Yssa was relatable in her struggles to understand herself and others. She is living a very strange existence, one where she can’t run away from her special gift, but it almost seems like a curse much of the time. She’s tough yet vulnerable too, which gave her a lot of dimension as she navigated the twists [...]

  • Jay

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book - it was well written with enough twists and turns to hold my very short attention span.The strength of this novel is the character of Yssa. She is the heart of the story. From a very young age, much is expected of her because of her abilities. At the age of 17, her life gets even more complicated when she leaves home to train as the Phoenix Prophetess.She keeps others at a distance, and you can feel the pressure she's having to deal with. The whole story continues [...]

  • M.J. Fifield

    I received this complimentary book in exchange for an honest review.I found this to be an enjoyable read. It has impressive world-building, and a plot that moves at a good pace. While some reveals I saw coming (i.e. Liam's secret), I didn't know where the story would ultimately go. I thought the ending nicely sets up the next installment of the series, and I'm quite curious to know what happens next.

  • Julie Flanders

    I really enjoyed this book and found Yssa to be such an enjoyable character. She may be the Phoenix Prophetess but she never asked to be and it was impossible not to sympathize with her as she struggles with accepting her destiny. Reich's impressive imagination is on full display here and it was fun to be introduced to the world she has created for this series. I look forward to reading more and following along with Yssa's adventures.

  • Crystal Collier

    You definitely feel it when the author loves their work, and this book is a prime example of that love. An enjoyable read for any fantasy fans.Content warning: alcohol usage, war violence, and suggestive situations.

  • Linda Howell

    Liked this book although it's been a year since I read and won it. I seemed to have forgotten to say I received it or even review it. I was new to then and I didn't know what the heck I was doing. Lol Sorry Cherie and .

  • InD'tale Magazine

    A new YA fantasy adventure, fans of Greek Apollo/Cassandra characters will enjoy this work.Read full review in the 2014 September issue of InD’tale Magazine.

  • Esther Jones

    I just couldn't get into it. Unfortunately, my 'to read' pile is huge, and my life is busy, so books like this that I might have slogged through years ago just get abandoned now.The plot looked interesting, but the execution was dry and difficult to read. I don't care enough about the characters to force myself through it. Sorry.

  • Sarah

    Read my review in the September release of InD'Tale's magazine. indtale/