Edit: This post was originally published at The ReInVintaged Life, along with a sweet comment from author Christa: “I am so thrilled you enjoyed Vastian and Thalia’s love story. Thank you for reading it and sharing your thoughts!”
***I received an ARC (advance reader copy) of this book in exchange for my honest review***
Back in January, I reviewed Enduring Bond by Christa Paige, and it was the best vampire story I’ve read since reading the Black Dagger Brotherhood series years ago. I loved Enduring Bond, and couldn’t wait till I got another opportunity to read about another Kan Asma couple. And now I have!
I enjoyed Compelled by Fate even more than Enduring Bond, and I gave this five out of five stars on GoodReads as well:
Oh, my! Christa Paige continues to raise the bar with Compelled by Fate. I believe this is the second book in the Kan Asma Vampires series, and she’s got your alpha males right here! (Okay, only one alpha male is the true focus of this novel, but you’ll meet and/or get re-acquainted with several others!)
This is the story of Vastian, the fearless warrior prince, and his mate Nathalia. Bound by duty, they come together under the most tragic of circumstances and must overcome heartbreak, scandal, opposition, and a new and lethal danger from The Faction, a fringe society of disgruntled Kan Asma determined to put a stop to the ancient laws regarding Kan Asma traditions, no matter the cost.
Christa has once again crafted a world so fantastic, yet so believable. One of the things I particularly loved about this novel was the attention devoted to the rich traditions of the Kan Asma. You’ll feel like you’re one of them as they go through preparations for their ancient, time-honored rituals. And you’ll be pulled even further into the lives of this strong, proud vampire race.
As someone who has not read the first in the series, Mated In Treason, I feel that this novel stands strong as a stand-alone. So if you’re a reader who might be put off by the fact that it’s the second in a series, either read Mated In Treason NOW, or read this one first, like me. You won’t just be thrown into a story with no idea of what’s going on, because the author immerses you in the Kan Asma culture right away.
You won’t want to put this one down! I am ready for the next book already.
If you love vampires and alpha males, I can’t recommend this book – or Christa Paige – enough!