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Genres: Action & Adventure, Fantasy, Fantasy & Magic, Paranormal, Romance
We were meant to be seductive. We were designed to lure humans in.
Fortuna Sworn is the last of her kind.
Her brother disappeared two years ago, leaving her with no family or species to speak of. She hides among humans, spending her days working at a bar and her nights searching for him. The bleak pattern goes on and on... until she catches the eye of a powerful faerie.
He makes no attempt to hide that he desires Fortuna. And in exchange for her, he offers something irresistible. So Fortuna reluctantly leaves her safe existence behind to step back into a world of creatures and power.
It soon becomes clear that she may not have bargained with her heart, but her very life.
Fortuna Sworn is the first book in a paranormal fantasy series by K.J. Sutton and if you’re looking for a fast-paced book about fae and other paranormal creatures, you should consider picking this one up. I’ve really enjoyed the other stories that Sutton has written so was excited when this hit my Kindle.
Fortuna Sworn is a nightmare and that means that with just a touch, she can make someone see and live their greatest fears. She’s also the last of her kind since her brother has been missing for two years. Through her search for her brother, Damon, Fortuna finds herself in a tough situation when the book opens as she was grabbed and taken to be sold on the black market. I mention this because as she’s sitting in a cage plotting her escape, a few things happen. First, it became very clear to me that Fortuna is resourceful and unwilling to give up. Second, she’s also dangerous and willing to do whatever it takes to survive and protect those she loves.
Fortuna’s main goal these days is to find her brother and bring him back. She hasn’t had much luck but when a mysterious faerie, Colith, offers to take her to him, she knows she will need to make a bargain. Unfortunately for her, the only thing he is willing to take in the bargain is her and there is no question in her mind that she will give him what he wants. Of course, you have to know there is a twist, but Fortuna doesn’t learn anything about what her decision really means until she’s already in the Unseelie court. Not only does this put her in danger but it creates a huge level of distrust between Fortuna and Colith.
Colith is an interesting character. I’m not going to reveal much here because I don’t want to give his story away but he’s a pretty powerful faerie and even with all his power, he is still unable to fully protect Fortuna from the majority of her decisions. What he does do is try to help her with the repercussions but even then, I really just wanted him to be more forthcoming with her. As things move forward with the story, Fortuna wavers back and forth between her feelings for Colith and I can’t really blame her.
The other characters in the book were well done and really helped move the plot forward. First, you have Laurie helping and supporting her along the way. He’s another character that I won’t spend too much time talking about, but he becomes the person Fortuna relies on the most and I can’t see what happens next. As her reason for going to the court, Damon is significant, but I really wanted more understanding of what really happened to him and I wanted him and Fortuna to have a discussion about it. Especially knowing how important they were to each other. The other character I will mention is Oliver who happens to be the man of Fortuna’s dreams…literally. I loved it when they were together, and I am interested to see where that storyline goes.
The story itself was pretty fast paced. One minute Fortuna would be a party and the next she was battling a Leviathan. It kept me turning the pages to see what was going to happen and to be honest, I didn’t want to put the book down because I wanted to know everything. If you are looking for a paranormal that has interesting characters, quite a bit of danger, and some romance, definitely check this one out. Overall, I really enjoyed this one and as I mentioned, I can’t wait to see what happens in the next book. With the way this one wrapped up; it should be another great story with a few more challenges for Fortuna.
Thank you to the author for the copy in exchange for an honest review!