Book Review — Red Threads


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author: Stacey J. Mitchell

released: June 3, 2013

format: e-book

pages: 230 pages

publisher: Stacey J. Mitchell

Read: June 20-21, 2013

Book Pages:  • •  Author’s Website

Book Type: New Adult, Paranormal Romance, Contemporary Fantasy

The Down-low

Twenty-six-year-old Lily Robinson has her dream job in a museum, a great boyfriend, and is happy with her life – until the day she starts seeing red threads growing out of the chests of those around her.

That same day Lily meets a stranger who seems to know her and understand what she is seeing. Lily doesn’t believe him when he says she has a special ability, and it’s only when he saves her life that she accepts something very strange is happening to her.

Lily’s life is rapidly turned upside-down when she gets thrown into the world of fate and meets the beings who influence it.

Can she learn to control her ability to help herself and those around her who need it most?

Will she actually want to when she finds out what she has to do?

The first novel in the Fateliner series, Red Threads is a contemporary fantasy that looks at how fate can change lives and relationships in an instant.(From

Why You Should Buy It

The red-thread theory isn’t something new, but Mitchell provides a unique spin on the idea that we are all connected.  And the romance in the book isn’t cliche — it is something real and heart-wrenchingly beautiful.

My Thoughts

*I received this e-book in exchange for an honest review.*

When I promoted the cover reveal for this book, I knew it was something I was going to want to read.  When Stacey J. Mitchell asked me to review to book, I was so excited!  The book takes place in the UK, and focuses on Lily, a 26 year old girl who appears to have it all: nice family, live-in boyfriend of six years, great job at a museum, and a best friend who she can share a pint of Ben & Jerry’s with.  However, quickly in the story the facade of that perfect life starts to dull: her parents are fighting and Lily isn’t sure if they will stay together.  Her best friend is strangely aloof and seems to be going through something without confiding in Lily.  Her boyfriend has admitted he doesn’t want to get married – ever. And her beloved museum is in danger of closing because it isn’t bringing in enough revenue.

Beyond that, Lily has a frightening experience on the train: in a flash of a migraine, she begins seeing red lines running through everyone she sees.  Soon after, she is attacked by a demon and meets a man named Aver who says she has a special ability.  I loved how Mitchell explained the ability and how Lily had to work hard to control the ability; it wasn’t something that came easily.

I would have loved to learn more about Aver and the other Fateliners.  We were left a lot of foreshadowing that I’m hoping will be further developed in the coming books.

This book was so different than other books I’ve read recently.  The typical cliche things you would expect to happen don’t.  I found myself wondering “Why did she (Mitchell) do that?” and then realizing that it was the perfect solution.  It wasn’t what I expected, but that made it all the better.

Overall, I highly enjoyed this book.  I can’t wait to learn more about the world of Fateliners.  The book was well written, well paced, and had me up all night reading!


Four out of Five Stars

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Persephone’s Orchard — Interview with Molly Ringle & GIVEAWAY!

Persephone’s Orchard (The Chrysomelia Stories #1)
by Molly Ringle

Coming June 28, 2013: Get your copy of the ebook for 99cents for two weeks after release only!

The Greek gods never actually existed. Did they? Sophie Darrow finds she was wrong about that assumption when she’s pulled into the spirit realm, complete with an Underworld, on her very first day at college. Adrian, the mysterious young man who brought her there, simply wants her to taste a pomegranate. And soon, though she returns to her regular life, her mind begins exploding with dreams and memories of ancient times–of a love between two Greeks named Persephone and Hades. But lethal danger has always surrounded the immortals, and now that she’s tainted with the Underworld’s magic, that danger is drawing closer to Sophie.

Today Such A Novel Idea is excited to have Molly Ringle stop by!  She was kind enough to answer some questions about herself and her new book.  Take a look: