Chloe Lilywhite struggles with all the normal problems of a typical seventeen-year-old high school student. Only, Chloe isn’t a normal teenage girl. She’s a Magical, part of a secret race of beings who influence the universe. More importantly, she’s a Creator, which means Fate mapped out her destiny long ago, from her college choice, to where she will live, to even her job. While her friends and relatives relish their future roles, Chloe resents the lack of say in her life, especially when she learns she’s to be guarded against a vengeful group of beings bent on wiping out her kind. Their number one target? Chloe, of course.
That’s nothing compared to the boy trouble she’s gotten herself into. Because a guy she’s literally dreamed of and loved her entire life, one she never knew truly existed, shows up in her math class, and with him comes a twin brother she finds herself inexplicably drawn to.
Chloe’s once unyielding path now has a lot more choices than she ever thought possible.
Today, I’m going to share an excerpt from the book, A Matter of Fate.
This is a YA fantasy/ romance, and I hope you’ll enjoy reading the excerpt.
Excerpt from A Matter Of Fate
By Heather Lyons
I tuck my legs under me and pick at the frayed hem of my jeans. “We grew up together. I thought he was a figment of my imagination, someone who loved me when my parents didn’t. Someone who listened, who cared. I know it sounds crazy, but …”
“Not crazy,” Astrid interjects.
“Um, okay,” I say, surprised yet again. “Well, he was my friend. My best friend.” I pause. “I fell in love with him, which was totally bonkers, considering he was in my dreams . . . but it was like I didn’t have a choice.”
She smiles faintly.
Keep going, the little voice urges.
“And now, he’s at my school,” I whisper. “Since Friday.”
Now her eyebrows lift up. “What?”
“The guy in my dreams. He disappeared a year ago, but on Friday, he showed up in my math class.” I take a breath. “And then, it turns out he has a brother. A twin.”
Astrid nods, her lips thinning.
“And . . . I don’t even know how to say this. Explain it. But something happened with him—”
“The one from your dreams, or the twin?”
“The twin,” I say, resuming the destruction of my jeans’ hem. I close my eyes, trying so hard not to cry. And Astrid waits for me. Her bracelets don’t even clack. “He’s real,” I finally whisper. “The guy I’ve been in love with my entire life is real. And he’s come for me, and now I’m so confused, because it’s everything I’ve ever wanted. Everything. But something happened with his brother, and I don’t know what to do anymore. Because that felt so real, too. I don’t . . . I don’t know what it means. I don’t know how it’s possible. I mean, I dreamed about him. That’s crazy, right? Dreams aren’t real.”
“Well, dreams are sometimes real.” She pinches the bridge of her nose. “In fact, there are Dreamers who work all over the different planes.”
Why don’t I know this stuff? Why couldn’t my parents bother to tell me things like this?
“Remember how I said that Magicals sometimes have paths, relationship paths?” I nod and she continues. “It’s very rare, but some Magicals are linked together in a way that allows them to meet early on through their dreams. It appears this has happened to you.”
I go still.
“Everything that happened with him over the years, it’s all real, Chloe. It wasn’t your mind playing tricks on you.”
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