The Scarlet Thread by D. S. Murphy
GENRE: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, YA | PAGES: 384
My rating: ★★★★
The Scarlet Thread is fast-paced and utterly compelling, and more than that, it is steeped in rich Greek mythology.
Kaidance has the gift of the Fates. She spends years of her life detesting who she is. She is strong but she is unaware of her full potential. Still, she is refreshingly proactive. I love her voice. She is not as naive as most YA protagonists and her smarts are believable—linked to every experience she’s ever encountered in her short life.
The world she’s thrown into is like a step back in time—an immersion into Greek mythology. The characters are intriguing and their true identities are sprinkled throughout the story in a way that makes this book impossible to put down. The story is layered and compelling, centred not just on Kaidance but also that of a centuries-spanning war.
My only gripe is the cliffhanger ending but that’s purely because I’m desperate to know how this story plays out.