Ruins of Fate

The Omni Towers Series, Prequel

Fiction - Dystopia
176 Pages
Reviewed on 06/17/2019
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Author Biography

Jamie A. Waters is an award-winning writer of science-fiction and fantasy romance.

Jamie currently resides in Florida with two neurotic dogs who enjoy stealing socks. When she's not pursuing her passion of writing, she's usually trying to learn new and interesting random things (like how to pick locks or use the self-cleaning feature of the oven without setting off the fire alarm). In her downtime, she enjoys reading on her Kindle, playing computer games, painting, or acting as a referee between the dragons and fairies currently at war inside her closet.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Kris Moger for Readers' Favorite

Ruins of Fate: The Omni Towers, Prequel by Jamie Waters takes place after a world similar to Earth now is devastated by environmental disasters. Forced to sift through dangerous ruins just to survive, the main character, Skye, struggles to maintain her precarious place in a scavenging camp. As well, she must protect her young son who is considered a burden by the camp’s leader. During a particularly risky hunt for supplies, she and her partner Leo save a young girl, who not only might ruin Skye’s place in the camp but brings with her a mystery that might completely alter everyone’s future.

For me, Ruins of Fate by Jamie Waters delivered a fantastic adventure. I enjoy reading good dystopian stories, especially ones dealing with an Earth-type world with a touch of mystery and magic. This book is filled with compelling characters, danger, and more. Waters weaves together her ideas to create a driving plot that makes the book hard to put down. The more I read, the more I wanted to read. Ruins of Fate is the perfect set-up for a series that dystopian fans would love. The author is a talented writer and works her skills to build a world so real that it’s almost an unnerving prophecy of what the future might hold if Earth’s environment falls apart. However, at no point did I find it preachy, which would have weighed the story down. The journey of Skye and those around her has just the right amount of intimate detail and action.

Deanna R Sweeney

Ruins of Fate by Jamie A. Waters is a fast-paced and exciting story about a diverse group of people trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic world. The mysterious elite of this world lives in relative comfort in what is called the Omni Towers while everyone else is left to scavenge what they can to try to survive. It’s a desperate life to have to live in a world where even the forces of nature work against them. Yet, even in this seemingly hopeless existence, love and family exist. When a young girl named Kayla comes into the lives of Skye and her loved ones, some unseen hand seems to be guiding their fate. What was that strange voice in the ruins that only Skye and Kayla seemed to be able to hear? I can’t wait to read the next book in this series to find out.

The author’s style of writing is fluid and easy to read. There was an obvious professional level of editing enlisted in the finishing of this book. Each one of the characters in this story is unique and believable and I found myself cheering Skye on through her struggles and victories. The post-apocalyptic world setting has been done a lot in recent years yet the way the author relayed this story kept it from feeling overdone and there were some unique elements introduced. I enjoyed this book from beginning to end and look forward to reading more stories written by this author. Well done.

Samantha Gregory

Ruins of Fate (The Omni Towers Series, Prequel) A Dystopian Fantasy Series by Jamie A. Waters is the story of Skye, a young mother trapped in a dystopian future. Skye and her son live in a camp, but when she faces eviction, she agrees to do some dangerous work to keep her place there. She faces death every day with her team but it is necessary. I enjoyed the story and I would go on to read other books in the series. Skye is a well-developed character and she faces some tough choices. The story was quite short, but it is a prequel and it is a good introduction to the series. Skye is a mother first and her caring nature leaves her torn between two children who both need her. Who will she choose?

Jamie A. Waters has created an exciting and interesting book with Ruins of Fate. I think that it hits all the right notes when it comes to dystopian tropes and the author has created an interesting and varied world. The story moves at a good pace and I read it in one sitting. I liked the romance in it too; it played nicely with the story. The dialogues were believable and flowed well. Each character was easily identifiable. I think it will do quite well on the market. Dystopian novels are becoming increasingly more popular and I would definitely recommend it. Overall, Ruins of Fate (The Omni Towers Series, Prequel) is a solid story.