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Beyond Fate

(Fate #1.5)

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  364 ratings  ·  51 reviews
There are always two sides to every story . . .

His whole life, Jonah Whitecomb has strove to meet everyone’s expectations of him: the perfect student, dutiful son, loyal twin, accomplished surfer, and powerful Magical. But behind his carefully composed façade hides the truth of how his family has fallen apart, leaving Jonah more often than not feeling adrift. To complicat
Published October 10th 2013 by Cerulean Books (first published October 8th 2013)
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Sep 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013, 5-stars
Beyond Fate is Jonah's POV of the events that take place in A Matter of Fate. It was so refreshing to see this from Jonah's POV. I loved seeing Jonah's connection with Kellan and understanding his life prior to discovering that Chloe was real. And seeing what he went through when he finally sees Chloe again......

It's no secret that I am a huge fan of The Fate Series and I think after reading this novella, I fell in love with the series and the characters all over again! I am so glad that Heather
Sep 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Beyond Fate needed to be written and Heather Lyons did the impossible, she made me love Jonah. She took a character that I had no real connection to, she commanded I understand his motives and she made me realize just how deep his hurt goes, not to mention his guilt. It might be a bit extreme to say I had no connection to Jonah but that’s just me being dramatic, when in reality I’m just Team Kellan.

“When you fall in love with somebody, you shouldn’t have to share them and that feeling they inspi
Sep 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I don’t even know where to begin with this review… I feel like I’m betraying Kellan!! But there were so many Jonah feels in this book!!!!!!

Beyond Fate takes place a little bit before, then during, A Matter of Fate. It was so interesting to hear the story in his point of view. I especially loved seeing the whole Twin Connection mind thing between him and Kellan from his point of view! In A Matter of Fate, Chloe just sees them staring at each other. But from Jonah’s POV, we actually get to hear wh
Sep 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Heartbreaking and moving. Getting into Jonah Whitecomb’s heart and mind is an intense and heartfelt experience, which gave me a deeper insight into his motivations, actions and emotions. Fans of the Fate series will love experiencing the most poignant moments through Jonah’s eyes.

“Everyone always remarks on how put together I am, but the joke’s on them. I’ve always had issues. I’ve just hidden them better than others.”

Jonah’s story. Oh how it broke my heart. This companion novella chronicles
Natasha is a Book Junkie
“When you fall in love with somebody, you shouldn’t have to share them and that feeling they inspire in you, not even with your twin brother.”

In another stunning instalment of the Fate series, we get one more reason to fall helplessly in love with this unique world that Ms Lyons has so skilfully woven for us, and this time he get to hear Jonah’s voice. This is not a continuation of the story, this novella only covers the events from the first book in the series, but it gives us a dee
The Book Trollop
Oct 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book was a novella, so this review is going to be a little shorter than normal...

It is no secret that I absolutely ADORE the Fate Series by Heather Lyons, I talk about these books a LOT on my FB page and I am even apart of the street team
(this in no way influence my reviews, I am completely honest with them)

I loved A Matter of Fate and A Matter of Heart, they are just so unique with the paranormal aspects.
The books have everything from elders to Greek God references, while the story just
Oct 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wow, who would have know that a novella could rip out my heart? This one sure did! While I am "Team Kellan", I was excited to read about and get into the head of his sexy twin, Jonah. With the other books, I always believed he was concealing so much of his true self. My heart broke for him, the self doubt and sadness was overwhelming! I wanted to climb in this book and hug him!

While the book was all Jonah's POV, there was so much detail about other characters. Callie solidified herself as my f
Oct 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
So, I’m pre-disposed to like Kellan. Just because his name is Kellan. And that was before reading Matter Of Fate! I loved Matter of Fate, and I absolutely adored Beyond Fate! I’m not usually a fan of books that are the same story from another POV (of course, Walking Disaster was an exception – because let’s be honest. It was Travis Maddox!) but Heather did an amazing job with Beyond Fate. We got to see a completely different side to Jonah, and I loved getting to see through his eyes.

Reading Beyo
Sep 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
When I first read Heather was going to write novellas in both Jonah and Kellan's POV, I was ecstatic! The Fate series is one of my all-time favorites, so getting inside my boys' heads is something I've been looking forward to! It's no secret that I love both Whitecomb brothers. I've said it before, Heather has created such an intricate love triangle that makes choosing a "team" rather impossible. However, from the get-go, my heart tugs a bit more towards Jonah- I felt so much for him in A Matter ...more
Sep 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
My Thoughts:

The Fate Series is my favorite New Adult Paranormal Romance Series! I wish more people knew about these books, because they really are unique and special! Heather Lyons is a polished writer who has come up with a unique concept. Her world building skills are exceptional, and I can't get enough of the main characters in this series. Chloe Lilywhite, and identical twins Jonah and Kellan Whitecomb are "Magicals." It has been an adventure learning about their gifts, and the unique sub cu
Caitlin Kerry
Sep 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Heather Lyons weaves this story of not just Chloe and her journey, but also a tale of how love and family and Life can be the most wonderful and frustrating thing in the Worlds. This novella we get to see A Matter of Fate through Jonah's eyes and a glimpse into his life before moving to California. And damn if my heart wasn't torn into two after reading this. Because when you read this, knowing what Chloe went through, you see that this situation doesn't only affect Chloe, it turns the world ups ...more
Chelsea (Starbucks & Books Obsession)
Dear heavens, this series is going to break me. This will definitely be one I will be heartbroken to see end. I am forever grateful to my blogging buddy, Jessica @ Lovin Los Libros for telling me to read this series. I am so in love with the Fate Series, I can't think straight. Beyond Fate is a novella telling the events from A Matter of Fate, book 1 in the series, from Jonah's POV. I loved getting inside Johah's head and having the opportunity to know what he was thinking. There were so many ti ...more
Sep 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
So far, this series has taken my heart and squeezed it tight…spilling all the feelings that are possible to feel on the floor at my feet. It’s broken my heart more than once. It’s made me ecstatically happy and extremely angry. And, yet, I still want more. This novella, told in Jonah’s POV, is pure angst, totally heartbreaking and deliciously good!

For the sake of transparency, I must tell you that I’m “Team Kellan”. Yes, I picked a side and have stuck to it strong and true. Those of you who have
Oct 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
So far, this series has taken my heart and squeezed it tight…spilling all the feelings that are possible to feel on the floor at my feet. It’s broken my heart more than once. It’s made me ecstatically happy and extremely angry. And, yet, I still want more. This novella, told in Jonah’s POV, is pure angst, totally heartbreaking and deliciously good!

For the sake of transparency, I must tell you that I’m “Team Kellan”. Yes, I picked a side and have stuck to it strong and true. Those of you who have
Sep 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, 2013
From my blog, Reading the Alphabet.

Beyond Fate is a companion novella for A Matter of Fate, Book One of the Fate Series. I adored that book, and was so excited to pick up Beyond Fate. Beyond Fate is told from Jonah’s Point of View. Beyond Fate nearly completes the story from AMOF as Jonah is a major character in that book. To learn how hurt he had been prior to learning that Chloe was real is practically heartbreaking. I felt myself wanting to give him a big hug numerous times, to tell him is wo
Sep 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I love Jonah....
Man... Hearing his side makes me love him so much more....

Full Review:
I was soooo excited to be able to read Jonah's POV in Beyond Fate. When I started this series and read A Matter of Fate I really didn't know if I could take all the angst that Heather Lyons puts her characters through. Of course, I dove right in to book 2, A Matter of Heart, and again...*sighs*....completely torn up...
But through everything...and this is HUGE, because LOTS happen in these books, I have loved J

Heather Lyons has written another amazing addition to this series. Beyond Fate is an emotional angsty novella.

What I like about this book is that we get to read and understand more about Jonah. He's the quiet, private and serious twin compare to Kellan. We learned why he kept his earlier relationship with Chloe a secret from Kellan. Some parts of this novella had me laughing out loud and some parts had my heart breaking for Jonah. I loved reading the head conversations between Jonah and Kellan.
Sarah Driggars
Sep 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
As soon as I finished Beyond Fate the one word that I kept saying over and over was, WOW! I am so thankful that Heather decided to write a novella from Jonah's POV. This is a MUST read in the series after A Matter of Fate.

Jonah took my heart a squeezed it the whole time I was reading. You can take away some feelings from Jonah in AMOF when Chloe speaks to him or of him. But Beyond Fate opened my eyes to how Jonah was truly feeling, and it just made me cheer harder for him.

Yes some people will s
Lisa Jackson
Sep 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Beyond Fate is a mirror into Jonah's soul. Heather has given us a deeper view into Jonah's life and how his decisions affect his relationship with his brother, father, girlfriend and connection. I loved getting to know Jonah better and I can't wait for A Matter of Truth. Please read A Matter of Fate and A Matter of Heart as you will be completely under the spell of this amazing author and her ability to tell a story unlike any other. I love this series!!!! Beyond Fate ...more
Andrea Heltsley
Sep 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I've made it no secret that I LOVE this series. It's also true that I usually hate POV's from another character in the same story. However, as usually, Heather Lyon's rocked it. This was a great novella.

I love Jonah and I'm rooting for him! This was an in depth look at his history and how some situations ended up happening. I learned so much about Jonah and even Callie. The characters are just so rich and vibrant, making me fall in love with them.

Even though this was a short story, I highly rec
Sep 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Anyone invested in this series can tell you almost instantly if they are "Team Jonah" or "Team Kellan". Well, except me. I can't choose. Like Chloe, my love for both of these two runs deep. Beyond Fate gives us a look into Jonah's point of view. We are taken back to A Matter of Fate and all of the moments that brought Chloe and Jonah together ... and brought Chloe and Kellan together. I was drawn to Jonah's angst, love, commitment, loyalty and most of all, his soul.

Beautifully written with wit
Christie Palmer
Loved to read the story from Jonah's point of view. Terrified to finish the series because I have no idea how it is going to end up.
Heather is keeping the fans of the Fate series on our toes with this amazing story.
A must read for all book lovers!!!
Oct 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I'm TEAM JONAH!!! Even more now after reading Jonah's POV. Thank you Heather, I can't wait for the next book. ...more
Tyra Gladem
Oct 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Ahhhh.....Jonah! I loved reading his POV cannot wait until we get Kellans. I am greedy and I want both Whitecomb brothers all to myself!!!!
Sep 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
I'm still team Kellen, but I definitely enjoyed Jonah's POV. ...more
Sep 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Soooo good! I love this series! This book solidified my Team Kellan stance!
Obsessive Book Nerd Lauren
I must admit, that Beyond Fate was really a play by play, yet shortened version of Matter of Fate. There was way more internal dialogue than conversation and interaction with other characters. But, like I said, I like Jonah so I was OK with just getting to know him more and seeing his relationship with his twin, Kellen.

I'm glad I read this novella, but it's not a necessary read for the series, as nothing new happens that didn't already happen in Matter of Fate.

Oh, and for the record...

Tricia  Santos
Sep 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Oh Jonah... I don't know what to say to about him. He has so much built up emotion, it makes my heart break. I really enjoyed getting into his head, because I feel like he's very misunderstood in the first book of the Fate series. We get to see why he never really said anything to Chloe and why he let his brother continue a relationship with her. We also get to see his relationship with Callie, and how heartbroken he is over the death of his Uncle Joey.

While reading, I couldn't help but think ab
Nov 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Chloe & Jonah are perfect for each other.

Oh my goodness. I read the 1st book in this series & was pretty frustrated about how Chloe treated her dream-love & his brother. But, Jonah doesn't get much scene-time in her book because they are actively avoiding each other most of the time. These 2 are perfect for each other: they use others to feel better about themselves repeatedly, and rationalize the most crazy self-destructive behavior--they save the rest of the world by keeping each other off th
Paula  Phillips
Oct 15, 2013 rated it liked it
Imagine thinking one thing all your life and believing that the person in your dreams - the girl in your dreams , who you had known all your life was imaginary and that you were crazy only to discover one day that you weren't crazy and that in fact she is real. Jonah and his twin brother are not only surfers but they are Magics known as Emotionals. Both destined for great things, Jonah in the council and Kel as part of the Guides. Jonah has heard of people having connections and thought that you ...more
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Heather Lyons is known for writing epic, heartfelt love stories often with a fantastical twist. From Young Adult to New Adult to Adult novels—one commonality in all her books is the touching, and sometimes heart-wrenching, romance. In addition to writing, she's also been an archaeologist and a teacher. She and her husband and children live in sunny Southern California and are currently working the ...more

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