Other Sellers on Amazon
FATE (The Beginning of the End) Paperback – December 10, 2019
Enhance your purchase
The Amazon Book Review
Book recommendations, author interviews, editors' picks, and more. Read it now.
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
- Publisher : Gestalt Media (December 10, 2019)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 380 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1951535081
- ISBN-13 : 978-1951535087
- Item Weight : 1.22 pounds
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.96 x 9 inches
Best Sellers Rank:
#4,401,338 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #77,257 in Paranormal & Urban Fantasy (Books)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from the United States
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Prepare yourself for one dark, raw, intense ride – that never lets up! Lesli layers pulse-pounding complexity into this world that is at once beautiful yet heartbreakingly brutal. River’s power’s have grown – as the last vestiges of her humanness is ripped from her and she is forced to come to grips with the light within her. Is she the Ebb’s salvation or their death?
I bow in your general direction, Witch, well done.
CW: Gird yourself reading this series, Lesli will rip your heart out with Fate and leave you begging for more.
You’ve been warned.
So, if you like the idea of a hidden world that you secretly belong in but loathe the idea of glass slippers and chastising the help for minor infractions, check out Fate.
FATE is an adventure from beginning to end. Ryen Leslie is certainly not afraid to break your heart. Her characters are well-rounded with endearing quirks and inner conflicts. Even in FATE'S fanciful setting, readers are reminded that pain and pleasure shape lives in all phases of growth and existence.
I enjoyed seeing River grow as a main character as she learns new secrets of the Ebb, has new personal experiences, and continues to remember her past. There is a good measure of the coming of age heat and angst inherent in young love, as well as the heartbreak of loss and acceptance of purpose.
I look forward to reading book 3 in the series.
New villains, many new villains emerge. Many new subplots compete for dominance. River comes to grips with the greater and greater weight of her responsibilities—as the fate of the world is pretty much intertwined with her future—all while she still must cope with the affectations of her 17-year-old mind and body.
Simply put, this book is dark. It’s well written, better than its predecessor in fact, as the action rarely stops, and backstory is picked up on the move. It’s a drastic departure from ‘River,’ the first book in the series. I can understand how many readers might be shocked by the sudden intensity of it all.
Honestly, that would lead into my only real critique of the work. Just as ‘Fate’ is an immediately disturbing departure from the whimsical world of ‘River,’ the transitions and reveals can be equally as immediate. Huge moments fall upon us without much time to reflect on how we got there. It doesn’t make you want to stop reading, it just makes it hard to keep track of the ever expanding web of plot lines and characters.
The bottom line though, is that this is book two of ten. The journey is still in its very early stages. If you’re in it for the long haul, then this intense stage will surely be justified in the end.
I lost count how many times I was like, "What in holy hell?"
The twists and turns shocked, thrilled, and sometimes angered me.
The characters stay with you long after you put the book down. You cheer for them, despise them, and secretly love certain ones, (not going to give anything away by revealing which one).
Lesli broke my heart several times, which is a testament to her writing skills. I never knew which way the story would unfold, and the world-building was beautifully done. She gives you just enough to spark your imagination.
Just a little warning. This is not your typical YA book. This is so much more! It's a dark, sexy, intriguing roller coaster of a ride, not for the faint-hearted.
The first 2 books in the Beginning of the End Series, River, and Fate, are the best Young Adult Series I have ever read. If you haven't surmised yet, I adore this series, then reread my review from the beginning. I devoured Fate, and I am chomping at the bit for the next one.
Trust me, grab yours today. You won't be disappointed.
Fate broke my heart. It broke me into a million tiny pieces. Ryen’s writing style literally grabs you by the throat and doesn’t let go. It holds you tightly and won’t let you look away even when you cry and want to hide your eyes. This book bleeds emotion - fear, anger, hurt, loathing, lust, love, devotion, loyalty. An overwhelming need for vengeance and completion leaves you feeling raw and exposed. I will not add a spoiler because Ryen’s novels deserve to be experienced with no reveals. Settle in when you start Fate - I dare you to try to put it down once you start reading. I finished it in one sitting. READ. THIS. BOOK.