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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 complicatThere 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 complicate matters, he fell in love long ago with a girl in his dreams, one he’s never told anyone about, including his twin brother.Just when life seems its bleakest, Jonah discovers that Chloe is real. Wanting to finally reach out and grab happiness for himself, he embarks on a journey to track down the girl of his dreams, only to find that happy endings aren’t always guaranteed, the best laid out plans can go horribly awry, and sometimes, you have to simply let yourself go along for the ride.* Beyond Fate is Jonah’s point-of-view of the events of A Matter of Fate, and is a companion novella....

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Beyond Fate Reviews

  • Amy
    2018-10-28 12:06

    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 Lyons decided to give us Jonah's POV!!!!! By the way, I am still Team Undecided! I still don't know who I want to see Chloe with..........

  • Cristina
    2018-10-24 14:08

    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 inspire in you, not even with your twin brother.”This story broke my heart because it’s as though Jonah was always one step behind. Every decision he made was either the wrong one or because he wasn’t quick enough. All he wanted was this one thing, the one person he had been dreaming about for a lifetime and he loved Chloe without thinking twice about it.I should’ve pushed for his belief all those years ago, because that lack of faith in my brother has snowballed until this very moment, where our relationship dangles over a very precarious precipice. We are fractured, and I don’t know how to fix it.”It’s safe to say this is a stress inducing series because you feel everyone’s angst and Beyond Fate is no different. I was constantly feeling a tremendous amount of heart burn for Jonah, would he make peace with Kellan or will he finally find happiness with Chloe? Clearly, I know the outcome since this is the companion novella to A Matter of Fate (#1) but that’s how much this story sucked me back in and it answered so many of my questions.“Something in me changes, shifts and alters and electrifies and melts and suddenly the worlds make sense. All of the doubts I’d had evaporate as I pull her closer. Home. I’m home. I am finally, mercifully, home with the person I’m meant to be with.”There was a point in when I was cheering for Jonah and Chloe. *gasp* I wanted them to be together and find that happiness they both deserve and I realized, there is no villain in this story but only fate and she’s evil.“Thank you, he tells me before fading away again, and I can’t help but wonder if this is what my life is going to be like now: constantly stuck between the two of them.”If you haven’t given the Fate Series a chance, trust me…you must because it’s absolutely fabulous!!! ;)

  • Meredith
    2018-10-29 20:11

    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 what they say to each other.We get a better sense of who Jonah is, why he did what he did, and how he felt about the whole situation in A Matter of Fate. It’s eye-opening and mind-blowing, seeing things from his perspective. We also get to know certain people better, such as Astrid, Callie and Jonah and Kellan’s father. Clearly, I dislike their father. I think I stated that in my reviews of A Matter of Fate and A Matter of Heart – he’s so mean to Kellan and Jonah!Callie is such a complex character, especially in Beyond Fate. We see more of her relationship with Jonah, and I can see where she is coming from better with her feelings and actions, but she got on my nerves a few times. In A Matter of Fate and A Matter of Heart, she’s a bit stronger, more outspoken. She was the opposite in Beyond Fate, but Jonah was breaking her heart, so I guess that makes sense! I still love Callie as a character and love her interaction with Chloe even more.I’m totally and completely Team Kellan, but I definitely felt for Jonah in this, and seeing things from his eyes, I was better able to understand where he was coming from, and my heart broke for him several times. I just wanted to slap the people who were making him hurt, and hug him like crazy!Overall, I really enjoyed reading this and seeing the events in A Matter of Fate from Jonah’s POV. I loved seeing the events that led up to A Matter of Fate, as well. I feel like I understand Jonah better, and I feel for him more. I’m still totally Team Kellan, and I can’t wait to read his novella, but I get Jonah more now than I did before. And as always, with all of Heather’s books, I highly, highly recommend this! But DEFINITELY read A Matter of Fate and A Matter of Heart first! It WILL spoil things, otherwise.You can also find more from me on my blog: Pandora's Books

  • Vilma Iris
    2018-10-27 20:13

    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 Jonah’s experience during portions of A Matter of Fate, giving us insight into his thoughts and his heart, which are so troubled, so full of misplaced guilt and responsibility. I thought I knew Jonah Whitecomb, but after this story, I felt like I understand him so much more. He’s incredibly private, holding all his emotions deep within… he’s an Emotional after all and what would people say if an Emotional couldn’t control his own emotions? Or at least that’s what his awful father has led him to believe.The story begins during the time where Jonah and Chloe no longer see each other in their dreams and we begin to understand the depression that Jonah falls into. Not only does he miss Chloe (and that is an understatement), but life as he knows it begins to fade as he continues to spiral and retreat into himself. When his father sends him to a seer and he discovers that Chloe, the girl of his dreams, the girl he’s undeniably in love with, is REAL… well, the feeling of elation is palpable. I felt my own heart soar as if I was discovering the news for the first time myself.“My girl. The girl I’ve been in love with my whole life. CHLOE IS REAL, CHLOE IS REAL, OH MY GOOD GOODS, CHLOE IS REAL.”Suddenly, on a high, we know that Jonah goes on a mission to find Chloe. His determination is fierce and unwavering, and now that he knows she’s out there somewhere, nothing will detain him. No one yet knows about Chloe. She’s the one thing he’s kept hidden. You see, Jonah has always defined himself as one half of a set, one half of the Whitecomb twins, and this is exactly why he kept Chloe a secret from Kellan. She was his and his only.“For once in my life, there was something that was mine, that wasn’t ours, and maybe that makes me the ultimate in selfish assholes, but you know what? I wanted one thing, one person, who wanted – loved – me…. Jonah. Not one of the Whitecomb twins.”During the lows and the highs Jonah experiences, we get to see just how close his relationship — his connection — is with Kellan, his twin brother. At the risk of sounding a bit cheesy, their relationship is a beautiful thing to behold. They are so supportive of each other, always there, literally and metaphorically, always having each other’s back. To see how close they are, and then to see that relationship crumble and break is simply crushing. We see the anger, the hurt, the confusion, the disbelief and the depression all turn into an unstoppable maelstrom of emotion that causes a fissure so deep within each of them that you fear is irreversible.“Every step Chloe and I take forward, Kel takes one back. The happier I am, the more miserable he is.”During the time when the twins finally meet Chloe and Kellan and her are together, I felt so crushed and despondent. Looking at the whole situation from Jonah’s perspective is devastating.“When you fall in love with somebody, you shouldn’t have to share them.”As more happens and things truly unravel, Jonah continues to keep everything inside, unable to find solace and support. Let me tell you that as one who has been Team Kellan… I got it. Color me confused now. Undecided. Heart at war. Torn. Gahhh!!! Heather Lyons is incredibly adept at stressing me out… this series may have me rocking back-and-forth in a corner by the end of the last book. Beyond Fate is at true companion novel that tells the story through Jonah’s perspective… there is new material that we read through (since Chloe wasn’t there), but a lot of the material really is Jonah’s thoughts and feelings about what we know to happen. I should also note that A Matter of Fate is a lengthy novel, so we don’t experience every moment, but it is the significant moments we see, those that give us a new outlook. I didn’t feel it was a re-hash, because experiencing Jonah’s POV is intriguing, heartbreaking, captivating and unexpected. The book is intense, laden with heavy emotions that gripped me. Admittedly, I was in tears at the end. I thought releasing this novella prior to A Matter of Truth was a brilliant move because I felt I needed to experience another dimension of the situation.I can’t wait to see where the story will take us, my heart is bracing itself already!“I want to remember everything about this moment, the snow, her bliss, this love between us, everything, absolutely everything, so that when I’m old and near the end, I can remind myself of just how lucky I was.”For more reviews, connect with me: Vilma's Book Blog | Facebook | Twitter

  • Natasha is a Book Junkie
    2018-11-08 12:58

    “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 deeper insight into all the characters as we watch Jonah and Chloe meet in real life all over again.Jonah has been dreaming of Chloe since he was a young boy, the two of them having grown up in each other’s dreams, fallen in love for the first time, while neither of them ever suspected that the other could be real. Once Jonah learns of her existence, he is determined to find her and willing to use anything in his power to do so. As his search progresses and the closer he gets to her, the more he realises that he has been in love with her for a very long time. That love drives him forward, everything in his life slowly changing once he embraces the strength and irrevocability of those feelings.“My girl. The girl I’ve been in love with my whole life. CHLOE IS REAL, CHLOE IS REAL, OH MY GOOD GODS, CHLOE IS REAL.”But as we already know, things don’t go as planned once they lay eyes on each other, Chloe’s shock from realising that the boy she had dreamt all her life was real and not knowing he had those dreams too keeping them apart long enough for the other Whitecomb twin to take notice of her. And fall for her.We watch the rift between the twins slowly take shape and intensify as Kellan and Chloe’s relationship moves along. We feel all the emotions that run through Jonah while he watches the love of his life fall for his brother, we can taste his anguish, confusion, jealousy, anger, and eventually his downward spiral towards bottomless depression.This insight into Jonah’s mind gives us a much deeper understanding of this complex young man who maintains a calm and collected façade for the whole world to see, but who silently struggles every day with feelings on inadequacy, the burden of imposed responsibilities and the desire to have at least the most important person in his life as just his own. So many gaps are filled this way, one of the crucial ones being the source of the dysfunctional relationship between the twins and their father. It makes us understand them better and love them even more for the persons they have become, despite their loveless upbringing.This is a story of love, heartbreak, sacrifice and, ultimately, choices. Once more, Ms Lyons' superb prose is hard not to take note of, every word expertly placed, every puzzle piece further completing a truly magnificent product of this author’s endless imagination. I love this series, I love returning to it instalment after instalment, and I am forever hungry for more.Beyond Fate is not to be read without first reading A Matter of Fate as many events that drive the overall storyline are skipped in this novella or just referred to in passing.“I wanted one thing, one person, who wanted—loved—me… Jonah. Not one of the Whitecomb twins.”See this review on my Blog! | Follow me on Facebook! | Follow me on Twitter!

  • The Book Trollop
    2018-11-09 19:19

    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 sucks you in and takes you on an emotional roller coaster ride. You will never see what is coming next. The characters are so well developed that YOU feel every emotion they are feeling and YOU feel torn, like YOUR heart is bursting from all the angst. Seriously, phenomenal writing and story telling!!Which leads me into this sweet little novella, that I would like to call the "soul crushing novella". This novella takes place during A Matter of Fate and instead of being inside Chloe's head, we are inside the mind of beautiful, sweet, Jonah. Jonah, OH JONAH, is one half of a twin set and not only is his brother his identical twin but they have freaky twin powers and no I will not go over the powers they have because that takes all the fun out of it. Jonah has a Connection, this Connection is with Chloe Lilywhite. This connection is like completing the other half of you, soul mates if you will...but better. ahhh but this connection happens to be the best/worst thing that could happen to Johah. You might ask WHY this connection could be the WORST??.. well..you will have to read the first book to find this out.. I won't giveaway the secrets..Throughout this novella, I get to see what Jonah went through in A Matter of Fate. The pain, anguish, tears, fury.. All of it.. and trudging through, I am gutted from deep within my soul because I feel it too, I FEEL IT TOO!! I am blaming Fate and her cruel sense of humor, my heart aches for these fictional characters and I don't care who knows it.. Jonah.. sweet, sweet, Jonah. I am sorry I ever thought Chloe belonged to that other guy because honestly she was yours, FIRST and I hope you end up with her after all this madness is over!!And Fate needs to stop being a bitch.... Ok there, I said it!!!! They need a break, a HUGE break and a happily ever after...all of them! phewww ok, now that I got that off my chest....I give this novella a 5/5 because I <3 Jonah and this author produces amazing tales that take you to places you never could have imagined!!! If you have read A Matter of Fate, I would pick up this novella because it is FAB! If you have not read A Matter of Fate then you need too ASAP!! <3 Here is a little teaser for all you Book Trollops and Fate Series Lovers <3

  • Rebecca
    2018-11-08 15:51

    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 favorite female character in this series! Her poor heart was torn to shreds and we were able to see the depth of her love for Jonah. Astrid was amazing, such a loving mother figure to Jonah. Of course, the Kellan moments were Awesome!! I am counting down the days to A Matter of Truth!! "I'm so sorry. Gods, I screw everything up. My dad is right about me. I can't do anything right."There are moments in your life where you just know that nothing is ever going to be the same again."I love him. He's...he's my other half, you know? But there was something alluring about knowing somebody loved me. Not me as a twin, not me as a unit, but me. Just Jonah."

  • Stacey
    2018-10-26 13:17

    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 Beyond Fate, you get to see so much more about Jonah and the choices he made in Matter of Fate. I feel like I understand him so much better, and I felt so bad for everything that he went through. Even though this is a Novella, it’s an essential read in the Fate series!

  • Jessica
    2018-11-03 15:52

    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 of Fate and I really just wanted to see him happy. (Granted, I definitely didn't want to see Kellan unhappy, either.) With that being said, after reading both A Matter of Fate and A Matter of Heart, these books have left me in a state of emotional turmoil. I honestly don't know that I've ever felt SO strongly about characters in a book and what happens to them.I LOVED reading Jonah's POV of some of the events that happened in the first book A Matter of Fate. I especially love that Heather didn't just retell the same story. We got to see the events leading up to the first time the twins met Chloe and we really get to see some of the secondary relationships in a new light.I knew that the twins and their father weren't close, but gosh. I had no idea just how strained of a relationship it really was. And it broke my heart. To blame your own sons for your wife's death? That's just reaching an all time low. Thankfully, Jonah and Kellan are close to their uncle, as well as their neighbor Astrid. Still, to have your own father resent you.... It takes a toll on the twins, whether they admit it or not. Astrid has always been there for the boys and seeing her interact with them is really heartwarming. Their uncle, Joey, was the one who would take the guys surfing, thus creating a love for the ocean. Surfing is an escape for both Jonah and Kellan, and I really liked seeing the role it played in this novella. Jonah has been dreaming about Chloe his whole life. Literally. From a young age, the two have been able to communicate via their dreams. He is in love with her and even though he is dating Callie, Chloe is never far from his mind. Finding out she actually exists for real and is his Connection (his soulmate), is a life-changing event for him. She is all he can think about and he will do whatever it takes to find her.I actually felt bad for Callie. She really was innocent in all of this and still gets hurt by Jonah. She is in love with him, and while he loves her- it doesn't come remotely close to what he feels for Chloe. Seeing Jonah give her a crap excuse for breaking up, I don't blame her for continuing to call him and then eventually show up to see him demanding the truth. I wanted to hate Callie- but that really wouldn't be fair. Jonah knew all along what starting a relationship with her would do- and he decided to go ahead anyway. He hated hurting her- she had been his best friend before they ever became more, and this was not how he wanted things to go down.After manipulating his father to move them across country to be closer to Chloe, Jonah couldn't be more ready to meet the girl of his dreams. However, things do not fall into place like he planned. Complications with his brother send Jonah spiraling back into his depression. Jonah and Kellan's relationship is probably the one that made my heart hurt the most. They have always shared everything with each other- being Emotionals, they can communicate without speaking, and as twins have that twin Connection that binds them together. However, Chloe is the one thing Jonah never shared with Kellan. He tried to tell him a few times when they were younger, but it wasn't taken seriously. Jonah could have avoided a lot of heartbreak, had he been honest with his twin up front.“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.”However, Jonah wanted one thing to be his own. One thing he shouldn't have to share with anyone. Chloe is HIS dream. I can't imagine what it's like with them. Watching their relationship deteriorate tore at my heart because they are brothers and it's been them against the world for so long.Jonah is such a complex character who does not open up and wear his feelings on his sleeve. He is filled with so much self doubt and pain- and I just wanted him to be happy!Gah. My heart hurts again over-thinking and over-analyzing this. I mean it when I say I'm going to need to mentally and emotionally prepare for the third book in the series A Matter of Truth, releasing November 5th. Meanwhile- pick this series up if you haven't already. As much as Heather puts you through the emotional ringer, her writing is beautiful, expressive, and is able to make you connect with her characters on a level I think no other author has.

  • Lindy
    2018-10-25 18:15

    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 culture that they live in. Along the way I have encountered a variety of interesting secondary characters that I have grown attached to. In A Matter of Fate, the story begins to unfold and is told from Chloe's point of view. Jonah and Chloe are "connected," in essence they are soul mates, as defined by "magical" society. Even though the two of them have dreamt of one another since they were three years old, they didn't realize that the other person existed in real life. When Jonah and Chloe aren't able to connect in each other's dreams any longer, they both are devastated. A year later, Jonah discovers that Chloe really does exist, tracks down were she lives, and manipulates his father in to uprooting their family from Maine to California. Even though Jonah shares everything with his twin Kellan, the one thing he never tells him or anyone else about is chloe. Unfortunately, things become complicated when Jonah's twin falls in love with Chloe also. Suddenly, there's a rift between the two brothers that were once inseparable, and Chloe is romantically torn between Jonah and Kellan.Beyond Fate is the very beginning of the Fate Series, but told in Jonah's point of view. I absolutely loved reading Jonah's perspective. I had a lot of questions in, A Matter of Fate, such as why he never told anyone about Chloe's existence, how he felt about his first girlfriend Callie Lotus, and what thoughts were going through his mind when he was going through certain traumatic events. In Beyond Fate, all of my questions were answered, and I learned more about Jonah and Kellan's upbringing, their twin connection, how they communicated with one another, and what some of their abilities were regarding being the most powerful "Emotionals" (the ability to influence other peoples emotions.). I felt like I really got to know Jonah on a soul deep level in this story. I got a better feel for his character, and learned that he keeps a lot of his thoughts and feelings inside.If you are looking for an exceptional paranormal series, then you need to read, the Fate Series. It has action, suspense, romance, a love triangle that makes sense, and a story that takes you to another place. The world building is amazing! The characters are intriguing. You will be anticipating what will happen next, and become addicted to this series once you begin, A Matter Fate!My Rating:I give Beyond Fate 5 Fast Paced, Suspenseful, Soul Mate Searching Stars! You will fall head over heels for Jonah Whitecomb, and be fascinated by his connection with Chloe! You will feel the angst and turmoil that Jonah feels throughout his story. If you are looking for a fresh series, that is creative, addicting, fast-paced, fun, and hasn't been overdone, the Fate Series is the perfect choice for a bookish escape!My Favorite Quotes:"WHAM. It hits me. All the things I'd been told about Connections finally coming together makes sense. Something in me changes, shifts, and alters and electrifies and melts and suddenly the worlds make sense. All of the doubts I'd had evaporate as I pull her closer. Home. I'm home. I am finally, mercifully, home with the person I'm meant to be with. Better yet, she loves me. She. Loves. Me. And I'll be damned if I ever let go of this again." (eARC, Loc. 1639)~Jonah"She is my siren, calling me home. I sink under her waves, not caring that I'm drowning in how so utterly lost and out-of-control I become when her tongue touches mine. I love how she tastes, love the small, sexy sounds she makes as she loses control, too. All I want to do is relearn this body that's haunted my dreams my entire life. Under my hands, she's soft and warm and oh-so-addictive." (eARC, Loc. 1672)~Jonah"Love can inspire such wonderful, blissful feelings, and then, once it's gone, the worst emotions possible. Depression, hopelessness, pain...two sides of a coin. And because love is so rare and precious, we risk this without question when any day the tides could turn." (eARC, Loc. 1895)~Jonah*To Read More Book Reviews, Visit A Bookish Escape at http://www.abookishescape.com

  • Caitlin Kerry
    2018-11-12 13:02

    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 upside down for many many people. One of these people is Jonah Whitecomb."I'm overwhelmed by just how deeply engrained this girl is in my soul. I love her. Gods, I love her more than I've loved anyone else in my entire life. "Oh Jonah. You fell in love with a girl you only knew in your dreams and seeing how everything played out made my heart swell in the love you feel for Chloe. At first, you didn't let anything stop you from getting to her, that was of course until your (amazing, wonderful, hot, please-just-hold-me) twin brother decided one day to talk to the girl of your dreams. Seeing that scene from Jonah's POV totally made me fist pump for Kellan. Don't Judge. But then I remembered how torn Jonah felt during this and how complicated the situation got. I was again pulled into a story of not only what twin I like better, but suddenly I was overcome with the emotion and knowing, at this point in the story, one of these people was not going to win. One of these characters I had fallen in love with had the potential of not getting a HEA and I didn't know if I could deal with that. I felt like my heart was torn out. Because this love triangle is NOT a case of good/evil or picking the the right guy, it is three amazing people having to make really hard decisions and all I want to do is take these characters and give them a big hug and tell them it's all going to be okay. "She is my siren, calling me home" If you only take one thing away from novella, know this, Jonah is fierce in his loyalty for not only his true love, Chloe, but also for his brother. He is aware how hard this is for everyone, showing a quality of selflessness that is admirable. With that said, you also see how he loves Chloe and will fight for her no matter what. He won't give up. In the other books, you saw this from Kellan, maybe one of the reasons I also leaned towards him, but it is not different for Jonah if not even more intense. Jonah just doesn't express himself the same as Kellan, something important to know. And you also see the similar qualities Jonah and Chloe share: guilt. These poor characters carry a lot of quilt and it sucks because it's not anyone's fault, it's what fate has thrown at them. Stupid Fate. I think I should officially be Team Screw Fate."Love can inspire such wonderful blissful feelings, and then, once it's gone, the worst emotions possible. Depression, hopelessness, pain...two sides of a coin. And because love is so rare and precious, we risk his without question when ay day the rides could turn." In short, Jonah's story is a good one. No, it's a GREAT one that gives depth into an already amazing heart filled emotional story.

  • Chelsea (Starbucks & Books Obsession)
    2018-10-15 12:21

    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 times during A Matter of Fate when I questioned what the f*@$ he was doing and why he was doing it. Beyond Fate opened up his mind and gave me those answers I craved.I have been Team Kellan from the beginning but Beyond Fate definitely opened my mind to Jonah and made him a real contender. It was hard to see him hurting because he really does love Chloe and he causes a lot of turmoil and heartbreak to be with her. My heart broke for him when she started dating Kellan. More than that though, my heart broke for both brothers because this tore them both apart. They were so close and seeing everything from Jonah's eyes showed how truly broken their relationship became. For the first time in their lives, they are shutting each other out and irrevocably damaging a connection that is so rare and fragile. It hurts Jonah to sense Chloe's feelings for Kellan when he knows she feels those same things for him but I think it hurts him even more to be angry and bitter towards his own brother and to feel similar feelings reciprocated back to him.Beyond Fate gives us the opportunity to know Jonah's feelings as he watches Chloe and Kellan from the sidelines, watches the girl he's loved his whole life kiss his twin brother. Beyond that, this book really digs into the brothers and all of the changes that they both go through because of the connection to Chloe. We get to know Jonah better and have the opportunity for a deeper connection with him as a character. While I understand Jonah better and his reasons for keeping secrets and holding off, I still think he made the wrong decisions and had he opened up to Kellan and been braver with Chloe, all this heartache may have been avoided. But then there wouldn't really be a story and the Fate Series wouldn't be the amazing, emotional heart stopping series that it is.*An eARC was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions expressed are my own and unbiased.*

  • BookHookup
    2018-11-01 14:13

    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 done the same, in this series or others, know that once you’ve made your choice, you don’t look back! As I read the first two books, A Matter of Fate and A Matter of Heart, I would gladly tell anyone who’d listen that I couldn’t care less about Jonah’s feelings and that he didn’t deserve Chloe anyway. I had my reasons and I wasn’t budging. But, darn if Heather Lyons didn’t go and make me feel something for Jonah with this novella. She made me listen to his inner monologue…she made me experience his heartbreak and his regrets…she showed me his intentions and informed me that there was more to this story than I was originally privy to. And, in the end, she might have (maybe, just maybe) taken a small part of my heart and written Jonah’s name on it. This novella lets the reader experience the first book in the series through a fresh perspective. But let me put your mind at ease…it doesn’t feel like you are rereading the book at all. It offers new encounters and interactions, explores family relationships more thoroughly, provides insight into what’s going on behind the scenes and shows us Jonah’s true feelings, fears and desires. This is something we didn’t have before and it made the story that much richer for me. It answered some of my more basic questions around Jonah’s decisions and actions. It helped me understand where he was coming from and, in the end, it allowed me to let him into my heart.The third book in the series, A Matter of Truth, will be released shortly and I can’t wait to see what happens next in this saga. I’m still “Team Kellan” through and through but now I know that I also care about what happens to Jonah. That probably means more stress for me while I read it but I’m definitely looking forward to it…someone pass me some tissues, please.

  • Ana
    2018-10-26 12:21

    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 done the same, in this series or others, know that once you’ve made your choice, you don’t look back! As I read the first two books, A Matter of Fate and A Matter of Heart, I would gladly tell anyone who’d listen that I couldn’t care less about Jonah’s feelings and that he didn’t deserve Chloe anyway. I had my reasons and I wasn’t budging. But, darn if Heather Lyons didn’t go and make me feel something for Jonah with this novella. She made me listen to his inner monologue…she made me experience his heartbreak and his regrets…she showed me his intentions and informed me that there was more to this story than I was originally privy to. And, in the end, she might have (maybe, just maybe) taken a small part of my heart and written Jonah’s name on it. This novella lets the reader experience the first book in the series through a fresh perspective. But let me put your mind at ease…it doesn’t feel like you are rereading the book at all. It offers new encounters and interactions, explores family relationships more thoroughly, provides insight into what’s going on behind the scenes and shows us Jonah’s true feelings, fears and desires. This is something we didn’t have before and it made the story that much richer for me. It answered some of my more basic questions around Jonah’s decisions and actions. It helped me understand where he was coming from and, in the end, it allowed me to let him into my heart.The third book in the series, A Matter of Truth, will be released shortly and I can’t wait to see what happens next in this saga. I’m still “Team Kellan” through and through but now I know that I also care about what happens to Jonah. That probably means more stress for me while I read it but I’m definitely looking forward to it…someone pass me some tissues, please.

  • Maria
    2018-10-27 15:16

    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 would be okay. It really made me understand just how desperate he was to find Chloe and move across the country to be with her. His motivations for what everything he does are so much clearer, but that does not mean that I still did not want to yell at him sometimes. I wanted to yell at him in AMOF for not talking to Chloe sooner, and I wanted to again. He really caused so many of his problems by not communicating. Still, he had no idea just what his actions would cause beyond getting to be with Chloe, and watching his reactions to the side effects you know that it's just gut wrenching for him. Again, I just wanted to hug him.In addition to giving great insight into Jonah as a character, in Beyond Fate, you get to learn new facets of other characters from AMOF including those that Chloe did not interact with nearly as much, particularly Jonah and Kellan’s dad, Astrid, and Callie. I loved seeing them all in this new light, and they became much richer, fuller characters. You also get to see how Jonah views his brother and his actions and that relationship reaches new depths as you witness it being put to the ultimate test. I really wanted to hug Kellan a lot too. So many feels.If you haven’t read any of the Fate Series I definitely recommend it, starting with A Matter of Fate, and if you have read AMOF you really should pick up Beyond Fate. No matter whether you are Team Jonah or Team Kellan, you will want to read this book to get a fresh take on this series. It was written wonderfully, and I’m glad to know Jonah that much more.*I received an ecopy of Beyond Fate from InkSlinger PR in exchange for an honest review.*

  • TriciaSantos
    2018-10-24 13:13

    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 about what's going to happen to his relationship with Kellan. And it truly broke my heart. We get to see how deep their connection truly is, and I was entertained by their mental conversations. I am a Kellan girl, but i only love him a little more than Jonah. They're completely opposite, and I wish that Chloe could just clone herself so each brother could be happy.What I really love about these characters is that, although they have magical powers, they are only human. They make mistakes, huge, life-altering mistakes. But, Jonah is a young teenager, so it's understandable. I can only hope the guilt and regret that he and Chloe harbor, gets easier over time. The pacing of the story is great for a novella. We get to see a lot of backstory before Jonah gets them moved to California. It isn't till halfway through the story that the brothers get to meet Chloe in person. I only wish Jonah had the guts to talk to Chloe and avoid the huge misunderstanding that causes me more stress than any book ever has. But then again if he did that, we would be missing a huge part of the story, wouldn't we...Can't wait to have my heart broken a million more times with Kellan's novella.

  • Kathryn
    2018-10-19 18:11

    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 Jonah.So, I rubbed my hands together, getting myself ready to be in his head for Beyond Fate and I was completely captivated all the way through. I know that it begins from the beginning, things we already knew from book one, but when you experience from Jonah's POV, yeah....it hits you right in the gut...We get to see everything he went through...Feel all the excitement, joy, and pain that he endured...*sighs* I definitely understand a few things that since book one was completely writing in Chloe's POV, that I had wondered. The relationship between Jonah and Kellan was something I really wanted to see more of and I really got to see how their relationship was before Chloe to after meeting her.I can't wait for A Matter of Truth and of course, I am very eager to read Kellan's POV. I know that may be weird being that I am a #TeamJonah chick...But, I do want to know what is going on in his head. I will be nice to see what he was thinking...The Fate series is a FANTASTIC series and one that I think you should pick up today!!www.tsktskwhattoread2.blogspot.com

  • Tesawe
    2018-11-05 14:16

    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. The countless breakup lines that Kellan used with the girls he had dated are hilarious. My absolute favorite is "Who are you again?"My only complaint is that it's too short. I know it's a novella, but I wish I can continue reading more from Jonah's POV.Beyond Fate is a must read if you have read the A Matter of Fate book.Thank you Heather for sending me this eARC. Please keep writing. You are an incredibly talented author.

  • Sarah Driggars
    2018-10-21 11:56

    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 say, "I already read AMOF why would I want to re-read it in Jonah's POV". Well I will say it is necessary, you will have a better understanding of the magical worlds and how much fate plays a role in their lives.In Beyond Fate you see Jonah's perspective of his 2 connections; Kellan his twin brother and Chloe his soul mate.

  • Andrea Heltsley
    2018-10-31 19:05

    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 recommend it. It is a vital piece of the puzzle. I'm giving this novella five glittery stars for how awesome it was, in my opinion <3

  • Andrea
    2018-11-04 19:04

    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 and spunk we see Jonah is a person with so many layers and so much integrity you can't help but fall in love, or more in love with him.

  • Lisa Jackson
    2018-11-14 18:56

    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

  • Christie Palmer
    2018-10-22 19:00

    I AM SO TEAM JONAH.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!!!

  • Jory
    2018-11-08 18:51

    I liked hearing Jonah's perspective. I know this was a novella re-telling the same story but I would have liked to have some scenes expanded on. Can't wait for the next in this series. Heather Lyons is a fabulous writer. This story drew me in from the 1st book and I am dying to see how it ends. :)

  • Grim Lolita
    2018-10-30 14:01

    Oh. My. Gods. I have fallen even harder for my book boyfriend Jonah. All of the emotions I went through reading A Matter of Heart came rushing back at me times a hundred. Knowing how Jonah feels about himself just broke my heart. This was such a raw story, I loved it.

  • Medalg
    2018-10-20 13:19

    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!!!!

  • Jessica
    2018-10-18 20:15

    I'm TEAM JONAH!!! Even more now after reading Jonah's POV. Thank you Heather, I can't wait for the next book.

  • Stephncaitlyn
    2018-10-27 17:52

    Soooo good! I love this series! This book solidified my Team Kellan stance!

  • Courtney
    2018-11-03 19:54

    I'm still team Kellen, but I definitely enjoyed Jonah's POV.

  • Obsessive Book Nerd Lauren
    2018-10-19 15:15

    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...#teamJonah.I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. To read more reviews like this one, check out Obsessive Book Nerd!