Obsessive and driven by nightmares, Ava Baio is uprooted from her Chicago home after the untimely and tragic death of her loving mother. Taken across country by her antagonistic grandmother and placed as a boarding student at a school in Dana Point, California, Ava struggles with isolation and the loss of her mother and her grandfather. Faced with having left her beloved brownstone behind and attending a new school, surrounded by new faces and unfamiliar scenery, she finds herself sorting through unfamiliar and uncharted feelings with a strange and beautiful boy, Ari – a modern day Adonis. After an unconventional start to their relationship, Ava becomes intensely absorbed by her love for Ari, and with his help and the help of his family, she discovers who she really is – a Fate descended from Atropos. She learns that the Greek mythology she grew up reading is not comprised of myth after all.
Ava faces constant challenges both in her relationship with Ari and with the fact that she is being hunted by six threatening and ruthless men who want nothing more than for her to die so that they can live forever. She has no choice but to stand up for those she has come to love. In doing so, she becomes something she hates, a killer.
A true page-turner, A Beautiful Fate is Part One of The Beautiful Fate Series. The novel is full of suspense, romance and the allure of ancient Greece. Ava and Ari will leave the reader hoping the story will never end.
My Rating: 3.5/5
I received this book for review from the author. Her Goodreads page can be found here.
There are so many young adult mythology books around at the moment and so I was glad this book approached that topic with a fresh new concept.
Ava was a very strong female character and I found that I instantly connected with her. Ari, like his family seemed too perfect at times but they were all warm characters.
One of my favourite characters was Rory. He was such a lively character. He actually kind of reminded me of Emmett from the Twilight Saga.
Ava's grandmother seemed a little shady to me and I think she might be somehow involved in something.
The romance seemed to take over the story at times pushing the mythology aspect into the background.
The ending was my favourite part though. It was very suspenseful and action packed. The cliff hanger was also very well portrayed.