Book Review: A Promised Fate (A Beautiful Fate #3) by Cat Mann

Devotion, passion and promises are no longer enough. Everything Ari has built his universe around threatens to come to a tragic end. Ava's seven Kakos foes have been vanquished, but a new and even deadlier terror threatens the Alexander home. As Ari struggles with his role as a deity, he is forced to reveal to Ava his true lineage and what his identity means for their future together. The Zilotis, an occult group of surviving Kakos extremists, rise up to set themselves against the Fates...and no one is safe, no one can be trusted. Ari’s fears control him. Trust crumbles and promises lose all meaning as Ari comes to grips with his past and the vows made in the past in his name. Ari will do anything for Ava, even if his devotion means his own death. Secrets are rampant, lies and new nightmares emerge. Will Ari be the man he promised he would be?
Release Date: December 30, 2014
Age Group: New Adult
Source: Review copy from author
Reviewed By: Kelli
I enjoy the Beautiful Fates series, and was excited to read the latest installment.  Read my reviews of book one, A Beautiful Fate, here and book two, A Broken Fate, here.

It's been over a year since I read the first two books in the series, so I had a little bit of catching up to do regarding the plot and characters.  But the biggest issue I had was reorienting myself to Mann's writing style.  She tends to mix past and present tense and that sometimes slows down the flow for me.  Once I readjusted, I really enjoyed A Promised Fate.

Ari and Ava are deeply in love, and their love story could be described as too sweet.  Some of their declarations to each other felt saccharine to me.  Until....they started fighting.  I'm not usually a fan of arguments, but in this case it made Ari and Ava's relationship feel realistic. 

I liked that Ari is the narrator in A Promised Fate.  He's always been a somewhat elusive character, and I liked getting to know him better.  This is a fairly long book, but there was a lot of depth to the plot, which kept every page interesting.  The minor characters and their stories are one of my favorite things about this series.  I love how well Mann has developed them.

Like its predecessors, there's a major twist at the end of A Promised Fate.  I couldn't believe it was happening as I read it!  I had predicted part of the twist but was shocked at the duplicity of some of the people in Ari's life. 

Needless to say, now I'm really looking forward to the next book in this series.  If you like contemporary fiction with a paranormal twist, I recommend the Beautiful Fate series.

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