I received this book via Netgalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of this review.
Series: Servants of Fate,
Published by 47North on 2015-09-29
Length: 316 pages
Reviewing eARC from Netgalley
Aislin Ferry and Jason Moros have only days until they will be called to account before the Keepers of the Afterlife. Yet as they race to restore order and make their case, their worlds fall into total disarray.
Mutiny within the fractured Ferry family threatens Aislin’s hold on power and role as Charon. Meanwhile, the fearsome Lord of the Kere has family trouble of his own. Someone is unraveling the fabric of fate, and Moros suspects one of his supernatural siblings is behind the terrible bid to unleash Chaos.
Now unlikely allies, Aislin and Moros each need the other to escape the wrath of the Keepers. As the stakes rise, it becomes clear that protecting their respective empires is not the endgame. With the fate of all humanity dangling by a thread, Aislin and Moros must surrender completely to one another if they are to fight their common enemy. And as time runs out, someone must make the ultimate sacrifice.
Fated is the last book in the Servants of Fate by Sarah Fine and follows the story of Aislin Ferry and Jason Moros. The entire series has been building to this book! It’s action-packed, full of suspense and just enough romance to be considered New Adult.
Up to this point, Aislin Ferry had been my least liked character. She was snooty, emotionless, and dang right mean at times. But in this book, she is portrayed in a different light and she won me over instantly! She is still kinda snooty and uptight, but that’s an integral part of her character. She’s also fiercely devoted to her family, her role as Charon, and her duty as a servant of fate. She’s resigned to the fact that there is no one she can share her life with, no one that is except Death himself.
Jason Moros has been one of my favorite characters and he remains my favorite after having read this book. In the last two, the Lord of the Kere has played a pivotal role as first an antagonist and then as a partner. Now he gets his own story, complete with tragic past and pining love. He’s still dark and brooding, but he also loves with his whole self. This series has really been building up to him and the betrayals that occur within this book.
The plot focuses on two main things: first the attraction between Aislin and Moros and second the overarching plot of the series the unraveling of fate. The romance is this book is lighter than in the previous two in the series, but also steamier (so 18+ only!). The real draw for me in the book is the mythology. Fine has built a fantastic dystopian world full of Greek/Roman mythology with the sisters of Fate, keepers of Heaven and Hell, the Ferrys, Death, and Chaos. It’s full of suspense, surprising twists and betrayal. My head is still spinning!
Overall I really enjoyed this book. It was a fantastic conclusion to the series, answering a majority of my questions and still making me want more. I’ll miss these characters and the world they live in. I do believe I’ll be rereading it soon ?