Fated by Alyson Noel

Author:
Alyson Noël

Publication Date:
May 22, 2012

Publisher:
St. Martin’s Press

Format:
Hardcover, 368 pages

Price:
CAD $19.99

Source:
An ARC was provided by Raincoast Books for review! Thank you!

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Description

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Immortals, Alyson Noël, comes Fated-a breathtaking new saga brimming with magic, mystery, and an intoxicating love story that will steal your heart away. Meet The Soul Seekers.

Strange things are happening to Daire Santos. Crows mock her, glowing people stalk her, time stops without warning, and a beautiful boy with unearthly blue eyes haunts all her dreams. Fearing for her daughter’s sanity, Daire’s mother sends her to live with the grandmother she’s never met. A woman who recognizes the visions for what they truly are-the call to her destiny as a Soul Seeker-one who can navigate the worlds between the living and dead.

There on the dusty plains of Enchantment, New Mexico, Daire sets out to harness her mystical powers. But it’s when she meets Dace, the boy from her dreams, that her whole world is shaken to its core. Now Daire is forced to discover if Dace is the one guy she”s meant to be with…or if he’s allied with the enemy she”s destined to destroy.

About The Author

ALYSON NOËL is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Immortals series, the Riley Bloom series, and seven previous novels for St. Martin’s Press. She lives in Laguna Beach, California, where she is at work on her next book.


Review

The beginning was super slow. Girl moves to a new place and country, and has no friends. Only to realize she is part of a world she doesn’t understand. The first hundred pages or so bored me tears, that I had to stop and read another book. When I came back to reading it again, I finally realized why Alyson Noel is a best selling author. She writes well for a YA author. I haven’t read any of the Immortals books so I did have a high expectation when picking this up.

I always love a good romance between the main character and the good boy, and Dace is no exception. He’s extremely likable and pure at heart to boot! (Although he has long hair..*makes face* Why are guys with long hair considered attractive?? Seriously chop the hair off, and leave the long hair to the females. Sorry Fabio..) At least Daire has good taste, and steers clear of his evil brother.Dare I say that Daire is also your typical teenage girl and she annoyed the hell out of me? Some of her thoughts are very mundane and I didn’t care much for her. Sorry to say.

I wished there was more action. I can honestly say if I don’t find any action or plot in a book, I will not finish it. I was close to not finishing this, but I did, and was glad once it picked up! If you’re a fan of gooey love stories with a paranormal twist, pick this one up! If you’re not, well it’s best to just borrow this book from the library.

Rating 3/5


Quotes

“Ignorance is one of the greatest evils known to man.”—Paloma (103)

“Don’t let them define how you see yourself, or your place here.”—Dace (161)

“He pushes. Hand through his hair, as his eyes—the color of aquamarines—glide down the length of me. And damn if I can’t feel they’d trajectory. It’s like showering in a stream of warm, molten honey—dropping from the top of my forehead all the way down to my feet.”—Daire (194)

“I bite down on my lip, having no idea what to say. So instead I just stare at his profile—noting his it’s so perfectly chiseled it should be minted on coins.”—Daire (221)


Giselle San Miguel is a freelance web designer who has a voracious appetite for reading and manages her own book blog at booknerd.ca. She also enjoys writing, design, movies, and photography.