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Fated by Alyson Noel

Tuesday, May 22, 2012
The first book in a magnificent new series about a girl who can navigate between the worlds of the living and the dead by #1 New York Times bestselling author Alyson Noël.
Lately strange things have been happening to Daire Santos. Animals follow her, crows mock her, and glowing people appear out of nowhere. Worried that Daire is having a nervous breakdown, her mother packs her off to stay in the dusty plains of Enchantment, New Mexico with a grandmother she’s never met.
There she crosses paths with Dace, a gorgeous guy with unearthly blue eyes who she’s encountered before...but only in her dreams. And she’ll get to know her grandmother—a woman who recognizes Daire’s bizarre episodes for what they are. A call to her true destiny as a Soul Seeker, one who can navigate between the worlds of the living and the dead. Her grandmother immediately begins teaching her to harness her powers—but it’s an art that must be mastered quickly. Because Dace’s brother is an evil shape-shifter who’s out to steal her powers. Now Daire must embrace her fate as a Soul Seeker and find out if Dace is one guy she’s meant to be with...or if he’s allied with the enemy she’s destined to destroy.

Goodreads Summary

Alyson Noël has a special ability to paint pictures in the minds of her readers. Scenes and characters in this book are pictured easily from the descriptions. The supernatural plot is not overly complicated, but complex enough to keep readers interested and guessing. Daire Santos grew up traveling the world, movie set to movie set with her makeup artist mother. Now as a teenager, Daire has been plagued by visions and experiences time freezes. The only solution is for Daire is to go live with a grandmother that she has never met.
Daire is headstrong. This irritates me, but makes her a believable character. What teenage girl would be happy to go live with someone she does not know? Daire is determined and smart. There are some plot twists in this book that I don’t want to reveal. I will give away that there is myth, legend, and Native American stories in this book. I give this book four out of five stars.

5 Stars

*Reviewed by Kristin*

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9 comments:

  1. Lalaine said...:

    Ive been hearing mixed reviews about this book, but it totally sounds intriguing, so i will have to check this one out for myself see how i go. Great review Kristin.

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  1. Krista said...:

    I've heard different things about this book, but I think the setting and premise are really interesting! It's the first book that I've seen that has a Native American setting so I'm excited to read it. I'm glad you liked!

  1. Great review :D I'm glad you mostly enjoyed it ;) Hmm. I do want to read this book. But not sure if I would love it.. I do love the cover though :D And it does sound good. :)

  1. Dynie said...:

    I just recieved this book but haven't read it yet. I love Alyson Noel's writing so I fairly confident that I'll like this. I love stories that have American Indian lore in it so that's another plus. Thanks for a great review, I wasn't sure what the book was about so you really helped.

  1. I won an ARC of this. It's on my list to read. Thanks for the review.

  1. Steph said...:

    Great review! I got an ARC of Fated awhile ago and haven't had time to read it yet. It sounds really good - I'm glad you liked it!

  1. Sonia said...:

    I love the cover! The book Timeless crossed my mind when I read Goodreads summary. I hope I enjoy this as much as I did with Timeless. Great review! :-)

  1. Danmark said...:

    I have mixed feelings about FATED. There were some great parts and some not so great parts. Some characters I liked and some I dint. I felt like the story was really slow at some points but greatly paced at others. The plot was interesting enough and for the most part I enjoyed the storyline but the goals of the main character seemed to change more then I cared to follow. In all honestly the book doesn't stick out to me. I didn't hate it but I didn't love it.

  1. Lili said...:

    I love books that have lore of any kind in it and I've never read one with American Indian lore. Anything with Indians have not been in my reading pile when I come to think about it. The closest novel I've come to reading with Indian lore is The Absolutely True Diary of A Part-Time Indian.

    I love the cover of this book and I am also in love with the way Alyson Noel writes. Great review!