Author: Alyson Noel
Published: 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.Review:
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.
Fated is one roller coaster ride of a book. Alyson Noel has created another amazing world in Fated. One that was hard to put down, even if the beginning was a little creepy and confusing.
The cover is just plain gorgeous! I really like the color and the model they chose for Fated. I has a very simplistic look, but means a lot if you read the book.
At the beginning, the story was very weird and confusing. We had to wait a couple chapters to fully realize what was going on. Once you passed the 5 chapter the story got really good. It had a nice progression and everything started to make sense! I really got into the story after that. I felt the emotions of the characters and it was an awesome feeling!
Daire was one fiery hot character. She moves around a lot, and her whole life is in a duffel bag. She doesn't make any long standing commitments, the only one she really has is her mother and then she even loses that one when she is sent to live with her long lost grandma. She is strong, and very powerful, but she is also confused. You learn a lot about Daire, and you love her a little more with each page!
Dace, ahh Dace. I love Dace. I want to take him away into the cave that Daire chills in and just keep him there to stare at him. He is so sweet and kind, he is one of those pure souls that can never do wrong. The kind that helps old ladies cross the road and that you want to be your knight in shinning armor. (I know realise that cave comment was really weird.. Oh well)
All in all:
I cannot wait to read more on the Soul Seekers series! I really want to see how Alyson Noel works on this one! You should definitely pre-order this one! It is worth it! 4 out of 5 Tacos!