Sunday, July 22, 2012

Jen's review of 'Fated' by Alyson Noel

Fated (Soul Seekers #1) by Alyson Noel
Publication date: May 24th, 2012
Publisher: Macmillan
Number of pages: 448
Format: Paperback
Description: 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.(
In the first book of Alyson Noel's new series comes an exciting and beautiful story of one young girl discovering her destiny.
Daire is quite the girl. She has grown up in the life of a daughter of a hollywood makeup artists, which means, on the road going from film set to another. But sometimes, and I felt this was natural, that as much as it was exciting, it would also be lonely. 
The secret that she discovers will change her life. She isn't an ordinary sort of girl. She comes from a long bred history bloodlines called Soul Seekers.

I really enjoyed Daire as a character. She was very relatable, where she wants what every girl wants. A normal home and happy. But some things just don't come easy.
She does meet a new and mysterious boy. His name is Dace, who she feels a connection to, especially when she realizes that she also has been dreaming about him.
He also has an identical twin brother, Cade. Who isn't as good as Dace, and sets his sights on Daire and its something that could have terrible consequences.

I really loved the mythology that Alyson has written for this story. I have never read anything like this before, and that's one of the things I liked about it.
I adored her previous, Immortals series, which I know not everyone did, so I wasn't surprised to see that I also fell for this book, story and its characters.
I felt the book set things up nicely for the series, and it sets up its characters and the plot to a point where it introduces you to this world.

I loved Dace. I love her imagary of him in her descriptions. I love that there is more to him than we knew, and what Daire knew. The connection between them is strong and honest and so down to earth. Not every boy needs to be bad to swoon over.  Dace is nothing like his bad boy brother who seems to have his own agenda, and it isn't a good one.

If you enjoyed a good mythology and liked Alyson's writing and previous series, then you might enjoy this book.
I personally look forward to see where the stories goes next.

                                                           Rating: 4/5

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