Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 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.While I had my ups and downs with Alyson Noel's Evermore series, it was overall enjoyable. I was anxious to see how her new series will do. It was an enjoyable ride, while I still had some issues.
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.
While there were a few cliche's, Fated had an overall original idea. There were times when I about lost interest, but there was enough to keep me going. One thing I did like about this book was the culture behind it. I thought that was a very unique aspect of the book.
And Daire. She was kind of bothersome, although she did have some redeemable qualities. But for the most part she whined a little too much and was a bit too childish, which is one of my biggest pet peeves.