Book Review: Fated by Alyson Noel

Posted May 27, 2012 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 0 Comments

Publish Date: May 22, 2012

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Source: Received from St. Martin’s Press

Goodreads Blurb: 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

I was really hoping this book would draw me in.  I loved her Immortals series, but this one just didn’t have that kind of pull for me.  I did love the idea behind this book though.
I liked how the characters had Hispanic and Native American origins.  These cultures have many things to offer.  Magick and spirit animals were extremely important in the building of this story.  Your spirit animal guides you through your choices and life’s journey.  I have often wondered what animal I would be most like, but I still haven’t figured that one out.  I wasn’t exactly sure how the magick fit in besides the fact that all seekers posses it.  There wasn’t much of an explanation in what Daire could do, just that she was extremely powerful.  Noel does offer a few scenes with minor things Daire can do.
There wasn’t much background on any of the characters except Daire, the MC.  The base knowledge of Dace and Cade was given, but nothing more.  I would have loved to know a bit more about Dace.  He is the main focus in her dreams, and it would have been nice to see other parts of him.
Even though I felt there was a lot of buildup and not enough events, I will read the next book in the series (due out this fall).  I’m intrigued with where the story will take us, and if her dream is a prophecy or just her fears.
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I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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