Book Review: Fated


Title: Fated
Author: Alyson Noel
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Genre: Young Adult; Paranormal; Fantasy
3.5 hippos

Synopsis (from Goodreads):
I shove through the crowd, knocking into girls and bouncing off boys, until one in particular catches me, steadies me.
I feel so secure, so at home in his arms.

I melt against his chest-lift my gaze to meet his. Gasping when I stare into a pair of icy blue eyes banded by brilliant flecks of gold that shine like kaleidoscopes, reflecting my image thousands of times.

The boy from my dream.

The one who died in my arms.

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

My Thoughts:
This book was a good book, but it was a little slow. I found it difficult to get into at first, but that’s because all of the characters had to be introduced and we had to be introduced to the setting and determine what was going on. It was a good read and had some interesting points, but I felt like the book wasn’t really going anywhere… it was just sort of talking on a page.  I have to admit, I felt for some of the characters, especially Daire near the end of the book (I won’t write why, just because I don’t want to spoil it for anyone). I’m hoping that the next three books will be better.

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