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Review: FatedFated (The Soul Seekers #1) by Alyson Noel
Published by St. Martin's Griffin on May 22, 2012
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, YA
Format: Paperback from Purchased
Find the book: Amazon, Goodreads
Rating: three-stars

Until now, he's existed only in her dreams - but fate is about to bring them together.

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.

This was a quick and smoothly flowing book with a strong Native American vibe. Most of the mythology in the book is based on Native lore, and it was very intriguing. There is a strong nature and animal feel to it that is very harmonious.

I found Daire hard to like at first since she has a very rebellious, resistant teenage attitude, but once she started to trust her grandmother and opened herself to learning from her, she quickly became a very likeable character.

On the other hand, Daire’s mother Jennika is not a character I like at all. It’s obvious she had Daire really young, and never really grew into parent-mode. She’s super selfish and doesn’t seem to really care what Daire is going through or needs. It’s unfortunate, but also believable.

Overall, I quite liked the unique feel this story had. It was really connected to nature and harmony, and made me feel relaxed while reading it. It will be interesting to see how things develop and grow from here.

  2 Responses to “Review: Fated”

  1. I like this book a lot. I like the birds in the book at the beginning of each chapter more… so much so, I have them tattooed on my wrist.

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