Saturday, January 5, 2013


Title: Fated
Author: Alyson Noel
Series: Soul Seekers, Book 1
Number of Pages: 352 pgs
Date Read: November 1, 2012
Genre: Fantasy

Synopsis (Found on

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 Review:

This book was ok. It was interesting to read about the spirit animals and I like how the Native American folklore and the spanish folk lore were woven into the book. 

That being said this book was wayyyy to long with nothing really happening in it. I really didn't like Daire. She was whiny and annoying. She was also kinda slutty when she mentions all the hook ups she had during the many movie sets she's been to. When she starts getting the visions that are her seeker powers emerging she freaks out when her mother sends her to live with her grandmother. I mean yes I know she doesn't know her but hell I'd try anything to get the visions of GLOWING people and SEVERED HEADS ON STAKES to stop showing up. Of course when she gets to her grandmothers house she tried to run away like a stupid and gets hit by a car. Duh. 

Anyway I really didn't care for the way she talked to her mother. It showed how childish she was when she was thinking she was acting like an adult. Jennika should of smacked her in her face..I know I would of. 

Anyway the whole book was a lot of nothing. I'm still not really clear what a seeker is and what they do.. the book didn't even really explain that well and the whole book is about Daire being a seeker. There are no real explanations as to what all her powers are and how she is supposed to use them. The "worlds" which her grandmother tells her about are not fully explained. Although I did like Paloma, she annoyed the hell out of me with her cryptic sayings and everything was "You'll find out soon enough". Gimme a freaking break. 

I don't really understand how Dace and Cade and their family play into the book. I think the author just added them so there would be a bad guy to fight. While I did like Dace to me he wasn't really hot and he didn't have a major role in the book for Daire to fall madly in love with him. In fact when reading the description of how Dace looked like, I immediately though of my cousin (who has some Inca in him..he looks native american like Dace) which turned me off. and what the hell does it mean that Dace is the echo?

 I dunno The book would have been better if the author didn't try to cram so much stuff into one book. Oh, and it would have been better if stuff actually HAPPENED in the book.


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