The Soul Seekers: Fated
- Pan Macmillan
- Publication Date:
- 24 May 2012
- Fantasy & magical realism
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I was in Borders one day and I picked up Evermore by Alyson Noel. Didn't know what to expect of the book, but I fell in love with it. It's been four years and I've finished the Immortals series. It was a bit frustrating at time because of what the protagonists went through, but I loved it. Now, Alyson has a new young adult series. I remember going through Amazon, freaking out because I saw that she had a new series coming. The Soul Seekers series, first book Fated. I didn't know what to expect, but I had an inkling it was going to be good.The book starts out with an incident involving Daire and a movie-star boy. It goes into Daire's mom not know what to do with her. Then, Daire's long-lost grandmother calls her up and claims she has the solution to her problems. All in a matter of days, Daire is on her way to Enchantment, New Mexico to live with her grandma and to embrace her destiny.When she gets there, she's wary at first about everything. Her grandma, her ancestry, her destiny. And she's having dreams about a boy who feels like home. And when she meets him in the waking world, she's a tad confused and a lot cautious.Fated brought forth old traditions into a modern world. Reading from Daire's point of view filled each page with a magical property that I loved. Everything about the world in this book was mystical, edgy, and intriguing. *Spoiler* When Daire goes on her spirit journey, I felt like I was on my own. I'd never really read a novel that had a foundation of Native-American culture. I've always had a healthy respect for their traditions, considering my great-great grandmother was full-blooded Cherokee. It was wonderful, and interesting, to get to know more, even if Daire's powers are mythical.This first installment in Alyson's new series is a fantastic read and sets of the beginning of what is definitely going to be a great story. I, for one, cannot wait to see what happens between Daire and Dace. I'm thinking their relationship, while not as frustrating as Ever and Damon's was, will be, in it's own way, difficult. Which might kill me. Figuratively, of course. Fated is a must read. So, go buy it now. :)
I have read a lot of book by Alyson Noel. This one didn't disapoint. I really liked this book and all the characters. Daire is a well developed character that you can't help but fall in love with.
I had been anxiously waiting on the release for Fated after having read The Immortal Series and the Riley Bloom Series. I was also trying to keep my expectations on an average level since The Immortal Series was a bit up and down for me (I have issues with book 3, lol) but really enjoy reading about Riley Bloom. Alyson Noel's writing and world-building is astounding! The story-line is somewhat similar to The Immortal Series in that both main characters learn that there is much more than just the world that we live in. But the similarities end there. The Mexican and American Indian influence and folklore to it was so interesting to follow which gives the book such a distinct supernatural feel. I cannot even imagine the amount of research that was done to create such a story. The main character, Daire, travels the world with her mother, Jennika, who is a celebrity make-up artist. While traveling, Daire starts to have visions that would cause any person to never want to leave their house again. As time goes by, while in Morocco, the vision gets worse, more graphic and scary to which she finally has a break down. Trying to keep Daire safe and out of the hospital, Jennika agrees to let Daire stay with her grandmother who live in Enchanted, New Mexico. While there, Daire learns about her dead father's family, why Daire has these visions and who she really is.It is fascinating to learn everything alongside with this main character.And yes, there is a love interest. It is a combination of it being insta-love and not. It is hard to explain and one to definitely read and follow along. I don't want to give any spoilers, just know, I really loved how they came together.I am really looking forward to learning more about who and why a certain someone or someones is 'fated' and why a particular someone is referred to as the 'echo'.
This book was a surprisingly good read. The main character Daire behaves like a real teenager for the most part. She has never had a permanent home for her whole life and this book leads her to her purpose in life as well as a new home. Her mother and her Grandmother are also amazing characters who help shape the story. If you're looking for romance in this first book, you're not going to find much of it. Dace doesn't have a central role in this book and I found the lack of romance to be refreshing for once. It's obvious it will be there in the future, but this is an introduction to Daire, her family, and the lore of the world. The book goes by fast and you'll find yourself through 300+ pages in no time. I'm looking forward to learning more about Daire's world and meeting more characters with odd names.Disclaimer: I received this book from St. Martin's Press as part of the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program.
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