I just finished reading Fated by Alyson Noel for a blog tour.
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 have to admit that this book took a little while for me to get into. For some reason I felt disconnected from it and I didn't really like Daire. But once she had her vision quest, I liked her character better.
And I enjoyed the characters of Cade and Dace. Maybe it's the whole twin thing (seeing as how I married one). But I loved the description of what they looked like. Especially the eyes! I really like Dace. And I can't decide about Cade. I mean, yeah, we obviously know that he's evil. But there's a part of me that wonders if there's a little bit of good in him somewhere too.
Once I got halfway through the book, I was intrigued. I loved reading about the animals that were the guides. This book kept me entertained and I look forward to reading the next book in the trilogy!
I gave this book a rating of 3.5/5.
This book fulfills items in the following challenges:
2012 Reading Challenge 150+: 45
2012 Young Adult Reading Challenge: 42
*FTC Disclosure: This book was given to me for free by the publisher for a