Fated

Fated

Author: Alyson Noël
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin/May 2012
Series: The Soul Seekers #1
Genre: Young Adult/Supernatural/Science Fiction/Native American Fiction

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. {goodreads.com}


Review

This is the first novel by Alyson Noël that I have ever read, and I can honestly say that I was not disappointed. We’re quickly thrown in to the quick of things with Daire, who has always known she had an interesting ability, but never thought anything of it, until it began to threaten her sanity.

Noël has done a marvelous job in telling Daire’s story. Her explanation of Daire’s supernatural abilities, and how they could be misinterpreted as losing touch with reality and ultimately a mental illness is marvelous. I honestly felt like I could see exactly what was happening to Daire.

The story had a great rhythm to it. There was never a hiccup or loss within the flow. From what I have read of Noël’s other reviews on Goodreads (specifically the Immortals series) this shows great growth for her as an author, and I couldn’t be happier. 

Overall, this was a fantastic novel, and I couldn’t recommend it more. 

RatingLoved!Large

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