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Fated (Soul Seekers Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

14 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

WOW, This book was AMAZING!! You Must give it a Chance. Better than Immortals Series Even!!

I had always thought Alyson Noël's writing was beautiful before this, but I’ll tell you, she has done it again, but better. The way she writes in itself, feels magical, it really sucks you right into the story your reading. Her descriptions, are so vivid, its stunning w...
I had always thought Alyson Noël's writing was beautiful before this, but I’ll tell you, she has done it again, but better. The way she writes in itself, feels magical, it really sucks you right into the story your reading. Her descriptions, are so vivid, its stunning when it feels like a movie is playing out in your head as you read. And the emotions you feel are awesome, you feel along with the characters. It touches you in such a good way, you just can't put the book down, and leaves you wanting more when your done.

I really did enjoy this new book by Alyson Noël, It was amazingly mind-blowing novel, filled with magic, mystery, and a really awsome guy. Very much a typical Alyson novel.. and I loved it so much! I know when the Immortals series had ended I was really sad to see it go, as it was one of my favorite series, but this definitely filled that void. Not to mention, I had read the free short story of when Ever meets Daire (you can get it free , check Alyson's website to learn more) it shows me its still the same type of world Ever was from. This is all about Daire and Dace, and its so beautifully written. With magic and suspense filling the pages with such a unique story, I can’t help but want more.

The book is about a whole new type of people, Soul Seekers, Daire has these visions, and she thinks she is going crazy, so goes to live with her grandma in New Mexico. Once there, she learns she is a Soul Seeker, and she starts her training with her. Then she meets the boy of her dreams, and then the bad one of course, some major stuff happens for sure. I do not want to spoil it for anyone.

I’ll say the story was beautifully planned, going from one chapter to the next was seamless, and its such a unique story, I was amazed at the time and effort I know she had to put into this story, I know she had to have visited New Mexico to get all that so perfect, as I myself have been there before, and she described it all so perfect.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who has enjoyed Alyson’s previous work, but even if you have not, this would be a good one to start with. It’s very well written, and has the mystical suspense going on in a very believable way too.

Here is some quotes I liked:

quote (Kindle Location 1624): Daire thinking about Dace “The sheer sight of him causing my limbs to tremble, my body to sway toward his-much like it did in the dream. The two of us drawn to each other-bound by forces unseen.”

A quote (Kindle location 3960) I like Dace to Daire: “I had an irresistible pull to come here, so I followed my instincts, and now I know why”

posted by ConciseReviewsByMichelleL on June 7, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

The book was... okay. That's really all I can say about it. I

The book was... okay. That's really all I can say about it. It was pretty cliche, to be honest, but not awful.
Let's start with the negatives:
- The names. I've learned that in teen books nobody can have a normal name. Obviously the first one to object to is her mom,...
The book was... okay. That's really all I can say about it. It was pretty cliche, to be honest, but not awful.
Let's start with the negatives:
- The names. I've learned that in teen books nobody can have a normal name. Obviously the first one to object to is her mom, Jennika. (who she called 'Jennika' and not 'mom' because of some lame excuse that "I raised her as much as she raised me" -__-) I can deal with Paloma and Chay having less than common names, because their characters are supposed to be from different ethnic groups. But Daire? I googled it, and its a boys name meaning 'wealth' and 'popularity' neither of which are traits that Daire really has.
- Good/Evil twins. Like I said, cliche. And the worst part is that the twins' names are 'Dace' and 'Cade'. She just switched the D and the C and made two names out of it.

Positives:
- I thought the plot was pretty original, even if it was gone about in a cliche way.
- It kept my interest, for the most part, there weren't a lot of placing where I was wishing everything would move faster

However, right now I'm putting the rest of the series on hold. Maybe if there's a time when I've got nothing to read I'll pick the rest up, but I have no plans to read them in the immediate future.

posted by TiareSho on January 12, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2012

    Fated

    To me i was disapointed by this book. Not as good as her previous books. I expected more action and was not pleased with the result i found

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2014

    Not That Good...

    The cover and plot of this book interested me, but after reading it, I was disapointed. I couldn't really get into it, and I found myself bored half to death through most of the book. However, the plot line is original and the characters have depth. This would be a book for anyone interested in Native American lore, or just mythology in general.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2014

    Wanted to like this book.....

    I really wanted to like this book because of all the good reviews it got, but I found this book was just very slow moving to pick up any interest. I've tried to read it multiple times but i' ve stopped reading this book to start other books which I've finished in a day or two with the same amount of pages. I gave the book three stars because there is a good plot and a good story to tell but just not this way.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2013

    YAY

    I Have Only Read The Sample And Im Already Hook Cant Wait To Read The Whole Thing:)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2012

    Alright

    This book was very hard for me to get into. I'm not sure that i would recommend it but it passed the time.

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