Fated by Alyson Noël

59%

39 Critic Reviews

...the cliches and the lagging-then-sporadic pace of the novel made it hard to enjoy it in the end.
-Rondo of a Possible World

Synopsis

The first book in a magnificent new series about a girl who can navigate between the worlds of the living and the dead by #1 New York Times bestselling author Alyson Noël From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Immortals, Alyson Noël, comes Fated-a breathtaking new saga brimming with magic, mystery, and an intoxicating love story that will steal your heart away. Meet The Soul Seekers. 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.
 

About Alyson Noël

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ALYSON NOËL is the author of the Immortals series, the Riley Bloom series, and seven previous novels for St. Martin’s Press. She lives in Laguna Beach, California, where she is at work on her next book.
 
Published May 22, 2012 by Macmillan Publishing. 368 pages
Genres: Young Adult. Fiction
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All: 39 | Positive: 25 | Negative: 14

LA Times

Excellent
Reviewed by Susan Carpenter on May 27 2012

While the characters in "Fated" border on the stereotypical, Noel does a terrific job of slowly unspooling their secrets and motivations with writing that is both charismatic and spunky.

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Deseret News

Excellent
Reviewed by JanaLee Brown on May 26 2012

...the balance among romance, plot conflict and family relationships is well managed without a vampire or werewolf in sight.

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Luxury Reading

Below average
Reviewed by Megan Saldecki on Jun 02 2012

However, there were too many slow parts, and I found myself growing bored and just wanting the book to be over.

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Romancing the Book

Good
Reviewed by Jen on May 24 2012

I’d heard about spirit guides and vision quests before, but Noël really explores this tradition and then weaves it into the multidimensional world she’s drawn to create magic.

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Once Upon a Twilight

Good
Reviewed by Tammy on May 18 2012

I am very intrigued by this new world that Alyson has created, and I cannot wait to read more about Daire and her friends in the future.

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Feeling Fictional

Good
Reviewed by Sarah on May 22 2012

This is definitely a series I'm keen to continue and one I'd recommend to anyone looking for something a bit different in the YA paranormal genre.

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Candace's Book Blog

Below average
Reviewed by Candace Robinson on Apr 17 2012

I loved the story idea but sometimes it felt jumbled to me and I think maybe I could have used a bit more background or world building.

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The Book Cellar

Good
Reviewed by Erica on May 24 2012

Alyson Noel has really woven an intricate tale and set this series off on a really cool beginning.

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reutreads

Good
Reviewed by Reut on Jun 06 2012

Fated moved along at a quick pace, and was a really fun read overall.

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Katie's Book Blog

Below average
Reviewed by Katie on May 20 2012

There wasn't a single point in the book where I actually liked Daire... since I didn't really care for any of these characters I just couldn't love this book like I wanted to.

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Daisy Chain Book Reviews

Below average
Reviewed by Leanna on Jul 06 2012

...I found Fated to be cliché, formulaic, slow in pace and repetitive.

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Rondo of a Possible World

Below average
Reviewed by Courtney Ann on Jun 05 2012

...the cliches and the lagging-then-sporadic pace of the novel made it hard to enjoy it in the end.

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Emilie's Book World

Below average
Reviewed by Emilie on May 29 2012

The premise made it sound like it had the potential to live up to my expectations, but in the end it didn't do so entirely.

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The Reading Date

Good
Reviewed by Lucy on May 28 2012

The book starts off slowly as more and more is revealed but ramps up to an exciting conclusion.

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Once Upon a Prologue

Below average
Reviewed by Molli on May 30 2012

Overall, there were some elements of Fated that I really quite enjoyed, but not enough to make me love this one.

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Ink Scratchers

Below average
Reviewed by Jade on May 26 2012

I loved the love interest but would have liked more development on the romance and some parts did confuse me.

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A Dream of Books

Below average
May 21 2012

...there were some things about it which left me with a distinctly mixed reaction to this new title.

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Mundie Moms

Good
Reviewed by Katie on Jun 14 2012

Fated has an intoxicating mix of magic, lore, paranormal elements, romance and suspense.

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Eve's Fan Garden

Good
Reviewed by Maryanne on Jun 07 2012

Fated is a beautifully written, twisting, turning adventure.

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The Story Siren

Good
Reviewed by Kristi on May 31 2012

Another captivating series from Alyson Noel!

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A Beautiful Madness

Below average
Reviewed by Emilie Delorme on May 22 2012

I do have to confess, there were a couple of things that did annoy me in this book, the kind of things that makes you stop and wonder.

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Confessions of a Vi3t Babe

Good
Reviewed by Vivian on May 21 2012

There isn’t anything like the world that Alyson creates and she does it so creatively and profoundly, you have to admire her skill in painting such vivid and thought-provoking pictures.

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My ParaHangover

Good
Reviewed by Kristin on May 03 2012

If you can stand just a wee bit of slowness to start, I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by this spin on Native American folklore.

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Obsession with Books

Below average
Reviewed by Sharon on Jun 07 2012

Fated is a book that didn’t truly captivate and hold my attention; I went in with high expectations but unfortunately it didn’t deliver.

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Dreaming of Books

Below average
Reviewed by Jenny on May 18 2012

The mythology was interesting and new but the story moves at a slow pace and sometimes it felt like it took forever for Daire to get something done.

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Chapter by Chapter

Good
Jun 29 2012

Another series that I will have to keep updated with, I would recommend Fated to fans of Alyson Noël, the paranormal, and readers who want to try to read something that will rock their socks off.

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The Reader's Antidote

Below average
Reviewed by Nicole on Jun 01 2012

But all in all, this book seemed more like a big setup for more to come than anything else... I wasn't satisfied that it was a good first book.

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RJ Does Books!

Good
Reviewed by RJ Gonzales on May 25 2012

Nevertheless Alyson Noel does a fantastic job in FATED, I am glad I got to read this book early and will recommend it to those who I know have a taste for this type of novel.

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Great Imaginations

Good
Reviewed by Kara Malinczak on May 18 2012

I am really into the series, and I never thought I would come out of this book wanting to dive into the next book right away... Everything in the book was just so detailed and well written.

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Lost in the Library Blog

Good
Reviewed by Jen on May 13 2012

The story settles deep down inside as you read, and you just want more.

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Excellent Reads

Good
Reviewed by Arjun Thakrar

Overall, I think the book was so gorgeously fantastic, with writing so beautiful it will make you melt and a story so perfect you'll be hungry for more.

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The Tales Compendium

Good
Reviewed by Jess on Jul 18 2012

The story sounds a little cliché, as though it has been done before, but I feel that once you start reading, those thoughts will disappear, like they did for me.

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Quirky Vintage Dolls in Peach Stockings

Good
Reviewed by Natalie on Jun 18 2012

It was definitely better than I expected and I can't wait to read the sequel!

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Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

Good
Reviewed by Melissa on May 25 2012

I loved the way Noel wove so much Native American tradition and lore into the book.

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Itching for Books

Good
Reviewed by Shane on May 22 2012

Fated is magical, intriguing, and romantic, with brilliant twists and turns to keep the spontaneity heightened.

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BookHounds

Good
Reviewed by Mary on May 21 2012

It is a typical teen paranormal romance with a love triangle but the details surrounding it are quite intriguing.

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Tara Calaby

Below average
Reviewed by Tara Calaby on Apr 26 2012

I personally struggled with Noël's writing style and a plot that failed to ignite a spark of excitement in me...

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Hazel the Witch

Good
Reviewed by Petra on Jun 11 2012

All the aspects of this book were intertwined nicely and together created a captivating story full of Native American lore.

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Fragments of Life

Good
Reviewed by Precious on May 22 2012

Fated is will delight readers with its unique magic-filled storyworld, crackling with power and danger.

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