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Fated (The Soul Seekers #1)

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Until now, he's existed only in her dreams -
but fate is about to bring them together.


I shove through the crowd, knocking into girls and bouncing off boys, until one in particular catches me, steadies me.
I feel so secure, so at home in his arms.
I melt against his chest-lift my gaze to meet his. Gasping when I stare into a pair of icy blue eyes banded by brilliant flecks of...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published May 22nd 2012 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published January 1st 2012)
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Nic
Jul 31, 2010 Nic marked it as to-read
Hmmm...I wonder if the main character in this series will be less annoying then Ever.
Diane ϟ [ Lestrange ]
hope the characters are nothing like in the immortals. especially "Ever".
lateme

Meh.

I’ll follow up that very articulate statement with this: I did not like this book, but it isn’t bad enough to be marked as a one star. I save one stars for the very worst of evils, and this didn’t inspire that much dislike.

This book didn’t inspire much of anything, really.

I went into the book with no prejudices against Alyson Noel, as I’ve never read the Immortals series. To those of you who cringe at her name, though, I can say: LOL. I GET IT.

Because really, it came to a point where if...more
Sam
Read more of my reviews at Falling Books!

Fated is in many ways, similar to Alyson Noel's previous series, The Immortals. From looking at the cover and reading over the blurb, you would think that this is an amazing book, right? This book has a lot of potential but I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would. Fated lacked something I was hoping for: an interesting plot. It wasn't the most exciting.

Daire has been sent to live with her grandma in New Mexico because of her unstable mental health...more
curious little beastie
This review also appears over at my blog.

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Actual rating is 3.5 stars.

Yeah, I know right? Me giving an Alyson Noel book 3.5 stars? What sorcery is this?

To start off, yes, I did have low expectations for this book. After the absolute disaster that was The Immortals series, I didn't think there was any hope for Alyson Noel in the paranormal YA world anymore. But this book actually surprised me, because it was a pretty big improvement.

So The Immortals was about two selfish...more
Carol [Goodreads addict]
I have gotten accustomed to the first book of a series being the sort of "get to know the characters" book. The pace perhaps being a little bit slower. Not so at all in this book. I was grabbed right from the start and not let go until the final page.

This is my first book by Alyson Noel. Her style of writing is just so beautiful. Her descriptions paint the most beautiful images in my head.

Daire is a 16 year old girl, raised by a single Mom. Her Mother is a make up artist in Hollywood and Daire...more
Cassie
in in love with this cover!!!!
Mimi Valentine
This is probably one of the hardest reviews I've ever had to write! I tried to like Fated, I really tried to, but the writing was hard to get through, Daire was hard to like, and the story started so hard and slow that I had to re-start this a few times before I finished.

Daire was... difficult. As the daughter of a celebrity makeup artist, she was selfish, disrespectful, and your classic I'm-not-that-gorgeous-but-guys-love-me-anyways type of girl. I couldn't understand what she was doing most o...more
Soumi
Fated was first in my reading list by Alyson Noel, and I have very high expectations from this book. Honestly the book didn’t exceed my anticipation but I can’t say that I’m not pleased. I loved some points where I was not completely satisfied by others.

Plot Overview

The story was based of self discovery and journey of 16 years old Daire. Her life was always moving around places to place, from one movie set to another, she never felt normal. Encountering series of horrible nightmarish visions of...more
Angela
Nov 04, 2011 Angela marked it as to-read
Shelves: books-i-own
I don't get it! I loved the evermore books!! Why does everyone think their annoying.. :(
Merna
This is a Did not finish book. Maybe one day I'll pick it up and continue reading this boring book. But right know I need a break. Until, I'm able to pick this up again, I'll rate this two stars. Maybe my rating and my thoughts will change if I ever finish reading this. So, I won't completely review it until then. Though,I should have known better since this is by the author of Evermore. For me Evermore was a dreadful book.
Laura
I have (generously) dropped this rating down to 2 stars. I mean, what was I kidding? I didn't even like it.

Let's get this straight first - the writing was absolutely HORRENDOUS. It was clunky, thick, and sometimes didn't even make sense. It made my mind hurt just looking at the poorly structures sentences and how

almost.

every single sentance.

between paragraphs.

was like this.

It's one thing to use single-line sentances like that every once and a while for emphasis, but you don't have to do it...more
Γιώτα Παπαδημακοπούλου
Γνώρισα την Alyson Noel μέσα από την σειρά της, "Αθάνατοι", που κυκλοφόρησε με μεγάλη επιτυχία από τις εκδόσεις Ψυχογιός και πριν λίγους μήνες, είχα τη χαρά και την τιμή να την συναντήσω και από κοντά, όταν ήρθε στη χώρα μας όπου με χαμόγελο και θετική διάθεση, υποδέχτηκε σε μεγάλο πολυκατάστημα της Αθήνας, μικρούς και μεγάλους θαυμαστές της. Οι ίδιες εκδόσεις, έφεραν στη χώρα μας και τις δύο επόμενες σειρές της συγγραφέως, εκείνες της "Ράιλι Μπλουμ", την οποία και σας έχουμε ήδη παρουσιάσει, αλ...more
Despair Speaking
I'll just sum the damn book into one simple picture since a picture is worth a thousand words. Then maybe you'll take the safer path and veer clear from this terrible book, which is full of crap.



There. Have I convinced you now? Surely you have grasped how horrible this book is with it! But if you haven't, I shall indulge you with three reasons to not read this book and waste your time and money somewhere else...

1) So predictable! I swear one can become a seer with this book! In fact, I should ta...more
Michelle's Paranormal Vault of Books

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 wan...more
♥Kel
i thought this was disappointing, compared to her other series and books, this storyline was bad, and the romance wasnt good at all.
Alexa
Apr 16, 2012 Alexa rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Alexa by: Goodreads First Reads winner

My review can also be found on my blog Collections.

Alyson Noel's new series Soul Seekers takes place in the same world as her Immortals series. There's even a short story where Daire meets Ever, which can be read here. When I found out it was the same world, my curiosity for Fated actually faded a bit. I guess it's because I ended up really disappointed with the Immortals series and I was just hoping this new series would be something completely fresh. I'm not going to lie and say it didn't have...more
Meh.
Okay SO!

*cracks knuckles*

This will be a long one. Or not.

DONOT read it if you hate shitty beginnings.

What can I say...?

Hm. Phrase to describe this: A mess and utter boring beginning.

It was like repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat.. Oh did I skip something? repeat. Oh didn't get my message? Repeat. Oh, Did I Mention?... Yah, the protaganists is a weirdo yah.

I mean... YES! SHUTTUP NOW PLEASE!

The beginning was boring and made me wanna give up on reading & wanna go look for the author and...more
Paranormal Reads
I first have to say thank you to St. Martin's Press for this ARC copy for review.

Second, and this might be a bit of a shock to some, but this is my first Alyson Noel book. *gasp* Yes, I know. Noel's Immortal series is on my tbr list but I haven't gotten to it yet. So there will be no comparing between the two. Just a clean slate from me.

The less we look with our eyes, the more we see with our hearts

Daire Santos has always had weird 'visions' and dreams. The 'visions' of animals following her wit...more
Mignon
I just finished the advance review edition of this book. It hit a bunch of elements that I think will appeal to a YA audience, so I'm betting it's going to be a big success.

It has a great mix of romance, action, and mysticism, and the characters are mostly likable (and the love interest is a hottie). It moves fast once it gets started and wraps up just right for the first book in a series. The plot and characters are nothing like The House of Night, but some of the scenes reminded me of those b...more
Katie
Fated was a highly anticipated book for me. I'm a huge Alyson Noel fan and I wanted to like this one. Sadly it was lacking in so many ways. This won't be a series for me.

The first problem with Fated is the main character, Daire. Daire has a nasty attitude. She's a giant brat and she has no respect for anyone. She deserved a good slap across the face at multiple points in the book. She may have had crazy stuff happening to her but that did not give her the right to be a bitch to the people who we...more
Darkfallen
Daire doesn't exactly live the life of an average teenage girl. Of course having a mom that is a famous make-up artist how could she? She has trotted the globe growing up on movie sets ever since she could remember. So while traveling and hanging out with movie stars should be a good thing it's not all the glam it's cracked up to be. Especially when she starts having these weird visions that get worse and worse until she flips out in a foreign county and attacks her movie star crush. All this la...more
Kate
First Impression:
I have had hot and cold experiences with Alyson Noel's books in the past. Some I really, really liked. Some I could have just skipped over. The premise of Fated was enough to get me interested, but time would only tell what the final outcome of my feelings would be.

While Reading:
Fated starts with a lot of backstory. And I mean A LOT. While I am a huge fan of backstory, getting to really know my characters, Fated toes the line of enough information and too much information precar...more
Liviania
Alyson Noël made a big splash with her paranormal debut, the Immortals series. I haven't read that series, so I don't know how FATED compares. I do know that I enjoyed FATED.

The opening is somewhat confusing. Daire is out with a movie star and somehow knows movie stars but isn't one herself. (She turns out to be the daughter of a makeup artist.) Then things get confusing for Daire as well as she starts to see sinister images and freaks out, as anyone would. Her visions are not nice and not even...more
Mary (BookHounds)
MY THOUGHTS
LOVED IT

After being dragged to movie location shoots around the world be her mother, Jennika, Daire, has what appears to be a psychotic break and attacks a teen heartthrob on the set the day of her sixteenth birthday. After freaking out again, Jennika takes Daire to live with her grandmother, Paloma. Daire's parents were never married and she was born when Jennika was only sixteen. Paloma is an American Native healer and brings Daire's health around while teaching her ancient mystical...more
Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids
4.5 stars

Magic, an incredible journey to the underworld, romance and a beautiful blend of Native American make for a fabulous new read from established author Alyson Noel. Let me start off my saying I read the first book in the Immortal series years ago (back when I had just started reading YA), but never read the rest of the series. I have however read Alyson's spin off series, The Radiance series and have really enjoyed it. I excitedly jumped at the chance to read Fated, and I really enjoyed i...more
Sudeshna
I thought this book was egregious. My rant:

-Daire is impossible to connect to. Too bratty, too self-absorbed, too independent (yes, even as a teenager myself, I think it’s possible). Makes poor decisions. It’s impossible for anyone to get absorbed in or enjoy a book when they’re busy thinking up ways the main character could DIE.

-NO character development. Okay, Dace is the most perfect, the most OMG soul in the world, and his nasty twin brother is the evil incarnate. NO, that does not count as...more
Maraki M.
Την Άλισον Νόελ την γνώρισα μέσα από την σειρά βιβλίων της «Οι Αθάνατοι», μια σειρά που μου άρεσε αρκετά ώστε να ξεκινήσω να ασχολούμαι με το διάβασμα συστηματικά. Όταν έμαθα, λοιπόν, πως η καινούρια της σειρά με τίτλο «Οι Κυνηγοί των Ψυχών» θα μεταφραζόταν στα ελληνικά, δεν έβλεπα την ώρα. Περίμενα αυτό το βιβλίο πάρα πολύ και, έχοντας διαβάσει την περιγραφή του, περίμενα πως θα είναι τέλειο. Τι ανακάλυψα στο τέλος; Θα το μάθετε παρακάτω.

Το βιβλίο, γραμμένο σε πρώτο πρόσωπο, αφηγείται η Ντέαρ Σ...more
Mckaela
Let's see, oh where to begin...oh okay lets start with the cover- Loved it! love the earrings, the bird design and her hair, but i'm not a fan of all the purple.
Okay now i'm the kind of person to be drawn to a book by the cover, so when I started this book I had no idea what to expect, I mean I read the plot but it wasn't anything too interesting, but I decided to read it anyway and check it out. This was all before I heard anything of "The Immortals" apparently the most hated series in the worl...more
Annabell
I have enjoyed other books written by Alyson Noel in her Immortal Series and the follow up Riley Series, so when I found out she was creating a new series I looked it up and was instantly intrigued by the synopsis. But for all my excitement and interest, Fated proved to be too hard of a book to enjoy.


I tried to get into this book. I tried to like the main character and give her a chance. I tried to stay optimistic that the book would finally start developing into an actual plot and pick up. But...more
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