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Vom Schicksal bestimmt (The Soul Seekers #1)

3.7 of 5 stars 3.70  ·  rating details  ·  12,643 ratings  ·  1,421 reviews
Eine zarte Liebe, von Dunkelheit bedroht

Plötzlich ist im Leben der 16-jährigen Daire Santos nichts mehr so, wie es war. Von einem Tag auf den anderen hat sie schreckliche Visionen, Krähen und Geister verfolgen sie, während die Zeit still zu stehen scheint. Und dann wird sie in ihren Träumen auch noch heimgesucht von einem unbekannten Jungen mit wunderschönen blauen Augen.
Hardcover, 450 pages
Published September 10th 2012 by Page & Turner (first published 2012)
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Jul 31, 2010 Nic marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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".


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
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
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This review also appears over at my blog.


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
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
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
in in love with this cover!!!!
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
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
Nov 04, 2011 Angela marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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I don't get it! I loved the evermore books!! Why does everyone think their annoying.. :(
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
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.
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


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
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
Cora Tea Party Princess
5 Words: Magic, heritage, conflict, souls, hollywood.

I was quite pleasantly surprised by this book. I've always looked at Alyson Noel's books and just walked past to something with a prettier cover, because I'm shallow like that and often pick books based only on the cover or title.

So when Steph mentioned this series to me, told me to give it a chance because by the end of the first book she was hooked despite her initial dislike of the story, I grabbed her copies and ran.

I think the part of thi
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.


The beginning was boring and made me wanna give up on reading & wanna go look for the author and
i thought this was disappointing, compared to her other series and books, this storyline was bad, and the romance wasnt good at all.
Source: I own a copy of this book.

Note: These are my personal opinions. I received no outside person comments or opinions.

I feel like I lost my passion for reading. I don't know how. Maybe I've been reading too many of the hyped books. But its gone. So I thought in order to find it again I'd read a book I once loved. I knew it wouldn't count towards my reading challenge, but I needed to find my passion again.

Plain and simple: I loved this book. Reading it again didn't change my perspective on it
Apr 16, 2012 Alexa rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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
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
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
Alyson {Error Nebula}
Where do I begin? First of all, I have really mixed up feelings about this book. I don't know if I love it or hate it, maybe both.

The story goes around Daire Santos, a daughter of a known make up artist of Hollywood, Jennika, who never had a place to call a home. When they are on a movie set in Morocco, Daire sees dead figures and heads on spikes, and when she tells that to her mother, she thinks she lost it and sends her to a doctor. The doctor can't help with his useless medication, so our 'po
The Good
- The Cover
Seriously, how awesome is that cover? There’s badass birds and cool chic earrings with a really creepy font and ominous title. It pretty much hits every ticky box on the YA cover checklist.

- Secondary Characters
I would sometimes find myself more intrigued with the secondary characters’ back story than I was with any of the actual current plot they are involved with. Which probably does not speak highly of the actual plot, but kudos to the author for creating a rather diverse c
Tara Calaby
The Cover:
It's gorgeous. I love the yellow background, which is quite unusual, and the sepia toning used for the photo of Daire. The way her hair evolves into the flock of ravens is graphically attractive and a great hint at the novel's content. I'm loving the font, as well.

The Protagonist:
I liked Daire, even if I have no idea how to pronounce her name. (Then again, this is the same for most of the characters in Fated. What is it about paranormal YA and names I've never heard of?) I think tha
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
Natasha (books_n_dreams)
Review: So first off when I started reading this story, I first thought it had a Mara Dyer feel to it, but then it completely changed my mind and I was like omg, I am soo wrong, this is awesome! I really loved the entire story, and you learn a lot. But all of it is needed, trust me! When I first look at the goodreads page and see a lot of 1 and 2 star ratings I don’t get it, yeah at the beginning weird things happen and it slows down a little too muc, but there is so much that needs to happen to ...more
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
I was so excited to read this book. The whole concept sounded really interesting and intriguing. I know that some readers have their problem with Alyson Noel's other series, The Immortals, but I have always enjoyed them. I didn't think they were that bad and actually liked them. I have even met Alyson Noel and she is really nice. That is why I feel just so terrible about not liking this book. Maybe I had too high expectations going into this book.

The beginning starts out very confusing. I had t
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
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