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3.68  ·  Rating details ·  2,279 ratings  ·  244 reviews
What happens when you discover you aren't who you thought you were? And that the person you love is the person who will betray you? If your fate is already determined, can you fight it?

When Evie Tremain discovers that she’s the last in a long line of Demon slayers and that she’s being hunted by an elite band of assassins –Shapeshifters, Vampires and Mixen demons amongst th
Paperback, 312 pages
Published January 5th 2012 by Simon & Schuster UK
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Dec 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
Before picking up this book I had my doubts, I used to be a paranormal junkie, but over the last year my reading style has dramatically changed since joining goodreads. So starting Fated I thought I would be going down the same path several books have already ventured down. But boy was I wrong.

Lucas and Evie are sworn enemies, Lucas is half human, half shadow warrior (an unhuman) and part of the brotherhood and it is their mission to get rid of hunters. Evie is a hunter and it is their job to k
Oct 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
I thought Sarah Alderson's Hunting Lila was a really fun book, so I knew I had to read this as soon as I saw who wrote it. Fated has the same feel, but still quite a bit different from Hunting Lila. We now the story of Evie, who just found out she's a demon hunter; and Lucas, who's sent undercover to get close enough to kill her.

I have to say that the world Alderson describes is really interesting. Filled with all sorts of species, from Scorpio demons to Vampires. I enjoyed learning about all o
Dec 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
Dear Sarah Alderson,

I think I might love you. Please don't ever stop writing!!!!

One of your biggest fans,
Mimi ♥

Gushing review to come! :)
Alice-Elizabeth (Prolific Reader Alice)
3.5 out of 5 stars!

This was... unexpected. The first half of the book started to remind me a lot of Twilight, which is a book that I personally didn't like much. But, the last few chapters were a saving grace that I'm hoping to read the second book very soon! Fated is about a young girl named Evie looking for the biggest escape of her life, dreaming of a better home and surroundings in New York City. She works and saving money helps her to think about her dreams of moving away grow more inside h
Jan 07, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: paranormal

I wanted to love this book, I really did.
You know how I liked ‘Hunting Lila’ and you might know that I like a lot Alderson's style – so don’t get me wrong, the characters are enjoyable and there is a lot of humor in this story, but for some reason it was just not enough.

At the beginning I thought this story would be perfect for me.
I liked Evie (what a nice name!). She was smart, sassy and she didn't let anyone walk all over her.
She was scared at first, finding about the other worlds around t
Mar 01, 2012 rated it did not like it
Meh… A waste of time. Didn’t like it at all.

Where should I start? This book was supposed to be new Buffy.

Into every generation she is born: one girl in the entire world, a chosen one. She alone will wield the strength and skill to fight the vampires, demons, and the forces of darkness; to stop the spread of their evil and the swell of their number. She is the Hunter.

See, just like Buffy. Evie even got a mentor, only instead of English accent he has French.
I am a huge fan of Buffy, and as a fa
Steph Sinclair
Dec 13, 2011 marked it as maybe-read
Am I the only one to notice the blurb makes this book sound like Mortal Instruments?
May 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2012
When half-human, half-Shadow Warrior Lucas Gray and his team of fellow demonic misfits are sent on a mission to kill an untrainted, teenage demon hunter... well, it should be a piece of cake, right? Wrong. While Evie Tremain is saved by a Hunter named Victor, she still manages to put up an impressive fight against her enemies. But facing a group of monsters isn't the scariest part, despite that one of them has a wicked deadly tail. She's about to learn she's the last in a line of Hunter's who ha ...more
May 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
This book was so much fun!
Fast paced, action packed and tons of energy. These characters were amazing and I loved how different the paranormal-twist was. Very cool stuff.
Evie and Lucas had some great moments, but I do wish the relationship was developed a tiny bit more then what it was.
But other then that, I loved this one. It's sharp and clever and I'm dying for a sequel. There is just no way it can end here. I need more!!!
Aug 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I spent a good half hour wondering how I was going to write this. So I ended up thinking…and thinking…and thinking. But I just couldn’t find the words. Brodie said: “Fated will hook you in the moment you open the book.” That’s true! As for what Sarah Alderson said: “I hope you like it…” which was really in the style of, “I hope you like it but I know you won’t like it because there’s another steamy scene and steamy scenes don’t digest well with you because, clearly, you need to have that sort of ...more
Sarah (saz101)
Dec 21, 2011 rated it really liked it
Excitement! Action! Gorgeous boys and obscure prophesies! Add to that a kickass heroine, and Sarah Alderson’s Fated has it all.

Seventeen year old Evie Tremain is a waitress in a backwater diner, and she’s just trying to make it through the day... so she can make it through the week, the month, the end of school, and get the hell out of the town she grew up in. The town that has grown way, way too small. Meanwhile, Lucas—half human, half Unhuman Shadow Warrior—knows nothing but revenge. Hunters
Evie is just a normal waitress, desperately saving money so she can leave her small town behind and move to New York. That is until she comes under attack from a group of demons (or Unhumans as they prefer to be known). Now she is thrown into the supernatural world, discovering she is the last born Hunter (or demon slayer) and it is her job to protect humanity. Lucas is half human and half Shadow Warrior and he works as an assassin for the Brotherhood (the Unhuman assassins who are set on destro ...more
Sep 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing
4.5 out of 5:

"It was you that taught me I could choose," he said softly, so softly she had to lean into him to hear better. "That I could choose who I was and who I wanted to be. I would die for you, Evie Tremain, because I love you."

Sarah Alderson had me hooked with her first novel Hunting Lila and now Fated has left me knowing that only good things can come from this author. Fated was a whirl-wind of excitement which was dangerous, thrilling and full of romance with action packed scene
Aug 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Sarah Alderson strikes again! With a new heart-pounding adventure, Alderson has amazed me yet again with her brilliant story-telling and fantastic writing. Fated is definitely a book all paranormal lovers out there should look out for!

You know, I’m incredibly impressed with the paranormal creatures Alderson has created in Fated. There’s an organisation called the Brotherhood, comprising of different types of demon assassins, or Unhumans; there are vampires, shapeshifters , MIXENS (who have acid
Aug 24, 2020 rated it liked it
Rough start to the series, Evie discovers she is a Hunter/from a long line of Hunters and meets Lucas (a half shadow warrior and half human unbeknownst to her). The romance was very insta, love at first sight kind of thing. Super weird but it works since it’s such a short book (nice touch with the cheating jealous ex boyfriend to speed up Lucas’ realisation lol). Training/fighting scenes were OK, I understand she didn’t really want her “destiny” so there weren’t any badass fighting/training scen ...more
Feb 07, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: supernatural
If this whole book was as good as the last 100 pages, I would be a happy camper. Alas, it wasn't.

The beginning really dragged for me. It took way too long to get into the obvious story. From early on, you could tell what was going to happen... Evie was going to fall for Lucas and he was going to fall for her. It took 200 pages for this to happen and we only get one somewhat steamy scene?!!?!? Seriously?!?!?! All that build up for one stinking scene?!!?!?! AHHHH!!!!

Anywho: Spoilers ahead

A very b
Jessica (The Psychotic Nerd)
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Sigh. Lately, I've been feeling burned out by the ebooks on my 2012 shelf. I was hoping this one would break that, and for a bit it seemed like it would, but it just fell into so many different tropes.

Evie wants nothing more than to escape her small town and move to New York. She's been working multiple jobs trying to make enough money to leave, but one day after work she is attacked by strange creatures. They look sort of
3.75-4 stars

The first novel I've read of Sarah Alderson was Hunting Lila and I enjoyed it so much. I was really amazed on how she wrote the story and she instantly became one of my favorite authors then. So when I read a featured excerpt of Fated by the end of Hunting Lila I was instantly hooked up. I had it on my to-read list right away and had become one of my most anticipated reads for 2012. And finally I've read it! Although I did notice some flaws in this book I still find this really gorge
Aug 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Ms. Anderson has done it again. 'Fated' is her 2nd book published, the 1st one in a series that so many readers, including me, are eagerly looking forward to.

I don't know where to start. I'm not good at writing reviews, mainly because I tend to fangirl a lot, and because in my life I only review books that have touched my heart. This one did it. 'Fated' is one action-packed book. As soon as I started reading, I knew I was in for the game.

Evie is a waitress who's working her ass off so she can
Shelleyrae at Book'd Out
Dec 22, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc-are
I was lucky to win Fated through the You Give=We Give campaign, as well as Alderson's debut novel Hunting Lila published in 2011 which has gained a lot of praise.

Fated is a blend of urban fantasy and paranormal romance aimed at a young adult audience. Seventeen year old Evie Tremain dreams of moving to New York and escaping the reminders of her tragic losses. Her plan is ruined when she discovers she is the last pure blood Hunter of the hidden Unhuman races that threaten to overrun the Earth. T
4.5 Stars

Fast paced and action packed.

What happens when you discover you aren't who you thought you were? And that the person you love is the person who will betray you? If your fate is already determined, can you fight it?

When Evie Tremain discovers that she’s the last in a long line of Demon slayers and that she’s being hunted by an elite band of assassins –Shapeshifters, Vampires and Mixen demons amongst them – she knows she can’t run. They’ll find her wherever she goes. Instead she must le
Samantha (A Dream of Books)
'Fated' is an incredible action-packed ride which was so deliciously good that it definitely left me wanting more. It opens with a shocking prologue which really grabbed my attention from the very first opening sentence. This led onto a couple of explosive chapters which set the pace for a story which was tense, gripping and exciting.

Sarah Alderson has created an incredible cast of characters. I was immediately intrigued by the Brotherhood who are made up of a number of demons or Unhumans includ
Nov 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Fated should firmly go in the "must read" category of 2012 with it's driving plot, compelling characters and abundance of action I loved every single freaking minute of it.

Evie Tremain is desperate to get out of her small town, she works two jobs so that she can get to New York and start her life over after losing her father and best friend in a relatively short space of time. However, the course of Evie's life changes dramatically one night after work when she finds herself under attack from a
Jan 21, 2012 rated it liked it
2.5 stars - Spoilers

YA/UF revolving around teenagers Evie and Lucas, both take turns narrating.
Seventeen year old Evie is nursing a broken heart, grieving over her dead best friend and father, missing her ex boyfriend and bitter about her ex cheating on her with her best friend. So yea, like all YA heroines, she's 'deep' because she has problems.
Lucas is part of a brotherhood of unhumans (demons), he's half human and half shadow warrior — he's able to disappear into shadows and travel through th
Jan 19, 2012 rated it really liked it

Sarah Alderson has a knack for stories of this kind. And by stories of this kind, I mean those that pair up unlikely people together in a story that if not mystery-filled then with some pretty interesting twists in them. Plus the action, when there was some, went non-stop. Plus have I mentioned how hot most of them seem to be? Definitely, no wilting wall flowers here or scrawny barely there boys either. And sure I wasn’t blown away by her Hunting Lila, yet I surprise myself yet again, because
Avon Bernabe
Feb 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars!

Another great book of Sarah Alderson. She once again created a very new and interesting world in the paranormal scene. She really is a great author.

I love this book just as much I love Hunting Lila. I cant even choose between Lucas and Alex! #DamnHotBoys

But going back to this book, there's so much potential in here. This book couldn't be a standalone. It just can't be. There are still many things to happen and anyone who have read/will read this would agree with me. There are still so
Erfa Tahir
One line summary: This book is PATHETIC.
I read its review and thought it looked an interesting read. So I was like, "Why not?" and managed to get my hands on a it soon enough. The way the book started was great: "Her name is Evie Tremain... Now go kill her" or something like that. I stuck around waiting for some bad-ass action and a riveting plot to unfold itself. I waited and waited, and then about 60 or 70 pages into the book, my patience finally cracked. Evie is a whiny heroine and not at all
Jun 24, 2015 rated it it was ok
This book was honestly not as good as I thought it would be. I generally really enjoy Sarah Alderson's books, by this one just wasn't for me. It didn't seem like neither the characters nor the world they lived in were developed fully. The plot was very predictable and sorta cheesy. 2 stars because this book wasn't horrible and just left me with a "meh" feeling.

My recommendation is to read Sarah Alderson's other books. Those are great; this one, not so much.
Reynita ★ The Night Reader ★
i just finished this book few hours ago,and i dont know what to say...

rounded down to 4 stars
Chelsea Moreen
Insta-love alert :/
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Having spent most of her life in London, Sarah quit her job in the non profit sector in 2009 and took off on a round the world trip with her husband and princess-obsessed daughter on a mission to find a new place to call home. After several months in India, Singapore, Australia and the US, they settled in Bali where they lived for five years.

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