Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Review of Fated (The Soul Seekers #1)

 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.

Lately strange things have been happening to Daire Santos. Animals follow her, crows mock her, and glowing people appear out of nowhere. Worried that Daire is having a nervous breakdown, her mother packs her off to stay in the dusty plains of Enchantment, New Mexico with a grandmother she’s never met.

There she crosses paths with Dace, a gorgeous guy with unearthly blue eyes who she’s encountered before...but only in her dreams. And she’ll get to know her grandmother—a woman who recognizes Daire’s bizarre episodes for what they are. A call to her true destiny as a Soul Seeker, one who can navigate between the worlds of the living and the dead. Her grandmother immediately begins teaching her to harness her powers—but it’s an art that must be mastered quickly. Because Dace’s brother is an evil shape-shifter who’s out to steal her powers. Now Daire must embrace her fate as a Soul Seeker and find out if Dace is one guy she’s meant to be with...or if he’s allied with the enemy she’s destined to destroy.

My Review:
When I read the synopsis for this book I wasn't sure I would like it. Alyson Noel's Immortals series and I just didn't hit it off so I was skeptical of reading this book. However, I decided to push away those feelings and just go for it, especially since I met the author and heard her reading an exert I just had to get my hands on this book some how. I do love the cover. I think it goes amazingly with the theme of the book with the crows flying high in the back ground and the purple. So perfect for this book.
That being said I had no idea what to write after I finished this book. The beginning of the book was a little confusing, as are most books in the beginning so that wasn't to bad. However, to me the main character Daire was so unlikable to me.The story follows her life and how she transforms from someone who thinks she needs no one to wanting a family. The only problem I had with her was that she complained about almost everything, and then during her "transformation which seemed totally unlikely that she would make one she was still annoying to me. And if I had to read about her "shrugging" one more time I was going to pull out my hair. I just couldn't find it in my heart to like her. Now that being said all the other characters in this book were completely amazing. Even the antagonist who is totally, completely evil in every sense of the word was well written. The plot line was fun to read, although I thought there was too much description and not enough dialogue. Just me though some people like that. My favorite character was definitely Xotichl with all her amazing quirks she was an extremely funny character to read about. I would recommend this book, just because like I said it's a good book, I just didn't like the main character. You might! Which would be totally awesome cuz Alyson Noel is an amazing writer, and from what I've seen and read on her blog an amazing person. So even though this wasn't my favorite book of all time it was, alright.
Favorite Quote: was on page 192 I loved that entire page just do to the fact it reminded me of my boyfriend and I.
"How long have you guys known each other?" I ask.
"Forever," he says. "I can't remember a single day day without her."
Xotichl laughs, gives his shoulder a playful slap. Head tilted in my direction when she says, "We met last year. It was love at first sight. But unfortunately, my mom doesn't quite see it that way. She doesn't approve."
I look at Auden, taking a quick mental inventory. He's cute, sweet, and obviously lives to breathe the same air as Xotichl- what could possibly be the problem?
"I'm in a band..."
(I'm ending the scene there. There is more, but you will just have to check out the book it find out more.)
Rating: 3/5
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