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Book review: Fated (Soul Seekers #1) by Alyson Noel

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Synopsis: 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. [Goodreads]

Verdict: Fated is the first book in Alyson Noel’s Soul Seekers series and also the first book her that I have read. I was immediately curious when I read the synopsis and got a copy the book pretty fast in hands. Unfortunately, it is not what I’d expected.

Daire travels all over the world with her single mother because her mom works as a makeup artist in Hollywood. Daire is plagued by visions and dreams. The doctors advice a closed institution. Then her grandmother contacts them and suggests that Daire will live with her. From her grandmother Daire hears that she’s the last Seeker and that only she can stop the Coyotes, alias the evil.

Alyson’s writing style didn’t fit me and the story itself was full of holes, so I quickly lost the thread. I found Enchantment, the name of the city, pretty corny. Then there’s Daire and Dace. It may sound stupid but both their names start with the D and it bothered me. I also found the love story very rushed. Dace visits Daire in her dreams and she knows that they are meant for each other. In reality she sees him a handful of times. There’s more kissing than conversation. You “have to” root for them because they are meant for each other - she just knows they are. I really had to struggle through the book so unfortunately it wasn’t my thing.

Quote: “Every time you point a finger in scorn—there are three remaining fingers pointing right back at you.”

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Because that’s the thing about depression. When I feel it deeply, I don’t want to let it go. It becomes a comfort. I want to cloak myself under its heavy weight and breathe it into my lunges. I want to nurture it, grow it, cultivate it. It’s mine. I want to check out with it, drift asleep wrapped in its arms and not wake up for a long, long time.
Lola and the Boy Next Door, Stephanie Perkins

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