Monday 2 January 2012

Review: Fated by Sarah Alderson

Fated by Sarah Alderson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 310
Genre: YA Paranormal
Format: ARC Paperback
Pub Date: January 5, 2012

A special Thank You to Simon and Schuster for sending me this book to review.

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 learn to stand and fight.
But when the half-human, half-Shadow Warrior Lucas Gray - is sent to spy on Evie and then ordered to kill her before she can fulfil a dangerous prophecy, their fates become inextricably linked. The war that has raged for one thousand years between humans and demons is about to reach a devastating and inevitable conclusion. Either one or both of them will die before this war ends.
If your life becomes bound to another’s, what will it take to sever it?

I just this minute finished Fated.  I'm not quite sure what to say about it, but I'll try!  There was much to like, and there were a few things I wanted more of. 

It is an interesting story, that's for sure.  I like the idea of demon hunters. Oh wait, Hunters of the Unhuman.  I like to think that there are special beings out there protecting me from evil and harm.  I loved the training scenes.  I wonder how I would fare in some of this training?  I'm not athletic in any way, so I'm guessing not well, but a girl can dream right?  I enjoyed the Hunter Lore.  The more I now about a world, the better.  I get to picture everything, and make up my own imagination about past, present, and future characters.  I find it fascinating that author Sarah Alderson came up with this concept.  What else is in her head?!

I wanted more romance.  You know me, I'm a romance whore.  I eat it up!  I love when the two main character's are friends first. Best friends.  I like to see them falling in love and know why they love each other.  I like to know that they have had ample time to get to know one another.  Fated had more of an insta-love thing going on.  I thought a little bit more time was needed for the love birds.  I wanted a lot more kissing.  I like kissing. So sue me! I still loved the love story, I just wanted more. 

Overall, it was a fun read! Interesting concept and I'm looking forward to book two! 

"If we could harness one of your looks Evie, we could probably do away with weapons altogether." 

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