SUMMARY Î Fated By Alyson Noel

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SUMMARY Î Fated By Alyson Noel à Until now he's existed only in her dreams but fate is about to bring them togetherI shove through the crowd knocking into girls and bouncing off boys until one in particular catches me steadies meI feel so secure so at home in his armsI melt against his chest lift my gaze to meet his Gasping when I stare into a pair oO her destiny as a Soul Seeker one who can navigate the worlds between the living and deadThere 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 withor if he’s allied with the enemy she's destined to destro. 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 of the time or why she was doing it By the end she did improve a bit but only to the point where I tolerated her rather than loved her Fated was very slow paced The characters spoke in monologue And as a grammar girl I was constantly frustrated by how there were so many sentence fragments that it was hard to tell what was complete and what wasn't There's something about Alyson Noel's writing that you'll either love or hate and I just couldn't get into it this time around BUT I really liked the supernatural aspect of this book As a part of their Soul Seeker magic they can sort of draw energy from the earth and channel it into cool things like merging energies with a cockroach It was different from the razzle dazzle I'm used to in a cool way Also I liked the dynamic of Cade's evil twin to Dace's good twin; Cade's villain to Dace's Prince CharmingWith a gorgeous cover and fascinating premise Fated was a book that I wanted to like so much than I did Maybe it had to do with the fact that I wasn't a huge fan of The Immortals series either But if you did enjoy her other series or if you want to give the cool magic of this book a chance then you might enjoy this series too Who knows Maybe I'm just one odd fish out of the water ' BUY or BORROW Unless you really liked Alyson Noel's other books then I think that I'd recommend you borrow this book first It's really hard to get into at the beginning and there's a 5050 chance you'll love it give or take Original review at Mimi Valentine's YA Review Blog

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Ousands of timesThe boy from my dreamThe one who died in my armsStrange 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 t. Meh 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 one character gazed at another I was going to drop kick a kitten Holy crap she likes the word gazeIn “Fated” Noel introduces us to Daire Santos Used to a life with her jet setting make up artist single mom Daire’s 16th birthday brings about a change that means finally settling down with her absentee grandmother the only person who has the answers to what’s happening to her And the answer is Daire is a Soul Seeker I’d tell you what that is but after 300 pages I’m not really sure They have powers and stuff And can travel through the worlds of the dead and the living Yeeeeeeah That’s my final answer This is usually the point in the review where I highlight what was good about the book The only answer I have for that is the premise It was interesting enough to get me to read so hooray for potential Noel You’ve got a mean back of the book blurb Now that that’s out of the way here are my big problems with “Fated” Noel’s writing style andor Daire’s narrative Noel’s style is incredibly clunky She infuses each bit of the story with so many descriptions it’s incredible the amount of text I was able to jump over I’m not one to balk at description Jane Eyre is one of my favorite books of all time but again Noel’s writing is clunky She uses three words where one would’ve been enough Examples “His wings fluttering spreading lifting him high into flight” “Its clear thermal waters eliciting a fine misty heat that swirls and dances and skims along the surface”“My need like a fever raging within relieved only by the feel of his hands cupping my face his lips meeting mine merging and melding tasting and teasing the kiss so bewitching it causes a spark of images to blaze through my mind”“Visions of a flower budding blooming falling from its stem only to rise up and bud once again fading into one of a crowd of dazzling souls that shine brighter than day butting against souls turned so dark they blend with the night” It only takes a few pages of this before I wanted to tell the author to STFU It's bad news when you think your narrator talks too much I'm glad you've always known The characters weren't anything special The main problem was that there was very little plot which translated to very little character development We didn't learn anything about the characters They didn't change They didn't grow Even the love interest never took off See he's literally the boy of her dreams She pretty much fell in love with him before she ever met himThis sucks for the reader because we don't know him or love him yet We have to take the author's word for their chemistry and deep deep love because we never get a whiff of it These two barely talk What plot Perhaps the above mentioned rambled style of narrative would not have grated uite as much if there were a meatier plot in between it I usually make little notes if I know I’m going to write a review for a book My first one for “Fated” was “34% in and we still don’t know anything” The beginning of this book starts with a series of unlikely events which is fine I mean I went into this book knowing that it was fantasy The problem is that Daire talks about the unlikeliness of it so much that as a reader I started to agree with her Imagine that The book’s main character swaying me against the book I’m sure I missed a lot of stuff during my frantic attempt to just finish but while the author was giving us three words to describe flying or kissing the big plot points were glazed over Don’t let the bad guy get into the Lowerworld or else chaos and havoc wreaking and stuff Slow slow FAST So many parts of this book are dragged on and on The author tries to cleverly disguise this ambling pace by Paloma’s the grandma's unwillingness to reveal everything at once There are lots of “I’ll tell you laters” and “she didn’t answer my uestions” and “you’ll know when the time is rights” and unfortunately nothing comes soon enough There is no payoff Oh what maybe in book two or three or seventy eight No thank youDuring points that could've been great we are uickly brushed away A vision uest which sounds amazing consists of pages of sitting around doing nothing and then BAM animals and people and being pecked at and DONE Just like that It all makes about as much sense as I've presented I’m not at all happy that I spent some of my monthly book allowance on this I am proud of myself for finishing Here me Have a cookie eats cookie


Fated By Alyson NoUntil now he's existed only in her dreams but fate is about to bring them togetherI shove through the crowd knocking into girls and bouncing off boys until one in particular catches me steadies meI feel so secure so at home in his armsI melt against his chest lift my gaze to meet his Gasping when I stare into a pair of icy blue eyes banded by brilliant flecks of gold that shine like kaleidoscopes reflecting my image th. HmmmI wonder if the main character in this series will be less annoying then Ever