Fated by Alyson Noel
Published: May 22nd 2012 by Macmillan Audio
Format/Source: Borrowed Audiobook from Cover2Cover
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.
I felt like that was the common tone through this. Daire begins seeing strange things and only the grandmother she has never met can help her.
I loved the different subject matter. I loved the idea of spirit animals, the mix between the Native American, American, and Mexican cultures. I liked the story.
What took a lot of enjoyment out of it for me was the level of hysterics in it. Whether it was coming from Daire, whose hysterics might be acceptable for a teenager but felt forced, or from her mother, who could have easily been confused as a teenager at some points, I just felt like there was too much of it. I found myself thrown from enjoying the story, the mystery, the revealing of Daire’s powers, every time there was a prolonged fit.
But I did enjoy it overall.
My rating: 3/5