Fated

Hardcover | May 22, 2012

byAlyson Noel

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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Immortals, Alyson Noël, comes Fated-a breathtaking new saga brimming with magic, mystery, and an intoxicating love story that will steal your heart away. Meet The Soul Seekers.

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.

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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Immortals, Alyson Noël, comes Fated-a breathtaking new saga brimming with magic, mystery, and an intoxicating love story that will steal your heart away. Meet The Soul Seekers.Strange things are happening to Daire Santos. Crows mock her, glowing people stalk her, time stops without ...

Alyson Noël is the #1 New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of Faking 19, Art Geeks and Prom Queens, Laguna Cove, Fly Me to the Moon, Kiss & Blog, Saving Zoë, Cruel Summer, and the Immortals series including Evermore, Blue Moon, Shadowland, Dark Flame, and Night Star, as well as the Immortals spin-off series beginning with ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 8.38 × 5.97 × 1.28 inPublished:May 22, 2012Publisher:St. Martin's PressLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I love this book! It was absolutely wonderful. I have read no book that has such a twist. Iwas totally starstruck by this book.
Date published: 2015-06-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pretty mundane The beginning was super slow. Girl moves to a new place and country, and has no friends. Only to realize she is part of a world she doesn’t understand. The first hundred pages or so bored me tears, that I had to stop and read another book. When I came back to reading it again, I finally realized why Alyson Noel is a best selling author. She writes well for a YA author. I haven’t read any of the Immortals books so I did have a high expectation when picking this up. I always love a good romance between the main character and the good boy, and Dace is no exception. He’s extremely likable and pure at heart to boot! (Although he has long hair..*makes face* Why are guys with long hair considered attractive?? Seriously chop the hair off, and leave the long hair to the females. Sorry Fabio..) At least Daire has good taste, and steers clear of his evil brother.Dare I say that Daire is also your typical teenage girl and she annoyed the hell out of me? Some of her thoughts are very mundane and I didn’t care much for her. Sorry to say. I wished there was more action. I can honestly say if I don’t find any action or plot in a book, I will not finish it. I was close to not finishing this, but I did, and was glad once it picked up! If you’re a fan of gooey love stories with a paranormal twist, pick this one up! If you’re not, well it’s best to just borrow this book from the library.
Date published: 2014-11-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I'm very happy that I've read the series. I got this and the sequel Echo on my birthday as a gift from my best friend. Honestly speaking the story was a little slow at first. i didn't know why but i didn't let that stop me from reading on. But i have to say that the more i read on and the closer i got to the ending, i started to get really excited. Thank goodness I had the second book already so all i had to do was run, grab it from my bookshelf, and start reading the next one. I loved it it! I loved the characters and the plot and it was something (a bit) different to the type of books that i'd been reading all this time. I've read Mystic and Horizon, the last two books in the series, and I'm so happy that my best friend gifted me the first two books in the series. If it wasn't for her, I wouldn't have read such an amazing series! ITS BREATHTAKING!!! Just simply AMAZING!!! I've never read any of Alyson Noel's books yet, but I want to say that the Soul Seekers Series is my FAVOURITE, along with the Dustlands trilogy of course. I'd say give it a shot if you want to read something different, interesting, and magical, because MAGICAL is the best word that suits the series.
Date published: 2014-09-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from book okay i guess.. It took me a while to get into the story because at first it's not really intresting but at the end it's kind of good.. I guess it depends on the kind of books you like but I still bought the next book but I haven't finish it after 2 months because it's boring...I liked it but it could have been better
Date published: 2014-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Loved this book!!! The writer is amazing! Cant wait to read the second book!
Date published: 2014-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fated Awesome....starting book #2 Echo
Date published: 2014-01-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Liked it God book.. cant wait to read the next two.
Date published: 2013-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fated So great! Can't wait to read the test of The Immortals series.
Date published: 2013-01-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Unique Fated was really unique and I loved how the author set out her ideas. But I loved the ideas and the plot. The plot was different from anything I'd ever read. It was a whole new look on the 'Good Twin, Bad Twin' thing. I loved the magic the book gave off and the settings were amazing too. The characters were also well described. :)
Date published: 2012-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than the Immortals I read the immortals and instantly fell in love with the first book. but as it progressed, it sorta got really boring and predictable and there was just too much going on with the plot twists and the drama... OH THE DRAMA. i mean i like love story's as much as any other, but Noel was really laying it on thick. Anyways i only read up to fourth book but bought the last one just to complete the set. So then i decided to give her a second chance with FATED. and so far I Love what I'm seeing. I absolutely enjoy the thought of romance and powers and i good old fashioned bad guy. I really liked her style of writing and this book is no different. You fall in love with the main character through the entire book and root her on as she develops. I was much more happy with this book then the immortals. I would totally recommend this book to any one who liked the idea of the Immortals but wanted something different. :) hopefully my Review wasn't to long. lol
Date published: 2012-08-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from It's the same book.... I started The Immortals series absolutely loving it, then the following books turned out to be little more than copies of the first book, I eventually had to give up after the forth book. Fated, to me (and the 3 people I was talking to who also read The Immortals and Fated) found that Fated is the same plot with a different magical power, character names, and setting. The characters even act the same. Once again our main character lives with a loving relative but not her parents, what do you have against parents Ms. Noel? If you enjoyed the Immortals series, all six or however many books its up to, you will love Fated and I highly recommend it. If you haven't read anything by Alyson Noel, you should read one, the first time it's pretty good. If the Immortal series annoyed you, you not going to like this.
Date published: 2012-07-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Alright, I guess Lets start with the cover, it is BEAUTIFUL! Call me superficial, but that is mostly why I wanted to read it. BUT... the book was slightly disappointing. I expected it to be better considering how many people were excited to read it. The blurb was interesting enough and the storyline was good, but the writng style was not for me. The book was slow and took forever to actually get to the point. I felt as if I were waiting for something the the whole time I was reading. The main character, Daire, was very realistic and it was easy to relate to her. She was really outgoing but shy at the same time. I got tired of reading from her point of view though. She would do the opposite of what the readers would want her to do and started to get irritating. The book was good but honestly, the writing style was just not my cup of tea and I found it slightly repetetive.
Date published: 2012-07-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Is it destiny??? Wow..... I honestly really liked the book. The beginning is a little creepy and there are some parts that made me want to puke a little but it was seriously (overall) a pretty awesome book. In my opinion I think I liked it a little better than Noel's previous series (The Immortals). I swear it all just kept me yearning for more and even now I am just anticipating for the next book in the series to come out (though it may take a while)! If you liked any of Noel's previous books (especially The Immortals series) then I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this book to you. It was creeepy and romantic all in one and I thought it was amazing! :)
Date published: 2012-07-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fated (Soul Seekers #1) by Alyson Noel New York Times Bestselling author of the Immortals series, Alyson Noel creates a beautiful and diverse world of the Soul Seekers. Fated, the first book in this new young-adult fantasy series, tells the story of a girl who can navigate between the worlds of the living and the dead. Daire Santos has been experiencing strange things recently. She has visions of glowing people and animals that follow her. Concerned for her mental health, Daire’s mother packs her bags and sends her daughter off to the remote town of Enchantment, New Mexico. Daire will be staying with a grandmother who she never met, and claims that she has the solution to Daire’s condition. During her stay, Daire meets Dace, a stunning young man with breath-taking blue eyes who Daire is certain that she has met before…in her dreams. However, Daire’s stay will not all be fun and games. Her grandmother, Paloma, straightaway begins to teach her how to harness her spiritual powers of being a Soul Seeker, a person who can travel between the worlds of the living and the dead. Paloma and Daire must work quickly and efficiently at getting her to master her powers. If not, insanity will begin to take over and corrupt Daire’s mind, and will give Dace’s shape-shifting brother an easy opportunity to steal her powers. Danger is in the air and Daire must welcome her destiny of being a Soul Seekers with open arms. Will Dace be the one for Daire or the one to destroy her forever? Reading this novel was a challenge in the beginning as the book took up more of a spiritual edge and understanding their ways of culture was difficult. Moving through the book was easier said than done but Ms. Noel did finally capture my attention before I hit the middle of the book. The vivid descriptions and plot line was ingenious and I was pleasantly surprised. Overall, Fated was an enjoyable book and a satisfying read. Be sure to check out Echo, the next book in the Soul Seekers series which hits bookstores November 13, 2012.
Date published: 2012-06-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Novel! This book was really good and hard to put down! I gave it 4 stars and not 5 because at times, there were parts where the writing was slow and boring, but it would quickly pick up and regain its excitement. Daire is a strong and incredibly independent character, one who is able to connect with the reader almost instantly. Overall, it was a beautiful and unique story, and I will definitely be reading the following books in the series when they are released! :)
Date published: 2012-06-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Stand out Honestly, I wasn't sure what to expect. I really enjoyed the first 3 books in the Immortals series by Alyson Noel but then the series fizzled for me. Fated, however is a true stand-out. Raised in a transient style of life by her Mom; Daire has moved from place to place, lived without roots, without a sense of family. When unusual things begin to happen and Daire has a break down, her mother sends her to live with her spiritual grandmother. There she begins to uncover who she is and what she is destined to do. The first book in a planned series, the character of Daire is charismatic from the opening pages and I was drawn in to her story. Her struggle, aside from the typical teenage life drama is to learn and embrace her culture and begin her life as a soul seeker-one who must overcome the growing evil in the town. One of my favourite elements of the story was the inclusion of Native American Shamanism, mystics and Animal Spirit Guides. I loved the time where Daire was experiencing that part of her life. It was fascinating perhaps because it's always been something that has interested me a little, but now I'm researching and finding other books to read about it as well. I have to say that any book that inspires me to explore, to research , is something special. I can't share my thoughts about Fated without talking about Dace. Le sigh... He is a perfect balance of calm to Daire's frenetic energy. Ultimate book boyfriend material. I can't wait to see how things progress or if they do in book two. Can not wait for more of this series. Fated is a page turner. The story settles deep down inside as you read, and you just want more. Highly Recommended. For more reviews check out: www.lostinthelibrary.com
Date published: 2012-05-14

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There are moments in life when everything pauses.The earth hesitates, the atmosphere stills, and time shrinks and folds onto itself until it collapses into a big tired heap.As I push through the small wooden door of the riad where Jennika and I have camped out the past several weeks, trading the hush of the rose-and-honeysuckle-scented courtyard for the chaos of the serpentine maze of medina--it happens again.But instead of mimicking the stillness like I usually do, I decide to go with it and try something fun. Easing my way along connecting salmon-colored walls, I pass a small, thin man caught in midstride, press my fingers against the soft white cotton of his gandora, and gently spin him around until he's facing the opposite way. Then after ducking beneath a mangy black cat that, caught in midleap, appears to be flying, I stop at the corner where I take a moment to rearrange a display of shiny brass lanterns an old man is selling, before moving on to the very next stall where I slip a pair of bright blue babouches onto my feet, decide that I like them, and leave my old leather sandals along with a fistful of crumpled-up dirhams as payment.My eyes burning with the effort of keeping them open, knowing the instant I blink, the gandora-clad man will be one step farther from his destination, the cat will land on its mark, and two vendors will gaze at their wares in total confusion--the scene will return to one of perpetual chaos.Though when I spot the glowing people hovering on the periphery, studying me in the careful way that they do, I'm quick to squinch my eyes shut and block them from view. Hoping that this time, just like all the others, they'll fade away too. Return to wherever it is that they go when they're not watching me.I used to think everyone experienced moments like that, until I confided in Jennika who shot me a skeptical look and blamed it on jet lag.Jennika blames everything on jet lag. Insists time stops for no one--that it's our job to keep up with its frantic forward march. But even back then I knew better--I've spent my entire life crossing time zones, and what I'd experienced had nothing to do with a whacked-out body clock.Still, I was careful not to mention it again. I just waited quietly, patiently, hoping the moment would soon return.And it did.Over the past few years they've been slowly increasing, until lately, ever since we arrived in Morocco, I've been averaging three a week.A guy my age passes, his shoulder purposely slamming into mine, his dark eyes leering in a way that reminds me to arrange my blue silk scarf so that it covers my hair. I round a corner, eager to arrive well before Vane, so I can catch the Djemâa el Fna at dusk. Banging into the square, where I'm confronted by a long line of open-air grills bearing goats and pigeons and other unidentifiable meats, their skinned and glazed carcasses rotating on spits, shooting savory clouds of spice-laden smoke into the air...the hypnotic lull of the snake charmer's tune emanating from cross-legged old men perched on thick woven mats, playing their pungis as glassy-eyed cobras rise up before them...all of it unfolding to the spellbinding pulse of gnaoua drums that continuously thrum in the background--the sound-track for the nightly resurrection of a bewitching square returning to life.I take a deep breath, savoring the heady blend of exotic oils and jasmine, as I cast a final glance around, knowing this is one of the last times I'll see it this way. The film will wrap soon, and Jennika and I will be off to what ever movie, on what ever location requires her services as an award-winning makeup artist. Who knows if we'll ever return?Picking my way toward the first food cart, the one beside the snake charmer where Vane waits, I steal a handful of much-needed seconds to crush that annoying ping of weakness that grabs at my gut every time that I see him--every time I take in his tousled sandy blond hair, deep blue eyes, and softly curving lips.Sucker! I think, shaking my head, adding: Fool!It's not like I don't know any better. It's not like I don't know the rules.The key is to not get involved--to never allow myself to care. To just focus on having some fun, and never look back when it's time to move on.Vane's pretty face, just like all the other pretty faces before him, belongs to his legions of fans. Not one of those faces has ever belonged to me--and they never, ever will.Having grown up on movie sets since I was old enough for Jennika to sling me into a backpack, I've played my role as the kid of a crew member countless times: Stay quiet, stay out of the way, lend a hand when asked, and never confuse movie set relationships for the real thing.The fact that I've been dealing with celebrities my entire life leaves me not so easily impressed, which is probably the number one reason they're always so quick to like me. I mean, while I'm okay to look at--tall-ish, skinny-ish, with long dark hair, fair-ish skin, and bright green eyes that people like to comment on, I'm pretty much your standard issue girl. Though I never fall to pieces when I meet someone famous. I never get all red-cheeked and gushy and insecure. And the thing is, they're so unused to that, they usually end up pursuing me.My first kiss was on a beach in Rio de Janeiro with a boy who'd just won an MTV award for "Best Kiss" (clearly none of those voters had actually kissed him). My second was on the Pont Neuf in Paris with a boy who'd just made the cover of Vanity Fair. And other than their being richer, more famous, and more stalked by paparazzi--our lives really aren't all that different.Most of them are transients--passing through their own lives, just like I'm passing through mine. Moving from place to place, friendship to friendship, relationship to relationship--it's the only life that I know.It's hard to form a lasting connection when your permanent address is an eight-inch mailbox in the UPS store.Still, as I inch my way closer, I can't help the way my breath hitches, the way my insides thrum and swirl. And when he turns, flashing me that slow, languorous smile that's about to make him world famous, his eyes meeting mine when he says, "Hey, Daire--Happy Sweet Sixteen," I can't help but think of the millions of girls who would do just about anything to stand in my pointy blue babouches.I return the smile, flick a little wave of my hand, then bury it in the side pocket of the olive-green army jacket I always wear. Pretending not to notice the way his gaze roams over me, straying from my waist-length brown hair peeking out from my scarf, to the tie-dyed tank top that clings under my jacket, to the skinny dark denim jeans, all the way down to the brand-new slippers I wear on my feet."Nice." He places his foot beside mine, providing me with a view of the his-and-hers version of the very same shoe. Laughing when he adds, "Maybe we can start a trend when we head back to the States. What do you think?"We.There is no we.I know it. He knows it. And it bugs me that he tries to pretend otherwise.The cameras stopped rolling hours ago, and yet here he is, still playing a role. Acting as though our brief, on-location hookup means something more.Acting like we won't really end long before our passports are stamped RETURN.And that's all it takes for those annoyingly soft girly feelings to vanish as quickly as a flame in the rain. Allowing the Daire I know, the Daire I've honed myself to be, to stand in her place."Doubtful." I smirk, kicking his shoe with mine. A little harder than necessary, but then again, he deserves it for thinking I'm lame enough to fall for his act. "So, what do you say--food? I'm dying for one of those beef brochettes, maybe even a sausage one too. Oh--and some fries would be good!"I make for the food stalls, but Vane has another idea. His hand reaches for mine, fingers entwining until they're laced nice and tight. "In a minute," he says, pulling me so close my hip bumps against his. "I thought we might do something special--in honor of your birthday and all. What do you think about matching tattoos?"I gape. Surely he's joking."Yeah, you know, mehndi. Nothing permanent. Still, I thought it could be kinda cool." He arcs his left brow in his trademark Vane Wick way, and I have to fight not to frown in return.Nothing permanent. That's my theme song--my mission statement, if you will. Still, mehndi's not quite the same as a press-on. It has its own life span. One that will linger long after Vane's studio-financed, private jet lifts him high into the sky and right out of my life.Though I don't mention any of that, instead I just say, "You know the director will kill you if you show up on set tomorrow covered in henna."Vane shrugs. Shrugs in a way I've seen too many times, on too many young actors before him. He's in full-on star-power mode. Thinks he's indispensable. That he's the only seventeen-year-old guy with a hint of talent, golden skin, wavy blond hair, and piercing blue eyes that can light up a screen and make the girls (and most of their moms) swoon. It's a dangerous way to see yourself--especially when you make your living in Hollywood. It's the kind of thinking that leads straight to multiple rehab stints, trashy reality TV shows, desperate ghostwritten memoirs, and low-budget movies that go straight to DVD.Still, when he tugs on my arm, it's not like I protest. I follow him to the old, black-clad woman parked on a woven beige mat with a pile of henna bags stacked in her lap.Vane negotiates the price as I settle before her and offer my hands. Watching as she snips the corner from one of the bags and squeezes a series of squiggly lines over my flesh, not even thinking to consult me on what type of design I might want. But then, it's not like I had one in mind. I just lean against Vane who's kneeling beside me and let her do her thing."You must let the color to set for as long as it is possible. The darker the stain, the more that he loves you," she says, her English halting, broken, but the message is clear. Emphasized by the meaningful look she shoots Vane and me."Oh, we're not--" I start to say, We're not in love! But Vane's quick to stop me.Slipping an arm around my shoulder, he presses his lips to my cheek, bestowing the old woman with the kind of smile that encourages her to smile back in a startling display of grayed and missing teeth. His actions stunning me stupid, leaving me to sit slack faced and dumb--with heated cheeks, muddied hands, and a rising young breakout star draped over my back.Having never been in love, I admit that I'm definitely no expert on the subject. I have no idea what it feels like.Though I'm pretty sure it doesn't feel like this.I'm pretty dang positive Vane's just cast himself in yet another starring role--playing the part of my dashing young love interest, if only to appease this strange, Moroccan woman we'll never see again.Still, Vane is an actor, and an audience is an audience--no matter how small.Once my hands are covered in elaborate vines and scrolls, the old woman reminds me to allow the stain to take hold while she gets to work on Vane's feet. But the moment her attention turns, I use the edge of my nail to scrape away little bits. Unable to keep from smiling when I see the paste fall in a loose powdery spray that blends with the dirt.It's silly, I know, but I can't risk there being even the slightest sliver of truth to her words. The movie will wrap soon, Vane and I will go separate ways, and falling in love is an option I just can't afford.With our hands and feet fully tended, we make our way along the sidewalk grills, devouring five beef and sausage brochettes, a pile of fries, and two Fantas between us, before drifting among the square's nightly circus that includes snake charmers, acrobats, jugglers, fortune-tellers, healers, monkey trainers, and musicians. There's even a woman who's set up shop removing black rotted teeth from old men, which the two of us watch in horrified fascination.Arms slung around each other's waists, hips rubbing together on every other step, Vane's breath tickles the curve of my ear when he slips a mini bottle of vodka from his pocket and offers me first swig.I shake my head. Push it away. In any other place I might be game, but Marrakesh is different, and mysterious, and a little bit scary even. Not to mention I have no idea what the local laws are, though I'm guessing they're strict, and the last thing I need is to end up in a Moroccan jail for underage drinking.It's the last thing he needs too, but it's not like he listens. Vane just smiles, unscrews the cap, and takes a few swallows before he tucks it back into his pocket and pulls me into a dark abandoned alleyway.I stumble. Squint. Grasp at the wall as I fight to find my way. Steadied by the warmth of his hands at my waist, and the reassuring phrase that flits through my head--the one Jennika used to wean me from my night-light back when I was a kid:You gotta adjust to the dark so the light can find you.He pushes the scarf from my head, leaving it to fall around my neck, as his face veers so close all I can really make out are deep blue eyes, and the most perfectly parting lips that are quick to claim mine.I merge into the kiss, tasting the lingering traces of vodka still coating his tongue, as my hands explore the muscled expanse of his chest, the taut curve of his shoulders, the clean edge of his jaw. My fingers twisting into his silky mane of hair, as his slip under my jacket--under my tank top--seeking, discovering--bunching the fabric higher and higher as he works his way up.Our bodies melding, conforming into a tangle of grinding hips--a crush of lips. The kiss becoming so heated, so urgent, my breath grows ragged, too fast, as my body ignites like a freshly struck match.So delirious with the feel of him--the warmth of him--the promise of him--I surrender to the nudge of his fingers working inside my bra--circling, pulling, as my own fingers move south. Wandering over a well-defined abdomen, then lower still, down to his waistband. Ready to venture to places I've yet to explore, when he breaks away, his voice no more than a whisper when he says, "C'mon, I know a place." The words thick, eyes bleary, as we fight to catch our breaths, fight to keep from pressing forward and claiming the kiss once again. "Seriously. I can't believe I didn't think of it before--it's gonna be epic--follow me!" He finds my hand, pulls me out of the dark and back into the bright, lively square.At first I go willingly, prepared to follow him anywhere. Though it's not long before I'm seduced by the sound of that incessant pulsing rhythm--the trance-inducing lure of the gnaoua drum."Daire--c'mon, it's this way. What gives?" He frowns, brows slanted in confusion when I drop his hand and keep going, not bothering to check if he follows--no longer caring about anything other than locating the source of that beat.I squeeze through the tightly packed crowd until I'm standing before it--my head filled with the hypnotic rhythm of that red leather drum, my eyes swimming with the flash of crimson silk, gold coins, and a carefully veiled face revealing nothing more than a pair of intense, dark, kohl-rimmed eyes."It's a dude--a trannie!" Vane shoves in beside me, mesmerized by the sight of the caftan-clad male with his hands thrust high, golden cymbals clinking, body wildly writhing.But that's all that Vane sees.He doesn't see what I see.Doesn't see the way everything stops.Doesn't see the way the atmosphere changes--growing shimmery, hazy, like peering through carnival glass.Doesn't see the way the glowing ones appear--hovering along the perimeter.Doesn't see the way they beckon to me--beg me to join them.Only I can see that.Even after repeatedly blinking, trying to return the scene to normal, it's no use. Not only are they still there, but now they've brought friends.Crows.Thousands and thousands of crows that fill up the square.Landing on the drummer, the transvestite belly dancer--soaring and swooping and settling wherever they please--turning the once-vibrant square into a field of dark beady eyes that relentlessly watch me.The glowing people creep forward--arms outstretched, fingers grasping--stomping the crows to a mess of black, bloodied bits.And there's nothing I can do to stop their progression--nothing I can do to convince time to march forward again.So I do the only thing that I can--I run.Bolting through the crowd, pushing, screaming, shoving, shouting for everyone to get out of my way. Vaguely aware of Vane calling after me--his fingers grasping, pulling me close to his chest, urging me to stop, to turn, to not be afraid.My body sags in relief as I lift my face to meet his. Wondering how I'll ever explain my sudden bout of craziness now that everything's returned to normal again, only to gaze past his shoulder and find the crows replaced with something much worse--thousands of bloodied, severed heads hanging on spikes that fill up the square.Their gruesome mouths yawning into a terrible chorus that calls out my name--urging me to listen--to heed their warning--before it's too late.One voice in particular rising above all the rest, its grisly battered face bearing an eerie resemblance to one in a crumpled old photo I know all too well.FATED. Copyright 2012 by Alyson Noël

Editorial Reviews

"Alyson Noël paints a magical New Mexican landscape." -New Mexico Style"Noël does a terrific job of slowly unspooling secrets and motivations with writing that is both charismatic and spunky." -LA Times"A rush of romance will sweep you away in this hauntingly mystical read. I'm already as addicted to Daire and Dace as I was to Ever and Damen. Next book please!" -Janet, teen reader from Kentucky for Justine magazine"An adventurous page-turner. Dreams and reality bleed into each other in this dangerous and edgy romance. Another home run series for Alyson Noël!" -Anna, teen reader from NY for Justine magazine"Emotional, fast-paced, romantic. I love Alyson Noël's lushly descriptive writing -I could hear the beating of the crow's wings, feel the blue-eyed boy's embrace and smell Paloma's coffee in this new Soul Seekers series." -Catherine, teen reader from Florida for Justine magazine"With fantastic characters and an amazing plot,Fated will suck you in and leave you breathless.Noël is a master with words.with passion and thrills around each corner, this book is a must read." -Romantic Times (Top Pick!)"Atmospheric and enjoyable...Noël'smany fans will be eager to find out what happens next." -Publishers Weekly"Readers will feel the pull of Daire's quest just as forcefully as Daire herself does, and will count the days until the release of Echo." -Shelf Awareness, Maximum Shelf"A fast and enjoyable read...with some very unique plot twists and balance among the romance, conflict and family relationships." -Deseret News"Two boys, one light and one dark, factor heavily into the intriguing, twisting story line, which is sure to draw Noël's numerous fans." -Booklist"Another captivating series from Alyson Noël. Fated did an excellent job setting up everything for the next books in the series. .I'm really looking forward to seeing where this series goes!" -The Story Siren"Fated reads very well and the descriptions set the scene perfectly. Noel takes the time to set the story up right so it never feels rushed or that any details were missing. .I'm glad there's not too long to wait for the sequel - Echo is due out in November of this year." -The Reading Date"If you're looking for a new series to get stuck into "The Soul Seekers" is out of this world." -Dark Readers"I found myself unable to put this book down, completely captivated by the narration and the beautifully crafted world. It was a refreshing YA fantasy with new elements I've never before." -Love, Literature, Art and Reason "A superb thriller. The key to this absorbing tale is the heroine who makes the Noël mythos seem genuine as she enters the underworld while wondering who she can trust. Filled with twists, this is a winning opening act." -Alternative Worlds"This book has it all-magick, spookiness, cute boys, a little romance, danger, fun and light-hearted moments, some mystery, and there's even good/evil twins (cute ones, too!) What more can you ask for? I am very intrigued by this new world that Alyson has created, and I cannot wait to read more about Daire and her friends in the future." -Once Upon A Twilight"Noël has surpassed all of my exceptions with a new world filled with magick, trust, and love. . . . It just mesmerizes me how [she] can create a world filled with fast-pacing, heart-breaking plots along with awesome characters and such a magical world." -Cover Analysis"I loved this book. All the characters were beautifully developed including some of the minor characters. . . I for one had high expectations of this book because of Evermore and Fated defiantly met those standards." -Flamingnet"The world-building in Fated is fantastic. .The plot is amazing and the rich Native American history along with the supernatural elements of the book, just made it even better...Fated is a story of pure magic--breathtaking and wonderful, all at once." -Kindle & Me"Fated was absolutely original in its own way! From the vivid descriptions to the spiritual world the author, Alyson Noël, has cleverly created, I was so intrigued and stunned by this book that I can't wait to see where Noël takes this series to because she sure as hell has a winner right here!" -Tales of the Inner Book Fanatic"This novel is something different than anything I've encountered. Fated has a rich mythology, full of spirit animals, spirit journeys, fate, soul-seeking, and of course, good and evil." -Thirteen Days Later