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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Immortals, Alyson Noel, 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.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 146 x 212 x 36mm | 430.91g
  • GRIFFIN
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0312664850
  • 9780312664855
  • 665,445

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-Alyson Noel paints a magical New Mexican landscape.- --New Mexico Style -Noel 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 Noel!- --Anna, teen reader from NY for Justine magazine -Emotional, fast-paced, romantic. I love Alyson Noel'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.Noel 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...Noel'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 Noel's numerous fans.- --Booklist -Another captivating series from Alyson Noel. 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 Noel 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 -Noel 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 Noel, has cleverly created, I was so intrigued and stunned by this book that I can't wait to see where Noel 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 Latershow more

About Alyson Noel

Alyson Noel 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 Zoe, 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 Radiance. With over 2 million copies in print in the US alone, her books have been published in 35 countries and have won awards including the National Reader's Choice Award, NYLA Book of Winter Award, NYPL Stuff for the Teenage, TeenReads Best Books of 2007, and Reviewer's Choice 2007 Top Ten, and have been chosen for the CBS Early Show's "Give the Gift of Reading" segment, and selected for Seventeen Magazine's "Hot List" and Beach Book Club Pick. She lives in Laguna Beach, California.show more

Rating details

14,941 ratings
3.68 out of 5 stars
5 30% (4,493)
4 29% (4,343)
3 25% (3,770)
2 11% (1,600)
1 5% (735)

Our customer reviews

originally appeared on: Bookshelf Confessions The cover is so gorgeous. The hair, the earrings, the color (I got the pink version) it all mixed so well.Pretty!!! I've read Alyson Noel's Immortal Series, although I haven't read the last book yet. For me that series, has high and lows, it got a good beginning, but the middle books started to go slow for me (like, you fell in love with a television show, then the director thought of extending it because he thought we'll like it, but no, it just actually ruined the story, better to go with the original storyline I guess), a friend o fmine said, the last book EVERLASTING is as good as the first book, so I think I'll give it a try.>:D. With FATED, her new series, I have doubts, but with the nicest cover among her books up-to-date, and a promising new theme, I couldn't resist the lure, and so here I am, just finished reading it and fully-satisfied.>:D Daire and her mother, Jennika have always moved to different places and get to interact with famous people, that's one great privilege of your mother being a Hollywood make-up artist. One queer thing she has never told anyone even her mother, since they won't believe her, is that there are times, when all stand still except her, like time has stopped except for her. It's fun and she got used to it but on her sixteenth birthday, lots of things begin to happen and they're not good. She's been haunted by dreams and reality alike, worse, her mother and doctor believes she's delusional. When she and her mother don't know what to do, Paloma, Daire's grandmother suggested to take care of Daire. So Daire goes with her grandma to Enchantment, Mexico (the name already gives the vibe), learns her bloodline, her ability, her family's past, her destiny and the boy she must save. I don't know why, but I fully understand the prologue, and the story just got better the more I read. I always love Noel's writing style, I just hope that she won't get sidetracked with the middle books and continue her planned storyline. Noel doesn't just write stories, she brings her readers into her story and made them experience themselves. I love the animal guides, the sayings, the crow prints in the pages made this book superb. The characters, flawed as ordinary humans, are all unique and relatable. The idea of a good/bad twin (Dace and Cade) is good, though how I wish it isn't so clear who Daire wants. It ends where the pieces started to clicked and yet leaves enough space for new questions that hopefully will be answered in the next book. The Native American Mythology is a new theme for me that will entertain me for awhile. :D FATED is not just another paranormal story, it has substance, family relationships, friendship, a romance that's not over-the-top, learning and lore. It's a promising first book that not only engage and keep you on edge but would surely make you a fan of the Soul Seekers Series (glad to be part of it). A page turner from start to finish. Very highly recommended! P.S. Even if you're not into The Immortal Series or Riley Bloom Series, give this one a try, it won't disappoint you if you're looking for a fresh read. Thanks to Alexandra Mencel at St. Martin's Griffin for this finished copy and a promised of ECHO in exchange for my honest review. Looking forward to reading it..:Dshow more
by avry15
I had been anxiously waiting on the release for Fated after having read The Immortal Series and the Riley Bloom Series. I was also trying to keep my expectations on an average level since The Immortal Series was a bit up and down for me (I have issues with book 3, lol) but really enjoy reading about Riley Bloom. Alyson Noel's writing and world-building is astounding! The story-line is somewhat similar to The Immortal Series in that both main characters learn that there is much more than just the world that we live in. But the similarities end there. The Mexican and American Indian influence and folklore to it was so interesting to follow which gives the book such a distinct supernatural feel. I cannot even imagine the amount of research that was done to create such a story. The main character, Daire, travels the world with her mother, Jennika, who is a celebrity make-up artist. While traveling, Daire starts to have visions that would cause any person to never want to leave their house again. As time goes by, while in Morocco, the vision gets worse, more graphic and scary to which she finally has a break down. Trying to keep Daire safe and out of the hospital, Jennika agrees to let Daire stay with her grandmother who live in Enchanted, New Mexico. While there, Daire learns about her dead father's family, why Daire has these visions and who she really is. It is fascinating to learn everything alongside with this main character. And yes, there is a love interest. It is a combination of it being insta-love and not. It is hard to explain and one to definitely read and follow along. I don't want to give any spoilers, just know, I really loved how they came together. I am really looking forward to learning more about who and why a certain someone or someones is 'fated' and why a particular someone is referred to as the 'echo'.show more
by Margie C
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