Review Detail

 
Young Adult Fiction
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Fated

Background: Daire just turned sixteen and strange things are happening to her. While away on site at her mothers work, she has a terrible breakdown and attacks a boy star. After that it was grandmas or an institution for her insanity, her mother opted for the mysterious grandmother. Once there Daire finds herself learning more about the visions she thought were crazy and coming to understand a long fought battle between good and evil.

Review: I am so happy to have listened to this book! First off, I love the cover a beautiful purple/pink fade, crows and a profile. I like when books really use color on their covers. Ok on to the book itself- I really enjoyed this read. Alyson Noel is a wonderful author. I have read a few of the Immortals series, but this one seems to be for an older audience (not much older though). It is deeper and more questioning than her Immortals series.

Likes: I enjoyed Daire most of the time. In the beginning, she is super moody and emotional and only thinking about herself, later this changes as she learns. I love when people learn things and then adapt. Yay her! I also enjoyed the grandmother; she is very no-nonsense straight to the point. I really liked the story telling, Noel does a great job of leaving enough suspense and questions to pull the reader forward. The story is captivating and the world she creates is realistic yet magical. I just couldn’t stop listening. She is able to add characters to the story seamlessly, leaving some mysterious and others very clear upon their arrival. Love it. I am interested in seeing where this series goes.

Dislikes: I thought it was weird to begin the book with a lesson on the animals and their attributes, I think it might have been better received in context, maybe the grandmother explaining more, like later in the story…but this may just be me. By the time they were brought up again, I had forgotten a lot of what was said because it was not in the context of the story, just a history lesson. I also thought it weird that Daire calls her mother by her first name, this gets explained away in the book, but I still found it odd, she never even refers to her as ‘my mother,’ just “Jennika”—odd. You would think there would be a stronger relationship because they are closer in age to one another.

Overall, very good read. If you like books about Native American mythology, the supernatural, or just a destined love story.

Was this review helpful to you? 

Comments

 
 
Ordering 
 
Already have an account? or Create an account
 
 
 
Powered by JReviews

FEATURED GIVEAWAYS

Latest Book Listings Added

Every Stolen Breath
The Swarm is unrecognizable, untraceable, and unpredictable—random attacks on the...
 
4.0
 
5.0 (1)
Cursed Beauty
Aurora Rose Brynhild is out of time. ...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
The C Word
Addison: Secrets have a way of getting out....
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Aphelion
Ky isn’t your typical seventeen-year-old girl. She's an alien hunter.Ky...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Announcing Trouble
I may know everything there is to know about baseball,...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Seneca Lake
It's 1944, and high school senior Meg Michaels has always...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Freshman Witch
Of course, magic is real. Everybody knows that. ...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Sarai and The Around The World Fair
When Sarai outgrows her bike, she worries she'll never get...
 
3.0
 
0.0 (0)
Of Beast and Beauty
7 vengeful sisters 7 fairytale kingdoms 7 daughters...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
The Pepper Party Picks The Perfect Pet (The Pepper Party, #1)
Meet the Peppers. Funny runs in the family....
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Dylan’s parents were taken from her in a terrible crash...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Dirt
Things are hard for eleven-year-old Yonder. Her mother died and...
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Gen One
Generations after robots conquered Earth, the remaining population survives in...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Darknessontheedgeoftown.jpg
Chief Jim Hopper reveals long-awaited secrets to Eleven about his...
 
4.7
 
0.0 (0)
SupermanDawnbreaker.jpg
When the dawn breaks, a hero rises. ...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Moon Water: A Novel
Set in the Blue Ridge Mountains during the summer of...
 
3.3
 
0.0 (0)

Latest Member Reviews

The Vanishing Stair
 
4.7
"Feedback As soon as I finished the first book I was so eager to continue. I absolutely loved Truly..."
Truly Devious
 
5.0
"Feedback I absolutely loved this book. It was a buddy read for me and it sounded interesting so I..."
Here so Far Away
 
4.7
"This is a difficult review to write. Here so Far Away is one of those books that leaves you feeling..."
The Fall of Lisa Bellow
 
5.0
"I received a copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This book came..."
The Poet's Dog
 
4.0
"Teddy is an Irish wolfhound who has been raised by Sylvan, a poet who worked in his cabin in the..."
Absolute Brightness
 
3.7
Karen Klein
" I think there were many side tangents that were not important to the story and just didn’t seem to..."
The Poet's Dog
 
5.0
"Nickel and Flora think they are lost to a blizzard when Teddy saves them. Teddy is a dog who was..."
Traitor Angels
 
4.0
"I absolutely loved Anne Blankman’s Prisoner of Night and Fog duology so I was really excited to start a new..."
Traitor Angels
 
5.0
"Full disclaimer: I am a huge fan of Milton and Paradise Lost ever since college. So this was a big..."
the thing with feathers
 
5.0
"[Reviewed by Jessyca Garcia for Readers' Favorite] I really enjoyed reading The Thing with Feathers by Anne Sweazy-Kulju. This..."
I Crawl Through It
 
4.3
"I CRAWL THROUGH IT is the weirdest book I've ever read. Period. Reminiscent of Haruki Murakami's singly unique style, King..."
Dragonflies in the Cowburbs
 
5.0
"A very enjoyable read! This book is both a novella and a collection of short stories. The stories are inter-related..."
 
5.0
"How can you write a novel about recovering from mental illness and a few weeks later kill yourself? It's very..."
A Sliver of Hope
 
4.0
"The story A Sliver of Hope is a story about losing people you love and finding the courage and..."
The Lovely Bones
 
4.3
"A story of a child murder and rape narrated by the victim, Susie Salmon, a 14 year old girl, from..."
Impulse (Impulse #1)
 
5.0
"Can you ever really get over pain…loss…love? Three teens have their fair share of issues, but can they find redemption..."
Breaking Point
 
N/A
"I liked reading breaking point. I think that Alex Flynn paints an amazing story with her words. I liked the..."
A Sliver of Hope
 
5.0
"I highly recommend this book and if you love it--you will want to read her first novel "Always and Forever"...."
Impulse (Impulse #1)
 
N/A
" Three teens, sharing only the..."
An Uncommon Education
 
3.0
"What I Loved: For once, I actually think the books they make comparisons to in the blurb are right on..."