Fated by Alyson Noel
The first book in a magnificent new series about a girl who can navigate between the worlds of the living and the dead by #1 New York Times bestselling author Alyson Noël.
Lately strange things have been happening to Daire Santos. Animals follow her, crows mock her, and glowing people appear out of nowhere. Worried that Daire is having a nervous breakdown, her mother packs her off to stay in the dusty plains of Enchantment, New Mexico with a grandmother she’s never met.
There she crosses paths with Dace, a gorgeous guy with unearthly blue eyes who she’s encountered before…but only in her dreams. And she’ll get to know her grandmother—a woman who recognizes Daire’s bizarre episodes for what they are. A call to her true destiny as a Soul Seeker, one who can navigate between the worlds of the living and the dead. Her grandmother immediately begins teaching her to harness her powers—but it’s an art that must be mastered quickly. Because Dace’s brother is an evil shape-shifter who’s out to steal her powers. Now Daire must embrace her fate as a Soul Seeker and find out if Dace is one guy she’s meant to be with…or if he’s allied with the enemy she’s destined to destroy. From Goodreads.
This is the first book out of the series and it didn’t disappoint me. Daire is just like any normal teenage girl other than the fact that her mom is a super popular makeup artist for movies and travelling with her all over the world. Everything is fine until Daire’s 16th birthday and she literally attacks a movie star.
So LA they go to luckily her grandma that she has never met decides to take her in and show her how to deal with her visions. So when she gets her grandma’s house everything is completely different then what she knows to be the truth. Her dad died because of evil and not accepting his place in their world, she has to become a Seeker or else the same fate is in store for her. There are some seriously bad guys in the book, it’s not even one bad guy, and it is a whole family. Minus one boy, who happens to be very good opposed to his very, very bad identical twin brother.
Of course the good brother, Dace, is really nice. He tries to help Daire out before he even knows her. Well okay who wouldn’t help someone out if they came barreling into their chest when they first meet? Also it helps that Dace’s mom raised him far from his dad and evil twin.
The other characters were really likeable, even Lita the mean girl. Everyone had a reason for doing what they were doing and eventually they got back a part of them that was missing and made them realize their mistakes. I honestly want to find out what will happen in the second book. Hopefully it is as good, if not better than this one.
I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.