Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Fated by Sarah Alderson

Title:  Fated
Author:  Sarah Alderson
Genre:  Young Adult/ Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy
Publisher:  Simon and Schuster
Publication Date:  5th January 2012
Stand alone or series:   Possible Series.  Not sure.
Book Received from:  Bought
First Lines:  "Her name is Evie Tremain. She's seventeen years old.  She lives in Riverview, California.  Now go kill her."

Synopsis:
What happens when you discover you aren't who you thought you were? And that the person you love is the person who will betray you? If your fate is already determined, can you fight it?

When Evie Tremain discovers that she’s the last in a long line of Demon slayers and that she’s being hunted by an elite band of assassins –Shapeshifters, Vampires and Mixen demons amongst them – she knows she can’t run. They’ll find her wherever she goes. Instead she must learn to stand and fight.

But when the half-human, half-Shadow Warrior Lucas Gray - is sent to spy on Evie and then ordered to kill her before she can fulfil a dangerous prophecy, their fates become inextricably linked. The war that has raged for one thousand years between humans and demons is about to reach a devastating and inevitable conclusion. Either one or both of them will die before this war ends.

If your life becomes bound to another’s, what will it take to sever it?

My Thoughts:
While I loved this book, I did find the beginning started off a little slow.  I kept reading though because I had a feeling it was going to improve, and lucky for me I was right. I still need to point the first encounter she has with unhumans really hooked me in. 

Evie Tremain the main character has lived a normal life doing all she can to escape the town she's lived in for so long.  While working at one of her two jobs she comes across a strange fellow that makes the hairs on the back of her neck stand on end.  Victor.

Another character we get introduced to is the alluring Lucas who has got to be a favourite of mine as well.  I think the main reason for that was that the story was told in both Evie and Lucas' POV so he is all mysterious and new to Evie but as readers we get to see his motivations and thoughts too.

This is a predictable story but I still really enjoyed it.  If the start had a little more going on I think I would have given it a 5 star on Goodreads.

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