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Wednesday, 29 August 2012. Posted by Suzanne (Parabooklover) at 11:41
Fated by Sarah Alderson
Published: 5th January 2012
By: Simon & Schuster UK
Source: Library copy
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Having read so many great reviews of Sarah Alderson's books, I knew I had to give them a go, so I started with Fated. And I loved it. Sarah reeled me in from the get go and I didn't want to stop.
Evie is a hunter, and no. 1 on the hitlist of the unknowns, (demons, thirsters etc.) because she is the last pure blood Hunter, and they think she is the White Light from a prophecy, meant to sever the realms and rid the world of unknowns. But, until Evie is attacked one night after work, by a group of unknowns, she has no idea who or what she is. After being saved by Victor, another hunter, he takes charge of training her to fight and defend herself, and teaching her the history of the hunters.
Lucas is a half shadow demon, half human. He is less detectable to the hunters so the plan is for him to get close to Evie, infiltrate the hunters and then be in a position to kill her. But little does he realise, just how close he's going to get to her.
Evie is tough and smart. But having lost her best friends six months previously, when she was in a car accident with Tom, Evie's boyfriend at the time, and subsequently discovering they were cheating on her, she is a bit of a loner with people constantly whispering behind her back. She is a great character, who I really enjoyed.
This story is told from the POV of Evie and Lucas, I always love the get the guys POV too. Lucas is trying to understand the feelings he is having for Evie. He wants to protect her, from both the unknowns and the Hunters. Luke is a great guy, he's really sweet and I enjoyed the relationship that they shared.
I loved the ending too, it was just the way I wanted it to go :) A great read overall.