Fated by Sarah Alderson

Wednesday 29 August 2012.
Fated (Fated, #1)
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.


Sam (Realm of Fiction) said...

I'm glad you started with this book Suzanne as I feel it pales ever-so-slightly in comparison to her Lila books. I did really enjoy it too though and can't wait for the sequel. Wonderful review as always! :)

Maja (The Nocturnal Library) said...

Ohh, if you liked this, you'll just love Hunting Lila. I enjoyed Lucas' POV too, although I'm not normally a fan of dual POV. And I agree about the ending, it went just as I wanted it to. :)
I can't wait for the next book.

The Book Rogue said...
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The Book Rogue said...

I'm all for having a lot of male PoV, too. Sounds like something I'd enjoy, so this goes tbr. Thanks! ;)

Jasprit said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed this Suzanne, it was one of my favourite reads, Evie and Lucas were simply amazing characters, I can't wait to get more of them in the next book! Great review Suzanne! :)

A Canadian Girl said...

I haven't read this one but I really enjoyed Hunting Lila. Sarah really knows how to write a romance :)

Rachel said...

I love getting both POVs too, Suzanne. I always want to know what's going on in the guy's head too. Jasprit was nice enough to gift this to me! I must get to it soon as your lovely review makes it sound wonderful. :)

Unknown said...

I haven't read anything by this author but have heard a lot about Hunting Lila. I love books with demon hunters so this might be for me. I also love alternating POVs and getting a male perspective.

Neyra said...

Gahh!! you tease!! >.< LOL Great review Suzanne, I wasn't sure if I wanted to read this one, but it definitely sounds interesting, I'll have to consider it again :) Lucas sounds awesome! ^-^ LOL

Book Passion for Life said...

Awww I'm so glad you loved this. I'm a huge fan of Sarah Alderson's (I even got to meet her the other month too and she's lovely) but I just LOVE her books. Everyone should read them =) Great review!

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