25 Jan 2012

Review: Fated by Sarah Alderson

Fated by Sarah Alderson (Fated #1)
January 5th, 2012 Simon & Schuster
Source: Purchased
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 320

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?(

When I heard Sarah Alderson had a new book coming out, you could imagine how I excited I was! After reading, Hunting Lila, Sarah has become one of my favourite authors, so I didn’t hesitate to pre-order, Fated! After finishing this book, I can gladly say you won’t be disappointed.
When I opened this book, even though I’ve only read one book by Sarah, her debut, I walked into this novel with total comfort and familiarity from the authors previous work. It was like a warm hug.
Not only can Sarah work her magic with steam, kissing and swoony boys, but she’s also got a knack for writing action! Even though the action was great, I wished there could have been some more delicious kisses, just like the one featured nearish the end. Swoon much! J
Evie, the main character of, Fated, is determined, driven, and a girl who won’t back down without a fight! In the beginning, I didn’t like Lucas, for the fact that he was trying to kill Evie, but my opinion of him soon changed, when he started developing feeling for her and as the story progressed.
The wonderful wicked world, Alderson has created will suck you in. Instead of using ordinary creatures, Sarah has put a bit of a spin on them and incorporated a variety of paranormals!
The ending was jam packed with action, a little hard to keep up with as pretty much all the characters are featured and knives and weapons are being thrown from all directions, but none the less still a great finish. What really blew me off my feet was the speech Lucas made near the end of the book. I can’t say much as I don’t want to spoil anything for you, but it’s awesome!
Even though I loved Hunting Lila a tad more, Fated is a knout out read and definitely a great start to the series!
Rating 4/5


  1. This one's on my list, along with Lila, so I'm glad to hear your like it!

  2. Looks good! Im going to add this one

  3. Awesome review, Rebecca!!! ♥ So glad you loved this! I can't wait to dig in this book myself.

    I'm also a new follower and Aussie blogger too! Just found your blog and yay to fellow Aussie bloggers! *waves hi*

    Celine @ Forget-me-not

  4. Thanks Celine! I just went and checked your blog out and am now following you! Strange though, I thought I was already a follower, but oh well, it's done now. :)