Fated by Sarah Alderson
Published: January 5th, 2012
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Source: for review
Other: There are two more books in the series, but they are yet to be sold.
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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.
Fated proved to be a real pageturner that I couldn't put down when I started reading it. It was fast paced and exciting, realistic and romantic. I loved it.
Evie is a hardworking girl, taking on as much work as she possibly can in order to leave her small town as soon as possible. Everything changes when she finds out she is the last in a long line of demon slayers, and those demons (unhumans).. want her dead. When the Brotherhood, a league of unhumans, send Lucas to spy on her and the Hunters, they expect him to find out about secrets of the Hunters. Instead, they discover a link they didn't expect, which endangers them both.
This book had the delicious addicting quality I love so much. It was a pageturner and I couldn't flip the pages quick enough, just to find out what would happen. I loved the alternating point of view that allowed me to see what happened with both Evie and Lucas. They are both great characters, Evie as the first insecure, but later determined Hunter, and Lucas as the gorgeous unhuman who finds more and more that things doesn't have to be how they are. I loved that we got to see their relationship develop, even though the novel doesn't cover a whole lot of time.
Fated is beautifully written in a way that can only capture your attention. I haven't read Hunting Lila yet, but after reading this fantastic book, I cannot wait to get my hands on a copy.
As it stands now, Fated is a standalone novel. There are two more books in the series, but they haven't been sold yet. I'm keeping my fingers (and toes!) crossed that they will be sold, because I would like another helping of Evie and Lucas!
Five big, fat stars for Fated and Sarah Alderson. This is a must-read and I already think this will be one of my favorites of 2012.