Sunday, 29 January 2012

Fated by Sarah Alderson (Young Adult)

January 2012, Simon & Schuster
320 pages, Paperback
Review copy

Themes: prophecy, chosen one, secrets & betrayal, all is not as it seems, pretty clothes, wonderful aresenal of shiny weapons, isolation, oodles of chases and fighting, strong teen romance, some violence, some humour

Summary from Simon and Schuster
What happens when you discover you aren't who you thought you were? When the person you love is the person who must betray you. If fate is already determined - can you fight it?
Lucas Gray is half Shadow Warrior, half human, and a member of the Brotherhood - a group of assassins tasked with killing the last purebred Hunter on Earth before she can fulfil a dangerous prophecy. The Hunter's name is Evie Tremain.
Evie Tremain is seventeen-years-old, a waitress and has just discovered she is the last in a long line of demon slayers - and an unwilling participant in a war between Hunters and unhumans that has raged for the last thousand years.

Nayuleska's thoughts 
Evie wins my heart because she doesn't start out with special powers, she has to work to get them and survives using the latent talent, help from others and by using her own judgement. A few of the interactions between her and Lucas felt a bit out of place, but please bear in mind I prefer action and adventure over romance. I adore the title given to Evie by the prophecy. This gets a solid 8/10.

Suggested read
Check out Sarah's debut novel Hunting Lila which is full of action and mystery. 

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