by Alyson Noël
Fated is the first book in Noël’s new Soul Seekers series. If you are a fan of Alyson Noël’s Immortals series, then you should definitely pick up her new book Fated. It is similar to the Immortals series because it has some supernatural elements to it, it has a mystery, and it has a really interesting main character with a unique ability. If you like supernatural books, then this is definitely a good one to pick up, because this novel has a heavy basis in Native American mythology. Daire, like Ever, has supernatural powers that allow her to be in the living world and also in the world of the dead–Daire is a soul seeker. Her powers as a soul seeker give her visions and the ability to help souls in the living world and the after world. She also has a spirit animal that guides her in her quests and gives her soul the ability to travel to the different worlds and in different forms.
Daire first experiences her abilities as a soul seeker through devastating visions that have her sent to a mental institution. However, her grandmother reaches out to her and moves her to a small town in New Mexico so she can teach Daire to hone her new powers. Daire comes from a long line of soul seekers on her father’s side. However, in this small town called Enchantment, there exists another family of soul seekers. This other family has set out to use their powers for evil. In this family exists a set of twins, one that Daire knows to be evil and one that she feels an instant connection to. As her powers as a soul seeker grow stronger, Daire must stop one brother from carrying out an evil act and figure out her connection to the other brother–a connection that she cannot even begin to understand.