Monday, 19 December 2011
Review: Fated by Sarah Alderson
Publication date: 5th Jan 2012
My rating: 5 out of 5
Fated should firmly go in the "must read" category of 2012 with it's driving plot, compelling characters and abundance of action I loved every single freaking minute of it.
Evie Tremain is desperate to get out of her small town, she works two jobs so that she can get to New York and start her life over after losing her father and best friend in a relatively short space of time. However, the course of Evie's life changes dramatically one night after work when she finds herself under attack from a group of demon assassins. Evie has always been naturally faster, her reflexes much sharper because as Evie is about to find out, she is the last in a long line of hunters or demon slayers and Evie is now the number one target of the Brotherhood, a group of Unhumans who have been at war with the hunters for the last thousand years.
Lucas is half human, half Shadow Warrior and fully paid up member of the Brotherhood who has been sent to spy on Evie and ultimately kill her before she fulfils her prophecy, but as he gets to know the real Evie can he actually go through with killing her?
Part of what made this book an amazing read was the fantastic main characters. Evie is a strong willed, independent, natural ass kicker but she also has a really vulnerable side and my heart literally ached for her as she tries to comes to terms not only with her hunter heritage but that she is being hunted by the Brotherhood and as a result, a normal life with a husband and kids is no longer an option for her and she has no say in the matter. And Lucas... what can I say about gorgeous, swoon worthy Lucas? He's the kind of male character that takes your breath away. He arrives all set for revenge but ends up conflicted about his role in the Brotherhood (kill all hunter's and ask no questions) and the feelings he eventually has for Evie that he never expected. So when he eventually breaks out that protective side I was completely a goner! A new book boyfriend? I think so.
Overall, Fated is definitely the kind of book you should be buying with your Christmas vouchers on January the fifth! It's fast paced with tonnes of action and a delicious romance. I'm really hoping Sarah Alderson has a sequel planned as I desperately want to know what's in store for these characters. A must read for 2012.