Skip to main content

Book Review: Fated by Sarah Alderson

Fated (Fated, #1)
Title: Fated 
Author: Sarah Alderson
Series: Standalone
Pages: 310
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Date of Publication: 5th January 2012
Source: Publisher*
Synopsis from Goodreads: 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?

My Thoughts:
Having never read anything by Sarah Alderson before, I wasn't sure what to expect. I was hoping for lots of action and some romance and just an all round really good read. And that's EXACTLY what I got. It was jam-packed with action and there was a cute little romance going on, and the writing was incredible and ahh, it was just amazing. A PERFECT way to start the year!

Fated jumps right in and starts with action, and it doesn't stop until the very last page. I haven't read a book with so much fighting and training and everything like that for a while, and it was great! There wasn't a single moment in the book in which I was bored or left hanging, wondering what was going to happen next, because nothing ever stopped happening, if that makes sense! I NEEDED to keep reading even though it was super late and I was falling asleep because there was no way I'd be able to wait to find out what happened to Evie.

Speaking of Evie... She was AWESOME. She was kick-butt and (nearly) the whole time she was determined and strong and I loved finding out all about her and her new world right along with her. There was a little bit in the middle in which she disappointed me, but that didn't matter so much because she comes back EVEN BETTER and even stronger so it wasn't all bad. I loved how wary she was of everything, and how she didn't believe everything she was told all at once just because someone who says they're 'the good guy' says so. She seemed very level-headed and sensible and I liked how she didn't get distracted by all the crazy... ;)

And then there was Lucas. He was pretty cool, I must say... ;) I loved how there were two storylines about him - one with Evie and one with The Brotherhood. I enjoyed reading about both sides of his life, and it was great learning all about the Brotherhood and finding out how they operated. Let me tell you, they sound SCARY. Like, a big, supernatural gang who have no problem with killing you if you get in their way... *cowers in the corner* Haha no really I'm not that scared... :P Anyway, what he did in the end was ADORABLE. Aww, it was so cute and he gave up so much and awwww it was great. But I won't spoil you!

The plot was amazing. Like I said before, it was full of action, but it wasn't just that. I couldn't stop reading because there was always something happening, and I could NEVER guess what was coming next. Like, I'm awful at guessing plots anyway, but with this I had no hope at all. Half way through I thought maybe I had an idea as to what would happen, but I was so, so wrong. And at the end, looking back, I'd never have guessed. Like, there were complete character reversals, and I'm still not 100% sure who was good and who was bad. I think it's open to interpretation as there's not a sequel planned, but I can't decide! I can't decide whether a certain character was a bad, selfish, evil guy, or whether he was just doing his best to try and protect Evie and he just wasn't particularly good at it... ;)

Overall, Fated was amazing. An awesome read, one that I'd recommend to everyone who's a fan of young adult. It's one of those paranormal books that's more of a contemporary with a paranormal twist than a paranormal... But it is most definitely paranormal at the same time... That makes little sense, I know, but I think if you read it you might understand what I mean. Anyway, if you're a fan of Sarah Alderson definitely do not miss this one, and if like me, you've not read anything else by her this is a great one to start with! I'm definitely going to be finally reading my copy of Hunting Lila that's been sitting on my shelf for ages, now!

*Huge thanks to Simon & Schuster for sending me this in exchange for an honest review! In no way has this affected my opinion of the book. 

My Thoughts:
I give it 5 Feet!

2012 British Books Challenge


  1. I love books that have a contemporary feel with paranormal elements! I must read this soon! Thanks for the review :)

  2. I've heard fabulous things about her other book, and this one sounds great as well. I will definitely have to make a point to read it, because it sounds like a lot of fun!

  3. Sounds like my type of book! I added it to my wishlist with Amazon, but I can't find it on Is it only available in the UK? I'll have to check Book Depository.

    Thanks for your I wanna read it!

    Magical Urban Fantasy Reads

  4. I already told you I love Sarah's writing. I'm reading Fated right now and it's amazing. Great review. :)


Post a Comment

Thanks for commenting! :D I love comments, so comment away! :D

*I am no longer accepting blog awards :( I do not have time to go through all the things that come with it, and though I'm honoured you thought of me, I'm sure you can find someone who will love it, and be able to carry out the rules :)

Popular posts from this blog

REVIEW: A Sky Painted Gold by Laura Wood

Hello all! Hope you're all enjoying the summer! I'm currently on holiday in a huge castle in the South of France and enjoying relaxing, playing games, and of course reading a lot!  Today's post is a review of a dreamy summer romance that's perfect for your holiday TBRs! Title:  A Sky Painted Gold Author:  Laura Wood Series:   n/a Pages:   356 Publisher:  Scholastic Date of Publication:  5th July, 2018 Source:  Publisher for review* Synopsis from Goodreads: Growing up in her sleepy Cornish village dreaming of being a writer, sixteen-year-old Lou has always wondered about the grand Cardew house which has stood empty for years. And when the owners arrive for the summer - a handsome, dashing brother and sister - Lou is quite swept off her feet and into a world of moonlit cocktail parties and glamour beyond her wildest dreams. But, as she grows closer to the Cardews, is she abandoning her own ambitions... And is there something darker lurking at the

In My Mailbox #39

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. The lighting's not great, and neither is the sound. Again. My laptop camera is crappy... Sorry ;) For Review: Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver - OMGosh, SO excited for this one! Gifted: Destined by PC & Kristin Cast - From Andy (@PewterWolf13) THANK YOU :D Bought: The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater - I already had a proof but I wanted a finished copy Free: Fracture by Megan Miranda - Free from the Maggie Stiefvater event This week I went to another event in Foyles, this time it was Maggie Stiefvater! :D She is one of the coolest and nicest people ever, and her talk was hilarious! I had to try really hard not to snort-laugh at her, it was AWESOME :D I met Cicely from Cicely Loves Books and her mum (again) and as always they were lovely, and I got all 7 of my books signed by Maggie :D We were second in the queue too - I think that event was the best one I've been to :D Maggie and me :)

REVIEW: It's A Wrap by Perdita and Honor Cargill

Good morning! I have finally finished my degree (woohoo!) and so I (should) have all the time in the world for reading and blogging now! Here's a review of the final book in a series that I always love to read when I'm revising...  Read on for why I enjoyed this so much!  Title:  It's A Wrap  Author:  Perdita and Honor Cargill Series:   Waiting For Callback, #3 Pages:   351 Publisher:  Simon and Schuster Date of Publication:  31st May, 2018 Source:  Author Synopsis from Goodreads: Elektra James is back and her life is more hilariously chaotic than ever! Elektra is hoping for BIG things this year... She's finished her first feature film (even if her character was unexpectedly killed off half-way through filming), hosted the party of the year (well, before her mum arrived and threw everyone out - how embarrassing!) and managed to become Archie Mortimer's Actual Real Life girlfriend (for now anyway...), so things are most definitely moving in t