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To join the fun and make new book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:
- Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing. You can also grab the code if you would like to insert it into your posts.
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Q: Best Cover? What is the best cover of a book that you’ve read and didn’t like?
Well, oops! I answered this exact question last week. But I guess now it's legit. I was so excited to get this book from Early Reviewer Librarything giveaways because I mean LOOK at that beautiful cover. But the book didn't really live up to it.
Goodreads book description:
Lately strange things have been
happening to Daire Santos. Animals follow her, crows mock her, and
glowing people appear out of nowhere. Worried that Daire is having a
nervous breakdown, her mother packs her off to stay in the dusty plains
of Enchantment, New Mexico with a grandmother she’s never met.
she crosses paths with Dace, a gorgeous guy with unearthly blue eyes
who she’s encountered before...but only in her dreams. And she’ll get to
know her grandmother—a woman who recognizes Daire’s bizarre episodes
for what they are. A call to her true destiny as a Soul Seeker, one who
can navigate between the worlds of the living and the dead. Her
grandmother immediately begins teaching her to harness her powers—but
it’s an art that must be mastered quickly. Because Dace’s brother is an
evil shape-shifter who’s out to steal her powers. Now Daire must embrace
her fate as a Soul Seeker and find out if Dace is one guy she’s meant
to be with...or if he’s allied with the enemy she’s destined to destroy.
My rating: 3 out of 5 stars.
had a love/hate relationship with this book. The first 100 or so pages
dragged and I almost put it down for good. After reading some other
recent reviews, I wasn't the only one and some people actually stopped
reading it. Then, around halfway through the book, things start to get
interesting. Daire's grandmother is teaching her some really neat
things. I really enjoyed learning about Seekers, their powers, and their
war with the Coyotes. But Daire throughout the book was a whiny, not
very likeable protagonist. And the Cade/Dace split (not really into how
their names rearranged are each other's) seems just too easy. Cade is
just too evil and Dace is just too good. Put them together and HE would
be a character worth reading about. I just can't stand two dimensional
characters and then here we have two characters that are set up that
way. However, I will say that there are some terrific supporting
characters. Xotichl and Lita are both wonderful, well developed and
unexpected. I would read a book about them.
While Fated has some
beautiful prose especially about landscape and some great supporting
characters, the main characters are not especially interesting and the
plot drags for too much of the book. It's too bad because the backstory
has a lot of potential.
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