by Sarah Alderson


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From the author of Hunting Lila, The Sound, and Out of Control comes the first novel in a spooky paranormal trilogy.

What happens when you discover you aren’t who you thought you were? When you find out 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 fulfill a dangerous prophecy. The Hunter’s name is Evie Tremain.

Evie Tremain is a seventeen-year-old waitress who 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. She knows she can’t run. They’ll find her wherever she goes. So she decides she must learn to stand and fight.

But when Lucas is sent to spy on her, their fates become inextricably linked. The war that has raged on for one thousand years is about to reach a devastating and inevitable conclusion—and either one or both of them will die before the war draws to a close. If your life became bound to another’s, what would it take to sever it?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780857074348
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Publication date: 01/05/2012
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.11(w) x 7.79(h) x 0.03(d)
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Having spent most of her life in London, Sarah Alderson quit her job in the nonprofit sector in 2009 and took off on a round the world trip with her husband and princess-obsessed daughter. After several months in India, Singapore, Australia and the US, they settled in Bali, where Sarah now spends her days writing by the pool and trying to machete open coconuts without severing a limb. She is the author of The Sound; Hunting Lila and its sequel, Losing Lila; and the paranormal trilogy Fated, Severed, and Shadowed.

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Dazzlamb More than 1 year ago
I’m a big fan of Sarah Alderson’s HUNTING LILA and at the time, FATED came in handy as option to bypass the wait for LOSING LILA, the sequel to Sarah's debut. FATED tells the story of Evie, who has to discover that she's been born as the descendent of an ancient line of Demon hunters. So this book is another that jumbles its heroine's life as it has been, and leaves her with a seemingly insurmountable task to conquer. Evie has to train hard to face the dangers her fate presents her with. Her training makes up a major part of the book. She even receives a helpful guide with all kinds of useful information about demons. Finally a heroine who doesn't have to figure out everything on her own! Unfortunately I wasn't always that into it, because she's attached to a mentor that appeared more pesky than beneficial. Against Evie and her task to rid the world of evil, stands an organised group of demons. Among them specially gifted shadow warrior Lucas. It's his task to spy on Evie and eliminate her before she's trained enough to pose a threat to the demons. Easy to predict that there will be more between Evie and Lucas than just the usual slaying business. Compelling about their romance is that Lucas was initially sent to her as a spy. Alternating perspectives between Evie and Lucas allow us to see how different their lives really are. Before Lucas knows what he’s feeling for Evie it's in his instincts to protect her. He would rather die for her rather than risk her death and that makes him one of the most amiable demons I've encountered so far. The demons Evie has to face are all different kinds of dark creatures. There are scorpio demons, mixen demons and a certain shadow warrior. This demon gang is even funnier and more sarcastic than one would expect. THE VERDICT 3,5/5 ***/* FATED - An arsenal of weapons, a demon fashionista and a boy who steps over his shadow. FATED is a book about the dark side. Where others highlight the task to extinguish evil, FATED has it the other way round: Destroy the one person who could save the world. The first half of the story was primarily about Evie’s daily life and her finding out about her destiny. Even the encounters with Lucas didn’t feel as charged as expected. More speed and a higher entertainment factor are guaranteed in the second half.