Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (11): Fated

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Visit Breaking The Spine to see more entries!


This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
Fated (Soul Seekers #1) by Alyson Noel
 Release Date: May 22nd 2012 by St. Martin's Press 
Format: Hardcover






 Goodreads Summary:
The first book in a magnificent new series about a girl who can navigate between the worlds of the living and the dead by #1 New York Times bestselling author Alyson Noël.

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.

There 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.

 Reasons I want to read & own this book:
1.  The cover. I love it. In all honesty --> 90% of the reason why I want to read this book is because of coverlove and I got it bad, you guys, I do. I have to keep it real on this one, haha. I think the purple/pink/light blue tones on this cover are stunning. This cover is like a piece of art to me. I love the earrings on the girl, her flowing hair in the wind looks pretty amazing and I love the birds who are fleeing from what seems like a deserted forest? - it all seems so mysterious, mystical but pretty, all at the same time. LOVES IT!
2. Soul seekers. It's a concept I have not heard of before so I'm curious about what it entails but it seems all very mystical and otherworldly and intriguing and those are always themes that  I like in a book and it can't hurt that there is a gorgeous guy in this book, right? Just saying - I'm in!

What do you guys think? :)

34 comments:

  1. Great pick! I am so excited for Fated it sounds great and I love the cover too! I also really enjoyed Alyson Noels Immortal's series so I am looking forward to reading more by her.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    Traci @ The Reading Geek

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  2. I'm supposed to be getting this book through The LibraryThing that I won off of, but it's been a couple weeks and I've yet to get it. Hopefully it'll come soon, and it sounds really interesting. Hope you get a chance to read it too.

    Thanks for stopping by,

    Livin' Life Through Books

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    1. You're welcome. Hope you receive it soon. Can't wait to see what you think about it :)

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  3. I like this one- especially the twist where her brother tries to steal her powers. Thanks for sharing-- and stopping by!
    Giveaway: A Temptation of Angels by Michelle Zink

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    1. You're welcome and thanks. So glad you like it! :)

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  4. Great pick--I'm really excited for this too! (And I'm getting an ARC, so I'm super thrilled!)

    Here's my IMM: http://nicoleslibrary.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/waiting-on-wednesday-16.html

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    1. Oh really? that is awesome! And thank you :)

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    1. I know, right? Such a pretty cover! So glad you like it and thanks so much for following :)

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  6. Hi,
    New follower. I had never heard of this author before until I saw this book in my Rt magazine for May. I love this cover. Thanks for sharing.
    Here is mine: http://bellesbookbag.blogspot.com/2012/03/waiting-on-wednesday_27.html
    Mariann at Belle's Book Bag

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    1. Glad you like it!

      And yay. Thanks so much for following and the invite :)

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  7. I absolutely looove the sound of this one and cannot wait to read it. And I'm one of the people who judge a book by it's cover, too, and according to that, FATED must be really awesome. :D

    Carina
    Fictional Distraction

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    1. Haha. I know, right?

      And yay. Glad I'm not alone in this :D

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  8. I love the cover, too! LOVE her earrings so much I want to find a pair of my own! Absolutely gorgeous. Love the sound of this one, too, and really can't wait to read it. Should be a totally awesome book, too!

    My WOW, plus if you are a middle grade lover, be sure to check out my giveaway for a signed copy of NEVERSINK!

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    1. So glad you liked it :)

      Ooohhh. I know, right? I also want my own pair of those earrings. You are so right, they are gorgeous.

      And thanks for the invite =)

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  9. Hi there :) just popping in...Oh yeh Fated sounds awesome, I have it on my TBR pile! Also thanks for stopping by :D

    Here is my choice...
    Waiting On Wednesday

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    1. Hey :) And you're welcome.

      OMG. I know, right? I can't wait till Fated comes out, too!

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  10. I'm nervous about Fated. I was really disappointed with how her Immortals series went, but this looks so good!

    Check out my WOW?

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    1. Oh really? Bummer. I have not read her Immortal series so I can't say but I think Fated is gonna be awesome.

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  11. Oh yes, this looks good. I am looking forward to this one too :)

    My WOW

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  12. LOL your number one is the same for me too!! x) 90% sounds about right for this book, and if I had to admit, for a few other books too because I love looking at the gorgeous covers! If you watch the Secret Circle TV show, I think that she looks a lot like the girl who plays Diana (if that's not too random)! :D And I haven't heard of Soul Seekers before either so I'm convinced this is going to be really cool!

    Awesome pick for your WOW this week & awesome numbered list as always, Jennifer! :) <3 It's all spot-on!

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    1. Thank so much, Mimi <3 So glad you liked it :)

      Haha *high five* for also having a weakness for gorgeous covers. Oh how they lure us in, LOL.

      Interesting. I have watched The Secret Circle a couple of times and I think I know who you are talking about and it is so true. They have a resemblance.

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  13. I get coverlust all the time. Half my TBR pile is books that I know aren't my cup of tea, but that have gorgeous covers. I'm definitely a book hoarder.

    new follower.

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    1. Same here, LOL. Glad to know I'm not alone in this, haha! And I love how you call it coverlust. I'm gonnna use that from now on :D

      And yay, thanks for following :)

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    2. Use it! Let's make it a thing. :)

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  14. Oooh, I wonder if I'd like this one! I didn't love Noel's other series.. The one with the flowers.. Wait.. Nevermore? I read it in German, though, so that might have something to do with it. *g*

    Patricia // My WOW

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    1. I know which one you are talking about. The Immortal series, right? I think is what its called. I haven't read that one so I can't say but maybe you will like Fated. For me it would be my first Noel book, so I'm hoping it turns out great as it looks really good from what the summary says :)

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  15. I have actually not read anything by Alyson Noel yet, even though I know she is insanely popular but I am definitely planning on reading this one when it comes out-- this is also probably one of my favorite covers EVER!! :D Love the colors :)
    I'm a new follower by the way! ;)

    You can check out my WoW for this week at the link below-- Happy Reading!

    Lea @ LC's Adventures in Libraryland

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    1. Really? Same here, girl. I haven't either. Fated will be the first Alyson Noel book that I read.

      Yay for loving the cover, too :)

      And thanks so much for following, Lea. I love your blog and your blog designs are awesome! :)

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  16. I love this cover! Not sure if I would like the book; but it might be worth buying it just for the cover ;) So pretty. Great pick!
    Thank you for commenting on my WoW. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

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    1. Thanks!

      Ohhh. I know, right? it's a very beautiful cover!

      And you're welcome :)

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