Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Fated by Sarah Alderson

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to highlight upcoming releases we're anxiously awaiting!

Fated by Sarah Alderson

Release Date: January 5, 2012
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's
Preorder: Amazon

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?

This synopsis does everything right. First of all, I'm always fascinated by questions of fate. I love the promise that before this over either one or both of them will die -- is that actually going to happen? Is the author going to be able to find a way to make that not totally devastating/off-putting for readers (because, let's face it, we have expectations)? Also, anytime the word "slayer" comes up, I automatically think of Buffy, which equals "awesome". Slayers are always awesome. There are just so many intriguing questions asked in this summary! Ones I already have to know the answers to! And as an added bonus, there are several creatures I've never heard of mentioned, which means that the author is bringing something new to the table besides the same old vamps and weres. What's a Mixen? What's a Shadow? I am intrigued! Also, assassins and prophecies and supernatural wars, oh my!

What are you waiting on this week?


Petra @ Safari Poet said...

I've been wanting to read Hunting Lila for a while and really should. The sequel sounds great.


Casey (The Bookish Type) said...

I don't think this is the sequel to Hunting Lila -- I think it's a new series by that author! =)

Carina said...

This sounds sooo awesome and I want to read it right now. :D But it also reminds me that I need to read my copy of Hunting Lila soon as well. :D

Great pick!

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chelleyreads said...

i LOVE the sound of this book! thanks for featuring it. i haven't heard of it before now. great pick!

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We Fancy Books said...

The title and the synopsis sounds really gooood! definitely waiting for this one!

Here's my WoW pick
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Krazzyme(Young Readers) said...

DEMON HUNTER??? I want this now......

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Anonymous said...

This one sounds kick-ass and amazing. I can't wait for 2012 - so many awesome books are being published then! Great pick :)

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Giselle said...

Ooh I'm SO excited for this one! Hunting Lila was fabulous!

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JJ iReads said...

ohh this sounds really good. The synopsis really makes you want this book. Definitely will be looking out for this one.

Great Pick
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Mateja said...

I absolutely loved Hunting Lila, so I'm excited for Alderson's Fated :) Great pick!

Lindsay Cummings author said...

hey casey! great pick!

I'm hosting an exclusive cover reveal for TOUCHING THE SURFACE, by Kimberly Sabatini. Releases in 2012 from Simon Pulse! Come by and check it out and comment your thoughts!!!

Lauren M said...

I was sold at "demon hunter". :P I'm really interested to see how fate plays into the story, though; that sounds very interesting!

Anonymous said...

I haven't heard of this book before, but it sounds quite interesting to me! The cover looks fantastic! Great choice! Thank you for sharing!

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LoriStrongin said...

haha, I was totally thinking Buffy, too!

I'm intrigued by the knowing her love is going to betray her. I'm curious just how that will affect her and their relationship together, plus if knowing the future inspires her to change her fate.


A. Knight said...

The cover is neat, but the synopsis is what captured my attention. I'm wary of the tune the romance is playing, but overall the story sounds mind-blowing. Can't wait to find out if it delivers!

-Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)

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