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May 13 2012

Fated by Sarah Alderson

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Simon and Schuster UK, 2012. ISBN 9780857074348.
(Ages 14+) Evie is seventeen and has just found out that she is the last in a long line of hunters and is in the centre of a war that has be going on for the last thousand years. She never knew her parents and can't wait to leave Riverview, California but all her plans are changed when she is attacked by a group of unhumans. Lucas Grey is half shadow warrior and half human. He is a member of the Brotherhood, a group of unhumans tasked with killing every last hunter on earth, but form the first time he sees Evie he will stop at nothing to protect her. Being half human give Lucas an advantage when it comes to being around hunters because they can't sense him as easily, and so he was able to get close to Evie. He was supposed to get her to trust him, so that he could kill her. At first he didn't know why he was protecting her by stopping the others from killing her but he knew he had to protect her. Even if it meant losing his life.
This book was amazing and I really hope it's part of a series. It was funny in parts and the characters were like real people. This book is in third person but from Evie and Lucas' points of view so it was easy to see how Lucas and Evie felt and although it wasn't as easy to tell how the other characters felt you could still see how they felt. I would highly recommend this book, as it is interesting, a great book and kept my eyes glued to the page till the end.
Tahlia Kennewell (Student)

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