4 Enjoyable readnaomis | 05/07/2012 | See all naomis's reviews (7)The first thing I noticed when I got Fated was the cover. The bright yellow stood out, and the girl on the front made me immediately intrigued! Having now read Fated, I think the girl on the cover is perfect for Daire especially the earrings.The start of Fated pulled me in. Daire is the daughter of a travelling make-up artist, who works on various movie sets worldwide. While in Morocco, she has a major breakdown, which terrifies her mother, Jennika. Her grandma offers to help, and seeing no other options, Jennika sends Daire off to live with her. There, she learns the truth about the visions she has had since childhood, and the importance of who she is.One thing I really liked about this book was that the romance was not the focus. Instead, Daire and her self development and relationship with her grandma are prioritised. The plot was interesting, and there were some really good, unexpected twists that I enjoyed. I love how intensely Alyson Noel describes situations. She is amazing at creating visual images that stick in your mind.It was a really enjoyable read and I cannot wait for the sequel!