Synopses & Reviews
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 shes never met.
There she crosses paths with Dace, a gorgeous guy with unearthly blue eyes who shes encountered before...but only in her dreams. And shell get to know her grandmother—a woman who recognizes Daires 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 its an art that must be mastered quickly. Because Daces brother is an evil shape-shifter whos out to steal her powers. Now Daire must embrace her fate as a Soul Seeker and find out if Dace is one guy shes meant to be with...or if hes allied with the enemy shes destined to destroy.
"Steeped in Native American mythology, the first book in the Soul Seekers series from NoÃ«l (the Immortals series) is an atmospheric and enjoyable though typical supernatural read. Sixteen-year-old Daire has spent her life traveling the world with her mother, a movie makeup artist. When increasingly frequent visions of silent watchers and spooky crows cause a very public freakout, Daire is headed for institutionalization until her long-missing paternal grandmother resurfaces and takes her in. Settled in Enchantment, N. Mex., Daire learns she is a Seeker, part of an ancestral line of shamans. But even as Daire seeks her spirit animal and sets off on a vision quest, she has her first taste of high school, gets to know the boy she's been seeing in her dreams, and must save the world from an undead army. Though weakened by genre clichÃ©s and offscreen character development, NoÃ«l's story is nicely paced and well-written. The foreshadowing and loose ends that set up future books aren't subtle, but NoÃ«l's many fans will be eager to find out what happens next. Ages 12 up. Agent: Bill Contardi, Brandt & Hochman Literary Agents." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Immortals, Alyson Noël, comes Fated
—a breathtaking new saga brimming with magic, mystery, and an intoxicating love story that will steal your heart away. Meet The Soul Seekers.
Strange things are happening to Daire Santos. Crows mock her, glowing people stalk her, time stops without warning, and a beautiful boy with unearthly blue eyes haunts all her dreams. Fearing for her daughters sanity, Daires mother sends her to live with the grandmother shes never met. A woman who recognizes the visions for what they truly are—the call to her destiny as a Soul Seeker—one who can navigate the worlds between the living and dead.
There on the dusty plains of Enchantment, New Mexico, Daire sets out to harness her mystical powers. But its when she meets Dace, the boy from her dreams, that her whole world is shaken to its core. Now Daire is forced to discover if Dace is the one guy she's meant to be with...or if hes allied with the enemy she's destined to destroy.
About the Author
ALYSON NOËL is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Immortals series, the Riley Bloom series, and seven previous novels for St. Martins Press. She lives in Laguna Beach, California, where she is at work on her next book.