Fated Dreams (Book One In The Affinity Series)

Rated 4.05/5 based on 21 reviews
Do you believe in true love? Sarah Samson didn’t until she met hers. But for Sarah, meeting the guy of her dreams came with a price.

On the outside Sarah looks like she has it all, friends, a loving family, and a hobby she's really good at. But if you look closer, Sarah's keeping secrets, from everyone in her life, even... Lucas. A boy she hardly knows, but still feels a connection with. More

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About Christina Smith

She is a wife and mother, who lives in a small rural town in Ontario Canada where she spends most of her free time writing.

She has always loved to read, but didn't realize she could write until a few years ago. She has told stories her whole life, but never thought to write them down.

She took a novel writing course at Winghill writing school, and since then has written four books. Two are finished, the others are being edited.

Her book Fated Dreams was named Semi-Finaliast in the 2011 Textnovel writing Contest.

Reviews

Review by: Emilia Santacroce on Sep. 25, 2013 :
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*
I usually prefer to read adult novels but Fated Dreams turned out to be a really great read.Sara and Lucas are two high school students who have been dreaming of each other but have never spoke in their daily lives. When they bump into each other by accident it seems to ignite their physical connection. The dreams are a bit crazy and end in quite a violent manner but it soon becomes a reality for Liz when someone starts following and threatening her, but she is determined to not let in happen again.
I really enjoyed Fated Dreams, I thought it was a great read and look forward to the next one.
(reviewed 8 days after purchase)
Review by: Tina Donnelly on Sep. 12, 2013 :
Okay I just finished this book and I am feeling such an emotional high. I really, really like this book. If I could give it 6 stars I would. Fated Dreams is filled with romance, suspense, action and a few twists and turns. Everything a great book needs. I love the whole soul mate aspect to this stiry and the fact that Christina kept me guessing all through the book at who the "evil" person could be. Brilliant and one of my favorite YA books of all time.

Sarah is a great character. She's a talanted Pianist, strong willed and all around lovely. After bumping into Lucas in the hall at school, she realizes he's the one she has been dreaming about. She feels an immediate pull to him and quickly realizes she has feelings for him. He is everything a girl could want. He's handsome, charming, funny, strong and did I mention handsome? LOL There is only one problem, someone is after Sarah and the nightmares that haunt her sleep are only the beginning.

Fated Dreams is so well written and hooks you from the very beginning. You won't want to put it down. I cannot wait to read the next book, Delusions. Christina Smith is one author to watch.
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)
Review by: Amanda Munes on Sep. 12, 2013 :
********** ARC provided in exchange for honest review **********

This book I thought had a very unique story line. I was actually surprised by the outcome which for me is unusual. Usually you know in the beginning pretty much how the end will go but read it because you want to say 'aww' . We all want MR. Wonderful who is always smoking hot sometimes has tattoos, piercing maybe a bad boy edge possessive fights and drinks... I think that sums up our perfect man! But here in this book ha ha no you won't find any of that. Oh before you get down on this book and say what in the hell is the point, let me tell you. This book is different and a fresh breath of air. The characters are high school aged, so lets put that out there and the hero is actually a book nerd gone muscle, SO, there is our guy. This book however isn't for the i wanna get my sex in a book kind of book. This book is appropriate for school aged girls, lots of kissing.

Sarah, a high school girl who enjoys hanging out with her besties discovers this undeniable attraction and pull to the weirdest guy in school. Together they have to not only figure out who and what these dreams are but how to stop them for happening. Can they to save each other and their passion or will they fail?!

This is a good read. This is different from some of the stuff i have read which was nice. I would have like to see more between Sarah and Lucas. Yeah we know they are hot for each other, but i don't know i wanted more, i didn't feel satisfied at the end. I also would have liked to see more with her family not just his. I think this is a good read and i would recommend it for sure.

Happy Reading :)
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)
Review by: Ana Torres on Sep. 6, 2013 :
Having dreams can be wonderful but when you dream of different things that happened in the past that feels like your own. Sarah deals with so much at a young age.
This story has you one edge, has mystery, twists and has you guessing what will happen next. Will have you guessing and on the edge as you turn the page to see what is next to follow in their story. Book 2 will hopefully be more exciting as this one. You will love this book and will have your self re-reading this story again and again. If you love Mystery, thriller, drama, YA with romance and suspense this is a must read. You will read till you read to the end of the book and beg for more.

I received this ebook in exchanged for an honest review.
(reviewed 14 days after purchase)
Review by: Cassie Sansom on Sep. 6, 2013 :
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review

At first glance I thought the book showed promise as it isn't the type of book I normally read as it didn't really have any themes of fantasy or paranormal which I loved to read as it takes you out of reality and into a different world authors have created but I truly loved it and thought it was an enjoyable read about soul mates. I think the book was well written and was an easy read as I giggled, sighed and laughed all through the book, it kept me full of suspense as I wanted to find out what's happens with soul mates Sarah and Lucas and who it was that was haunting their dreams and breaking their chance at happiness.
Sarah is your typical next door type of girl. She starts having dreams about herself, a boy and a murder that takes place. Her two best friends are very likeable characters and care for Sarah deeply and always wants to know the gossip that goes on when she starts dating mystery, anti-social boy Lucas Tate the guy she runs into in the hallway after running late for school one morning and accidentally picks up one of his books and returns it to him. At first she thought she was dreaming about Logan Tate (Lucas identical twin brother), the guy that every girl dreams about but realises that she was actually dreaming about Lucas. As their relationship grows over the course of time he eventually tells her that he's been having dreams which are the same dreams as her but she reluctant in telling him she was having the same ones at the time but eventually comes clean to him about everything resulting in him coming quiet protective of her. As the book progress answers are revealed about their dreams, incidents happens and the suspense of whom the person is, is revealed (it kept me guessing who it was down to the end).
(reviewed 7 days after purchase)
Review by: Shelby Mead on Sep. 3, 2013 : (no rating)
*I received a free e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

WOW!

I have read over 70 books so far this year and Fated Dreams is one of the best of them!

Christina Smith has an amazing talent for story telling. This book had it all! There was romance, mystery, tragedy, joy, heartbreak, intrigue. I loved every minute of this book. The characters were not just easy to relate to and likeable. They were loveable. Minus the evil Stephanie, of course. Once I started reading I couldn't put it down and especially towards the end it really got good! There were so many twists and turns to keep you guessing and wanting more. I'm am so thankful that I read this book but I am even more thankful that I already have the second one in the series (Delusions) so that I don't have to wait to find out what happens next! I would recommend this book to anyone with a passion for reading because there is something in here for everyone.
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)
Review by: Satarupa Biswas on Sep. 2, 2013 :
I got this book from the author, free of cost, in exchange of an honest review from my side which I'm really excited to share with ya all!

Firstly I would love to thank Christina Smith, author of Fated Dreams, for giving me this wonderful opportunity of reading and reviewing this precious book.

OH.MY.GOD! What can i say? The author really left me speechless with this beautiful, peerless and totally soul touching book. I loved it, in real sense and I'm not exaggerating!

The pure, serene and lovely concept of soul mates and their never ending love for each other is the blood and soul of this story and I loved the way they reincarnated to find their soul mates. Lucas and Sarah is the ideal couple and their deep and true love is really heart touching.

I cried, laughed, sighed, giggled all the way through the book and let me tell you that the author has an expert writing skill and expect a few missing words I didn't find any other mistakes in this book.

Lucas is really adorable and Sarah is the girl next door type rather than a whiny and arrogant chick which I would have really hated if the case has been so. I felt an instant connection with the characters and the humorous punches that the author provided now and then truly balanced the chilling suspense that is definitely going to send chills down your spine and will leave you wondering about the culprit till the end and let me tell you that you're going to be really surprised at the end.

I truly enjoyed this book and will recommend it to everyone out there and I bet that you won't be disappointed folks! This story made me believe in soul mates and true love and you guys are definitely going to lead a quest in searching your true soul mate after you finish this story! Yes, it's really that awesome! So fetch your copy today and let love and unpredictable thrills and suspense fill your mind and heart.

Well done Christina, you rock and thanks for writing this beautiful story!
(reviewed 11 days after purchase)
Review by: Tori Johnson on Aug. 28, 2013 :
*I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.*

More like 4.5 stars!

This book was amazing! It was such a quick and easy read and it had me enthralled since page 1. This book had a great mystery, one that I actually didn't solve right away which is always a plus in my book, plus the idea behind the story is so original and interesting and I loved it.

The characters were awesome! This is the first book in a long time where none of them were annoying. I even found myself really caring about Sarah and Lucas' relationship, which I find to be a struggle for me in most cases. They seemed like real teenagers that really cared about each other and you couldn't help but not want them to be with each other.

I knew that this book was going to be pretty heavy on the romance going in, but it is so unlike any other paranormal romance that I've read before because it was interesting. I was even enjoying the small details like when Sarah hung out with Lucas' family and stuff. The author just has a way with words where it's not too descriptive, but it's descriptive enough so it's like watching a movie in your brain.

Also something else I really liked was there weren't any loose strings. You weren't left wondering about anything, the story was truly over.

I did deduct half a star because in some places the writing didn't flow super well, and also, as much as I did care about the romance that was going on, it did get to be a bit boring during the middle of the book when not too much was happening, but that didn't really last that long because I would just get bored and then something else would happen.

I really enjoyed this book. It was interesting and fun and I can't wait to read the sequel! (:
(reviewed 6 days after purchase)
Review by: Jonel Boyko on Jan. 21, 2013 :
One thing that I absolutely love about Smith’s writing is how personal it is. Everything that is written is so realistic that you cannot help but be drawn into it. Nothing has to be set up to make you believe in the story, you believe in the story because of everything that is put into it.

Smith has a way with words that allow you to picture exactly what she is seeing while writing. Some of the scenery is breathtaking, and you can just imagine line dancing with the characters in a small town diner. There is such realism in everything. Even though this story is paranormal in essence, the characters and scenes are very real. Some of the scene breaks are a little jumpy, but then you feel like you’re in a high school cafeteria where 12 things are going on all at once and you’re trying to be in on all of them.

It was very nice to see a teenage character that was able to balance school and a part time job. It helped make you realise that these characters were real. They weren’t from the top strata of society, yet still managed their lives and were able to find happiness within the insanity of life. I also loved that he parents in the novel cared. They ensured the safety of their children and held them accountable for their own actions. It was a novelty that I so rarely find in current novels.

The introduction of sex into relationships was masterfully done as well. The two main characters walk a fine line while waiting for both parties to be ready to take the leap. Their relationship is built on trust. Intimacy comes second. Even though they are both very committed to one another, no one assumes that sex is a requirement of the early relationship.

One thing that I would have enjoyed was a bit more character development. Each of the main characters fits their role quite well; however, I feel that I do not know very much about them. Some of the minor characters have a much stronger back-story than the two main characters do. The main character, for example, always sticks to her guns, sometimes to the point of pigheadedness, which you can relate to. However, we never find out why she is this way. It is in no way detrimental to the storyline, but it is always easier to connect to a character that you know.

As a whole, this novel was able to grab me and didn’t let go throughout the entire story. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It even evoked a few girlie giggles from me while I was reading, to the enjoyment of my coworkers in the lunchroom.
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)
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