Monday, 12 January 2015

Seeker - Early Book Review

Seeker (Seeker #1)
by Arwen Elys Dayton

What is it about:
The night Quin Kincaid takes her Oath, she will become what she has trained to be her entire life. She will become a Seeker. This is her legacy, and it is an honor. As a Seeker, Quin will fight beside her two closest companions, Shinobu and John, to protect the weak and the wronged. Together they will stand for light in a shadowy world. And she'll be with the boy she loves--who's also her best friend.

But the night Quin takes her Oath, everything changes. Being a Seeker is not what she thought. Her family is not what she thought. Even the boy she loves is not who she thought.

And now it's too late to walk away.

What did I think of it:
This is a cool read.

It's told from multiple viewpoints: Quin, John and Shinobu. For me Shinobu was the easiest to relate to, but all three viewpoints managed to hold my interest in what was happening.

I will confess the story developed rather differently than I expected after reading the blurb, but that was not a bad thing. I especially liked the change of setting later in the book. The story starts out in a rather rural place, the switch to a big city improved the story in my opinion.

As for the world building: what's with the old timey stuff in a near future setting? I've encountered it in several books. I mean: the bad guys do a raid and arrive on horses! Really? I'm surprised so many of them could actually ride I must say. The whole first part of the book felt old fashioned in my opinion. Only when Quin gets to a big city this story began to feel like near future.

My grumblings about the world building aside I very much enjoyed this book though. It has lots of action, betrayal, and suspense. I will most certainly keep an eye out for the next book.

Why should you read it:
It's a cool YA Near Future Fantasy read.

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Blodeuedd said...

I did see it on NG today ;)

Nikki @ Book Punks said...

Lately I feel like every book I read is totally different than the blurb. Marketing departments everywhere should take note that that is a totally unawesome stratgey.

Aurian said...

I like the authors name :) It does sound like a good story, glad you enjoyed it.