Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Seeker-A Book Review||❤

By Arwen Elys Daytob
Publication Date: Febuary 10th 2015
Rating: 3 stars

Quin Kincaid has been put through years of brutal training for what she thinks is the noble purpose of becoming a revered ‘Seeker’.

Only when it’s too late does she discover she will be using her new-found knowledge and training to become an assassin. Quin's new role will take her around the globe, from a remote estate in Scotland to a bustling, futuristic Hong Kong where the past she thought she had escaped will finally catch up with her.

*I recieved this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

My Thoughts...

This book follows the life of Quinn who has all her life been waiting to become a seeker where she will guard her family and their house. On the way she finds hatred for those she didn't want to feel towards and love towards those who never thought she would think of in such a way. I did quite enjoy this gripping book which gave me a different taste of the fantasy genre. You are probably wondering why I even gave the book a 3 stars well you have to read on to find out.

This book shows different characters but in third person which means it makes it kind of better described. This is what I actually enjoyed about the book, it wasn't like the others I read which were in completely 1st person and reading it in a diffrent point of view was interesting. We get to experience from many characters points of view and get to see each part in different angles. That was a very massive plus side to the book! I also did enjoy the plot as it was different and interesting.

My issues with the book was that I didn't connect with any of the characters except for one who goes by the name of 'Young Dread' I really did respect her and her role as a character. Also, I just found that parts of the plot were messy. I mean, at first I thought that the thing was set in the Medieval times but next thing I know they have mobile phones and IV tubes. WHAT?? Also, there were air space things which were mentioned once but never again. If it is set in the medieval times I would really appreciate it if the book was at least historically accurate. I don't know if there was an element of time travel in it but it would have been nicer if it was made clearer. It was screaming Hunger Games to me!!!

 Romance, you know I thought it was a little sweet but gosh it annoyed me. Do you know what I hate more than love triangles? Love freaking triangles. I found it useless and didn't add anything to the story. I also found my eyebrows furrowing with confusion when a male character only started to take interest in Quinn when she developed 'curves'. no, no, no ,no and no! Cringe factor at the ready!! It was a sweet romance at the start and then I was disturbed and gagging at the end and it all had something to do with third cousins I won't even go there!

Overall, I thought this books was an alright book. I would love to read more of the series and see how the characters develop even more. The ending was quite satisfying in fact and I would recommend this book to all you fantasy lovers out there!!

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  1. I so struggle when I cannot connect with the characters!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

  2. I received a free galley of this book but I don't know if I'm going to read it. I was interesting in the premise for this book but then I kind of read some reviews and heard some mixed things. For one thing, the romance was annoying like you said. I hate whenever that happens omgosh. I don't like when romances and OTPs are cheesy either. Whenever I can't really see into another character's eyes, then I don't get attached to the book or the story either. Great review, and I'll have to think about reading this book :D

    Alex @ The Book's Buzz

  3. I have this from Netgalley too! It makes me sad to hear about the love triangle, and I'm iffy about the 3rd person POV. I definitely prefer first person, but I'll still give it a try. Hopefully I'll like it!
    Ariel @ Bookish Confessions