ARC – Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton | Book Review #11

‘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 honour.

As a Seeker, Quin will fight beside her two closest companions, Shinobu and John, to protect the weak and 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 now who she thought. And now it’s too late to walk away.

From right off the back, the story just jumps into action, and that is something that I really like. So I was glad that at least the beginning was interesting. The story itself is a really cool concept. The world is set up very nicely and the pace of the book is great. Slow when it needs to be, and then fast paced when the story picks up.

The characters in this novel are very complex. In the first part of the book you are introduced to the main characters, and then it broadens out into other side characters. Everyone in this book plays a role. Looking back on the book I realized that no one was left out of the picture. Like, everyone got an ending. Some of the characters stories had ended, and some of them had just begun.

And there is soo much character growth. By the end of the book you just see that the characters have grown into these morally sound characters. They’re more confident in themselves.. Its just like meeting these kids who were unsure about themselves, but they were still very excited to be grown ups. Then by the end of the book, I felt as if these characters have solidified their beliefs and; metaphorically speaking, they’re shining. (This is really the only way I can explain what I meant)

Seeker takes place in the future, and all around the world. Its insane really. There are so many settings, but Dayton made the story easy to follow. I wasn’t too confused by any of the settings. I was pretty mystified if I do say so myself. The futuristic cities that Dayton has created…its When I picture the settings that this world takes place in, I am just amazed. Everything seems shiny and new; besides it being new to us… But you still get a sense that there’s still something more going on in the book.

I have to say, I did not see that ending coming. I thought this book would have a happy ending, and while it did, I still want to read the next book to see what happens. We’re left with a big cliffhanger.

With all of that said, we weren’t given much history about this “Seeker” world. Were just given little tidbits and are expected to come up with out own conclusions. I hope that the next book covers a lot more of the Seeker history.

There are also a lot of POV’s. Almost everyone has a view, and while it was nice at times, it could be very frustrating because it seemed like the author wasn’t focusing enough on the main story.

If there had been more explanations than what we were given I would’ve enjoyed Seeker way more than I had.

I received a copy of Seeker from the publisher, Random House Children’s, via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. And if you’re interested in adding this book to your TBR, here you can find Seeker on GoodReads.

Thanks for reading. Until next time,

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