Seeker

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Seeker, Book 1
Arwen Elys Dayton
Juvenile Fiction
Delacorte Books for Young Readers
2015
448

Taking her Oath after a lifetime of training to be a Seeker who protects the weak and wronged in a near-future world, Quin is shattered to discover that her family and the boy she loves are not the people she thought they were. Simultaneous eBook.

 

Review:

It’s difficult to categorize “Seeker” because it spans across a wide range of genres.  There are elements of fantasy, science fiction, dystopian, steampunk, and romance all rolled into a unique and compelling read.

The world building is amazing from the start, setting up what a reader needs to know while also leaving a lot of questions to be answered at later times.  The plot flows at a consistent pace without lagging.  As with the world itself, the backstory is revealed at a slow pace, leaving readers with only the answers they need and the desire to find out more.

The narrative is split between four characters in the rather rare third person limited point-of-view.  It works very well in this situation, and none of the transitions between characters are jarring.  All of them are brought to life in the reader’s mind, full of flaws and individual complexities.  Also, for those who like finding a ship, you will probably find one before chapter 3.

I can’t wait for the second in the series and highly recommend “Seeker” for those who enjoy any of the genres listed above.  Due to subject matter, I think it is most suited for those in the eighth grade and up.

This review is based upon a complimentary copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

 

Content Warning:

Language, Brief Sexual Situations, Violence, Drug and Alcohol Use

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