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Review: Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton

Seseeker covereker by Arwen Elys Dayton

Published: February 10th 2015

The cover is so beautiful. The synopsis sounds amazing. This book had so much going for it. The second I seen the cover, I knew I would love this book forever and ever. Even the author’s name is amazing and beautiful. Sadly, this book fell so short of my expectations that my hopes and dreams of a beautiful, epic fantasy series is disintegrated.

Seeker is about a girl named Quin Kincaid who has spent year training to become a Seeker. She learns that she’s actually been training to become an assassin.

This whole book was pretty much one big “what?”. I was confused from page one and I never stopped being confused. Heck, I’m still confused.

From the synopsis, I thought this was set in modern day because it says “Quin’s new role will take her around the globe, from a remote estate in Scotland to a bustling, futuristic Hong Kong”. But when I started reading, I thought maybe it was medieval times. But nope, it’s modern day. There was such poor world building and zero description. I had no idea what I was suppose to be envisioning while reading this book. I couldn’t get a clear vision of anything.

And because I couldn’t even get grasp on the world this book was set in, I couldn’t get into the characters.
I thought they seemed a little young and acted like it. I believe the characters are 15 but they seemed a lot younger. There’s a love triangle, which is cliche and way over used in YA, but one of the guys is a cousin to the female protagonist. I felt like he keep trying to justify his feelings for his cousin with all these excuses and it just got weirder and weirder. It was all pretty much young puppy love between all three of them anyway. “I love you” was just thrown around with no thought behind it. It became overused and I didn’t really believe the “love” between the characters.

I really focused on this book for the first 90 pages but because I just couldn’t get a clear vision of anything, I started to speed read and not really take anything in. There was a few points though out that would grab my attention but those moments didn’t last and I went back to being confused.

Overall, extremely poor world building and lack of description completely blew whatever potential this book had. I couldn’t get into it and I felt extremely disappointed. I really wanted to love this book. I still love the cover though.





  • Josephine

    That’s sad to hear. I want to read this boo as the cover is absolutely gorgeous! I might buy it anyway, for the cover ;)

  • Taylor

    I was really excited for this one too. But that cover makes me all kinds of happy! Even though I didn’t like it, I’m weirdly excited for book two because I want to see what the cover will look like! :D

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