Book Review: Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton

Delacorte Press
Published Feb. 10, 2015
448 Pages

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.-Goodreads

This book was hard to swallow. There was a lot going on and the author moved in a few different directions. Let me start off with the positives:

I loved the three different point of views the author provided. It provided a story that was well rounded and it didn’t leave a lot of room for what if and questioning. This is not to say that it was a straight forward read either. It wasn’t but what I liked about the different point of views, is that it explained so much without explaining everything.

Another point that I enjoyed about this book is how fast it begins. The author doesn’t add a lot of fluff in the beginning and I am alright with that. Some stories do not need to build from nowhere.

However, with that being said here is what went wrong with that. The author is extremely vague with what happens after Quin takes her Oath. Vague may not be the right word but nonexistence would be better. You know something happens. You know something bad happens but the author doesn’t talk about it and it pisses you off because is weak. So very weak. Most of the book is about what happens after the Oath was taken because it changes everything. The fact that the author didn’t include that even and beat around the bush around it was the biggest disappointment in this book.

Another issue I had was the love triangle. There was really no need for it and the love did not seem genuine at all. The romance aspect of this read was a let down, considering there was a love triangle.

Also I didn’t like Quin. I can’t even give you reasons why but I did not like her. I actually liked John and wished there was more of him as opposed to Quin being the focused. I would totally read a book that was solely John’s voice and interactions.

Beyond those main issues, the story-line went from the present to past to the present. If that is not your thing, then you will not enjoy this read. I wish the transitions were better, I wish the intensity level of this book was on high and I would have preferred a more constant pace throughout the novel.

Not a bad read at all but not something I was completely satisfied with.

2 Pickles