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May 13, 2012

Review: Seers by Heather Frost


Series: Seers 1
Format: Digital format
Excerpt
Release Date: October 4, 2011
Source: BTS Publishing
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
When Kate Bennett survived the car accident that claimed her parents' lives, she knew her world would be forever changed. But her life is more dramatically altered than she first realized. Not only is she able to see “mood auras” on the people around her, she's even started seeing invisible people with no colors at all. And no matter how attractive the new addition to her American Lit class is, Kate sees what no one else can—the dangerous truths this mysterious man threatens to pour into her life.

Patrick O'Donnell was killed in the Irish Revolution in 1798. He's here now to try and keep Kate alive, and stop her life from spinning out of control. The one thing he's not going to do is fall in love with her. But plans change, especially when Demons are involved . . .

Kate is about to enter the world of Seers; where immortals are at war with each other, and unfortunate mortals like Kate are in over their heads.

A Seer is split between worlds. They live on two separate planes of existence, which barely manage to coexist.
Kate Bennet is slowly but surely recovering from her parent's death due to a fatal car crash and it is because of this same accident that she became a Seer or someone who can see people's auras. I myself wish sometimes that I have a special power like this or maybe Sookie's, the control freak in me find abilities like this nifty. 

Kate, Patrick and the rest of the crew are likable enough, the characters developments in the story are natural and not forced. The emotional drama employed are not exaggerated and their responses to the conflicts are normal, which I find a big relief as compared to some YA reads. 

That being said, there is a love triangle but not to the point where it became the center of the story. Kate and Patrick, though attracted to each other, stayed focused on their mission and that is to stop Demons so there is a sufficient number of adventure that happens in between the mush fest. 

SEERS has a spiritual feel to it as it talks about the afterlife, guardians, demons and near death experiences. So if you are not into spirituality and conservative portrayals of life after death scenarios, this might not be the book for you. It has paranormal/supernatural elements but some of Kate and Patrick's conversations feels "scripture-y" to me, just to let you know. For the sake of comparisons, if you like Alyson Noel's Immortals series, then most likely you'll like this book too.

I recommend this book to readers 14 and below or those who are young at heart and are fond of reading juvenile fiction.


5 comments:

  1. I completely echo your thoughts about how things in some YA books are just so intense that it becomes ridiculous! I love it when you come across books like this where there's a good balance that's been found. I've seen this book a few times; though it's caught my attention, it hasn't really caught it enough to push me to buy it. Your comment about it really being for younger readers helped me a lot on that front - thanks! =)

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  2. I can deal with the spiritual side of things, but maybe not the scripture-like portions. I'm still on the fence about it. Glad that the love triangle didn't take over the rest of the story though.

    - Jessica @ Book Sake

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    1. I know what you mean, "spiritual" can be tricky sometimes. Thanks for dropping by :)

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  3. Where is the other person in this 'love triangle'? And it's good to hear all the drama isn't overdone. :D

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