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August 6, 2014

Liked It: Ghost Seer by Robin D. Owens

Series: Ghost Seer 1
Format: Paperback
Release Date: April 1, 2014
Publisher: Berkley
Source: Publisher
Genre: Urban Fantasy
There’s just something about Clare. Apart from the ghosts...

When her eccentric aunt passes away, no-nonsense accountant Clare Cermac inherits more than just a small fortune. She receives the gift of communicating with ghosts. While Clare may not believe in spirits, it’s hard to overlook the shadowy talking dog appearing on her bed or spectral cowboys tipping their hats to her in the streets of Denver. And when she locks eyes with sexy—and living—Zach Slade, there’s certainly no ignoring him either.

A former deputy sheriff, Zach is leaving a painful past behind in Montana for a new life in Denver as a private investigator, a job that has him crossing paths with beautiful Clare. Not that she minds. After the restless ghost of a Wild West gunman demands her assistance, Clare finds herself needing Zach more and more—and not just for help.



GHOST SEER is the first book in a new series of the same name by Robin D. Owens. It's a cool urban fantasy and I love that she went old school on this one. Forget about vampires, weres, and other otherworldly creatures, let's talk about ghosts! I love ghost stories, there's something very real about them even if I haven't seen one myself. The probability of having a ghostly experience is higher than meeting a shifter or fanger at that. So let's bullet this!

  • Love Clare Cermac, the gypsy heroine. She's not the badass chick that we usually meet in urban fantasy novels. She doesn't want anything to do with being a GHOST SEER, she's not a black belt of any martial art nor is she an expert of any kind of weapon. She's almost normal and average, she can be my neighbor and that's why I like her a lot.

  • Zach Slade is your typical brooding Alpha male except for his injured leg which he's not letting get in the way of his job. I have nothing much to say about Zach except that he's a good guy but not as exciting as I want/wished him to be. 

  • There's minimal world and myth building here. Clare is from a line of seers and if she refuses her gift she'll die. Short and simple. 

  • I don't know why Clare only sees ghosts from a specific time period, the wild west era, maybe this will be explained in the next book?

  • I love Clare's ghost dog, Enzo, and the imposing but lovable old coot, Mrs. Finton. These two together are scene stealers and they bring a lot to the story. 

  • The pace is okay but it's lacking a certain oomph to it. GHOST SEER's a great introduction but the part where Clare was fighting her gift dragged on for too long that it made the climax of the story feel rushed. 

  • The romance was okay, I didn't particularly "feel" it, to me it felt more like I'm witnessing my friends falling in love as opposed to RDOwens putting me in Clare's shoes and I'm experiencing it for myself. 

So I liked GHOST SEER enough for me to read the next one, Ghost Layer, which comes out next month.








35 comments:

  1. Oh yeah, I good ghost story UF would be awesome. I don't mind that the romance was lacking either.

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    1. There is romance but its lukewarm to me

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  2. I do like a ghost story. This one seems to have a few things missing but it sounds interesting. I'm glad you liked it enough to continue, Braine. I look forward to seeing what you think of the next one.

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    1. You don't have to wait long, ill probably squeeze the sequel in next week

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  3. Yes I had the same feeling. It was ok but not great but I would be curious to see reviews about book 2 as I didn't request it.

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    1. Out of curiosity I did however if its the same temperature I will most likely stop following the series.

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  4. It's too bad this is missing oomph cause it sounds good. It's a bit weird that she only see's ghosts from one era though, I'm not so sure about that. I do love ghost books though!

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  5. It is hard to resist a good old fashioned ghost story! I think I bought this when it first came out but I might be thinking of something different. Either way, I want to read it!

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    1. If you do have it, I hope you enjoy it better than I did!

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  6. I've had this one on my review list for a shamefully long time and just haven't been able to convince myself to read it. But I do want to meet the ghost pup! I've heard others talking about him :)

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    1. Yeah hes better than Clare or Zach, I wish he was the lead LOL

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  7. I totally enjoyed this, and have book two. I loved the ghost pup and even though the characters got on my nerves a little, I thought it was a good start.

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    1. Me too, I know book 1 for UF usually are meh, book 2 will decide it for me, hopefully I like it better.

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  8. I liked this one slightly more than you did, Braine, but not by much. I always expect book 1's to have a few issues though, so I will definitely be reading GHOST LAYER next month. And, I LOVED Enzo! :D

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    1. I so agree, I don't give up on book 1's easily unless I DNF it or its really bad. 3 cauldrons is normal. I hope GL blows me away!

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  9. I will wait and see what book 2 is like

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    1. I would too if I were in your shoes.

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  10. I know that sometimes the first book takes awhile to get going. I like the sound of the character and the ghost dog. I remember Kimba reviewing this one and feeling along the same lines. I will watch for the next book before I decide to try this. Thanks for the info.

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    1. Oh yeah, the dog is myfavorite, I kinda wish hes the lead character

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  11. I loved that this one seemed to just be a plain ghost paranormal too. It did have slow spots, but overall I liked it. I've got the second one and hope to see how things progress with the romance, see some more of Enzo and definitely more ghosts.

    Nice review, Braine!

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    1. I'm loving g the resurgence of ghost series and I'm with you, I miss Enzo too!

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  12. Hmm..not so sure about this one. I'll wait and see what you think of the sequel. I do love the pretty cover though =)

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    1. The cover is a little misleading with the gypsy look but it didn't really play a big role here.

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  13. Hmm...I always struggle with ghosts in my paranormal. Not sure why that is. I'm glad you liked Ghost Seer well enough. Hopefully book two will rock!

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  14. I'll wait to see what you think of book two. The cover caught my eye when I saw it on GoodReads a few weeks back.

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    1. The cover is very urban fantasy, super badass

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  15. Too bad it is lacking something to make it more fun, because it does sound like a great idea for a book. I would pick it up based on the blurb and cover lol.

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    1. I'm all about the characters and I feel their development wasn't quite there or wasn't the priority but more om the circumstances that surrounds them. Hopefully the next one will be better.

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  16. I going to wait and see how you feel about the following books before I buy the audio, I was happy to see if already published in that format, and I do like the narrator. I'll just wait and see. Sounds like it's got potential.
    Thanks Braine.

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  17. I read this and was so bored with it, that I couldn't even bring myself to review it. Unfortunately, I got the 2nd book before reading it. I don't think I'm going to read it though.

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  18. Yeah, I've been on the fence about this one, b/c UF based on dead things (or the ability to see dead things) is never my favorite. I'm thinking I'm going to hold off for a bit and see where the series goes, b/c I have been a bit disappointed in the newer UF offerings recently . . . ALSO--sorry for being absent. Life has been NUTS, but I'm trying to get caught up now!

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  19. It's been a long time since I haven't read about ghosts. But it's the ghost dog that wins me !

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