Seeker by Veronica Rossi
Published by Tor Teen
Release Date: May 16, 2017
Rating: 5 Stars
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Veronica Rossi’s new fantasy adventure in the Rider series—Seeker .
When Daryn claimed she was seeing visions during her sophomore year of high school, no one believed the truth. She wasn’t losing her mind, she was gaining the Sight the ability to see the future. If she just paid attention to the visions, they’d provide her with clues and show her how she could help people. Really help them. Daryn embraced her role as a Seeker. The work she did was important. She saved lives.
Sebastian was her first and worst mistake.
Since the moment she inadvertently sealed him in a dark dimension with Samrael the last surviving demon in the Kindred guilt has plagued her. Daryn knows Sebastian is alive and waiting for help. It’s up to her to rescue him. But now that she needs the Sight more than ever to guide her, the visions have stopped.
Daryn must rely on her instincts, her intelligence, and on blind faith to lead the riders who are counting on her in search of Sebastian. As they delve into a shadowy realm where nothing is as it seems and where Samrael is steadily amassing power, Daryn faces the ultimate test. Will she have to become evil to destroy evil? The very fate of humankind rests in the answer.
Praise for THE SEEKERS
“The feeling of imminent danger and the constant battles with terrifying creatures help bring this vivid story to life. However, the depth of characterization is what will make readers connect to this small group of teens on a mission to save humanity. Gideon and Daryn display a powerful chemistry from their very first meeting, while the personality conflicts between Gideon and his fellow horsemen keep this adventure both intense and humorous.”―RT Book Reviews, Top Pick!
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with an early copy of Seeker for an honest review.
Seeker has action, romance, friendship, redemption and twists that will take you by surprise! I really loved Riders and that I got so much of the initial building friendship between the Riders and also between them and their horses. All the details really excited me in that first book and the weapons were so cool. This book took a different direction. I really liked it. I felt it was simpler in some aspects but more well rounded. Less complicated and less plot holes. This second book did make me question certain parts in the first book and why they were even mentioned. I love them both but almost for different reasons.
Bas, one of the four horsemen, has been trapped in a realm with Samreal, a Kindred, an evil rouge demon. The other 3 horsemen, Gideon, Marcus and Jode along with Daryn, a Seeker, are determined to get their friend back and save him.
Daryn has an orb that opens the way to the realm to where Bas is but each time it is used it is weakened and soon it will not be able to return them again. They need to make the journey count and be prepared for anything.
Will Bas be waiting for them and will he be unharmed? Can all of them make it through the realm to find him without any casualties? Has Samreal changed since his time in the realm or is he still evil? You have to read this epic conclusion to find out!
Seeker has all the feels you could want in a final book and it definitely will leave you on your toes until the end. I loved the journey and all the creativity and unique world building that Rossi did with this series. I would definitely recommend this book and I am giving it 5 out of 5 stars.
Veronica Rossi is a best selling author of fiction for young adults. Her debut novel, UNDER THE NEVER SKY, was the first in a post-apocalyptic trilogy. Released in January 2012, it was deemed one of the Best Books of Year by School Library Journal. The series appeared in the NY Times and USA Today best seller lists and was published in over 25 foreign markets.
Her second series for young adults will begin with RIDERS (published February 16, 2016), the story of four modern day teens who become incarnations of the four horsemen of the apocalypse, and the prophetic girl who brings them together.
Veronica completed her undergraduate studies at UCLA and then went on to study fine art at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. She is a lifelong reader and artist. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, she has lived in Mexico, Venezuela, and all over the United States, to finally settle in Northern California with her husband and two sons.
When not writing, Veronica enjoys reading (it’s worth repeating), painting, and running. She does NOT like anything involving numbers, the addition of them, subtraction of them, you name it. They terrify her. Her obsessions generally lead to fictional works. Currently, she’s exploring New York City during the Revolutionary War.
Don’t tread on me. (If you know what that means, then you are my people!)
What else? This is getting more fun, isn’t it?
She–okay, I–am a huge fan of the SF Giants and the Golden State Warriors. I know, I know. Book types and sporty types shouldn’t be one in the same, but what can I say? I’m breaking the mold. Continuing. I have an irrational love of elephants. They make me cry, but it’s the best kind of cry. On other end of the spectrum, I abhor the shrill squeak styrofoam makes when it’s coming out of a box. Just typing that sentence made me want to scream. Needless to say, Christmas is great, but also really tough on me.
It’s probably time to wrap this up. If you’re here, it’s likely because you’ve read one of my books, or because you’re thinking about reading one of my books. Either way, thank you. Writing fulfills me like nothing else and I feel exceedingly fortunate to also call it my profession.
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