5 Stars · Book Review

Seeker By Veronica Rossi

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Seeker

Series: Rider #2

By: Veronica Rossi

Published: 16 May 2017

Genre: Fantasy, YA

 Rating: 5 Stars

About the Book:

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.

Until Sebastian.

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.

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About the Author:

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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Review:
I have to be honest the first thing that drew me to this book was the cover! That is one bad ass looking cover if you ask me. I was like if that cover is that awesome then the book HAS to be awesome. If they spent all that time working on the cover then that means the story is good. I mean why spend all that time on a cover if the story is crappy right?
So, I started the book remembering in the back of my head that this is the 2nd book of a series. Hoping beyond hope that I did NOT have to read the first book to even come close to understanding what this book was going to be about. I also was remembering what my daughter said, that I would HAVE to read the first book to even come close to understanding what was going on in this book, but I wanted to give the book a fair chance.
So, as I was reading the first few chapters I was like I think my daughter is right. I need to know what happened last book. I don’t know what these characters have gone through. Some major tragedy happened, I mean I can get it. I know something big happened in the last book. It wasn’t good, it screwed up everyone in the book. It split the group up. Messed up everyone in a different way. Ok, got it! I must say that was only the major thing that I should of understood about the first book. Knowing what really went on in the first book!
I understood the group of friends had a past, they got screwed up by this major event that happened. They have to right this wrong, they must save their friend. It’s all good, I got this. I was not confused about this book. So, it would of been nice to read the first book first, just because of an understanding of the major event and how it went down would of been nice but necessary.
Reading the book was nice and smooth. I was able to get into the book rather fast and was not able to put the book down. The characters are well developed, and same with the story. You feel like you are there with them while they are facing the adversity. You feel the emotions that they are feeling.
There is a bit of romance in there between Daryn and Gideon. I like how it is just kind of part of the story. Not a blazing part of the story. You see how they grow on each other but they are not all over each other. This is how I like to read about romance. I feel Ms. Rossi hits the nail on the head with the romance here.
I am going to get the first book and review it on here soon! I can’t wait to read the first one so please come back and look for that review. I am hoping to add it to this post. I can’t wait to read more of Ms. Rossi’s books. She has a new fan.
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****I was given a copy of this book for my honest review****

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