Seers by Heather Frost
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Genre: YA Paranormal
Release date: October 8, 2011
Source: Received review copy from Netgalley
On the front of the cover it says ~ Seers are not just spectators, they are also prey.
Description from Goodreads: For Kate Bennet, surviving the car wreck that killed her parents means big changes and even bigger problems. As she begins to see auras and invisible people, Kate must learn to trust Patrick O'Donnell, a handsome Guardian, or risk her life being overrun with Demons. She soon realizes that both she and her heart are in big-time trouble.
My thoughts: I enjoyed reading this fresh take on guardians and seers. It is different from the books that I have been reading recently. Guardians do not have wings, but they remain immortal.
Kate is mourning for the loss of her parents in a car accident a few months prior to the start of the book. She almost lost her life as well. Her boyfriend feels that she should be over it and thinks the relationship should be where it was. Her best friend is a great bff. She is understanding and helpful. She is also so quirky that she keeps several scenes enjoyable.
Kate has a new ability after the accident. She can see auras. She knows how people are feeling just by looking at them. She talked about it at first after the accident, and then learned to keep it to herself, so she wouldn't be viewed as crazy.
Enter a young man into her class on the first day of school. He doesn't have an aura. Earlier that same morning she saw another young man without an aura, in fact she almost hit him with her car. Her friend didn't see him, something is wrong. She is freaked out by the sudden appearance of them both on the same day. They seem to be stalking her.
Before you know it, Kate is sucked into a world of guardians and demons. Seers team up with Guardians to protect the world from the demons. She begins to question many aspects of her life and has some decisions to make. The decisions are not easy, but I like the choices that she makes.
The romance is sweet and clean. This is the first book in a trilogy. I will definitely read the books when they come out. I am already anticipating two more books on my TBR list. ;)
There are a few quotes that I particularly liked. I was looking for something for my teaser tuesday post on September 6th. This is what I posted:
"You stole her wallet?" I walked quickly over, and then snatched it away
from his grubby hand. "What kind of sick matchmaker are you?"
Here are a couple more that I found that I really enjoyed. They are all approximately 60% into the book.
"Maybe you should change your name? I suggested.
"To what? The Immortal Killers?
It sounds like a bad 80's band"
"Consider it an early payment for when I save her life. It's bound to happen at some point."
I do need to mention that I was reading an ARC ebook copy and that quotes may change in the finished product. But this gives you a feel for some of the silliness and just the fun that made this book enjoyable to me.
Here are some links if you would like to find out more about the book, author, or Cedar Fort Publishing.
Would you like to find out what other reviewers are saying about "Seers"? Go to this link for all of the blogs and dates that they are posting on. http://www.cedarfortbooks.com/seers-blog-tour/
About Heather (snatched from Goodreads):I was born in Sandy, Utah, a few days before Halloween in 1989. I lived in Salt Lake City until I was about six, and then I moved North and settled into the place I still call home. I'm the second child of ten, and I absolutely love being the big sister.
I can't remember a time when I didn't enjoy reading, and I did a lot of it. I also dabbled in writing when I was young, though nothing serious until I entered the teenage years. Becoming an author is a dream come true!
I attended Snow College, and there got the best job ever as a writing tutor. I graduated in May 2011 with my Associate of Science, and am currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science as an English Major.
I love movies, music, and books—although I do think that the dumbest question on the planet is the whole “What's your favorite book/music/movie?” The best answer I've come up with is, “Whatever I'm reading, listening to, or watching at the time.” Generally, it's an accurate answer.
I love the smell of lilacs, wet cement, and freshly cut grass. I love brownies, rain, and curling up with a good book.