Review: Seers

9.21.2011
Seers by Heather Frost
Publish date: October 4th, 2011 by Bonneville

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.

I've heard lots of good things about Seers, and now that I've read it, I understand why. The concept was really cool - I've read books with characters that can see auras before, but it was different with Kate. She wasn't always whining about it, but you never forgot that she had the ability to see them. Her reactions to most things were realistic, though I wish she had been a little more wary about the idea of Seers and Guardians. I think she was a little too quick to believe that. I would have at least liked to see some doubt in her thoughts.
Kate was actually a pretty awesome narrator. She didn't go off on too many tangents, she didn't distract me from what was going on. But she frustrated me sometimes. What did she see in Aaron? Maybe I only think that because I absolutely loved Patrick, or maybe because Kate's view on him wasn't that great all the time, either, since she was always thinking about Patrick, but I just never understood Kate and Aaron's relationship and why they were together. Sure, Aaron was sweet sometimes, but the rest of the time, he was just . . . boring.

But Patrick. Oh, Patrick. I mean, he's Irish. That was enough to win me over. But I love how he's warring with himself - embracing the fact that he's a Guardian and trying to protect Kate, but at the same time, I think he's tired of it. Living forever doesn't seem that great when you actually have to live forever.

 The writing style is what got me. I have no idea how I felt about it. It was rather simple, really - not childish or full of mistakes or anything, just . . . simple. The style wasn't beautiful, but at the same time, it wasn't confusing. I didn't have to read sentences over a few times to understand them; it just didn't leave an impact on me.

Overall: The characters were believable and I loved reading about Patrick and Kate and seeing their relationship grow, but it's the concept that I loved the most and how it was presented. The Seers and Guardians were something very interesting to me, and I loved getting to learn about that through Patrick's explanations to Kate. 4 stars.

 ~Zoey~
3 comments on "Review: Seers"
  1. I'll have to check this out. I enjoy when an author uses a simple writing style and makes a great book out of it. Thyla by Kate Gordon was the same if you haven't read it I recommend it. Great review. I'm hoping to get an ARC of this soon.

    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads

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  2. Perhaps I will give this book a try. I will add it to my ever growing goodreads to read list!

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  3. I must say, your response to this surprised. I'll have to put in on my tbr list. I had expected a let down.

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9.21.2011

Review: Seers

Seers by Heather Frost
Publish date: October 4th, 2011 by Bonneville

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.

I've heard lots of good things about Seers, and now that I've read it, I understand why. The concept was really cool - I've read books with characters that can see auras before, but it was different with Kate. She wasn't always whining about it, but you never forgot that she had the ability to see them. Her reactions to most things were realistic, though I wish she had been a little more wary about the idea of Seers and Guardians. I think she was a little too quick to believe that. I would have at least liked to see some doubt in her thoughts.
Kate was actually a pretty awesome narrator. She didn't go off on too many tangents, she didn't distract me from what was going on. But she frustrated me sometimes. What did she see in Aaron? Maybe I only think that because I absolutely loved Patrick, or maybe because Kate's view on him wasn't that great all the time, either, since she was always thinking about Patrick, but I just never understood Kate and Aaron's relationship and why they were together. Sure, Aaron was sweet sometimes, but the rest of the time, he was just . . . boring.

But Patrick. Oh, Patrick. I mean, he's Irish. That was enough to win me over. But I love how he's warring with himself - embracing the fact that he's a Guardian and trying to protect Kate, but at the same time, I think he's tired of it. Living forever doesn't seem that great when you actually have to live forever.

 The writing style is what got me. I have no idea how I felt about it. It was rather simple, really - not childish or full of mistakes or anything, just . . . simple. The style wasn't beautiful, but at the same time, it wasn't confusing. I didn't have to read sentences over a few times to understand them; it just didn't leave an impact on me.

Overall: The characters were believable and I loved reading about Patrick and Kate and seeing their relationship grow, but it's the concept that I loved the most and how it was presented. The Seers and Guardians were something very interesting to me, and I loved getting to learn about that through Patrick's explanations to Kate. 4 stars.

 ~Zoey~

3 comments:

  1. I'll have to check this out. I enjoy when an author uses a simple writing style and makes a great book out of it. Thyla by Kate Gordon was the same if you haven't read it I recommend it. Great review. I'm hoping to get an ARC of this soon.

    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads

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  2. Perhaps I will give this book a try. I will add it to my ever growing goodreads to read list!

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  3. I must say, your response to this surprised. I'll have to put in on my tbr list. I had expected a let down.

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