Series: Seeker #1
Author: Arwen Elys Dayton
Pages: 384 pages
Version: Paperback (ARC & Dutch)
Publisher: Van Goor (Dutch), Delacorte Press (English)
First of all I want to thank Van Goor for giving me a physical copy to read and review Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton!
When I started reading Seeker I had pretty high expectations. Especially since someone in my promo team said that she liked the book and that she could not put it down. For me it wasn’t like that. I couldn’t read much because of my exams, but after my exams, when I had plenty of time, I just had to push myself to read further. Not necessarily because of the story, ‘cause it was interesting, but I had so many questions and the characters were sometimes annoying.
The story goes about Quin, Shinobu and John. They want to become Seekers so they have to finish their training and, if they're good enough, have to take an oath. But becoming a Seeker wasn't what they expected...
Then you also have Maud, the Young Dread. She lives together with the Old and Middle Dread, but living together with the Middle has never been easy ...
When I was reading Seeker, I noticed that I never really knew in which era the story took place and they never really explained what a Seeker is. The story is about Seekers, so I don’t really understand why they don’t explain what a Seeker is. It was frustrating.
There is a multiple perspective, and the author writes in the third person. I had difficulty with empathizing with the characters and there was, like in every other book, a love triangle. Often it's exciting and fun to read, but in Seeker it was just annoying. And then you also have the behaviour of John ... Can’t he understand that he doesn’t get that stupid athame? I became mad because of his behaviour…
Even though the characters and the questions irritated me, I'm looking forward to the sequel.