Review: Seers

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: SeersSeers by Heather Frost
Series: Seers #1
Published by Bonneville on October 4, 2011
Genres: Paranormal, Romance
Pages: 330
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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two-half-stars

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.

From the beginning, I was quite impressed with the writing, which is rather better than a number of YA novels, especially those in the paranormal romance genre. Given the author’s youth, this is doubly impressive. There were, in the ARC at least, a few grammatical errors, which have hopefully been removed from the final version, such as a “must of” (instead of “must have” on page 250.

The plot is fairly standard YA paranormal fare. You have the beautiful girl with new powers and some sadness. Add in two attractive guys who both treat her like princes. Then throw in a dash of menace in the form of some evil demons. Stir in a quirky best friend and you’re ready to go! For those who enjoy this genre, Seers will definitely satisfy. I know I enjoyed it, especially since one of the guys had a delightful Irish accent! Also, props to Frost for not writing his dialogue in dialect and letting people fill that in with their imaginations.

Kate was fairly likable for most of the book, given that she was in a weird place following her parents’ deaths. However, by the end, I wanted to give her a stern talking to. If you don’t like your boyfriend anymore, you should probably stop dating him. Leading someone on or sticking it out because you’re afraid you’ll end up alone are not acceptable responses.

All in all a great beginning to a paranormal romance series from a first time author. I will definitely be checking out the rest of the trilogy, since I expect Frost to just get better from here.

 

3 responses to “Review: Seers”

  1. I like reading about things like near-death experiences and psychic powers, so I’ll probabl give this one a try. Sounds fun!

  2. Nori says:

    Um,you’re review made the book sound great. But your summary is pretty much the same summary of Evermore by ALyson Noel, and I don’t need another one of those.

  3. Christina says:

    I don’t know if it helps, Nori, but the main guy is not nearly as creepy or a douche as the one in Evermore. Plus, Irish.

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