Quin Kincaid has been put through years of brutal training for what she thinks is the noble purpose of becoming a revered ‘Seeker’.
Only when it’s too late does she discover she will be using her new-found knowledge and training to become an assassin. Quin’s new role will take her around the globe, from a remote estate in Scotland to a bustling, futuristic Hong Kong where the past she thought she had escaped will finally catch up with her.
Description taken from Goodreads. An advance copy of this book was provided to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. These opinions are my own.
SEEKER probably surprised me the most out of any other book I’ve read so far in 2015. It’s nothing like I thought it would be, and I’m not sure what exactly I thought it would be, but it wasn’t this.
And you can tell what it is from reading the first five pages, so I would highly recommend that anyone interested in reading this get the preview from Amazon or Goodreads.
Believe me, it only gets worse from there.
Maybe if I was some kind of futuristic Hong-Kong translator I could begin to decipher everything that happens in SEEKER, but unfortunately, I’m not. Also, don’t ask me to explain how this medieval Scotland tale turned into a Hong-Kong flying car adventure. And don’t ask me to explain the love triangle. Or why Quin still ends up in love with a guy who completely stabbed her in the back, betrayed her and didn’t tell her information that she clearly didn’t know and needed to know. Don’t ask me to explain what exactly a seeker is either.
I’m just as confused as you are, if not more. Probably more.
I dived into this story, and it ended up along the lines of WAT IS GOING ON 99% of the time. Not only that, but the writing was barely readable for me and while the characters were decent, it seemed like there were no real relationships between them. John and Quin felt like seeing the relationship between two of your mutual friends who never talk to each other and don’t really know each other but they both know you. Come to think of it, you don’t really know them either…
There were so many problems with this story I can’t begin to list all the reasons why I just couldn’t go on. Plot points are spoken about but are completely missing, major events are skimmed over and I don’t even KNOW what this story is trying to prove or where it would go or even how it would end. Unfortunately, I’m not curious enough and I don’t understand enough to find out. To be quite honest, I have no idea how this is a series. If the cover or the Scotland part of the synopsis for SEEKER interested you, then you should try LEARNING TO SWIM by Annie Cosby or VALKYRIE RISING by Ingrid Paulson. 1 star.
pg count for the hardback: 368
Series: Seeker #1