Seeker by Veronica Rossi

Seeker

When Daryn claimed she was seeing visions during her sophomore year of high school, no one believed the truth.She wasn’t losing her mind; she was gaining the Sight—the ability to see the future. Daryn embraced her role as a Seeker. The work she did was important. She saved lives.Until Sebastian.Sebastian was her first—and worst—mistake.Since the moment she inadvertently se...

Title:Seeker
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ISBN:0765382563
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:352 pages

Seeker Reviews

  • nick
    Oct 21, 2014

    4.5/5

    I don’t know if you guys are aware of this, but Veronica Rossi is one of my favorite authors ever. I have loved everything that she has written, and her Under the Never Sky trilogy holds a special place in my heart. Last year, Riders blew me away even though the writing and style were very different from what I had come to expect from Rossi. To me, it solidified how versatile and original she is as an author. Riders ended on a high note, with an ending that had me clamoring for this sequel.

    4.5/5

    I don’t know if you guys are aware of this, but Veronica Rossi is one of my favorite authors ever. I have loved everything that she has written, and her Under the Never Sky trilogy holds a special place in my heart. Last year, Riders blew me away even though the writing and style were very different from what I had come to expect from Rossi. To me, it solidified how versatile and original she is as an author. Riders ended on a high note, with an ending that had me clamoring for this sequel. When the publisher was kind enough to offer me a copy, I was quick to jump on this bandwagon, and wow! What a ride it was! Once again, Veronica Rossi has crafted a sequel that does not suffer from sequel syndrome. Instead, it’s a story that builds up on the epicness of the first book, and ends on an explosive note.

    One of my favorite parts about reading a novel is always getting to know the characters, and forming an attachment to them. I especially love it when authors take that extra step to develop the characters so much so that they feel like real life people to you. That’s how I felt about the gang in Riders and Seeker. I fell in love with them and their vastly different personalities in the first book, but here, I grew to know them even more, which wound up with me wanting to protect these characters from every source of harm. MY CHILDREN. Gideon, especially, has matured dramatically from the previous book. There was a fiercer strength to him here, that I was proud to see. He was devoted, and fiercely resolute in his goals. He falters throughout the series, but we also see him acknowledge his mistakes, which I found very attractive. I thought Rossi did a stellar job with the male POV here.

    We also get Daryn’s POV in Seeker. I really loved her character as well here. After the events that endangered one of the Riders in the previous book, she is hurting, and battling with her sense of guilt. She channels that guilt into going after the villain and saving her friend. Daryn is a fierce heroine, whose vulnerabilities make her a character that’s easy to mesh with, and root for. She has so many admirable qualities, but her willingness to admit when she was wrong was what made her very relatable to me. Her romance with Gideon really blossomed in Seeker, and I shipped them together so much. They are both headstrong characters, but I thought they harmonized each other very well. The romance was slow-burn, sweet, and subtly sexy. Their rapport had me swooning hard. Rossi knows how to write couples that you become obsessed with.

    The camaraderie between the Riders was another great element to this series. They’ve become very close friends, and their teasing and banter brought a lightness to the story. I adored these boys, and their relationship with each other, and I wouldn’t be opposed to reading more about them. I also have to mention the horses, especially Gideon’s horse, whose personality is as fiery as he is. I love that he had so much individuality to him, and his relationship with Gideon was endearing. In Seeker, Rossi continues to build up the fantasy world that she introduced readers to in Riders. We also get to see an alternate world, that I found fascinating. We also get more background on Seekers, and their history and role in the world. The plot was much more fast-paced here, and unlike the previous book, it didn’t rely on flashback scenes. It made the book a lot more exciting for me, and I found myself speeding through it. From start to finish, Seeker was an absolutely thrilling ride.

    I’m thrilled at the way that Seeker wrapped up. It was everything that I was expecting and so much more. My relationship with YA fantasy has been rather strained lately, but authors like Veronica Rossi and books like Seeker give me hope that it’s not the end of YA fantasy and me.

  • Mary H
    May 08, 2017

    3.5 stars. My full review can be found on Mary Had a Little Book Blog

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  • Alecsa Nbna
    Feb 18, 2016
  • Alyssa
    Oct 14, 2016

    ***Review to come***

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    FINALLY!!! A cover and pub date and some info. It feels like forever since I read

    . I cannot wait to read this book. :D

  • Lauren
    May 31, 2017

    I'm putting this down for now. Not sure if I'll try to come back to it. I just can't get past my dislike for Daryn and I'm struggling to connect to the story. I still love the idea of the four riders and their horses but so far this isn't working for me.

  • Jessica
    May 16, 2017

    Seeker by Veronica Rossi is book 2 in the Riders series, and it definitely delivered! While I really liked Riders, I feel like Seeker surpassed it. Clearly Rossi hasn't heard of sequel syndrome. All the characters we loved from the first book are back and continued to grow throughout this book. I love being able to see the characters continued development and growth within a series - they feel like real people. While Riders was from the perspective of Gideon, Seeker is more from the perspective

    Seeker by Veronica Rossi is book 2 in the Riders series, and it definitely delivered! While I really liked Riders, I feel like Seeker surpassed it. Clearly Rossi hasn't heard of sequel syndrome. All the characters we loved from the first book are back and continued to grow throughout this book. I love being able to see the characters continued development and growth within a series - they feel like real people. While Riders was from the perspective of Gideon, Seeker is more from the perspective of Daryn.

    Daryn discovered back in high school that was having visions, and of course, no one believed her. She thought she was losing her mind when in actuality, she was gaining the Sight. The Sight is the ability to see the future. After realizing that if she really paid attention to her visions then she could truly help people - she embraced her role as a Seeker. After what had happened to Sebastian in the first book, she is consumed by her guilt over the ordeal. When she needs her Sight most, she looses her visions, and must now rely on her instincts, intelligence, and her faith to lead the Riders to him. The battle of good vs evil comes to an explosive head at the end of this book!

    I feel like the characters really came into their own in this book. While the plot and story carried on, I feel like this sequel was more focused on them. Gideon has evolved a lot from the first book - he's admitted his mistakes and became a stronger person. Normally I'm not a fan of any kind of romance, but his relationship with Daryn blossoms in this sequel and they mesh together so well. Not only do the characters grow individually, but as a group, the Four Horsemen become stronger as a unit. Not only are the Riders themselves great, but the horses all definitely have their own personalities!

    If you want paranormal, apocalypse, or a unique story line, then I'd highly recommend this duology!

    I give this 5/5 stars!

    Thanks to Tor Books for a copy in exchange for my honest opinion.

  • Michael
    May 27, 2017

    2.5

    Middle book syndrome. But might have been a duology?

  • Suzanne
    Jun 01, 2017

    Book trailer for the first book, Riders, posted at the bottom of the review

    I really enjoyed this duology. I have always loved to read or watch stuff on the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse so I was quick to preorder the first book and then the second when it became available for preorder on Amazon. It had an intriguing, modern twist on the horsemen. I was not a big fan of the seeker character of Daryn in either book but it was not enough to hinder or effect my opinion of the book and it's writing

    Book trailer for the first book, Riders, posted at the bottom of the review

    I really enjoyed this duology. I have always loved to read or watch stuff on the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse so I was quick to preorder the first book and then the second when it became available for preorder on Amazon. It had an intriguing, modern twist on the horsemen. I was not a big fan of the seeker character of Daryn in either book but it was not enough to hinder or effect my opinion of the book and it's writing and plot.

    Overall, I would recommend this duology to any fantasy/paranormal fan. They are quick reads that offer entertainment on the legendary subjects of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Below is a link to the trailer for the first book of the duology, Riders. Watch it and I am sure you will become interested in the series.


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