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May 12, 2017

Blog Tour: Seeker by Veronica Rossi


 

Hello there! Welcome to my stop in the blog tour for SEEKER by Veronica Rossi. I'm really excited to be part of the tour, hosted for the awesome Jean BookNerd. For more info and the tour schedule make sure to go HERE.


 
THE BOOK
 

Praise for SEEKER

"The feeling of imminent danger and the constant battles with terrifying creatures help bring this vivid story to life. However, the depth of characterization is what will make readers connect to this small group of teens on a mission to save humanity. Gideon and Daryn display a powerful chemistry from their very first meeting, while the personality conflicts between Gideon and his fellow horsemen keep this adventure both intense and humorous."―RT Book Reviews, Top Pick!


 
Series: Riders #2
Publisher: Tor Teen
Buying links: Amazon/ B&N/ TBD
Summary:

 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Veronica Rossi's new fantasy adventure in the Rider series—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. If she just paid attention to the visions, they'd provide her with clues and show her how she could help people. Really help them. 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 sealed him in a dark dimension with Samrael the last surviving demon in the Kindred guilt has plagued her. Daryn knows Sebastian is alive and waiting for help. It's up to her to rescue him. But now that she needs the Sight more than ever to guide her, the visions have stopped.

Daryn must rely on her instincts, her intelligence, and on blind faith to lead the riders who are counting on her in search of Sebastian. As they delve into a shadowy realm where nothing is as it seems and where Samrael is steadily amassing power, Daryn faces the ultimate test. Will she have to become evil to destroy evil? The very fate of humankind rests in the answer.

 
My Thoughts.

I read Riders, the first book in this series (duology, maybe?) as soon as it came out last year. I didn't remember much of what happened in that first adventure, but Seeker takes place about eight months after the events in the ending of Riders and that helped.
For starters, Veronica Rossi did a great job bringing us back to this world with bits of information about those past months and Daryn deciding to fight to get Bas back. 

While I felt Riders was a little slow, Seeker is an action packed and fast paced story. Sometimes it was creepy and sad and sometimes it was funny and light. Rossi balanced this amazingly, creating the perfect atmosphere for her characters' interactions. 
I don't remember feeling this way with the first book, but Seeker reminded me a little of the Soul Screamers series by Rachel Vincent. The demon's dimension was creepy and lividly described, like that in the SS series.

I also loved the romance between Gideon and Daryn, after everything I wasn't sure I really shipped them, but these two are adorable and it made my heart happy to see them together. And just to say it, I LOVE a good romance with no love triangle!

I'm being really vague with this review, because I'm one of those people who love discovering everything while reading the book. But if there's something I can tell you is that Seeker is an emotional roller coaster with amazing characters, unforgettable friendships, amazing action packed scenes, creepy demons and a very neat and fast paced writing. 
If you're a fan of the Under the Never Sky series (like me!) I'm sure you'll enjoy this one. And since I've heard many people disliked Gideon's POV in the first book, this one has way more Daryn's. 


THE AUTHOR

 Veronica Rossi is a best selling author of fiction for young adults. Her debut novel, UNDER THE NEVER SKY, was the first in a post-apocalyptic trilogy. Released in January 2012, it was deemed one of the Best Books of Year by School Library Journal. The series appeared in the NY Times and USA Today best seller lists and was published in over 25 foreign markets.

Her second series for young adults will begin with RIDERS (published February 16, 2016), the story of four modern day teens who become incarnations of the four horsemen of the apocalypse, and the prophetic girl who brings them together.
Veronica completed her undergraduate studies at UCLA and then went on to study fine art at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. She is a lifelong reader and artist. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, she has lived in Mexico, Venezuela, and all over the United States, to finally settle in Northern California with her husband and two sons.
When not writing, Veronica enjoys reading (it’s worth repeating), painting, and running. She does NOT like anything involving numbers, the addition of them, subtraction of them, you name it. They terrify her. Her obsessions generally lead to fictional works. Currently, she’s exploring New York City during the Revolutionary War.
Don’t tread on me. (If you know what that means, then you are my people!)
What else? This is getting more fun, isn’t it?
She–okay, I–am a huge fan of the SF Giants and the Golden State Warriors. I know, I know. Book types and sporty types shouldn’t be one in the same, but what can I say? I’m breaking the mold. Continuing. I have an irrational love of elephants. They make me cry, but it’s the best kind of cry. On other end of the spectrum, I abhor the shrill squeak styrofoam makes when it’s coming out of a box. Just typing that sentence made me want to scream. Needless to say, Christmas is great, but also really tough on me.
It’s probably time to wrap this up. If you’re here, it’s likely because you’ve read one of my books, or because you’re thinking about reading one of my books. Either way, thank you. Writing fulfills me like nothing else and I feel exceedingly fortunate to also call it my profession.

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GIVEAWAY


--Giveaway is open to International. | Must be 13+ to Enter
10 Winners will receive a Copy of SEEKERS and Swag (Glow in the Dark Bracelet and Stickers) by Veronica Rossi


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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for being vague! I'm reading this book RIGHT NOW and really liking it. I thought Riders was slow too, and I'm really enjoying the faster pace of Seeker. I liked Riders too though. :D Great post, Lis!

    Have a lovely week. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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