Review: Seeker

Posted February 4, 2015 in Reading, Review / 0 Comments

Review: SeekerSeeker by Arwen Elys Dayton
Series: Seeker #1
Publisher: Random House (2015)
eARC (448 pages)
Via: NetGalley
Reading Challenges: 2015 Alphabet Soup, Read 2015


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.

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I liked the premise of the story. There are people with the tools and abilities to travel through space (and maybe time? That isn’t explained very well.). These people are meant to help events that benefit humanity come to fruition. However, that isn’t really what happens anymore. Somehow, this part I don’t quite understand, they now take “jobs” that end in murder.

I spent the majority of this book quite confused. There is a lot that is still unexplained, even at the end of the book. For example, John’s family history is way confusing. Also, I have no idea how whipswords and athames could be created hundreds of years ago.

I didn’t really like any of the characters that much. Shinobu seemed to want to help Quin sometimes and at other forget that she existed. And then there are the drugs that he is addicted to for almost the entire of the second half of the book. John just wants revenge and doesn’t care who gets hurt in the process, even if it is the girl he wants to spend the rest of his life with. Then there is Quin. For the majority of the second half of the book she chooses not to remember the first half and so I was even more confused.

Then there is the worldbuilding. It is supposed to be sometime in the future? Maybe? I don’t really know. The setting descriptions seem to imply that everyone knows what Scotland, London, and Hong Kong are like. Well, I don’t. I was just… confused.

This was not a book for me. I’m sure there are others who will love this book, but I didn’t love it. I liked it as an entertaining read.

Which Reading Challenges?

  • You Read How Many Books? Reading Challenge
  • Alphabet Soup Challenge (S)


I received this book for free from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

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