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 Sightthe 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.
Sebastian was her firstand worstmistake.
Since the moment she inadvertently sealed him in a dark dimension with Samraelthe last surviving demon in the Kindredguilt 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.
About the Author
VERONICA ROSSI is a New York Times bestselling author of fiction for young adults, including the "Under the Never Sky" trilogy. She completed undergraduate studies at UCLA and then went on to study fine art at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. She lives in Northern California with her husband and two sons. When not writing, she enjoys reading, painting, and counting down the minutes until she can get back to making up stories about imaginary people.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Horses rising from shadow, fire, ash and light, danger and suspense that had me shucking and jiving, flawed characters that had me eating out of their hands, and a storyline that had me twisting and turning to the end left me with a warm fuzzy feeling and a few chuckles in this paranormal/supernatural romantic fantasy that I highly recommend.
If I’m being totally honest, I’m still not sure where I stand with this book. It takes place several months after Riders, with Daryn off on her own and the horsemen looking for her. For the record, this post may have some spoilers if you haven’t read Riders as the books are very closely tied together. Of the two, I definitely liked Seeker more. The dual points-of-view moved the story along faster instead of getting bogged down in the conversational descriptive style of the first book. It lacks the feel of someone telling a story to someone else, involving the reader more in the plot, which I really liked. I think getting out of Gideon’s head was an added bonus. This one alternates between Daryn and Gideon’s viewpoints so you’re not stuck with War and all his anger which drove me nuts last time around. I also appreciated getting to know Daryn better because she wasn’t one of my favorite characters before. The only thing with the dual PoVs is that unless I checked the chapter heading, I wasn’t always sure who was speaking at certain points. They have distinct personalities as characters but their voices, I found, were very similar at times. My biggest issue with Seeker comes down to the romance. The first book lays it on pretty thick that Gideon has a thing for Daryn but the bulk of the story centered around finding the other horsemen and defeating the Big Bad. But for some reason, in this book, their relationship became a huge component of the plot… and I wasn’t feeling it. Their attraction to each other seemed just that: attraction. Nothing more, for me. Which is a problem when the story is more focused on making sure they end up together than rescuing Bastian which is kind of the whole point of the book?? I loved they dynamics of the guys in Riders and wanted more of that but it just wasn’t there in the same way as before. Much of Seeker saw the characters facing their inner demons and I saw the need for it to happen, as many of the other elements of the book were “needed,” it left the pacing all over the place. We have to wait until the characters are all together again for anything to really happen and then they spend most of the book walking through this strange world. Then WHAM rush ending (which I wasn’t all that satisfied with? but that might be more me than the book). I wanted more action from this book, more exploring the four horsemen and their abilities that we get a glimpse of in Riders. I mean they’re pretty awesome so I was eager for more of that awesomeness. In the end, I felt that Seeker wasn’t the ending I wanted, but the ending that Riders needed with everything wrapped up nice and neatly with a pretty ribbon. It was a bit bland for me.
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Seeker by Veronica Rossi Book Two of the Riders series Publisher: Tor Teen Publication Date: May 16, 2017 Rating: 4 stars Source: Review copy sent by the publisher Summary (from Goodreads): New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Veronica Rossi's new fantasy adventure in the Riders 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. What I Liked: Last year, I read and absolutely loved Riders. It was a little slow, and it took me a bit to really get into the story, but I ended up loving it. Seeker has been a highly anticipated sequel/conclusion for me, and I'm so happy that I liked it even more than I liked Riders. This book did not disappoint! Seeker picks up months after Riders finishes (I think? I can't remember exactly where Riders finishes). Eight months has passed since Bas was taken, Gideon's hand was cut off by Samreal, the epic showdown went down, and Daryn disappeared. But Gideon never stopped looking for Daryn, or Bas, and he and the Rangers find Daryn. With or without help, Gideon, Daryn, Marcus, and Jode are going into the Rift and finding Bas. But finding Bas and bringing him back are two very different tasks, and with Samrael looking for something from Daryn, nothing goes as planned. Bringing Bas home has never been easy, but Gideon and Daryn find out just how far they'll go to find Bas. One of the best things about this book is that the pacing is faster than the pacing of Riders. I will be the first to say that Riders has a slow start, nearly to the middle of the book. But Seeker starts off quickly and really takes off. Gideon and the gang catch up with Daryn and everything starts rolling. I appreciated the change of pace, and the amount of action this plot had. I didn't remember a lot of specific details about the ending of Riders, but I remembered Bas's disappearance, and Gideon's hand. I sort of forgot about Daryn, and so when I started reading this book and realized that she had run from Gideon and the others, I was surprised! But things started to make sense fairly quickly. That's another good thing about this book - Rossie brings you up to speed effectively... Read the rest of my review on my blog, The Eater of Books! - eaterofbooks DOT blogspot DOT com :)
I was not disappointed! Another great book by Veronica Rossi