Publisher: Cedar Fort
To Be Published: October 2011
Hardcover: 330 pages
FTC FYI: I received a free copy from publisher/Netgallery
Reviewed by Mindy
Goodreads summary: “For Kate Bennet, surviving the car wreck that killed her parents means big changes and even bigger problems. As she begins to see auras and invisible people, Kate must learn to trust Patrick O’Donnell, a handsome Guardian, or risk her life being overrun with Demons. She soon realizes that both she and her heart are in big-time trouble.”
I was really excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for Seers. For those of you that read my reviews, I really enjoy a great YA fantasy, this book definitely fits that category.
Kate is just getting back to school after a devastating car wreck. She is having a hard time getting back to normal. Her boyfriend, Aaron, tries to do all he can. But she just doesn’t feel normal. The only person she can really talk to is her best friend Lee. Kate has told her that since the accident she has become psychic, and can see people’s auras. Every day Kate picks up Lee to go to school, after they drop off Kate’s twin sisters. Every day is the same until Kate suddenly slams on the brakes, and almost hits a young hispanic kid. There is something off about him, he has a slight silver aura, and most importantly, Lee doesn’t see him. Great, now she is seeing ghosts. At school, a new student arrives. Patrick O’Donnell, but he has a silver aura too. What does this mean for Kate and her new ability? She can’t help wondering if she is in danger…
I thought this book was great, and well written. This is the author’s first book, and I was very impressed. Find out more about Heather here. The characters were well written, and enjoyable. My favorites were Toni and Kate’s Grandpa Henry. Toni had some really funny things to say, and at times I even laughed out loud. Grandpa even has some surprises of his own. Kate too is a great character. As she gets to know Patrick, she is torn between her feelings for him and Aaron. It was hard for me as well, because Aaron is a great guy too. Sometimes in books, the current boyfriend is a jerk. This time he wasn’t, resulting in a tough choice for Kate. I was happy with the end result though.
4 stars out of 5. I am excited for book 2!
I would like to thank the author of Seers, Heather Frost, for doing a quick interview with me:
How long did it take to write ‘Seers’?
The first draft was completed in the space of two weeks: seven days spent researching, another seven to crank out 300 pages. It was an awesome writing experience.
I really enjoyed your book, how many are in the series?
There will be three in the Seers series. I’m planning for the second book, “Demons”, to come out sometime next year.
What was your inspiration with seers and guardian angels?
I love creating puzzles to solve in my writing, and before I’d even thought about writing Seers I wondered about immortal people, and how I could write a unique take on YA immortality. (i.e. no vampires, werewolves, etc.) I mulled the dilemma over, and eventually got the inspiration for Guardians and Demons. But then, I needed a way to introduce them in the story, and I developed the idea of Seers. That way I could pull in the reader while I was pulling my protagonist (Kate) into the fray as well. And it’s really as anticlimactic as that.
I loved Toni, will he be around a lot in the next book?
Toni is one of my favorites as well. I’m always trying to stick him in more places, just because I never quite know what outrageous thing he’ll say or do next! I’m happy to report that he’ll get a bit more attention in the next book, and he’s going to have some killer lines for us.
Do u have any Irish relatives?
Not that I’m aware of. My family is more English and Dutch. But I love Ireland all the same, and Irish accents . . . Don’t even get me started!
Did you ever think because of your age, it would of been harder to be published?
Certainly. The publishing world is very competitive, and intimidating enough without adding the fact that I’m younger than most authors. I was worried that my youth would be a red flag that screamed: inexperienced! Luckily, I’ve been extremely blessed, and my hard work has paid off.
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