Sunday, September 4, 2011

Book Review: Seers by Heather Frost

Welcome to the Seers Virtual Book Tour.  Seers, by Heather Frost, is the first book in a planned trilogy.

Heather Frost was born in Sandy, Utah, and raised in a small Northern Utah town. She is the second oldest of ten children, and she loves her family very much. She is especially grateful to her wonderful parents for their decision to homeschool their children. She graduated from Snow College with an associate of science, and is currently majoring in English.

Heather has always been an avid reader, and reading and writing are among her most favorite things to do. She also enjoys playing the flute, listening to all types of music, and watching a wide variety of movies. Ever since she wrote her first story--at the age of four--she has dreamed of one day becoming an author. Seers is her first published novel.



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

This book is most definitely a book for young adults.  Over the first half of the book is devoted to typical teen issues, falling out of love, falling in love, school is a pain, etc.  The difference with this book is there's Guardian Angels and Demons in it.

I got impatient with the story, as nothing really happens until over halfway through the book.  Before that is a lot of set-up about how Kate doesn't have the same feelings for her boyfriend anymore and there's a new guy who intrigues her.  Yes, there's the issue of her car accident and her parents dying, but I really didn't feel one way or the other about her parents.  They were just incidental casualties so the grandparents could take over raising Kate and her sisters.

The book starts out in Patrick's voice for a short prologue.  Then it switches to Kate's voice for well into the book.  When it suddenly switches to Patrick's voice without any real introduction that suddenly it's him talking again, it's very jarring and confusing.  He only narrates one or two more chapters, the rest of it is all Kate.  I felt like the book would have done better all in Kate's voice.

The best part of the book for me was when the grandfather gets involved - he was my favorite character.  I wish he had more involvement throughout the book and particularly during the scenes toward the end.

I think Seers will be enjoyed most by younger adults who may be going through some of the same things Kate did in school and home life.  There's no bad language or sex, the violence is minimal.  (You have to have a little violence when demons are around!).

I received this book from the publisher through Netgalley.  I was not required to write a positive review.

I give this book 3 Bookworms.

Hardcover:  330 pages
Publisher:  Bonneville (October 8, 2011)
ISBN-10:  1599557924
ISBN-13:   978-1599557922

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