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Seeker Hardcover – February 10, 2015
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From School Library Journal
Gr 8 Up—A life of honor, using her training for the good of humankind—that's what Quin Kincaid has been promised. Under the watchful eye of her father she has learned to use the tools of the Seeker: the "whipsword" with its deadly ability to assume the form of any weapon, and the "athame," a stone dagger that can slice through the threads of time, space, and matter, transporting the user to almost any destination. But upon taking her oath, she finds that her father's idea of the honorable work of a Seeker leads her to commit terrible acts. When a fiery siege is launched on their compound, Quin takes the opportunity to escape. Now she and her training partners, John and Shinobu, must come to terms with the dark deeds of their past, reclaim the honor of their families, and determine the true and proper duties of a Seeker. This novel combines all of the modern components for a successful young adult novel: a heroine with a perfect mix of innocence and lethal force; a society that, while not quite dystopian, needs saving; a love interest who is dangerous and forbidden; and the promise of sequels-to-come. Dayton has created a complex and intriguing set of characters here. Fans of Veronica Roth's "Divergent" (HarperCollins), Marie Lu's "Legend" (Putnam), and Suzanne Collins's "The Hunger Games" (Scholastic) series: your next obsession has arrived.—Sara Saxton, Wasilla Public Library, Wasilla, AK --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.
“Katniss and Tris would approve.”—TeenVogue.com
"This book will not disappoint."-USAToday.com
"Fans of Veronica Roth’s Divergent, Marie Lu’s Legend, and Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games series: your next obsession has arrived."-School Library Journal
"In this powerful beginning to a complex family saga...Dayton excels at creating memorable characters."-Publishers Weekly
“[A] genre-blending sci-fi, fantasy…[with] action-packed scenes.”—Booklist
"Secrets, danger, and romance meet in this unforgettable epic fantasy." —Kami Garcia, #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of Beautiful Creatures & author of Unbreakable
"A tightly-woven, action-packed story of survivial and adventure, Seeker is perfect for fans of Game of Thrones." —Tahereh Mafi, author of the New York Times bestselling Shatter Me series
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Top Customer Reviews
I really liked Maud. I really disliked John. I also disliked the multiple perspectives, it hindered the storytelling in a way I've never noticed before.
I really don't care if I ever read the next book.
Frankly, I don't know what genre this book falls under. Its actually almost in a genre of the author's own making. I can't think of anything it's similar to. The story line is very unique. There is absolutely nothing I've read recently that is like it. I like that because a lot of books out there today are rather formulaic. Seeker is not.
It is fast paced and full of action. You won't be bored at all. It will at times pull on your heart strings. Quinn is in the unfortunate position of having to figure out who her real friends are despite family ties. She has to make several tough choices. My favorite character is Maud. I'm proud of the decisions she made at the end. There are many twists and turns and I'm definitely on board to read book 2 because I do absolutely want to know what happens.
I do recommend you read Seeker. Read it with a willingness to experience something different, something outside the box! Enjoy!
I loved the characters who were deeply flawed and kept falling down. Some got up, some fell further. Just like real life. I felt for them! All good people basically but some made bad choices and stuck to their guns. Others reformed. I was surprised repeatedly on who'd get up and who'd slide further down.
There are a lot of original ideas in this book, quite refreshing! Such as whipswords, athames and "judges" -- peculiar humans that use them to travel through time and space on their own unique purpose. And the technology gets abused - just like real life.
There was a lot right about this book. Action, characters, surprises, romance, the moral redemption (that was my favorite part), technology, mystery. I enjoyed the book thoroughly!!
It is great.
The plot is fresh and exciting. You can't really figure out if this is Earth of the future, past, or alternate timeline. I really, really loved that. There were aspects from the fantasy and sci-fi genres blending in a way to made my heart oh-so-happy. Oh, and just touch of steampunk.
There is a coming of age for three protagonists; and we are involved with all three growth plots. The chapters were evenly divided and made sense where each left off with the timeline and how they connected together. Gritty reality exists in each story line that really makes this series stand out from your over redundant YA novels filling the shelves right now. No spoilers here, but seriously, the way that each character handles the trauma in their life--woah! It was so easy to connect with these characters and their life struggles even if you have never experienced such hardships because of Dayton's realistic writing. If you have ever been in any of their shoes, then you will connect even deeper.
There is a love story that is so realistic I want to shake the author's hand, or envelop her in a really big hug. You will get moments of mushy-gushy if you are a sap. But, if you are a cynic, then you will really appreciate the relationship development and most likely turn into a sap.
So many great things to say, but I'll stop now before I write my own book.