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- Print Length: 344 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: July 18, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B072SHT7ST
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- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #705,624 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Seer Kindle Edition
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I really enjoyed Maker’s world building in Seer. While set in what seems like modern day, she creates a world inside a world, much like J. K. Rowling—only Maker’s world has the Corasha rather than wizards. I also like the 1st person POV from Clare’s perspective. It is through her eyes that you learn about this alternate world, and you do so at the same pace that she does.
At the same time, however, I, in my impatience, wanted to know more background about this world. I imagine, though, more will be revealed in the second book of the series. I also felt Tarry, one of the potential love interests, needed more depth. I want to know more about what makes him tick.
Overall, I really enjoyed reading Seer. I look forward to learning more about the Corasha and see how Clare adjusts to and changes her environment as she learns more about herself and her family’s history.
Those who are fans of Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy series or the TV show Heroes might enjoying reading this book.
The worldbuilding and character introductions and development are handled expertly - explaining the world and culture of Evergreen at a great pace that is informative without talking down to the reader. One quickly becomes attached to the characters and invested in the story. Clare's inner dialogue is insightful and occasionally hilarious.
All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone regardless of age. Definitely looking forward to the sequel(s)!
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I have read this book in many of its drafts and I can only say that every draft up to the this point was fantastic, but this final one is beautifully perfect! I was literally on the edge of my seat reading it.
The best feature of this novel is definitely the characters. The main character, Clare is by far my favorite. Her “voice” is so refreshing, relatable and just plain funny. She’s easy to read and more importantly to identify with. The thoughts that travel through her head while everything is going on is exactly what I myself would be thinking. There’s so many times I laughed out loud while reading her inner dialogue.
Next, Kade ❤ Who is a mixture of a bad boy and nice guy character. He’s intense-that’s the best way to describe him. Especially when it comes to Clare and especially in the beginning. He becomes unlikeable late in the novel, but when more truth comes out, he slowly saves himself. Regardless, I’ll never not love him.
Most importantly, the two of them together is intense! Their romance isn’t direct and I like that. It builds, starting with some intense, longing looks while he helps her. It grows into friendship, and then later more feelings emerge. I love that because it’s REAL. It’s how real romance works—it builds up to more. And the “more” that exists in this novel isn’t too deep. I assume and hope there’s more of them in later books, but for now it’s a prelude to more with some simple romance interactions. If that makes sense.
Of course, this romance wasn’t an easy one at first. There is a sort-of love triangle. It’s more like two guys like her while she only feels friendship for one, while the other is a more intense version. Tarry (neat way of spelling Terry) is the headmaster’s son and wants his friendship with Clare to be more. And here’s where some of my favorite scenes come out! The staring matches between Tarry and Kade are so great and so funny. Clare reacts appropriately too. Says stuff like how she’s not a toy to be fought over. It’s the moments where Tarry tries to hang out with her and then there’s Kade who stares him down that is my favorite. Overall, though Tarry is that funny, easy going character, and I am interested to see where he ends up in later books.
His sister Laila is also that girly-girl sarcastic roommate we have all wanted. She reminds me of Isabelle in Cassandra Clare’s books, and that’s not an insult. Laila is kick a$$, easy going, and also quite fun to read about. I am also interested to know more about her.
Another thing about this book that really grabs me is the overall plot. While on the surface she is attending this school to train her abilities, there’s a bigger plot underneath this all. Upon finishing this book, I am left with a lot of questions about future books that I am dying to know. There’s one character in there that is a giant question mark for me. Is he a good guy or a bad guy? He seems to be major in the overall background and maybe even villainous for certain reasons that do not come out till the end. In the end, I suspect things will go well, but we’ve perceived him differently for his treatment of Clare. The idea of the Seers is pretty original. Plenty of YA books feature some sort of “fantasy” or fantasy/dystopia like creature but not one that can be so simply explained: someone who has the ability to find anyone instantly.
As all of Ashley’s other work, her writing is flawless. I am in love with how smooth it reads and the flow of this entire story that just keeps me interested from word one. It’s definitely one I will reread over and over and over and one I NEED for my bookshelf.