{Release Day Review} Seeker by Veronica Rossi @RossiBooks @TorTeen

May 16, 2017 Blog Tours, Giveaways, Reviews, Young Adult 3 ★★★★

{Release Day Review} Seeker by Veronica Rossi @RossiBooks @TorTeen

{Release Day Review} Seeker by Veronica Rossi @RossiBooks @TorTeenSeeker by Veronica Rossi
Pages: 352
Published by Tor Teen on May 16, 2017
Series: Riders #2
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy & Magic, mythology, Romance
Source: Finished Hardcover from Publisher

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 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.

Also in this series: Riders
YA Review My Thoughts

This is the second book in a series that needs to be read in order.
If you are new to the Riders series, check out my review of Book 1- Riders, HERE

Seeker is the second book in the Riders series by Veronica Rossi, and it comes out TODAY! Yay! I totally loved this duology. (and I so badly want it to be a series, which I thought it was when I read the first book. I thought there were going to be four books, one for each of the four horsemen, or maybe five with the seeker thrown in). I binge read books one and two, and man oh man, I forgot how much fun it is to read books from a series back to back. It makes me want to binge read some of my longer series that I have sitting on my bookshelves staring at me, all sad because I haven’t read them yet. (Like the Grisha trilogy, and then Six of Crows, Vampire Academy series, The falling Kingdom series, all of Cinda Williams Chima’s books, etc.)  The Riders series follows the new incarnations of the four horsemen of the apocalypse. Because I read both of these books so close together, I saved some of the other aspects of the books that I loved for this review. Seeker takes place after the big events of Riders.

The first book, Riders was told from Gideon’s perspective. Gideon is the incarnation of War. But Seeker is told from the perspective from our prophet, Daryn. I didn’t talk too much about Daryn in my last review but she is really interesting. (In a good way.) She comes off really hard at first, but as the books go on, and certainly in this second book, you really get to know how isolating it is to be her. I loved getting a deeper look at what makes her tick in Seeker. Daryn is the person who is responsible for bringing the four horsemen together, and in Seeker she is carrying a lot of guilt on her shoulders for something that totally broke my heart in the first book. I really liked the shift in perspectives from one book to the next.

Another one of my favorite aspects of the series are the horses and weapons that each of the horsemen have. I love seeing how the horses appear and getting to know each of their personality and character traits. They are all so different, they really felt like four extra characters in the series. And the weapons are cool as heck. It are those kinds of details that seem cool at first, but as we get to see more of the horses and more of the weapons they are expanded upon until they really become an integral part of the story, which I loved.  Seeker was an excellent follow up to Riders. I think fans of the first book will love the second book. I liked it just as much, if not a little more. The ending was crazy too. The Riders series is an addicting, fast paced read! Both books are really well done and the series came together in a really epic way! I loved it!


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About Veronica Rossi

Veronica Rossi is a best selling author of fiction for young adults. Her debut novel, UNDER THE NEVER SKY, was the first in a post-apocalyptic trilogy. Released in January 2012, it was deemed one of the Best Books of Year by School Library Journal. The series appeared in the NY Times and USA Today best seller lists and was published in over 25 foreign markets.

Her second series for young adults will begin with RIDERS (published February 16, 2016), the story of four modern day teens who become incarnations of the four horsemen of the apocalypse, and the prophetic girl who brings them together.

Veronica completed her undergraduate studies at UCLA and then went on to study fine art at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. She is a lifelong reader and artist. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, she has lived in Mexico, Venezuela, and all over the United States, to finally settle in Northern California with her husband and two sons.

When not writing, Veronica enjoys reading (it’s worth repeating), painting, and running. She does NOT like anything involving numbers, the addition of them, subtraction of them, you name it. They terrify her. Her obsessions generally lead to fictional works. Currently, she’s exploring New York City during the Revolutionary War.

Don’t tread on me. (If you know what that means, then you are my people!)

What else? This is getting more fun, isn’t it?

She–okay, I–am a huge fan of the SF Giants and the Golden State Warriors. I know, I know. Book types and sporty types shouldn’t be one in the same, but what can I say? I’m breaking the mold. Continuing. I have an irrational love of elephants. They make me cry, but it’s the best kind of cry. On other end of the spectrum, I abhor the shrill squeak styrofoam makes when it’s coming out of a box. Just typing that sentence made me want to scream. Needless to say, Christmas is great, but also really tough on me.

It’s probably time to wrap this up. If you’re here, it’s likely because you’ve read one of my books, or because you’re thinking about reading one of my books. Either way, thank you. Writing fulfills me like nothing else and I feel exceedingly fortunate to also call it my profession.

Michelle @ Book Briefs

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3 Responses to “{Release Day Review} Seeker by Veronica Rossi @RossiBooks @TorTeen”

  1. Jen

    Oh no, is the ending not wrapped up then? Since you’re asking for another book….because there are only supposed to be two books, it’s just a duology. I loved, loved, loved the first book and had such high hopes for this one. But I’m one of those types of people who definitely needs closure in the final book, and it sounds like that may not be the case in Seeker?

    • Michelle @ Book Briefs

      It is wrapped up. I just want more! (and I can totally see that being the case. Don’t get me wrong. there is an ending I just think it was a bit convenient…and part of me is hoping something unravels in the riders world and we get another book!)

      • Jen

        That makes a lot of sense. I love when books leave us wanting more, even though they are wrapped up. And I’ll keep the bit convenient in my head for when I read it next month, thanks! She wrote Novellas for Under the Never Sky Trilogy, so hopefully she’ll give us more down the road for this duology too. Fingers crossed. 🙂

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