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.
Synopsis taken from goodreads.
Author: Heather Frost
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal
Publication Date: October 4, 2011
Source: Received from netgalley courtesy of the Cedar Fort Publishing blog tour. Many thanks goes to Laura and Netgalley for sending me a copy of this book for review. I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review.
Blog tour: Cedar Fort Publishing Blog Tour
My rating: 4/5
This last year hasn't been easy for Kate. She lost her parents in a car accident. The same accident that contributed to Kate's new abnormal penchant for seeing auras. Convinced that she was going crazy, she clammed up and said she was fine, that the visions disappeared. However, they in fact continued to shine in brilliance around her. She doesn't think anything of her new gift until she sees several beings with sinister looking auras. When she learns that evil walks among the living, she'll have to decide what is worth fighting for.
Kate's had a hard time, which is understandable. Having lost both her parents in an accident it is easy to commiserate with Kate as she struggles to come to terms with her new reality. Having the ability to see auras complicates things as well, but she shows that she is a trooper, and once she's committed to something, she'll see it through. With her new abilities changing and expanding, it's easy to see how intimidating situations can be, especially when you throw demons in the mix.
One of the aspects I loved most about the book are the characters. Lee is the happiest and friendliest best friend ever. She also happens to be a goth this year. Every year she changes her look, but she sticks by Kate and pushes her to choose between the two guys in Kate's life. She brings about some of the funniest elements in the book and I couldn't help loving her character.
Patrick is a fantastic character as well. I loved reading about him in the prologue and getting a view of him that Kate doesn't necessarily get to see at first. He's the embodiment of the perfect guy, though it takes a while for Kate to see that.
Though Seers brings about the tried and true method of guardian angels, demons and seers, it is still a refreshing read, made all the more fun with the mostly memorable cast of characters. The plot may be predictable in some places, but the bond between Kate and her family, as well as her friends will have you reading well into the night.
All in all, an enjoyable read. I'm left curious, wanting to know what happens next. Paranormal fans should enjoy this one. Though the plot was predictable at times, and I wasn't riveted to my seat, I did find it a fast-paced and fun read, especially when Lee was in control. The characters absolutely make this book.
If you could describe yourself in one song, what would it be and why?
It depends on the day. I've often said my theme song would have to be “Pinch Me”, by the Bare Naked Ladies. I'm an introvert at heart, and sometimes that turns me a bit lethargic. “Pinch Me” really captures those emotions for me—the desire to act, but never quite doing anything because I'm content with where I'm at. But for today, I'd have to say the best song to describe me would be “Let the Music Play”, by Good Charlotte. The song is all about giving your best, and then learning to just enjoy the moment. I've found in my own life that it takes both good and bad experiences to make a full life, and so I continually try to have a positive attitude, no matter what.
Can you give us a description of SEERS in haiku?
Seers can discern
Between warring immortals
So now they are prey
If you could live within the pages of one book, what book would you live in and why?
Oh, the possibilities! There are so many I could pick, but I'll go with my first thought: Harry Potter. Who wouldn't want to go to Hogwarts and learn magic? I mean, really?
If you were a super-hero, which one would you be and why?
Batman. He takes his fear of bats and learns to work it to his advantage. He does the same thing with his hard past—he doesn't try to block it out or forget it; he allows the hard times to turn him into someone better. He doesn't care what others think about him, and he certainly knows he's not perfect. That doesn't stop him from trying to help other people, though. I like how self sacrificing he is. I wouldn't mind having his money, either.
Do you have any quirks that you employ while writing?
When I'm writing a scene, I often find myself stopping to read at least the dialogue out loud. I sound like an idiot, but it helps me to get a better feel for the words, and the punctuation. That particular habit drives the people around me crazy, even though I try to keep it down.
Thank you for being here today and answering my questions, Heather!
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 currently pursuing her bachelor's degree in English. She 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 short story—at the age of four—she has dreamed of one day becoming an author. Seers is her first published novel.