Thursday, July 9, 2015

Seeker (The Seeker Series #1) by Amy Reece


The Seeker Series by Amy Reece Genres: Mystery, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult

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Seeker: Ally Moran has always just known about things—things she shouldn’t really be able to know… Suddenly when she starts having vivid visions about a former friend who is in desperate trouble, the adults in her life think she might hold the key to an ancient mystery.
Jack Ruiz has a troubled past, but is trying to make a fresh start at a new high school… He just wants to keep his head down and graduate, hopefully before he turns 20. The last thing he needs is to get involved with a feisty redhead and her psychic visions. While Jack valiantly attempts to keep Ally at arm’s length, she is equally determined to be a part of his life. Who will win this battle of wills? More importantly… Can this unlikely couple work together to find answers to Ally’s visions before someone gets killed? Dreamer: Meet Ally Moran, a 17 year-old who also happens to be psychic. Oh, and she’s getting more psychic with every passing day, so much so that she’s been sent to Ireland to check in with the Seer Council to see what’s up with her freaky new powers. Jack Ruiz is her 19 year-old boyfriend, a former troublemaker who’s back on track and trying desperately to graduate. His plans did not include falling in love with a psychic trouble-magnet. Last month they worked together to save a friend in deep trouble and ended up solving a school-wide mystery. But now there’s a new guy at school, Remy Giles, and he seems just a little bit too interested in Ally for Jack’s liking. And why does Ally keep dreaming about a kidnapping? Last month seems like a cakewalk compared to this semester… Ally's trying to solve a mystery, but Jack is just trying to keep her alive.

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One of my favorite things about this book was the writing style. Amy's writing flowed really well, and the dialogue was never dull. She did a great job of describing scenarios and characters. I could clearly picture all of the characters in my head. The narrative in this book was funny and enjoyable. Sometimes, the narrative seemed a little receptive and unnecessary, but I still enjoyed it. The plot moved at a nice pace that kept me interested the entire time. I was also extremely happy that the romance was set at a very natural pace. At first, I felt like Jack's interest in Ally seemed too sudden and random. However, their romance and friendship grew at a very nice pace through the rest of the book. 

Some of the plot lines in this book seemed a little cliche in my opinion. For example, Ally got a makeover in the book, and I felt like that was cliche and unnecessary. I was also expecting a more paranormal aspect to this book. The seeker aspect of this book was not explained as well as I was hoping. Also, the whole point of Ally's visions in this book kind of bored me? It bored me in the fact that I was expecting a paranormal twist. I thought it was a very sensitive and real topic that Ally saw in her visions, however, they were just not what I was expecting.  I honestly felt like this book was more of a contemporary romance with the random plot of seekers being thrown in there. I still enjoyed this book, but I wish the seeker plot line would have been more prevalent and a little more exciting. 

The main character, Ally was quite likable. She was a very kind person who truly cared about everyone. My only complaint with Ally was that she tended to act very immature, which made her annoying at times. I wanted to roll my eyes at some of the things she did and said in the book. The thing about Ally that annoyed me the most was that she cried all the time. I felt like her automatic reaction to everything was to cry. I just wanted to yell at her and tell her to stop crying!

Jack was a wonderful male character! He was sweet, understanding, and funny. I love bad boys, and Jack totally rocked the bad boy with a good heart. He made me swoon so many times in this book. Jack always knew the right thing to say! I definitely want my own Jack! There were some scenes between Jack and Ally that actually made my heart feel like it was melting. I really enjoyed their relationship throughout the entire book. 

Overall, I did like this book. I am looking forward to reading the next book!

3 / 5 Fangs

*This ebook was given to me in exchange for a honest review* 

About Amy Reece


Amy Reece lives in Albuquerque, NM, with her husband and family. She loves to read and travel and has an unhealthy addiction to dogs. She loves wine and friends, in that order. Stay tuned for the rest of The Seeker Series, coming Summer and Fall 2015.

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