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Monday, January 19, 2015

Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton Review

Seeker (Seeker, #1)
ISBN:978-0385744072
February 10, 2015
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 **I received an ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review**

Ever since I found out this was optioned for a Major Motion Picture, I did everything in my power to score an ARC. I was very lucky to have received a copy. But I'll admit, this was a very disappointing read.

I didn't expect this to be so heavy in the romance department. The first 100 pages was purely based on the already coupled romance. There hardly was any action at all. There was nothing really notible about this book, except that she was betrayed by her family. Plus there's a love triangle which gets a bit strange and every time I think about it the setting in my head switches to an Amish atmosphere.

On top of that, the man character suffers amnesia and honestly, I don't like reading amnesia books anymore.  I have the hardest time finding patience to read through amnesia books and this book is not the exception.

Maybe its because I live so close, know many Amish people, and took courses offered at my High School on the subject of Amish communities that I really couldn't picture the proper setting the author was trying to build. What was written down and what I expected from this book were two completely different atmospheres. And as a result, I pictured this novel taking place in an Amish community.

The whole point of the book was very unclear and at the same time unproductive. I fell asleep often therefore, I highly doubt I will continue with this series but since I read the book I will watch the movie if it does film.

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2 comments:

  1. Ugh, this was such a mess. I seriously cannot figure out why I couldn't let it go and DNF it, but I couldn't. My review is posting on Thursday, but I seriously still haven't a CLUE what was going on in this book. Sadness.

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  2. How disappointing. I saw the blurb for this book and thought it seemed interesting but it sounds like it's more of a soap opera with all the romance and amnesia. Maybe it will be one of those movies that has no resemblance to the book; we can only hope.

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