The Seers is the sequel to The Holders and therefore this review may contain spoilers for the previous book.
Ciaran Shea could be Becca’s only clue to finding out what Darragh, the man who nearly destroyed her, is up to. In a bid to find him, she must attend a gathering of the Bhunaidh, a group of elite Holders with aristocratic ways. Travelling with her Jocelyn, Alex and Cormac, they face a web of politics and deceit. Who can they trust?
Becca is a great narrator for these books, she seems so real and likeable. A normal, well-adjusted girl who just happens to have some very unusual powers. Her voice carries through the text and makes The Seers really readable, even though the pace was too slow for me. There’s a lot going on, which takes a while to all come together.
I liked seeing a platonic friendship form between girl and boy for once. This thread was my favourite part and probably made me slightly more annoyed with Alex and his jealousy. The strength of the anam bond means he has nothing to worry about and, whilst a twinge of jealousy is kind of understandable, his actions don’t make sense. Logically, Becca is open and doing what needs to be done and it practically impossible for them to cheat on each other.
We all want to stand up for ourselves when the hateful people of the world put us down, unfortunately most of us rarely do. We’ll defend others to the grave, but when we are the ones attacked, most of our snarky comebacks and witty retorts go unsaid to everyone but our own bedroom mirrors.
It is difficult to carry on an interesting romantic storyline once the characters have got together and I get that this was an attempt to put some relationship stuff in. Yet I don’t think it was really needed. They could be getting along fine and dandy and focusing on the mystery and danger.
It’s great to see the Holder powers being explored a bit more and the climactic rescue was great. Down to a hair incident that I disproportionally loved. And I do like the world. It just took a long time coming. Hopefully in further adventures, Alex and Becca will be more sure of themselves and get on with living this exciting life they have.
The Seers is published by Strange Chemistry and is available now in paperback and ebook editions. Thanks go to the publisher for providing a copy for review via NetGalley.
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Disclosure: I received a copy of this book free of charge for review purposes only. Receipt of a book does not guarantee a review or endorsement. My reviews are my honest opinion and are not biased for the purpose of personal gain.
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