Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton
My rating: 1 of 5 stars
I received a free copy of Seeker from the publisher in return for an honest review.
Unfortunately this book just isn't for me and I am having to give up on it. The world building is flat and extremely lacking. On first reading it feels very medieval but then it jumps to things that show it's a lot more advanced and modern, only to jump back again and so forth, it's very confusing as a result. Where are we? When are we? Why is here so basic and medieval, when other places are more advanced and modern?
It's not clear what an actual seeker is and it feels like the author has missed backstory and scenes that the story really needs to explain this. When Quin takes her oath she goes through the portal, approaches a house and is obviously scared. Next scene she's covered in blood and gore and totally horrified about what she's just been through. What has she been through? There's nothing there, we've not been told, the author just totally skips the whole scene. We're expected to fill in the gaps ourselves but the author hasn't given us enough information or backstory to be able to do so.
I feel there's no point in reading on when I can't understand or connect with what I've already read. I'm totally lost right now and reading more will just get me more lost and much more confused and frustrated with the story. It's taken me almost a week to get to 40%, that alone says enough. I put the book down and nothing compels me to want to pick it back up.
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