Seeker by Cate Tiernan

I was so much happier with this book than the previous one! The tension feels so different hearing it in someone else’s point of view. And oh, how I love Hunter. He is really an enjoyable character and his narrative is something new and shiny to add to this series!

Author:  Cate Tiernan
SeriesSweep Book 10
Publish Date:  April 1, 2002
Genre:  YA Fantasy
Source: Purchased

Publisher’s DescriptionI love Morgan. She is my soul mate. But I must find my parents.

Now I have information. There are leads that seem promising. I feel myself getting closer.

But am I strong enough for what I might find?

Hunter is reunited with his father, who vanished years before. But Hunter doesn’t find his childhood hero-instead he finds a dark and shadowy version of the man he once knew.

Possible spoilers beyond this point.

Kat_Mandu_100Kat Mandu says…

Hunter seems so much more composed in Morgan’s eyes. But then you hear his thought process and he’s EVERYWHERE. And hilarious! The first couple scenes where he and Morgan are alone are great. You’d never guess that Hunter is dirty, male gender aside. Who knew he could make a perverted joke and be so awkward and yet passionate in his feelings for Morgan. And the way he chides himself – “Good going Niall,” among many others. It was awesome. His internal dialogue really catches your attention and you realize he’s not as composed as he comes off.

I’m very impressed with the way the story unfolds. Hunter’s disappointing find on his father and new revelations on the Council; his complicated relationship with Justine, the grief he feels at the simultaneous loss of what seems like both parents. I would have liked to hear more about Alwyn or Linden though. Much of Hunter’s history is explained in the Book of Shadow entries at the beginning of the series, but I thought I would have heard more insight by being in his head.

I think I was looking for a real flashback at what happened and how his family and the rest of the witch council reacted to it. But I guess diary memories are better than nothing.

Again, the magick in this is phenomenal and real. There’s an entire scene where a woman gives birth and Hunter is there, holding her hand and healing her. Then another where Justine is able to bring an animal back from the dead, despite the consequences of fate and karma. This is kind of the witch I wish Morgan would be at times, which is probably why Hunter is so attracted to her. They’re two sides of the same coin and so you see who Hunter could be with, despite his final choice.

badge4v4Fun stuff, awesome journey, and an awkward boy telling the story. This gets a four from me!

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I'm an urban fantasy and young-adult paranormal writer. I love to cook, rock out to music, and read as much as I can get my hands on. Always believe in your dreams and pursue them no matter what the cost. If you believe in it, it's worth every chance you take.

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