ARC Review: Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton




Title: Seeker |Goodreads|
Author: Arwen Elys Dayton |GoodreadsWebsite |
Publisher: Random House LLC
Publication Date: February 10, 2015
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley

ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

|Amazon| Description:

The night Quin Kincaid takes her Oath, she will become what she has trained to be her entire life. She will become a Seeker. This is her legacy, and it is an honor. As a Seeker, Quin will fight beside her two closest companions, Shinobu and John, to protect the weak and the wronged. Together they will stand for light in a shadowy world.  And she’ll be with the boy she loves–who’s also her best friend. But the night Quin takes her Oath, everything changes. Being a Seeker is not what she thought. Her family is not what she thought. Even the boy she loves is not who she thought. And now it’s too late to walk away.


I don’t even know where to start with this one. I was so excited when I saw it and read the description of the book, sounded like something I would really be into, but alas it was not meant to be. I tried very hard to finish it, struggled through most of it, and finally at 52% I gave up. The bad part about this was I should have given up at 22%, 35% and even 50%, but I finally got to the point IWa just could not do it. I broke my promise to myself of not DNFing a single book this year. I even tried to ignore the fact that almost half the people that left reviews on Goodreads about this book DNF’d it themselves.

Here is why I did not finish this book:

  • I was confused from the start-were they in ancient Scotland or Future Scotland. Part of it seemed as if they were in ancient lands, then flying cars happened.
  • Characters like the Dreads were introduced, with no explanation as to who or what they were.
  • I still have no idea what a Seeker is, or what they do.
  • What is an Atheme or whatever the sacred Seeker thing was? Does anyone know?
  • No real information on John’s back story, well anyone’s for that matter, but mostly his.
  • What really happened when Quin and Shinobu took their oath? Other then a few snipits of what may have happened, it was not clear as to what Quins father was really up to.
  • Their foray into Hong Kong was confusing as were the way they turned out.
  • Still what was Johns motivation and why did he betray the one he supposedly loves?
  • Why were there chapters from the young dreads POV?
  • What year was this book taking place in?
  • Mainly it was BAD, and I still have no idea what a Seeker is.

Basically by the time I put the book down I was still looking for answers that I wasn’t sure I’d get even if I finished the book.


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