January 28, 2015

DNF Review: Seeker

Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton
Grade: DNF
Release date: February 10, 2015
This e-galley was provided by Delacorte and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Summary: For readers of A Game of Thrones and The Hunger Games comes an epic new series.

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.

When did I stop reading?: 32% into my e-galley (chapter 19)
Why didn't I finish?: It usually takes me 1-3 days to read a book. When I reached day 5 and I was only 32% in, I knew my heart wasn't into Seeker. I dreaded reading it, so I knew it wasn't worth it.

The Long(er) Review: I found Seeker to be rather slow-paced and uninteresting. I liked the chapters from Maud's POV, but too much information was being withheld and I didn't like feeling as if I should know more than I did. Additionally, I went into this, thinking it was fantasy but I think it's more futuristic, since portable televisions are mentioned and it seems to be set in Scotland. 

The Verdict: Maybe Seeker just wasn't for me. I was rather looking forward to it, so the fact that I'm DNFing isn't fun. Perhaps this is another case of a pretty cover but bad book.


  1. I couldn't finish this one either, but luckily, I figured it out on like the first day that I was reading it. It was just odd. I wasn't expecting to be thrown into it so suddenly. And I couldn't stand that the author failed to explain things in greater detail, like I knew her definition of a seeker, just not what they were technically supposed to do.

    It's a bummer. It seemed so promising.

    Erin @ The Hardcover Lover

  2. I have an egalley of this one, but I haven't heard great things so I'm pretty hesitant to start it. It sounds good and with the comparison to Game of Thrones I had high hopes. Maybe I'll read a few more reviews before deciding.


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