Tuesday, January 5, 2016

The Seekers are back in 2016

2015 was a great year for book reviews. I found some really great new authors, read some fantastic non-fiction to make me think about the world, and kept up with some series that haven't disappointed. To kick off 2016, we are started with one of those series that keep rocking it, the sequel to Seeker. You can see what I had to say about the amazing intro novel here

Traveler by Arwen Elys Dayton

We pick up in the aftermath of Seeker. All three of our protagonists are sorting through the truths they discovered. Each having a very separate reaction. The dynamics have completely changed. Their world is on its axis, and they have to figure how to put it right. 

Once again we get a beautiful epic. The action is high intensity; the secrets are peeling apart in layers; the viciousness comes to new levels. There are two new additional points of view. Nott adds to the darkness of the book (because these aren't your fluffy young adult novels) and Catherine builds the secret and mystery. Quin, Shinobu, and John continue to be strong personalities with great story arcs. 

When it seems that all horrible truths have been revealed, the trio keep digging up new horrifying parts to their Seeker legacy. All of them are on a mission; those missions just don't seem to coincide with one another. We are now facing an us versus them situation with people from the same side.

The tension builds to make it hard to put the book down. The plot really hasn't slowed down since chapter one of book one. Impressed. I can't say that the book is better than the first, but there wasn't a lot of room to make something more. They are equal excellence.

Traveler gets 4.5 stars. You can pick up your copy next Tuesday.

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