Review: Dark Seeker by Taryn Browning

Posted by Julie, A Tale of Many Reviews on December 27, 2011 in Book Tours, Reviews |



Title: Dark Seeker (Seeker, #1)

Author: Taryn Browning

Publisher: Self-published

Release: September/October 2011

Age Group: Young Adult

Review copy provided by the author for an honest review. Review is part of a blog tour.

Recommend: Julie says, “Paranormal readers who like a tough female lead and hot male counterpart will want to give this book a try.”



For 17-year-old Seeker, Janie Grey, ridding the Baltimore streets of the undead is an inherited duty passed down from her Cherokee ancestors. Seeker Training Lesson #1: Never trust the undead. After her father’s tragic death, Janie creates her own life lesson: Love isn’t worth the risk. Both lessons are easy to follow until she encounters the flawed Kai Sterdam. At first, she believes he is the hybrid she is trained to hunt. But, when he has human traits, she determines she doesn’t know what he is. As Janie’s intrigue over who Kai is pushes her deeper into his mysterious past, she discovers a shocking truth that is even more harrowing than the evil they are up against. It’s a secret Kai wants to keep hidden, especially from Janie.



Review by Julie


I enjoyed this paranormal novel with a different twist as Buffy the Daywalker Slayer. Being Cherokee myself I appreciated the background of the main character stemming from this tribe. Janie is a strong modern warrior that can kick-butt with the best of them. I have to say that I mostly enjoyed the character Kai. I really took to his character the most and enjoyed how he antagonized Janie. I’d like to hang out with him if he were, well, real. :)


The story reads a bit bumpy for me at times and not as fluid as it could have been but still a nice debut novel. Because I really invested in Kai, it didn’t distract from me wanting to know how this story would play out. I like the plot idea, the characters, and the action. The story does have some interesting takes about paranormal abilities that added to the book’s uniqueness. If you like paranormal, kick-butt female characters, engrossing male characters who give as good as they get, and YA worthy angst, give this book a try.




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