Title: Dark Seeker (Seeker, #1)
Author: Taryn Browning
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.”
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.