Release date: February 4, 2014
After nearly being drained of her ability and betrayed by a man her father trusted, Becca Ingle was left with one clue — Ciaran Shea. He holds the key to the downfall of the power-mad Holder, Darragh, and can ensure the safety of both Holder and Human kind alike… but is he willing to help?
Becca, Alex, Jocelyn, and Cormac set out for Adare Manor to meet with the Bhunaidh, an aristocratic group of pure blooded Holders of whom Ciaran is a rumored member. However, when Becca discovers that they might not be the only ones after the information Ciaran has, everyone begins to wonder if Bhunaidh might not be as uninvolved with Darragh as they claim.
A race to uncover Ciaran’s secrets begins, where the line between friend and foe is blurred, and everyone seems to have their own agenda. Becca will have to call on every ability at her disposal to uncover the truth, all the while knowing that sometimes the answer is more dangerous than the question.
The Seers begins with Becca preparing for her trip to meet with the Bhunaidh, along with other members of the Order, so that they can unearth some clues as to what Ciaran Shea had to do with Toran. She enters the Bhunaidh society, which is basically a whole family of elitist snobs who only value abilities. Power games, espionage and appearances make up a lot of the book, but what makes it enjoyable is Becca’s mental workings. She despises them, of course, but has to play nice in order to get information. In the eyes of the Bhunaidh, she is a valuable asset for she is Jocelyn’s daughter. Match-making and jealousies ensue, and Becca, even with her hot-headedness, manages to avoid those landmines. It really was hilarious seeing her giving the proverbial finger to the Bhunaidh, and she also gains a good friend in turn.
There are several new characters introduced, the important ones being Bastian and Steven, sons of the Family head. Their friendship with Becca, is endearing, especially Bastian, who was a jerk in the start but later on is quite adorable. He and Becca are similar in so many aspects, and it was cute seeing them together. Alex and Becca are adorable too, but Bastian and Becca take the cake in BrOTPs. Okay, I should mention there is no love triangle here (yay!) – instead there was another Anam couple bonded.
Plot-wise, this book exceeded all my expectations. It was well-paced, with so many surprising developments. The book had me hooked – it had such good writing and kept me guessing all the time. Even with the foreshadowing, I couldn’t see quite a lot of things coming and I really liked that. The descriptive verse is poetically beautiful – and kept the focus on all the right parts. I am really looking forward to the next book in the series already!
Received a copy from Strange Chemistry via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review