I received this book for free from requested from publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Series: The Soul Seekers #1
Published by St. Martin's Griffin on May 22nd, 2012
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Love & Romance, Paranormal, Supernatural, Young Adult
Source: requested from publisher
Until now, he's existed only in her dreams -
but fate is about to bring them together.
I shove through the crowd, knocking into girls and bouncing off boys, until one in particular catches me, steadies me.
I feel so secure, so at home in his arms.
I melt against his chest-lift my gaze to meet his. Gasping when I stare into a pair of icy blue eyes banded by brilliant flecks of gold that shine like kaleidoscopes, reflecting my image thousands of times.
The boy from my dream.
The one who died in my arms.
Strange things are happening to Daire Santos. Crows mock her, glowing people stalk her, time stops without warning, and a beautiful boy with unearthly blue eyes haunts all her dreams. Fearing for her daughter’s sanity, Daire’s mother sends her to live with the grandmother she’s never met. A woman who recognizes the visions for what they truly are—the call to her destiny as a Soul Seeker—one who can navigate the worlds between the living and dead.
There on the dusty plains of Enchantment, New Mexico, Daire sets out to harness her mystical powers. But it’s when she meets Dace, the boy from her dreams, that her whole world is shaken to its core. Now Daire is forced to discover if Dace is the one guy she's meant to be with...or if he’s allied with the enemy she's destined to destroy.
The beginning was super slow. Girl moves to a new place and country, and has no friends. Only to realize she is part of a world she doesn’t understand. The first hundred pages or so bored me tears, that I had to stop and read another book. When I came back to reading it again, I finally realized why Alyson Noel is a best selling author. She writes well for a YA author. I haven’t read any of the Immortals books so I did have a high expectation when picking this up.
I always love a good romance between the main character and the good boy, and Dace is no exception. He’s extremely likable and pure at heart to boot! (Although he has long hair..makes face Why are guys with long hair considered attractive?? Seriously chop the hair off, and leave the long hair to the females. Sorry Fabio..) At least Daire has good taste, and steers clear of his evil brother. Dare I say that Daire is also your typical teenage girl and she annoyed the hell out of me? Some of her thoughts are very mundane and I didn’t care much for her. Sorry to say.
I wished there was more action. I can honestly say if I don’t find any action or plot in a book, I will not finish it. I was close to not finishing this, but I did, and was glad once it picked up! If you’re a fan of gooey love stories with a paranormal twist, pick this one up! If you’re not, well it’s best to just borrow this book from the library.