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A Reader of Fictions: Never Say Never - The Fray

A Reader of Fictions

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Never Say Never - The Fray

Seers
The Seers Trilogy, Book 1

Author: Heather Frost
Pages: 325
ARC Acquired from: Cedar Fort via NetGalley

Brief Summary:
Kate has been different ever since her near-death experience in the car crash that killed her parents. Of course, that experience would change anyone, but, for Kate, it had more than the usual repercussions. Now, she can see people's auras and read their emotions. Apparently, she can also see invisible (dead?) people too, because she stopped her car to avoid hitting someone no one else could see. Turns out her new power, which has its perks (like the hot new Irish guy from Ireland who seems oddly interested in her), but there are also downfalls (like bad guys who are interested in her).

Review:
From the beginning, I was quite impressed with the writing, which is rather better than a number of YA novels, especially those in the paranormal romance genre. Given the author's youth, this is doubly impressive. There were, in the ARC at least, a few grammatical errors, which have hopefully been removed from the final version, such as a "must of" (instead of "must have" on page 250.

The plot is fairly standard YA paranormal fare. You have the beautiful girl with new powers and some sadness. Add in two attractive guys who both treat her like princes. Then throw in a dash of menace in the form of some evil demons. Stir in a quirky best friend and you're ready to go! For those who enjoy this genre, Seers will definitely satisfy. I know I enjoyed it, especially since one of the guys had a delightful Irish accent! Also, props to Frost for not writing his dialogue in dialect and letting people fill that in with their imaginations.

Kate was fairly likable for most of the book, given that she was in a weird place following her parents' deaths. However, by the end, I wanted to give her a stern talking to. If you don't like your boyfriend anymore, you should probably stop dating him. Leading someone on or sticking it out because you're afraid you'll end up alone are not acceptable responses.

All in all a great beginning to a paranormal romance series from a first time author. I will definitely be checking out the rest of the trilogy, since I expect Frost to just get better from here.

"I will be your guardian
When all is crumbling
To steady your hand

You can never say never
While we don't know when
Time, time, time again
Younger now than we were before"

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Audrey (Bibliosaurus Text) said...

I like reading about things like near-death experiences and psychic powers, so I'll probabl give this one a try. Sounds fun!

September 21, 2011 at 9:26 PM  
Blogger Nori said...

Um,you're review made the book sound great. But your summary is pretty much the same summary of Evermore by ALyson Noel, and I don't need another one of those.

September 22, 2011 at 10:15 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

I don't know if it helps, Nori, but the main guy is not nearly as creepy or a douche as the one in Evermore. Plus, Irish.

September 22, 2011 at 10:24 AM  

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