Friday, July 10, 2015

review || SEEKER SERIES { seeker + dreamer } by Amy Reece

Limitless Publishing | April 20, 2015 | New Adult Paranormal

Seeker, book 1



Ally Moran has always just known about things—things she shouldn’t really be able to know…

Suddenly when she starts having vivid visions about a former friend who is in desperate trouble, the adults in her life think she might hold the key to an ancient mystery. 

Jack Ruiz has a troubled past, but is trying to make a fresh start at a new high school… He just wants to keep his head down and graduate, hopefully before he turns 20. The last thing he needs is to get involved with a feisty redhead and her psychic visions. While Jack valiantly attempts to keep Ally at arm’s length, she is equally determined to be a part of his life. Who will win this battle of wills? More importantly… Can this unlikely couple work together to find answers to Ally’s visions before someone gets killed?
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Limitless Publishing | May 30, 2015 | New Adult Paranormal

Seeker, book 2



Meet Ally Moran, a 17 year-old who also happens to be psychic. Oh, and she’s getting more psychic with every passing day, so much so that she’s been sent to Ireland to check in with the Seer Council to see what’s up with her freaky new powers. Jack Ruiz is her 19 year-old boyfriend, a former troublemaker who’s back on track and trying desperately to graduate. His plans did not include falling in love with a psychic trouble-magnet. Last month they worked together to save a friend in deep trouble and ended up solving a school-wide mystery. But now there’s a new guy at school, Remy Giles, and he seems just a little bit too interested in Ally for Jack’s liking. And why does Ally keep dreaming about a kidnapping? Last month seems like a cakewalk compared to this semester… Ally's trying to solve a mystery, but Jack is just trying to keep her alive.

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{ about amy reece } .

AmyReeceAmy Reece lives in Albuquerque, NM, with her husband and family. She loves to read and travel and has an unhealthy addiction to dogs. She loves wine and friends, in that order. Stay tuned for the rest of The Seeker Series, coming Summer and Fall 2015.

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In SEEKER, we are introduced to Ally – a psychic in an ever growing line of them. Typically, around the ages of 16-18, their abilities grow, showing the owner what they will possess. Her mother can find things; her grandmother can sense things.

Ally’s always had feelings about people and things, but one day in English 11, she gets slammed into her first true vision, and it deals with the girl speaking to the front of the class, the girl she was once childhood friends with, the girl who is now holding a deep secret.

It was because of this vision that Ally starts talking to Jack, the mysterious new kid who sits behind her in English. Rumors say he killed someone, that he spent time in jail. Ally never would have spoken to him (he was much too pretty and besides, it wasn’t like he tried talking to her, either) if not for her psychic event.

Jack and Ally start an easy friendship. They go from never saying a word to one another to chattering on and on. It was a rather refreshing friendship – but when Ally started to want more, Jack held back. Eventually, he shares his secrets with her, giving her the option to walk away; but she shares her secrets, too, giving him the option, and they both stand their ground.

I enjoyed these two. Sometimes I have a hard time with the fact that I’m a late-twenty something reading a book about high school-ers that is pretty much intended for that group of readers, too, but all in all, I enjoyed it. I found Ally to be a crier. My goodness gracious, that girl cried a lot. But Jack was a reassuring presence and a good guy who was trying to move away from bad decisions in his past. He was a superb older brother and a really great friend. When Ally and Jack do decide to move on from friends, he doesn’t rush her – he feels that what they have could be great; there was no sense in taking it too far too fast.

My biggest problem though, would be Ally’s “Miley” moment. Do you recall when Miley and Liam were engaged and she was telling everyone that they weren’t like normal teenagers, that they were mature and it was absolutely ok for them to be living together and getting married at such a young age? Yep, Ally pulls a line similar to that. Literally, my note on the line states, “OK, Miley…”


The read was refreshing. It was fast paced – I would look down and see my progress jumped by 10% and I hadn’t even realized it. It was cute and fun and had some twists in there. Parts, like walking into the weight room, had a Lifetime Movie feel to them; others, like her wanting to figure everything else, screamed VERONICA MARS. But altogether, it was super cute and made me want to pick up DREAMER right away.

And then there was book 2.

This book picks up right where we left off. Ally was headed to Ireland on her winter break from school to try and get guidance from the Seers council. While there, she learns that her type of psychic ability hasn't been seen in years -- 75 or so, to be exact.

Ally heads back home to continue school -- even though the council wants her to stay so they can figure her out. Back home, Jack and Ally's relationship continues to bloom. When Ally shares what the council told her, Jack has questions --

One of the things that drives me bonkers about Ally is she's all "we're mature and will last forever" but the moment Jack has questions, she's afraid he's going to walk, that she's too much. I don't know how much more Jack can convince her he's in it for the long haul.

Once again, Ally gets visions that lead her to a new mission, a new case. Again, it had it's VERONICA MARS feel, but the book was still fun and enjoyable to read. I'm curious, then, how the next book will play out. It comes out soon!

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