Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Review "Dark Seeker" Taryn Browning

Dark Seeker (Seeker, #1)
Dark Seeker (Seeker #1)
Publication Date: October 4, 2011
Paperback 287 pgs

     As a Seeker 17 year old Janie Gray has a job to do, take down the undead in Baltimore which includes vampires and daychildren. When Janie is out on a routine hunt she meets Kai, who is not what he appears. Though he seems to be like those she hunts, Kai is different. As Janie goes about her job she realizes that more and more teenagers are being attacked and Janie has to try and figure out why. As Janie tries to unravel the mystery that is Kai, she grows closer to him than she ever could have imagined. What will Janie do when she discovers the secrets that Kai has been hiding?

     I thought that Dark Seeker was an interesting novel. The idea of a girl out fighting the bad guys was a concept I had read about before. But luckily, Janie was a character all her own. She was witty, sarcastic, passionate about her job, and very likable. At first Kai was a mystery but as the story progresses we learn more about the puzzle that is Kai. I found myself engrossed in the novel, wanting to more know more about Janie and her world. Janie has strong friends and family around her to give her support as she risks her life to fight off the evil in Baltimore.  I was quite entertained as I found out more about the two main types of enemies, vampires and daychildren. Dark Seeker is an action packed novel with twists and turns that will keep you reading til the end.

     I did have a couple issues with Dark Seeker. I felt as though I didn't learn enough about the Seekers or Janie's Cherokee ancestry. I would have liked to know more about the Seekers and how they came to be. In places I was slightly confused because I didn't feel like I had enough background information to understand what was going on. Also I thought that the connection between Janie and Kai's relationship developed too quickly for me. Normally I don't mind the whole instant love, but somehow I just had a problem with this one. 

     Overall, Dark Seeker was a good book and I am interested to see where this series leads. 

     I like the image of the girl on the cover. She looks mysterious like she should be out hunting down the bad guys. However, I think that the knife looks odd and out of place. I would have liked the cove better without it.


  1. I agree with you on the cover: the knife is odd!

    The book does sound interesting, but, as you said, the concept's been done before. The issues you have sound pretty major to me - instalove is common enough, which doesn't mean it's enjoyable, and if there was enough lack of backgroun to loose you a little at times...

    I think I'm going to hold judgement until the rest of the series is out. Then I'll decide if I want to read it after all!

    Thank you so much for the review!

    Ron @ Stories of my life

  2. Ron C. Nieto
    The book was good it just wasn't as good as others I have read recently. I just finished Soul Screamers Vol 1 and that series is super addictive.

    Yeah I'm hoping the next book has more info and background information that will help me to get a better understanding of the Seekers.