Author: Kim Chance
Released: September 10th, 2019
I received a copy of Seeker through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Seeker is the second and final novel in the Keeper Duology by Kim Chance. This concludes the tale of Lainey, Ty, and Maggie. And it’s a dramatic tale, to be sure. While this is the second novel in the series, you could easily jump in at this point if you really wanted to. Though you’ll miss out on some of the finer details on their backstory, naturally. Thankfully, Kim Chance’s recap is more comprehensive than not.
Lainey is the Keeper. It’s not a role she ever expected to have, and it’s one that has taken a lot of adjusting. And to be honest, she’s still working on that bit. This is a lot more magic and power than she ever expected or dreamed to have to deal with.
Maggie is Lainey’s best friend. Her world was turned upside down when Lainey became the Keeper. Now she’s a Shifter…and she’s still adjusting to that change in her life. Thankfully, copious amounts of comic book reading have prepared her for this. But no amount of reading can prepare her for the war she and her friends are involved in.
Ty has a dark past. And that past is going to leave scars forever. He knows some of the things he’s done shouldn’t be forgivable. And he’s mostly okay with that. The pain certainly won’t be enough to keep him from doing what needs to be done.
Somehow these three different characters will have to work together in order to beat a greater common enemy. But we’re talking about three teenagers versus one of the oldest and most experienced magical beings out there.
“Hollywood made it look so easy: swish and flick. Bibbidi bobbidi boo. The weird nose-twitch thing.
But magic didn’t’ actually work that way.”
Like its predecessor, Seeker was a whirlwind of a read, with a fast-paced plot and ever changing dramatic events to hop between. Having three main characters tends to have that effect. Especially when one considers that they’re all prepping for war.
There were elements of the Seeker that were really well done and interesting. And there were elements that went a little over the top. That isn’t a bad thing, automatically. But it does break the immersion, which can be worse for some readers than others.
I should probably mention that there are a lot of pop culture references in this novel. And I mean a lot. Take a look at the above quote – that should give you a good idea of what sort of references and jokes you’ll be in for.
On the whole, I’m pretty happy with how Seeker wrapped up the entire plot. I don’t feel like there were any loose threads, or plots otherwise left unfulfilled. And I’m happy that the series wasn’t stretched into more books. Two was the perfect number, in this case.