As if all of that isn’t bad enough, she starts seeing invisible men, people with black or silver auras that she doesn’t know how to interpret, and, worst of all, a handsome Irishman named Patrick O’Donnell with a silver aura appears in every single one of her classes. It turns out that Patrick–and his sometimes invisible friend, Toni–is Kate’s new Guardian, assigned to protect her from the black-auraed Demons. Things get really interesting when Kate realizes her feelings for Patrick may be more than just your typical Seer-Guardian relationship.
Author Heather Frost does a good job of capturing the teenage voice in Kate. She is determinedly independent, but also confused and unsure. A few moments feel somewhat unrealistic, such as Kate’s calm acceptance of major revelations and the fact that she barely thinks about her recently deceased parents, but other than that the dialogue, thoughts, and actions of the characters seem right on target.
The plot is predictable in some points, but it feels almost necessary this early in the game, as Seers is clearly intended to be the first in a series (or at the very least, easily could become a series). The pacing is good, the characters are viable, and the story is interesting enough to hold your attention. The best part? After I finished reading, I actually wanted to know what happens next.
So while I don’t think I’ll be waiting in line for a midnight release, I will be keeping an eye out for Heather Frost’s next release.