Hey guys! Long time no post! Well today, I’m going to be raving about Seeker, part 2 in the KEEPER Duology by Kim Chance! I’ve been a fan of this book from the get go- I even beta-read for it, which was an honour. If you haven’t read Keeper already, I suggest you do so.
Goodreads blurb: Lainey’s normal, bookworm life no longer exists. With her family murdered by the Master, she joins forces with a group of Supernatural rebels. But as she struggles to cope with her new role as Keeper and the uncontrollable power it gives her, Lainey realizes that magic does indeed leave a mark—but it’s not always physical.
Ty isn’t one of the good guys. He’s done terrible things, and he won’t stop until he gets what he wants. Even if it hurts. Even if it means betraying the girl he loves…again.
For Maggie, all her comic book dreams have come true, and her new life as a Shifter is just beginning. But with war closing in, is it truly a dream or a death sentence?
In the ultimate battle for power, Lainey, Ty, and Maggie must face-off against the Master, and work together to discover the greatest weapon of all.
Seek and you will find.
Now, onto my review: (Spoiler free!)
First of all, I want to say how proud I am of Kim. I know how much she gave this book, and it’s paid off; hard moments and all. I’ve had the privilege of beta reading Seeker and getting an E-Arc from Netgalley, and I have some serious feelings about this book. There’s drama, humour, Marvel references, love, and the ties of friendship that literally make me cry. I’m not kidding when I say that Lainey and Maggie are friendship goals.
NOW, onto the review stuff. I’m going to keep-er this spoiler free (hahaha). Seeker picks up so seamlessly from Keeper. Right away you’re thrown into the thick of the consequences of Keeper (no spoilers! You gotta go read it). Kim somehow manages to balance out and maintain the tension from here while still wriggling in some tender moments between various relationships. Essentially, it’s an emotional roller-coaster. My favourite part of these books though are how human the characters are. They’re all in the midst of the worst situation of their lives but they still have their arguments, their moments of teenage angst, and parental conflict. They aren’t written like adults, like a lot of YA authors seem to do, and I love it. I’m glad to see teens being teens.
While I’m sad to see the conclusion of Lainey, Maggie, and Ty’s story, I’m completely satisfied with the way Kim handled it. I think she’s left the door open enough in case she wants to see them again. This is also straight up a request: Kim, write a prequel about my gal Josephine!! I need this in my life!