by Taryn browning
For 17-year-old Seeker, Janie Grey, ridding the Baltimore streets of the undead is an inherited duty passed down from her Cherokee ancestors. Seeker Training Lesson #1: Never trust the undead. After her father’s tragic death, Janie creates her own life lesson: Love isn’t worth the risk. Both lessons are easy to follow until she encounters the flawed Kai Sterdam. At first, she believes he is the hybrid she is trained to hunt. But, when he has human traits, she determines she doesn’t know what he is. As Janie’s intrigue over who Kai is pushes her deeper into his mysterious past, she discovers a shocking truth that is even more harrowing than the evil they are up against. It’s a secret Kai wants to keep hidden, especially from Janie.
Genre: Urban Fantasy.
Published: September 27th 2011
4.5- 5 stars!
You may guess what the "Children of the Night" are but I'm sure you don't have a clue of what "Day Children" are...
Well, you'll have to read the book to find out. Taryn Browning has created a whole new kind of breed. (or half-breed) that is as intriguing as evil.
I loved this story (hence the 5 stars :P)
We have a heroine that is stubborn and unnerving, and at the same time, she is witty and real. Yes, she is a "Seeker" and has special abilities, or enhanced senses, if you want to put it someway... but she is an average girl with everyday issues. And I loved that from her.
Sometimes though, she appeared to me a little weak. Meaning: she was supposed to be a "helluva" Seeker that everybody fears, that had trained since childhood but in the majority of the fights, Kai had to save her.
Anyway, it's the first book in the series, and I'm sure she has time to get better :)
We also have other multifaceted characters with intricate personalities. Abram and Kai being my favorites. Ah! And don't forget Jerome lol, a totally awesome gang leader.
Kai is a great companion for Janie, annoying, funny, sexy, smart. UBER YUMMY and with a secret!
He made me chuckle several times, like this short dialogue, I just love those "smarty-pants" characters. I couldn't avoid rolling my eyes but... well... his eyes are SO green and he is so sexy that you'll undoubtedly fall for him anyway lol
- "Chill out. I'm just kidding. I'm calling my friend."
- "The witch," she said.
He stopped and pivoted to face her. She ran right into his chest.
- "I do have more than one friend, you know." (...)
- "Then who are you calling?" she said.
- "The witch."
I would truly recommend this book because you will enjoy great actions scenes, clever dialogues and a love tension that grows and grows through the story. I loved it!!! Loved it!!!
And it's only the beginning of the series! Can't wait to read "Dark Return"!!!
And guys, I have great news for you! Tomorrow an
amazing giveaway starts and you can win an e-copy
of this great book!!!