I received this ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Expected Publication: February 10, 2015 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Summary from Goodreads: Quin Kincaid has been put through years of brutal training for what she thinks is the noble purpose of becoming a revered ‘Seeker’.
Only when it’s too late does she discover she will be using her new-found knowledge and training to become an assassin. Quin’s new role will take her around the globe, from a remote estate in Scotland to a bustling, futuristic Hong Kong where the past she thought she had escaped will finally catch up with her.
Review: When I think of how I want to write this review, only two words come to mind. Disappointment and confusion. I had really been looking forward to reading this ARC and have avoided all reviews of it so I could read it with an open mind. There is hardly any build up of the world in which this book takes place. You get no real sense of what time it is placed. There is no sense of connection to any of the characters because you aren’t really introduced to them properly. And the whole premise of the Seeker is a mystery that is only vaguely hinted at throughout the book. Sure, we can guess why Quin is so upset about what she was forced to do but why do we have to wait so long to find out for sure. The whole story just does not make sense to me. I will definitely not be reading any farther in this series and I won’t be recommending it to anyone.
One out of five stars.