I am very excited to be one of the hosts for the Seers blog tour. Also, a big thank you to Heather Frost for taking the time to answer my interview questions!
First few lines….
I was lying on the long grass, only distantly aware of my surroundings. I could feel the light breeze rushing across my still body, but other than that outward sensation, I felt nothing. I heard nothing. I saw nothing. I was nothing.
To be Published by Cedar Fort on October 8, 2011.
ARC copy received from Netgalley for this review.
Rating: 5 stars
I really enjoyed this book! The storyline is one that I have not really seen much of in the YA genre. The idea of Seers amazes me. I would love to be able to see people’s auras, all the pretty colors. I think it would be beautiful!
The characters from this book were absolutely unbelievable! I really enjoyed them all! I was not a big fan of Aaron at first, especially with how he just expected Kate to hurry up and “get over” the loss of her family. By the end of the book, I did feel sorry for him, but not that much:) My favorite character was Toni. Toni is the wacky sidekick in all dynamic duos. The one that everybody loves, but no one would ever date because he is just that abnormal. I also thought that Lee was a great BFF. My favorite chapter for those of you that will be reading the book soon, keep on the lookout for the double date scene. It just had me in stitches and all done so that Lee could prove a point!
The love story is agonizing. Kate and Patrick have a unique love story that will last the test of time. Patrick tries to put his feelings for Kate aside and just be her guardian. Kate has so many unresolved feelings for Aaron and I did truly believe that she loved him. Deep down, I think they both knew what they wanted and it was torture watching them both suffer.
The ending was wonderful and I think that I do see a sequel on the horizon, but nothing has been mentioned as of yet. Fans of Twilight will love this book due to the romance itself. I sure did!
I ground my teeth together, then admitted it in a burst. “I’m attracted to Patrick O’Donnell. Are you happy now?’
“uh-huh,” she grinned, and pushed into the empty bathroom. “Now the real question is, what are you going to do about it?”
How did you come up with the title of the book?
I’m really into naming things. From pencils to cars, to cookies and rocks. But when it comes to naming a story, I’m pretty horrible. I go with the obvious, and most of the time it works for me. Originally, the title was “The Guardians.” My publisher saw the problem that I didn’t—there are a hundred books out there with the word Guardian in the title. So we ended up taking the title “Seers” from the last book in The Seers Trilogy, and made it fit for book one.
What were the challenges to getting the book published?
The biggest challenge was probably the wait. I’m not super patient, and it’s always been hard for me to send my book out to different editors and then just wait for news. But after getting my book accepted, I realized the waiting doesn’t end there. Still, October is almost here, and I’ve been keeping busy. Publishing is a long and complicated process—There’s much more to it than I ever imagined. Marketing a book can take over your life!
What book are you reading right now?
“Ranger’s Apprentice: The Kings of Clonmel”, by John Flanagan
When did you write your first book and how old were you?
I wrote my first book at age twelve. I’d written a lot of short stories, but this was my first real novel. It was just over 200 pages, single spaced. I never submitted it, and I probably never will. It’s that terrible. But it was fun to write, and more than enough to get me addicted to writing.
Do you have any advice for other writers?
It may seem corny, but believe in yourself. Believe in your story enough to take the necessary risks. Don’t let rejections stop you. Don’t let yourself get discouraged during rewrites. Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there, and be prepared to go the distance. If you can believe in yourself and your story, nothing will be able to stop you.
What are you currently working on?
Primarily I’m working on polishing the second book in The Seers Trilogy: Demons.