This was a fun book to read if a little uneven. The sequel to Riders, Seekers picks up a week after the first book ended. Daryn has returned from Georgia after watching Marcus, Jode and Gideon reunite but too scared to face them. She’s still blaming herself for abandoning Bas to the other realm with Samrael, the leader of the Kindred. Gideon is still conflicted because he’s mad at Daryn for her role in Bas’ situation plus losing his hand but he’s also madly in love with her. The trials of teenage love. It’s been eight months and time is running out get Bas back so Daryn, Gideon and the other Riders of the Apocalypse must reunite to go into the Rift, face their demons and save Bas. Now I say it was fun because mixed with all the teenage angst were some funny moments. I truly appreciate Gideon’s snarkiness and sarcasm. A little uneven because it didn’t feel the momentum of the first part of the book didn’t stay to the last part. The book spends half of the book trying to find Bas and then we find him and find out that he was just the bait. Samrael was only using him to get Daryn and the real conflict begins. I sort felt that all the trials that happened before were kinda meaningless now. It seemed like a long way to go to get to the payoff and we did it wasn’t as satisfying and felt rushed. I wish we had spent less time on the Bas search and more on the Samrael/Daryn debate of forgiveness and who deserves it. Other then that, it was a good book.
The final book on my May to-read list.
The month of May has a lot of great new books coming out and of course I’m already behind in my to-read list. Sigh. Anyway, here’s a list a few books that I’m definitely going to try to get to in May. Let’s see how I’ll do.
Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han
A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan
Seeker by Veronica Rossi
Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare
Dark Breaks the Dawn by Sara B. Larson