Arwen Elys Dayton
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.
I got an e-ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. This one was a little slow to start, and it wasn’t what I expected. About half-way in, the flow got better and it was easier to finish than it was to get into. It’s sort-of sci-fi, but not heavy. The author was descriptive and did a good job of depicting the people and places so that I could picture them easily. The characters were likeable/hatable as they should be. My favorite was Maud. I appreciated the lack of profanity, but there is some drug use in the book (specifically opium) and a minor character resorts to becoming an “escort”, so if you’re looking at it through parent-goggles, those are the things to look out for.
Overall I enjoyed the book. I would read the sequel.
Would I recommend this to my fellow booklovers? Sure, if they liked the genre where youth are trained as assassins. It’s nothing like hunger games, though… so don’t think quite like that.
Would I recommend this to my teenage daughter? Probably not.
4 of 5 stars.