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.
So… aren’t you supposed to have at least one character to care about and root for in the book? Isn’t that like… the whole point of the story? To connect with one or more character? Yeah… I didn’t. I didn’t connect with ANY of the characters in this book. Honestly, I was hoping they’d all die! Every. Last. One of Them. -.-
Random Flashback Time!
Woo! It’s random flashback time! This book isn’t long enough or boring enough or slow enough yet, so we’re gonna just have an interlude! (literally, it was labelled ‘interlude’ in the audiobook.) In case you can’t tell, that was 100% pure, unprocessed SARCASM! My god! What was with the flashbacks in this book? Not only were they annoying and slowed down the already slow pace of the book, but they literally did not offer anything to the story! Nothing! They were pointless wastes of space.
Um… Whatshisface wants the thing. He wants it REAL bad… Yup. That’s it. That’s all we get for the character. No like… depth or complexities or anything. Just so-and-so wants this and will be a total idiot over and over… and over again to get it. -.- aka I just watched the same scene repeat at different points in time throughout the course of the story.
Honestly, I don’t know who thought it was a good idea to give all the teenagers POVs, but it did NOT enhance this book. In fact, it hindered it. Why? Well, first off see ‘don’t care’ above. Second off, at least two POVs did not offer anything to the story. They were just extra, random information that slowed down the already glacial pace of the plot. It’s like these POVs were thrown in for shits and gigs. Or perhaps book one was literally just a way-station to book two, (which I will not be reading after this book.)
Love & Desire
Are. You. Freaking. Kidding. Me?! You’re telling me that John loves Quin soooo much, but won’t run away with her and he isn’t willing to accept her desire to not help him steal back her family’s property? That despite his undying love for her, he’s okay with tracking her down, commanding thugs to beat her up, kidnapping her mom, and forcing her to help him with this thing because he thinks he’s efing entitled to it?! Dude! Had I been in that book, I would have shot him at the end of his first POV chapter. UGH!