Author: Arwen Elys Dayton
Publication: February 10, 2015
Source: Netgalley in exchange for an honest review
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.

Rating: êêêê

I feel like the summary for this book does not do it justice. This book was an awesome mix of sci-fi and fantasy. The story was a bit complex at first, but before I knew it, I was drawn into this book and flying through it. I like the characters, and while it's not surprising that I enjoyed Quin, Shinobu and John, I was surprised by how much I liked Maud. All of the characters are well developed, including the secondary characters.

The world building is interesting. It takes place in our world but with the other element of the Seekers. The change of location was a little strange but enjoyable. The plot moves at an OK pace, there are times when it moves quickly and times where it slows down a bit.

The writing style was a bit strange, it is told from the point of view of an omniscient narrator and each chapter focuses on a different character. The switch between Quin, Shinobu, and John was inconsistent, in that a chapter focusing on Quin, would sometimes suddenly feel like it was focused on Shinobu or John.

I still want to know more about the history of the Seekers and the families in this book. It is clear that there is going to be a sequel and I am really excited for it.

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