Saturday, March 31, 2012
Review: Mark of the Seer by Jenna Kay
Clarity Miller always thought of her life as semi-normal. She had friends that would do anything for her, a boyfriend that was madly in love with her, and a roof over her head that she shared with her aunt.
Everything seemed to be falling into place. That is, until the day she met Sam.
When Sam informs her that he’s her guardian angel and that she has been given the gifts of a Seer, her life starts spiraling out of control. She wants nothing to do with the spiritual realm.
All she wants is to have a normal life as a teenager, but when a tragedy occurs that causes the whole town of Garlandton to fall to its knees she realizes that she has a very important decision to make.
Should she embrace the life of a Seer?
Only time will tell . . .
Mark of the Seer is the first book in Jenna Kay's Seer Society series. It's a good young adult story featuring a 17 year old girl named Clarity. Despite wanting to get away from the small town she lives in, things are going well. Things suddenly change though, when she sees her guardian angel for the first time. Clarity finds out that she is a Seer – she is capable of seeing angels and demons. Things go downhill from here, and she is faced with things that no teenage girl should have to face. All she wants to do is have a normal life.
The characters in this book are great. Clarity is just a typical high school girl that most readers can relate to. Her and her friends do a lot of partying and things that they shouldn't, but I guess that makes it all the more realistic. My favorite character was Clarity's boyfriend Brenton. He is just the sweetest guy and reminds me so much of my husband back when we were in high school. I thought the relationship between Clarity and her guardian angel, Sam, was interesting. He is an attractive boy that seems to be her age, so I fully expected a romantic relationship to happen. Instead, she sees Sam as more of a brother.
I like the southern, small town setting. I live in a small town surrounded by cornfields and it seems like not many stories are told from areas like this. I have to admit though, I can see the use of the word 'ya' bothering some people. In some phrases, using 'ya' instead of 'you' seemed a little awkward to me.
Overall, I really liked this book. Romance is not the main focus in this book, but I would recommend it to anyone who loves to read YA paranormal romances.
Posted by Tishia Mackey at 11:12 PM