The Last Seeker by Fleur Camacho
My rating: 3/5
Genre: YA Paranormal/UF
Tristen wakes to find a man watching him from the mirror. A chill runs through Tristen’s body as the familiar robed priest stares at him longingly. The priest struggles to open his mouth; the stitches that lace his lips together slowly rip apart and jut raggedly from his mouth. His bloody lips stretch wide as he leans towards Tristen, trying to suck him into a deep black hole.
Ever since Tristen, a sixteen year old teenager, is assigned to work with Ailey on a school project, his life takes a thrilling and alarming turn. Tristen can’t stop the inexorable pull he feels toward Ailey; just being around her draws him in completely, blindly and with disastrous consequences. At the same time, an evil priest invades Tristen’s dreams and threatens to kill his mom.
Soon, Tristen and his friends find themselves magically transported to Fifteenth Century France and Tristen discovers that he is the last-born Seeker - destined to save the past and the influential figures who shape it. When someone tries to kill him, Tristen must make a choice: embrace his destined purpose and risk losing everything or be stuck in the past running for his life forever.
This is not a novel about vampires, werewolves or ghosts. This is not your regular romantic, time traveling, coming-of-age story. This is the first book in a magical, paranormal, fantasy series about a regular kid who finds out he is destined to become the new Seeker to save the world from a bloody ending. If Tristen had known that pairing up with Ailey would trigger a magical ancient prophecy ushering in the beginning of the end of the world, he might have stayed in bed that day. (Thanks to GoodReads.com for the summary)
My Thoughts –
I enjoyed The Last Seeker. It’ out of my usual genre (I don’t usually read YA or historicals), but I kept wanting to find out what would happen next. The writing was great, editing was good and the characters/situations were well planned but overly descriptive. The story flowed smoothly and did not disappoint.
The bond between Ailey and Tristen is unique and something where you just know there has to be more too it. I’m still kind of up in the air about Isolda…first Tristen, then Greg and then what the heck? Too wishy washy for my liking. Find a new girl, just sayin’.
Overall – great story. I look forward to reading not only more in this series, but more by this author.