seers the book
Cedar fort books
For Kate Bennet, surviving the car wreck that killed her parents means big changes and even bigger problems. As she begins to see auras and invisible people, Kate must learn to trust Patrick O'Donnell, a handsome Guardian, or risk her life being overrun with Demons. She soon realizes that both she and her heart are in big-time trouble.
Since I am horrible, I judge books by their covers (presentation IS key in life). But who hasn't? I bet if you walk into a bookstore and see that pretty glittery laminated book with this eye-catching attractions, you would be curious about it too! But with this book, between the title and the cover, I was just a bit confused. When I had read Seers, I had expected this real cool SciFi book, that would be sort of similar to The Pretties or The Host. I of course was wrong. In fact this book is about angels.
After Kate lost her parents in a freak accident, she developed powers that allowed her to read other people's auras. I had kind of thought it was a sucky power. If it would have been something more like being able to determine when people are going to die, or even access to the "underworld", I think that would have been cooler.
But anyways, Kate has a total loser of a boyfriend. The minute that Gabriel even made eye contact with Kate, the BF should have had some alarms in his head go off or something. I mean there is a gut undressing your girl with his eyes. What do you do?
A). Shake his hand
B). Ask to hang out with him
C). Punch him in the face and tell him to go eyeball someone else's girlfriend.
I personally would go for C.
The author does deserve her props though. For a Debut novel, she did what alot of seasoned writers fail to do. Write a good book people (other than the authors themselves) would like. Though she did not do too well in trying to make this fiction story seem a bit more realistic, it did put a good picture in your head. Angels and all.
Interview with author
I had the honor of interviewing the author Heather Frost! It was amazing that she actually wanted to answer my questions and was just as equally enthusiastic!
Coming up with ideas for writing a good book is never easy. Where did yours come from?
My stories are usually born from asking “what if?” questions. In the case of Seers there was a lot of that, but I also used some more personal input; something that I don't normally do. I've had a lot of experiences with death over the past few years—one particularly trying—and so it only makes sense that the afterlife became something I often wondered about. I have strong Christian beliefs concerning life after death, but still I liked to imagine the possibilities. When I realized that I'd really like to write a story about immortals, deciding to pursue the afterlife idea was the natural thing to do. I brainstormed a lot, and the result of that is Seers.
Was writing the book difficult?
Writing Seers was one of the easiest things I've ever done. Everything came to me so easily; the scenes were vivid, the plot was clear, and the characters were so alive. I never had writers block while creating the book, which is definitely a new record for me. I usually struggle with that a few times in any story I write. If there was a difficult part, it would have been writing in first person. I'd always written in the third person perspective up to this point, and so when I started writing Seers I wrote the first hundred pages in third person. But it was lacking something, and so I decided to face my fears and try writing it in first person—and I'm really glad I did. The story wouldn't be the same without Kate's voice front and center.
Is there anything you would make different about how you wrote it?
I would have liked to make the book longer. I would have loved to delve more into Guardian life, look more closely at other Seers, and further explore the Demon world. But I guess that's what the rest of the trilogy is for.
As a Writer, do you have any words of wisdom to future authors?
I've talked with lots of aspiring authors that write only because they want to be published. In fact, many of them confessed that they don't really like writing at all. They have this delusion that writing a book will automatically make them rich and famous. So my advice would be, write for selfish reasons. Write because you love a good story. If you approach writing in this way, rejections will become a minor bump in the road; after all, whether it's accepted or not, you'll still be holding a finished story that you love, and had a good time writing.
Is there a sequel in the makes after this book?
There certainly is! I'm currently in the re-writing stage for the second book in The Seers Trilogy.
Are you going to write Adult books in the future or are you going to stick with YA?
I'm still planning to work with YA, but I have some ideas for more Adult stuff. I guess we'll see where my imagination takes me.
When would you expect for your next book to come out should you be writing one?
I'm hoping that by next year Demons, the sequel to Seers, will be released.
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