Thursday, April 25, 2013

Demons by Heather Frost

"Seers are not just spectators, they are also prey..."
Heather Frost stops by today on her blog tour for her newest book in the "Seers" trilogy, Demons. You can read about both books below, and see my review of Demons beneath that. (I put my review of Seers at the bottom as well). Demons released in September of 2012, and the final book in the trilogy, Guardians, is due out in July. Let me just say how much I loved these books! I highly recommend them.
SEERS (Book 1)
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.

DEMONS (Book 2)
Kate's life is far from normal. She can see Auras, her boyfriend is immortal, and her powers make her a target. But now that the Demon Lord is hunting her, things are about to go from dangerous to truly deadly. Packed with action, mind-blowing plot twists, and characters you can't get enough of, this is a fast-paced, heart-pounding read from cover to cover.
My review of Demons:
One of the hardest things for an author to do is to write the second book in a trilogy (in my opinion). In the first book you establish the conflict and set up the romance between your two MC’s. In the third everything comes to a head in a big way and the conflict is resolved. That leaves the second book as “fill” to further the story.
Demons is the second book of Heather Frost’s Seer’s trilogy. So what do I think of her “fill” book? I absolutely love it. Heather does an amazing job of keeping the story rolling, fast paced and full of intrigue and suspense. There were a few things she set up in the beginning that I thought I’d figured out where she was going with them. I was wrong. She completely surprised me.
Let me begin with her well drawn characters. I’m completely in love with Patrick. It’s easy for me to see why Kate is as well. That Irish accent? Um, *sigh* is all I can say. Toni is one of the funniest guys I’ve “met” in a while, and Lee is a fascinating character. Gotta love the twins, Jenna and Josie, as well. Grandpa Henry is a grandpa I wish I had. Heather does a great job fleshing out her secondary characters, and giving them an actual part in the story rather than just being supporting players. Even the special kids they eat lunch with are fully formed characters.
Now we can talk about the romance between Patrick and Kate. I seriously wondered if Heather would be able to maintain the heat between them after the scorching we had from them in Seers. She did—and then some. No one writes a kiss like Heather does. Even the looks between the two of them will get your heart pounding.
I’m not going to give away the ending other than to say it was a bombshell. Unexpected and yet perfect at the same time. There are several things in the book that I didn’t see coming (something that rarely happens anymore after reading so many books in my lifetime). Kudos to Heather for writing a book that I read in about three days because I couldn’t put it down. And when I was forced to, I couldn’t wait to get back to it. When I finished, I couldn’t stop thinking about it, and chomping at the bit to get to the next book. (Lucky me, I happen to know the author and therefore I get to read an advanced copy so I don’t have to wait. You won’t be so lucky, other than I know it’ll be coming out before too long so it won’t be too much of a wait.)
This is one of those books—or rather series—that I promise you won’t regret reading. There aren’t a lot of books that I read repeatedly, but I’m already thinking about reading this series again as soon as I finish with her upcoming Guardian. Mainly because I can’t get enough of Patrick and his sexy accent.
My review of Seers:
It's rare anymore that I have time to read books, so if I'm going to pick one up, it has to be very interesting for me to spend the time on it. That being said, I read Seers in about two days because I couldn't put it down. In fact, I sat up all night finishing it because I wanted to know what was going to happen, and then I had to force myself to go to bed rather than pick up the sequel, Demons.
Heather does a great job creating characters. Kate is sympathetic in both the loss of her parents and in her stange new "ability" (seeing others' auras). She can't tell anyone of her ability because they all think she's crazy. Only her quirky best friend Lee knows. Enter her hot guardian, Patrick, who's been sent to protect her against the Demons hunting her. Long, lingering looks and kisses that'll curl your toes punctuate a complicated relationship. Grandpa Henry, the twins, Patrick's partner, the irrepressible Toni, even Aaron who's desperately trying to save his relationship with Kate - all of them play an important role in the story.
The book also has an amazing cover. Kudos to whoever designed the cover for Heather. It's fantastic.
Seers is a great beginning to the trilogy telling Kate's story, and I'm beyond excited for the next two books in the series. In case you don't know Heather's story, she wrote the entire trilogy during her summer break from school, which makes it even more amazing that not only is Seers so well-written with brilliant characters, but the plot is something that I'd think would take a lot more planning. I highly recommend this book.
Where you can get the goods, and find more about Heather:
About the Author
I was born in Sandy, Utah, a few days before Halloween in 1989. I lived in Salt Lake City until I was about six, and then I moved North and settled into the place I still call home. I'm the oldest daughter and second oldest child in my family. I have six brothers, and three sisters. My parents chose to home-school all of us, and I'm surprised that they held onto their sanity after having us home so much. Still, I'm very grateful to them for all of the many sacrifices they made which enabled me to get the education that I did. My family members are my best friends, and I love them all so much. The three most important things in my life are as follows: God, my family, and writing. These things make me who I am, and I will always be grateful to my Heavenly Father for blessing me with so much.

I can't remember a time when I didn't enjoy reading, and I did a lot of it. I also dabbled in writing when I was young, though nothing serious until I entered the teenage years. I picked up one of my favorite hobbies when I started playing the flute at age eleven. I played my flute through High School, participating in both marching and concert bands, which led me to make some very good friends. I continue to play the flute, and was even a member of the Snow College Flute Choir.

I attended Snow College, and there got the best job ever as a writing tutor. I graduated in May 2011 with my Associate of Science, and am currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science as an English Major. (Yes, a BS in English. Almost ironic, huh?) I love movies, music, and books—although I do think that the dumbest question on the planet is the whole “What's your favorite book/music/movie?” The best answer I've come up with is, “Whatever I'm reading, listening to, or watching at the time.” Generally, it's an accurate answer.

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