I recently learned about a book called Demons, and jumped at the chance to be part of the blog tour. The only "problem" was that it is the 2nd book in the series, and I hadn't read the first book, Seers. I couldn't track down a copy at nearby libraries, so I just went ahead and read Demons. It was an excellent book, and it even did well on its own (see my review tomorrow, along with an author interview and giveaway).
In addition to a great story, I really liked Heather Frost's writing style. So, even though I knew what was going to happen, I couldn't resist reading Seers when I got the chance.
This paranormal YA novel follows Kate, a 17-year-old who is trying to cope with the loss of her parents, along with a major physical change since the accident that took her parents' lives and nearly took her own. She can now see auras (colors surrounding people that indicate their emotions). Her best friend, Lee, is the only one who knows about her new ability, and she is a major strength for Kate. But Kate soon learns that the support she needs is way over Lee's head, and she has to trust the Guardians that have come to protect her from the Demons that want her.
I really liked the idea of this story. Sure, guardian angels and demons aren't a new idea, but Frost's portrayal of them was unique. I really appreciated the lack of wings (call me crazy, but I like the idea of wingless angels), and the way guardians and demons come to be. I also loved the personalities that each character had. They were so different, but they all meshed well for a great story.
I also loved that this book is clean. There are plenty of intense moments, but you don't have to worry about foul language or out of control passion. Even the violence is tastefully done.
A great start to a great series!
*I received an e-copy of Seers in exchange for a review.