Sunday, September 4, 2011
Review and Q & A w/ Heather Frost, Author of Seers
Heather was so nice for a short Q and A. First a short Bio
Heather Frost was born in Sandy, Utah, and raised in a small Northern Utah town. She is the second oldest of ten children, and she loves her family very much. She is currently pursuing her bachelor's degree in English. She has always been an avid reader, and reading and writing are among her most favorite things to do. She also enjoys playing the flute, listening to all types of music, and watching a wide variety of movies. Ever since she wrote her first short story—at the age of four—she has dreamed of one day becoming an author. Seers is her first published novel.
The Q and A
what was your inspiration?
A lot of things contributed to make Seers possible. Some real life experiences, and the resulting emotions that I felt. Lots of imagination, and a desire to write about immortals. I can't exactly pin down a single event, but it all came together one afternoon, and the story just came to life.
when did u start writing seers?
I started writing Seers in 2010, near the end of summer. It's been my fastest writing project, that's for sure—I was able to send it out to publishers before school started up again.
who was your favorite to create, the characters?
My favorite character to create would have to be Patrick. He's just got such a fascinating history, and it was really fun coming up with his personality—deciding how events would change him, and watching his reactions to different situations
when will book 2 be out?
It should be out next year!
your fav book ever?
That's such a hard question....I'm going to have to say The Scarlet Pimpernel, though.
Second part The review
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
Expected publication: October 8th 2011 by Bonneville
Cover: Its not the best cover out there. But it caught my attention when I saw it on netgalley.
Update: I liked it more and more while reading ’’Seers’’. I think the pinkish comes from being with
Book: The prologue was one of my favorite parts of this book. You get background information on the leading male, Patrick. The front that was used in the prologue was like a letter of sort. I really liked it.
The writing style was enjoyable and there are two pov but Kate narrates mostly. And I loved the front of the chapters which are the same as the title.
Kate Bennet ,the female protagonist , a 18 year old teen(yay a older protagonist) and sees aura’s (get it ‘‘Seers’’,lol) after a disastrous car in summer. On the first day of school she meets Patrick O’Donnell, a 18 year old Irish exchange student (swoon, have a thing on the Irish accent on women) who is in fact a 200 something year old guardian, you could say angelic but not exactly. They can’t go to heaven if after they choose to become one. I see what you’re thinking ‘’She falls for the mysterious new hot dude at first glance’’.
No she does not. She dislikes him because he has a silver aura, something must be terribly weird with him.( Normal people have a lot of colors together pink, blue, green etcetera. Demons have black ones) at first but falls for him almost midway through the book and Patrick over the 200 page mark. But almost to the end they both know that both likes each other. Kate learns what a seer is, what she is.
Their love is not gagging, loved the description of the first kiss I knew it was around the corner but did not know when, was so happy it happened. I’m a sappy romantic I know, lol.
Loved all the characters.
· Toni , a guardian a bit immature, ok that’s a understatement. But he is so funny. Loved his dialogues with Kate, Patrick, and Lee, Kate’s best friend
· Lee , what a wonderful amazing best friend. She knows Kate better than Kate knows herself
· Grandpa and grandma ,what wonderful old folk. What you would see on a hallmark card. Said enough.lol
The plot had a mafia –ish feel to it. The demons where mafia ish. Patrick had more than two chapters I think, hope that in book two there are a lot more.
The epilogue gave me information what to expect from book two. Looking forward to it. Some plot points gave me a ‘’Huh’’ reaction, besides that its a good book.
I give this book a 4.5 out of 5 stars
This song reminds me of the first chapters of Seers