Seeker by Veronica Rossi
Summery from Goodreads:
When Daryn claimed she was seeing visions during her sophomore year of high school, no one believed the truth.
She wasn’t losing her mind; she was gaining the Sight—the ability to see the future. Daryn embraced her role as a Seeker. The work she did was important. She saved lives.
Sebastian was her first—and worst—mistake.
Since the moment she inadvertently sealed him in a dark dimension with Samrael, the last surviving demon of the Kindred, guilt has plagued her. Daryn knows Sebastian is alive and waiting for help. It’s up to her to rescue him. But now that she needs the Sight more than ever to guide her, the visions have stopped.
Daryn must rely on instincts, intelligence, and blind faith to lead the riders who are counting on her in search of Sebastian. As they delve into a shadowy realm where nothing is as it seems and where Samrael is steadily amassing power, Daryn faces the ultimate test. Will she have to become evil to destroy evil?
The very fate of humankind may rest in the answer.
I have mixed feelings about this book. While I liked it, I was let down by it as well. It wasn’t what I wanted which was a continuation of the rider’s story. So even though I liked Daryn, and I liked seeing the story from her point of view as well as from Gideon’s, there really was no point to the story as far as their being the horseman. Yes, they still had their horses and could do cool things, but what was the point? They go into the other dimension where they don’t have powers and rescue Sebastian (sorry if you think that is a spoiler, but come on did you really think they wouldn’t?) But then the story just sort of ends. There doesn’t appear to be a purpose to the horsemen anymore. Why? I just didn’t get it.
Daryn does grow a lot in this story and her relationship with Gideon finally gets going, but I really didn’t care about that. I like Daryn, but I don’t care about her. Gideon was a little one dimensional in this book as well, he was either super pissed off or mooning about Daryn. The other three horseman and even Samrael are all sort of just there, and at times not important to the story. I missed them. Samrael was an interesting character and really kept me guessing up to the end as to whether or not he had really changed and wanted to make up for all of the evil he has done in his life.
The dark dimension that Sebastian is trapped in was pretty interesting and very creepy. The things they encounter in there gave me shivers. It kind of reminded me of purgatory, or what I have always imagined that to be like.
I know this is being promoted as a duology, but I am still hoping that there will be more books about these four horsemen. I would really like to hear from the others perspective and have their adventures continue.