August 25, 2011

Book Review: Spirit Seeker by Jamie Haden

Title: Spirit Seeker (Book One of The Talisa Santiago Series) 
Author: Jamie Haden
Release Date: August 26th 2011 
Publisher: Pill Hill Press
Source: Provided by the author for an honest review

Life is strange and difficult for the granddaughter of a shaman.
Sixteen-year-old Talisa Santiago was born in the desert underneath the full moon in January—the wolf moon. However, she left the desert with her mother when she was a young girl. She remembers bits and pieces of her past but it isn’t until she and her mom move to a remote barrier island off the coast of North Carolina that she feels fate has finally called—secretive and mysterious he stands alone on the edge of the bank. Her friends tell her to stay away; she hears rumors that he is dangerous. Still, she can’t resist. Whether Talisa realizes it or not, she knows a thing or two about boys like Jag Chavez. Fate is funny that way.
For the first time in her life, Talisa meets kids just like her—Native Americans who know the way of the spirit. The closer she gets to Jag, the more she realizes he is hiding a dark secret. He may have the markings of the Thunderbird, but he is named for the powerful Jaguar. Together they embark on a journey that will haunt her forever.

My Thoughts

I really enjoyed this book.
The author has interwoven her main characters story with flashbacks and traditional Native American myths/stories, resulting in a cleverly written and thoroughly entertaining read. 

For the most part I really liked Talisha, she's never really fit in anywhere and wants nothing more than to be liked and accepted. 
My only complaint would be her whining. 
I really hate when an otherwise strong willed female lead starts to whinge and whine once she meets a boy.
I know girls tend to get self doubting and insecure when they are first in a relationship but I don't think that Talisha needed to be quite so needy. 
However, its more of a pet peeve than an actual criticism of the writing. 

I really liked the secondary characters and hope that they play more of a role in the next book 'ILLUMINATE-ALIVE, SHE CRIED' especially Dakota. 
I have a feeling he may stir things up quite nicely.

Overall, a very intriguing and interesting read worthy of 4 Stars ;]

Spirit Seeker (Book One of the Talisa Santiago Series)

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