AUTHOR: Kay L. Moody
DATE RELEASE: July 2, 2018
PUBLISHED BY: Marten Press
SERIES: Book 1 of Truth Seer trilogy
SYNOPSIS (FROM GOODREADS):
A world of lies. A cell of terrorists. When her sister is taken hostage, only the power to see the truth can set both of them free.
Egypt, 2121. Imara Kalu knows how she wants her future to go: Become a police interrogator in Kenya and then graduate as a truth seer in her last semester of the summer training program. But her plans fall apart when a group of terrorists take over the school and carry out a desperate kidnapping. Devastated that her sister is among the victims, Imara leads a rescue team and descends into the dangerous catacombs where the hostages are rumored to be hidden.
Although suspicious of others because of the truth she sees, Imara knows the rescue team will need her help as a truth seer to bypass the lethal illusions laid by the abductors. But as the terrorist traps escalate, Imara realizes how much truth she’s been ignoring and that holding back could get her sister killed. Throughout the journey, Imara confronts her past and amplifies her abilities as a truth seer only to discover that her sister’s kidnapping is just one piece of a much darker secret.
Truth Seer is an enthralling YA sci-fi fantasy novel. If you like tenacious heroes, incredible mind powers, and futuristic tech, then you’ll love Kay L Moody’s fascinating world.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR (FROM GOODREADS):
Kay L Moody is proud to be a female science fiction author. Her books feature cool science and technology, strong female leads, and a dash of romance. There’s a strong focus on character development and societal conditions.
Kay lives in the western United States with her husband and children. She enjoys summertime, learning new things, and doing her nails.
Kay loves books because they provide an escape from the world. She writes so that her books can provide both entertainment and edification. She believes that no matter how difficult life gets, a happy ending is never permanently out of reach.
Visit her website to learn more.
*Many thanks to Ms. Moody for sending me an electronic Advance Reader's Copy (eARC), in exchange for a honest review. This is a spoiler-free review. Every thoughts, feelings and opinions about this review is solely MINE.*
This novel sets in Egypt in the year 2121 wherein the technology is so much advance that you can easily access it by using your ring to project a hologram. But then, what if you have a hila (superpowers)? Well, that is something.
Readers are introduced to Imara Kalu, a truth seer - she can identify if a person if lying as she can see colors that define if that person is nervous, hoping, anxious, etc. - that is set to graduate on her last semester. She is looking forward to be a police interrogator in Kenya and was set to travel right after the graduation party. Things get chaotic when a group called "taggers" cause a stir in the party and kidnapped a few people, including Imara's sister Naki.
My favorite character is Abe, because he is mysterious and obviously like Imara. The complexity of Imara's character is revolved around her hila as a truth seer. I have to admit I was annoyed at her character. Can we also mention the sibling rivalry between the sisters? As having one, I can surely relate to Imara as she cannot help but start comparing herself to her sister, especially with the amount of people who want to interact with Naki. But when she, along with other people got kidnapped, and this has an impact to Imara, who stepped up to save her sister before it was too late.
Since this is an eARC, I'm setting aside some typo errors and dialogue construction. I was not even sure if they will be included or edited once this novel is released. I had to cringe or even re-read the whole page as I do not understand to what they are trying to say.
RATING: 3.75 out of 5 stars
If you are into fantasy, then I recommend this to you to read it. Having a superpowers or hila have many pros and cons. Only thing that you can do is use it wisely, and of course: love your siblings!
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