I read the first book in The Seer series for the 24-hour read-a-thon in October. I think it goes without saying that I am more than looking forward to the next one in April (if I am very lucky, it may coincide with the release of City of Fallen Angels, but I think it will miss it by about a week). Like the first one, Last Dance is a short, but fast-paced and entertaining story. I read it in one weekday evening and made it to bed on time. Because of this, it is the perfect book for the read-a-thon, so I’m going to have to make sure I save at least one of the books in the series for April to get me through the early morning hours.
In Don’t Die Dragonfly, Sabine is trying to save an unknown person’s life after having a premonition. At the end of the book, Sabine’s grandmother gives her a mission. In Last Dance, all Sabine wants to do is work on her new mission, but she’s being sent dreams that won’t let her get anything done until she puts a spirit to rest. Both of these stories are complicated by Sabine’s melodramatic insistence that her psychic abilities be kept a secret.
It’s a fun book, with a pretty straightforward mystery and steady pace. All of the characters are individual–from Penny-Love the gossipy popular girl who for some reason craves Sabine’s approval and attention, to Manny the high school journalist who helps Sabine gather clues, to Thorn the self-named goth girl with psychic powers of her own. Sabine’s boyfriend is a bit blah. There’s not much to him other than he’s hot and a good guy. Luckily, we have a forbidden (because she has a boyfriend) love in Dominic, the boy who Sabine is working with on her mission and who can communicate with animals. They share quite the steamy kiss in Last Dance while Sabine is being possessed by a flirtatious ghost, but Dominic is unaware of the possession. I sense bittersweet romance and hilariously awkward situations coming up in Witch Ball.
I would have liked to learn more about the series mystery in this book. The books seem to be set up with individual mysteries in each book with an info dump for the series mystery at the end. It’s a bit unrealistic in that sense, but I’m not complaining. I want answers and am looking forward to getting some more.