The 5th Wave meets The Host in an epic new saga, SEEK.
“An intriguing read that any pre-teen or teen will enjoy!”—LitPick
Out of seven billion people, there’s only one thing we all have in common.
We search for what eludes us.
We evade what causes us sorrow.
We extract what doesn’t suit our needs.
And we kill to get what we want.
In the time it takes you to read this, two lives will be revoked and one spared. Some call it divine intervention, others say natural selection decides, but no one really knows for sure.
My name is Keira, and this is how I saved you.
Keira Donavan joins a secret government agency called SEEK to get her sister, Lindy, an illegal operation (a genetically created spinal cord transplant). The surgery promises to repair Lindy’s legs after a car accident, which Keira feels responsible for, leaves her paralyzed.
At SEEK, Keira is a trained huntress who tracks and kills parasitic shadows in the Daniel Boone National Forest. She's told the shadows—the "Khayal"—are evil parasites which prey on humans. But things get weird after she finds herself injured and alone in the woods. Once rescued, everything changes including her eye-color and her job. SEEK gives her a human target—a handsome nineteen-year-old millionaire—Jonathan Steed. Now she has two choices if she's going to succeed in getting Lindy that operation, seduce Jonathan and convince him to join SEEK...or kill him.
But nothing goes according to plan when she finds herself staring into eyes the same radioactive green as hers. Jonathan swears SEEK's been lying to her, but it isn’t until Keira comes face-to-face with a true Khayal that her world crashes down—one lie at a time—until she's forced to see the truth. Khayal are good and SEEK wants her dead. But running isn’t that simple. SEEK has her sister and her family.
Again Keira must choose, save her sister and her family or save the Khayal. And falling in love with Jonathan isn't helping.
LitPick Top Choice Book Review Award
Search is the first book of the four-part SEEK Saga.
Evade (SEEK Book 2) coming November 1, 2016
Extract (SEEK Book 3) coming (May 1, 2017
Kill (SEEK Book 4) coming November 1, 2017
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I have long been fascinated with science fiction, folklore and religion and it was a culmination of these loves which has become the world of SEEK. Originally, I wrote SEEK as one book. But this world grew and grew until it became so huge, so epic...there was more to the story. Even now, I know I could take this saga far beyond these four books.
Search is only the beginning. Call it a starting point. As a battle rages just out of our realm, beyond all that we know exists, we go about our days unaware of the true war.
“This isn't a war," said the artilleryman. "It never was a war, any more than there's war between man and ants.”― H.G. Wells, The War of the Worlds
We know intergalactic war is a possibility, but what we can’t know is what it really looks like, or when it will happen.
It may have already begun.
It is my hope, my mission really, to take you on the journey of discovery with my characters as they uncover a truth—so far out of their realm of understanding—that even long-time scifi readers will be left wondering...what if?
The Search for answers starts now.
Candie Leigh Campbell
SEEK is a government operated program that Keira joined to help save her sister. She is a huntress, trained to kill Khayal, mythical creatures she’s told are evil. When she gets sent on a special meeting to kill Jonathan Steed, a rich nineteen-year-old, she learns the truth about Khayal. She flees the country with Jonathan to get away from SEEK and learn more about Khayal. There, she meets Paul and his group of teenagers with the plan to save all of the Khayal. She must make the decision to go back to her sister or join Paul's group and Johnathan. Which love will win?
I loved this book. It was a great read! As Keira learned more about the Khayal and fell in love with Johnathan, she became a very relatable character. The relationships and emotions throughout this book were really amazing, and the plot of the story was very fun to follow. I felt like I was part of the story. I can't wait for the next book to come out.