Authoress: T.L. Tyson
Genre: YA Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Story Length: 562 pages (subject to change)
Book Availability: Sadly, at this time the book is still not available for purchase.
My condensed version: Devon is charged with the duty of protecting souls. But after 150+ years he is tired and ready to give it all up. Until he meets the girl that should have been his final charge.
Author's summary: "When a scruffy stranger claims to be her protector, everything changes. Eleanor is thrust into a world she never thought could exist. Impending danger looms overhead, but there is an even greater danger. Devon and Eleanor have to confront the feelings they hold for one another. How can they be together when immortality tears them apart?"
What I have to say:
I know this will sound trite but this book is SO goooood. I can NOT believe it has not been published yet. Seeking Eleanor is, in my humble opinion, just as good as some of my favorite works of published young adult fiction. I hold this book in the same ranks as Meridian. The story is inventive, creative, fresh, refreshing, romantic, and tender. It pulls at your heart strings while weaving a strong fantastical tale.
Eleanor is the funky bookworm every bookworm can relate to. Devon is the strong old soul that causes women to catch their breaths.
2 for 2:
Characters: Fleshed & quirky
Plot: Clever & exciting
The Meter Readings:
Adventure-o-meter: High. Devon spends nearly the entire novel trying to protect Eleanor from impending dangers.
Kiddie-o-meter: While there is no sex and only mild levels of violence there are some occasional curse words and a strong sense of longing and desire.
Adult-o-meter: Fantastic tale for any adult.
Love the love?: Absolutely! Devon and Eleanor's relationship is chaste yet filled with longing, passion, and tenderness. I cherished every moment they were together.
Crush?: I have a no-longer-a-secret crush on Devon's soul-protecting brother Phineas. Phineas is described as having "Elvis' fashion sense and James Dean's looks" with "dirty blonde hair brushed back into a messy ducktail, which he combed constantly with the black plastic comb he kept in his back pocket." I can not stop imagining what he nor his smile looks like. What can I say? I'm a sucker for a boy with 50s fashion sense.
My rating: 5 stars; I can not wait until I can purchase a hardcover copy of this book. Are you listening HarperCollins?
Worth-a-read?: YES! YES! YES!
Shout outs: Thank you T.L. Tyson for writing this awesome book and giving me the opportunity to sing it's praises. It was worth every single minute. Thank you Rebrebs for bringing Seeking Eleanor to my attention. I know this sounds crazy but in my mind Eleanor looks like you. I think what sealed the deal for me was the hat with ear flaps she wears at the end. It made me think of your profile picture.
Noteable: Seeking Eleanor is part one of the Sought After Series.
My heart is full of such longing.
I haven't felt like this since I finished New Moon for the first time.
I will surely be thinking of Devon and Eleanor for days.
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