Spirit Seeker (Talisa Santiago #1)
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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...more
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Published August 26th 2011 by Pill Hill Press (first published August 25th 2011)
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Turine
As soon as I received this book as my giveaway prize I couldn’t wait to dive in and start to read it!

This was a really enjoyable read!

The storyline was very good, and Talisa was a classic girl, who never had really fit in anywhere, until she moved. I loved the way the reader was taken to important flashbacks throughout the story. You got to learn about Talisa in so much more detail that way..! Her past, the hardships she had to face while growing up. I thought the characters that interacted wit...more
Book Chatter-Cath
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 te...more
Joyce
Spirit Seeker is a young adult book. Talisa Santiago is a teenage Native American who has moved around a lot with her mom. They move to an island inhabited mostly by Native Americans where she learns more about Native American beliefs and customs. She meets Jag, who is a loner and is "bad news" according to the others. She is very attracted to him and they start a relationship. Spirit Seeker deals with Native
American mythology which makes the book very interesting and the characters are well de...more
Allizabeth Collins
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Talisa Santiago has never truly fit in with the people around her, but she yearns for acceptance. She is of Native American descent and the granddaughter of a powerful shaman, but her family's history has been kept a tightly-bound secret by her overprotective mother who has been controlling their "nomadic" existence since she left the desert. After years of moving from place to place, Talisa finally begins to feel at home on the remote island of Silence, North Carolina where she mee...more
Remy Benoit
Spirit Seeker is an enchanted, beautiful book.

It has been several weeks since I finished it and I have been walking around with it in my head, thinking of Talisa and the world she is beginning to walk her path in. It has been half a century since I was Talisa's age, but I do recall searching at sixteen for the place that I fit in, could say it was a place that I belonged. I did find that, but not at sixteen.

Perhaps that is why I have been, well, holding Talisa in my heart because I find that I...more
Denise
Spirit Seeker (Book One of The Talisa Santiago Series)
by Jamie Haden (Goodreads Author)

Synopsis from Goodreads:

"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 t...more
April
Though it took me a little bit to get into this book once it got going I stayed up all night reading it. This book takes a look at the older Indian beliefs of form shifting and paranormal! I have grown up around Indians all my life both young and old. This book truly gives an essence of the old tales I have heard many times before with a little more hmmph to it! Truly loved this book and I cant wait to read the next one in this series! Would recommend for ages 12 and up !
Kristina
I received this book in exchange for a honest review.

I loved the vibe, the stories told, concept of the world they live in.

Beautifully written, kept me reading from start to finish.

Could of done with less teenage angst, but that's teenagers for you. Otherwise I loved this. Can't wait to read more
Adrienne Woods
I like the Spirit Seeker Book of of Jamie Haden’s new series called The Talisa Santiago Series. It follows Talisa and her mother moving to a small town by the sea. Beautiful surroundings and I think Jamie has done a really good job with describing it. Her characters are well developed and a lot of YA will connect with Talisa. There is a sweet romance interwoven inbetween all of the plots and everything.

I really liked Spirit Seeker for what it was and I got into this novel really fast. I love the...more
Melissa
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.

I enjoyed this supernatural story. The characters were relatable. Although Talisa was my favorite, all characters added something to the story and you are endeared to them all. The storyline was well developed and the author did an amazing job with descriptions. You could use your imagination and easily see the world the author created. I look forward to reading more from this author.
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SJ Byrne, PYN Reviewer

'Spirit Seeker' pulled me in from the very start, urging me to read on and discover what was, in Talisa's words, "the most horrifying thing I had ever witnessed." Some of the passages were descriptive in a way that transports the reader into another realm...

Read the entire review at ParaYourNormal
YABookGirl
I loved this book. My favorite character was Jag.
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