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When Clare Palmer accepts a scholarship to attend Evergreen, she thinks she's escaping her insane, estranged father, while also getting the chance to go to the school her late mother graduated from. Instead, she finds herself trapped in a scientifically-enhanced, combat-obsessed society called the Corasha who view her as a dangerous outsider.

Clare views herself as an outsi
Published July 18th 2017 by Ashley Maker
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Stephanie - Books Less Travelled
*I received an early copy from the author. This does not affect my review.*

I've always enjoyed a good dystopian setting with characters who either are trained or gifted with special abilities, but some really stand out. This is one of those! I loved reading Seer, and look forward to reading more of this series! The characters are so much fun to read about, and I love seeing Clare's story unfold! I also loved the school/academy type setting that really adds to this story, and seeing Clare navigat
How much can a person’s life change in just 24 hours?

That is a question that 16 year old Clare Palmer surely asks herself once she finds herself swept away into a world of training and combat. After the disappearance of her mother, she lives with her ~extremely~ paranoid father, who, despite his paranoia, allows her to go to the school that her own mother apparently attended.

If the idea of special powers that no human can possess+combat training appeals to you, then you may consider checking out
Sentranced Jem
Oct 06, 2017 rated it liked it
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Title: Seer
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Dystopia

disclaimer 1

I am always on the look out for new paranormal books to read.. I love Dystopia. So, You can imagine my excitement to read Seer!
I Hate to say it but Nah.. this just didn't do it for me. But hold up... The reason why I didn't really like it was because it was so similar to some of the other books I've read from this genre.. Yes they can be similar but you shouldn't help but feel a sense of Deja Vu right? Everytime I
Tiffany Marin
Oct 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Clare Palmer accepts the scholarship to attend Evergreen because she thinks it'll get her away from her insane, estranged father and because it's the same school that her late mother graduated from. But, when she gets there, she learns that her entire life has been a lie and she's a part of this scientifically mo
This book literally has it all! Romance, adventure, humor, great characters, a deep background plot.. It’s an upper YA/NA novel, but it brings me back to my YA days in high school, and I am appreciative of that. The majority of the novel takes place in a live-in Hogwarts type of school that reminds me of the House of Night series, and I love this for that.

I have read this book in many of its drafts and I can only say that every draft up to the this point was fantastic, but this final one is bea
Jul 09, 2018 rated it liked it
I received an ebook copy of this from the author and offered to review it for her! I've given this book 3.75 stars. This book follows the character of Clare, who is battling with the loss of her mother and has to live with her father who she thinks is crazy and unstable. Her life is turned upside down when she is sent to a 'private school', which turns out to be very different then what she imagines. She falls into a world of combat training, tactical skills and hidden agendas. A world she feels ...more
Lisa MK
Aug 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-reads
Clare Palmer has lost her mother and is living with her paranoid, alcoholic father. After sneaking out one too many times, Clare’s father sends a boarding school for gifted children...or so she thinks. Soon she finds out that her father may not have been so paranoid after all.

It has been a rare thing, lately, for me to really get into a book at the very beginning, and not feel confused by what's happening. This book had me from the start and it never let up. The pacing was just right for me, did
Ashley Maker
Jul 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-books
Finally. :-)
Karen Tomlinson
Jul 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
I voluntarily read this book and wanted to leave this review. The story is mainly based in a secret school/training camp and we see our main character, Clare, trying to fit in with others, make friends and learn how to fight. Of course there are boy issues, in that there are two hot ones. Throughout the book we see how Clare's relationship develops with both of them and where her heart eventually takes her. The book for me initially was quite slow to get going, mainly because the information giv ...more
Jul 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Great read with the character relationships similar to Divergent and Hunger Games. Not much action in the beginning as Clare is introduced into the compound. It was basically getting to know Clare and the others around her as well as what the compound entailed. I liked that Clare didn't automatically come into her powers and she never really uses them much in this book. Towards the end the action picked up and I was thrown for a little loop as to who was the "bad guy". Clare and Kade's relations ...more
Paige Green
Jul 15, 2018 rated it liked it
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the author and my friend Mary Ellen. Thanks! All opinions are my own!

Rating: 3.5/5

Genre: YA Paranormal Romance/Dystopian/Science-Fiction

Recommended Age: 15+ (romance scenes and violence)

Pages: 344

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Synopsis: When Clare Palmer accepts a scholarship to attend Evergreen, she thinks she's escaping her insane, estranged father, while also getting the chance to go to the school her late mother graduated from. Instead, she find
Jul 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
When Clare loses her mother she is forced to live with her unstable father who she doesn't even know. That is until two men show up at her house and offer her a scholarship to attend Evergreen, a private school that is nothing like she imagined it would be. The students are trained in head to head combat, and have special abilities that Clare soon starts to develope. Clare learns that she is part of a elite group of people called Corasha. She feels like she is a outcast in the school, the only p ...more
Jul 23, 2017 rated it liked it
Sixteen year-old Clare Palmer thinks she is escaping a crazy, paranoid father by attending an exclusive boarding school. But she really begins to question her decision when she finds herself surrounded by students and teachers who think it normal to have courses in Krav Maga-like fighting and train as if they would be competing in American Ninja Warrior. If that wasn’t enough, Clare also learns that she could develop rare powers that allow her to see things that others cannot in unbelievable way ...more
"First, the serum is ineffective on adults. Second, the two strains injected produced two different results. And then there's the third, an anomaly within the anomaly. The Seer."

This is an fantasy adventure book perfect for 11+, especially those that love Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and Divergent. There are some parts that I enjoyed reading:
1. The writing style (written perfectly for a middle-grade)
2. The boarding school atmosphere (I'm a sucker for boarding school books!)
3. Th
Elissa Huskins
Jul 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Jackie Turner
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Seer as I'm a complete and utter sucket for dystopian novels. I really enjoyed exploring Claire's character as well as learning about how the Seers came to be. It was a very interesting take on some actual history!

I also found myself shipping Claire and Kade incredibly hard! I need to know how they'll end up in the second book! Preferably as soon as possible!

The twist toward the end caught me off guard and I'm still trying to get my brain to figure out if there were
Robyn Krozser
Jul 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received this book as an ARC for an honest review.

I started and finished this book in a day. it was quite fast paced and an easy read.
The main character, Clare, had a lot on her plate the entire book and you could tell. She had a hard time trusting most and almost no one trusted her.
I still know next to nothing about these supposed "bad guys", the same as Clare. I hope the author elaborates more on them in book two. Which I'm really looking forward to!
All in all it was a pretty good read an
I really liked this book. The writing style and the relationships between certain characters draw you in. Clare has lost her mother and is having trouble connecting with her father when she is offered a chance to go to Evergreen. Claire soon realizes that life and Evergreen are not what she expected. I liked the premise but there is a point in the story where I thought things started to unravel a bit, which left me with questions. There is a lot thrown at you in the end but I hope it sets the re ...more
3.75 Stars Rounded to 4.

What I liked:
-Paranormal Romance
-Special powers
-Good amount of action & combat scenes
-Characters were fine

What I Wasn't the Biggest Fan Of:
-Needs more characterization
-Slow beginning
-The Romance wasn't very gripping

A good book for those who love paranormal romance books with action and MC's who have special abilities.

Am planning to read the sequel(s).
Jennifer Lil'n  Dunski
Aug 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When I first read the details about this book, I thought...hmm, this might be cool. I. Was. So. Wrong! It was outstanding! I couldn't put it down, it has great world building, the characters are fantastic and the storyline is incredible!
Action packed, witty, emotional and an edge of your seat thrilling story that grabs your attention from the very beginning!
Jul 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book was an awesome experience like none other. I loved the character building and of course the romance in it. I was intrigued by how the whole seer part played out and loved it. Now I will be on the edge of my seat waiting for book 2!!
Brittany Goodman
Jul 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This story is what I would classify as urban scifi. It is exciting with a quick pace, relatable and likeable characters and a plot which keeps you turning pages. The ending leaves you hanging but not desperately-just enough to want to keep the story going. I loved it and can't wait for boo 2!
Candace Clark
Jul 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Seer by Ashley Maker is a highly enjoyable YA urban sci-fi/fantasy! The setting was awesome—I mean who wouldn’t love a boarding school for gifted teenagers set in the wilderness of Colorado? The characters were well-developed and relatable. There were moments of laugh-out-loud humor, cheesy (in the best way possible) teenage romance, intense action, betrayal, and mystery. I would have liked a bit more insight on the rivalry between the two warring factions but I’m hoping that comes into play in ...more
Nancy Phy
Jul 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
a great fantasy

This story was great and the characters are wonderful. I look forward to the next book. I would recommend this book to anyone that enjoys a great fantasy.
Aug 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
SEER by Ashley Maker is an amazing book filled with action, romance, betrayal, and butt-kicking! Clare Palmer only wanted to escape a home with her crazy father, but she ends up in an even crazier situation—her new school. There, she learns about this world she never knew and the abilities she starts to develop. It’s thrilling to see Clare navigate this new life and learn about herself and her new powers. It’s also exciting to watch her develop a friendship and possible relationship with Kade (w ...more
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Under the Trees is Ashley Maker’s debut novel. When she’s not working on her next book, Ashley spends much of her time procrastinating on social media, relaxing with her husband and two daughters, and writing companion songs on her acoustic guitar. She has a bachelor’s degree in English, worked a short stint as a book editor, and lives in a small town in Oklahoma.

"Sway" --the first companion song

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