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Truth Seer

(Truth Seer Trilogy #1)

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  60 ratings  ·  43 reviews

A world of lies. A cell of terrorists. When her sister is taken hostage, only the power to see the truth can set both of them free.

Egypt, 2121. Imara Kalu knows how she wants her future to go: Become a police interrogator in Kenya and then graduate as a truth seer in her last semester of the summer training program. But her plans fall apart when a group of terrorists tak

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Published July 2nd 2018 by Marten Press
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Feb 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Imara can read people's emotions. She has a type of a gift called a hila, which is not uncommon in her version of our earth. Some people call heal others, some can sense contamination in substances.
Imara's hila means she can also tell if someone is telling the truth.
She is about to graduate from school and put her fantastic talent to use working for the police in Kenya. But something happens to stop her. A terrorist organization kidnaps several people from the graduation ceremony including Im
Paige Green
Aug 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the author and then I bought my own copy. Thanks! All opinions are my own.

Rating: 4/5

Publication Date: July 2nd, 2018

Genre: YA Sci-Fi Fantasy

Recommended Age: 15+ (some violence, some mature content)

Pages: 340

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Synopsis: Imara’s life is finally going the way she’s always dreamed. Until her sister is taken hostage by crazed fanatics, forcing her into a fight she wants no part of.
A hundred years in the future, Imara’s evolv
C.E. Clayton
“Truth Seer” feels like you’re reading the fantasy love child of Indiana Jones and Tomb Raider. In it, Moody creates a world where people now have, essentially, a super power that they can learn to use and hone to perfection to help them in a future career. Everything from tasting the weather, to feeling wounds in order to heal them with something more than a doctors touch, to seeing people’s emotions, including if they are telling the truth. Enter the main character Imara, a truth seer who uses ...more
Mar 16, 2019 rated it it was ok
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Sci-fi is not a genre I read often. There is just something about the books that bores me to destruction. They are a no go zone for me until I got a request to review this series. At a glance, it was exactly what I had been looking for. That is, it was story taking place in Africa. In this case Egypt, and the main character, Imara, was a Kenyan (whoop! whoop!).

The Truth Seer is the first book in the series. Its mai
Blaire Hammond
Dec 21, 2018 rated it really liked it

*I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for a free and honest review*

Truth Seer was such an epic fantasy/sci-fi mixed story full of wonder, fantastic world building, great characters, and, as the title suggests, truth. This book was both different and interesting. I found the pacing to be excellent despite the fact that it wasn't super fast or jam packed with action, and the world to be fascinating. I truly enjoyed reading this book and flew thro
Jan 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed reading this, it had what I wanted the hunger games to be. I liked the characters and the story itself, I liked that the characters were flawed. It was an enjoyable read and hope there's more from the series.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Nia Dragin
Aug 22, 2018 rated it liked it
A strong beginning to a series does a lot of analyzing through a strong narrative. Imara is a strong character because she can see the truth, but the truth is always in the eye of the beholder. And the world isn’t all black and white. The concept and narrative are interesting in that respect because the novel incorporates colors to reflect truth. This makes the novel interesting because often times the world is thought of in black and white when it’s not and just because someone lies doesn’t mea ...more
Aug 11, 2018 rated it really liked it

Title : Truth Seer

Author: Kay L. Moody


Being a human lie detector is great… until you realize how often people lie.

Imara’s life is finally going the way she’s always dreamed. Until her sister is taken hostage by crazed fanatics, forcing her into a fight she wants no part of.

A hundred years in the future, Imara’s evolved senses as a truth seer give her an advantage over the obstacles ahead. But her gift is also a curse: years of baggage weigh heavily on her shoulders.

Imara descends into the
Jess Combs
Jul 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
If you had the ability to see (literally SEE) others truths and intentions, would you really want to?

Before reading Truth Seer, I would have said "Um, Yeah!" without thinking twice about it. But now?!?!? I'm not so sure...

Truth Seer takes place in the future, after we've tapped into innate abilities that allow us to basically have superpowers (hilas).  It seems a little far fetched when I say it that way, but Kay L Moody actually had me thinking I could totally have a hila! 

Basically, we're curr
Jan 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, young-adult
The truth hurts. But if you can accept it, it will make you stronger.

Truth Seer, the first book of the trilogy of the same name, opens a compelling, original, and overall underrated story about Imara Kalu, a young woman with the ability to see emotions and intents, who can tell when someone is lying or telling the truth.

I know, I know… we’ve all heard of one infamous Empath or another douchey Telepath. I swear, Imara is not like that. Her hila, the special ability that most humans have deve
Jul 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
*Many thanks to Ms. Moody for sending me an electronic Advance Reader's Copy (eARC), in exchange for a honest review. This is a spoiler-free review. Every thoughts, feelings and opinions about this review is solely MINE.*

This novel sets in Egypt in the year 2121 wherein the technology is so much advance that you can easily access it by using your ring to project a hologram. But then, what if you have a hila (superpowers)? Well, that is something.

Readers are introduced to Imara Kalu, a truth seer
Laura Furuta
Aug 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Truth Seer (Truth Seer Trilogy Book 1)
By: Kay L. Moody
5 out of 5 stars

The story Truth Seer (Truth Seer Trilogy Book 1) by Kay L. Moody is a science fiction/fantasy book. It is a story that has action, adventure, danger, and mystery all rolled up into one. It is a book set in the future in a world where senses have evolved. I found myself enjoying the explanation and details given in regards to the futuristic world. I loved the character of Imara. She is a unique person as she is a truth seer. It
Aug 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

Truth Seer is the first book in the Truth Seer Trilogy and debut novel by Kay L. Moody. This is a young adult sci-fi novel, with fantasy, action, adventure, kidnapping, terrorists, danger, traps, discoveries, secrets, super-powers, futuristic, obstacles, drama, and life changing situations.
The story is set 103 years into the future- where humans have developed interesting abilities. The world building in the story was particularly good, laying a solid foundation on which to build this im
Valkyrie Oracle
Aug 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Truth Seer is the first book in the Truth Seer trilogy. Truth Seer introduces you to a future world where technology has advanced and people have developed extraordinary gifts. Imara is blessed with the rare gift of being able to see the truth, but rather than feel it is a gift, Imara feels it is a curse. Knowing when someone is lying doesn’t make you friends. It doesn’t make you trust easily either.

When a radical group’s behavior escalates, Imara is forced to rely on her gift to rescue her sist
Aug 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
I give Truth Seer (Truth Seer Trilogy Book 1) by Kay L. Moody, 4 stars.

Imara is graduating and about to move on to a career of her dreams. She wants to use her Truth Seer ability for good. Just when she thinks her life is finally going her way, something terrible happens. A zealot wants to change the way things are and decides to kidnap people to help their cause. Imara's sister is one of those kidnapped. With the police not seeming to want to help much, Imara decides to go after her sister hers
Truth Seer (Truth Seer Trilogy Book 1) by Kay L Moody was a original, unique read that had me hooked from start to finish.

My first read by this author, I was excited by the synopsis and I was not disappointed. Well written, descriptive, and entertaining. Right out the gate we are shown what type of character Imara is.

This book is good. I know that sounds vague, but sometimes the simplest words are the best one. Imara really stole the show for me. At first I wasn't too keen on her, but as soon
Jul 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
When I fist read the Synopsis above, I didn't know quite what I was getting myself into. It didn't sound like something I would normally read. Personally I would class this book as Dystopian Fantasy. Its Universe is not overtly fantastic and borders real life. Its set a hundred years in the future with new tech and most humans have developed a new power known as hila. But this book does deliver. The author is obviously skilled at developing multifaceted characters who do grow and change with the ...more
Aug 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A great read about intrigue. In the 2100s, everyone has powerful gifts called hilas. Imara is celebrating her sisters hila graduation when a group of taggers attack the school and the Judge kidnaps her sister and several others. Desperate to find them, Imara sets off into dangerous catacombs but will she and her friends find them in time?
A great read. Well developed plot with twists and turns that I just couldn't put down. Well developed characters like Abraxas loud personality while being carin
Kerry Baker
Aug 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Truth Seer by Kay L. Moody is the first book in the Truth Seer Trilogy. Set in the future this dystopian novel will have you hooked.
Imara has finally got her life heading in the direction she wants. Not an easy thing to do when you are basically a human lie detector. But with things finally on track she can be happy. Until her sister is taken hostage.
Imara then finds herself on a mission to track down the kidnappers and rescue her sister. The fight for her sisters freedom takes her on a journey
Krystal Gregory
Aug 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Truth Seer, Book 1 in the Truth Seer Trilogy by Kay L Moody
4 out of 5 Stars
This book gave me the shivers. Sci-Fi Fantasy is not my normal genre that I typically am drawn too, but I was oddly rapt with this book. The characters were very intriguing and Imara is absolutely one interesting character. This book is set one hundred years in the future, so some of the setting, I found to be a bit farfetched, however, since this is a sci-fi book, it is not outside the realm of the book so it did not tak
Jenni Bishop
Aug 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Truth Seer (Truth Seer Trilogy Book 1) by Kay L. Moody is a young adult sci fi, action, adventure, fantasy story and is an interesting read. When you live in a world that is full of people who have different talents and you thought you knew truth from lies, but what happens when it turns out it is not always as it seems. Everyone’s version of the truth maybe truth to them but not to you. Someone's version of the truth is a way to make others feel better. In the midst of fear and the unknown some ...more
Sep 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Truth Seer (Truth Seer Trilogy Book 1)
By Kay L Moody
4 stars

When I first read the blurb for this book I was really intrigued, although I have read a few books in this genre it’s not one of favourites to read however I did really enjoy this book. Aimed at YA I thought that it was a really well written story that flowed well and had great characters. I liked that it was set in the future and thought that the author did a great job describing the setting and world building. Her writing was detailed
Aug 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Truth Seer is a YA sci-fi/dystopian by Kay L. Moody and the first book in a trilogy of the same name. This book takes place in the future, humans have developed remarkable abilities. Imara is a truth seer, she is training to become a police interrogator when terrorists kidnap her sister. Now Imara will need help if she is going to rescue her sister. Her story will catch your attention and immediately get you hooked, there is so much action, deceit, betrayal and truths you won’t want to believe. ...more
Sep 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
I have to say, it’s been a while since I’ve read a book like Truth Seer by Kay L Moody. I was surprised by what the author offered the reader, as well as impressed of the storyline and the way in which it was portrayed.

We get to meet Imara Kalu and all of the bravery that she has to offer the world. Most especially when it comes to rescuing her sister from terrorists. I don’t think that I’ve read anything like this book before and was content with the way that the author handled the entire stor
Kaitlynn Taylor
Aug 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Truth Seer- Kay L Moody


Truth Seer by Kay L Moody is the first book in the sci-fi fantasy Truth Seer trilogy. I loved this book from start to finish, it was intriguing, captivating, suspenseful, entertaining and full of twist and turns that left me sitting on the edge of my seat. The amount of detail that Kay L Moody wrote in this book is simply incredible, she made it possible to easily picture everything playing out in my mind, which made it very entertaining.

I was able to read this bo
Jennifer Harris
Dec 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
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Brittany Smith
Jan 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a great story!!! I went into this book blind and let me tell you wow!!!

Imagine having your own personal superpower (known as a hila), like seeing other people’s feelings or healing by touch only. Now imagine someone you love being abducted and having to race to save them. In a race against time we are thrust into this situation and are taken on a wild ride that will leave you sitting on the edge of your seat!

The characters were amazing and I saw no shortfalls at all. The story was full on a
Sarah Edwy-Smith
Feb 07, 2019 rated it liked it
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Erica Fish
Aug 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Truth Seer by Kay Moody is a great start to a trilogy. She has a new spin on true seers and lies. This is my first book by this author and it will not be my last. The story is a new venture in the paranormal. Her characters are complex and fully developed. There are some wicked twists and turns but I have to admit it is a wild ride. The world is full of lies, terrorists, and people who can sense when they are being lied too. Imara is a truth seer who is out to find her sister. Abe is out to make ...more
Gail Guerrero
Sep 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Truth Seer by Kay L Moody

Four Stars

This is the first book I have read from this author. I was surprised by the end of the book that I actually enjoyed the story. The characters were well written and it was a plot that wasn’t overnight used or played out. The main character Imara can sense emotions and tell if someone is lying. I saw this as a blessing and a curse for her. The story had its moments where it got a little long winded but other than that it was a good read. I am looking forward to t
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Kay L Moody is proud to be a young adult fantasy author. Her books feature exciting plots with a few magical elements. They have lots of adventure, compelling characters, and sweet romantic sub-plots. Most of her books have a dystopian flair. They include a variety of technology levels and lots of diversity in characters.

Kay lives in the western United States with her husband and four sons. She en

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Truth Seer Trilogy (3 books)
  • Healer (Truth Seer Trilogy Book 2)
  • Truth Changer (Truth Seer Trilogy Book 3)
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