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...more
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 ...more
Publication Date: July 2nd, 2018
Genre: YA Sci-Fi Fantasy
Recommended Age: 15+ (some violence, some mature content)
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 ...more
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 ...more
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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 ...more
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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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
When a radical group’s behavior escalates, Imara is forced to rely on her gift to rescue her sist ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
By Kay L Moody
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
Kay lives in the western United States with her husband and four sons. She en ...more