Review: Seed by Lisa Heathfield

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Seed loves you. Seed will never let you go. 

Fifteen-year-old Pearl has lived her whole life protected within the small community at Seed, where they worship Nature and idolise their leader, Papa S. When some outsiders arrive, everything changes. Pearl experiences feelings that she never knew existed and begins to realise that there is darkness at the heart of Seed.  A darkness from which she must escape, before it’s too late.

I don’t even know where to start with this one. It’s one of those you have to digest after reading…just like all the best books force you to do.

To put it simply – this book is good. It’s really good. It’s 300+ pages, and I read it in 2 days. That would normally take me a week or more! I literally couldn’t put it down. I’ve been reading for hours, putting off schoolwork and doing my gaming blog and everything else just to read. When I wasn’t reading it, I was in a kind of Seed trance. Have you ever read a book so good you end up in a trance just thinking about it?

“It feels like I am underwater at the lake,”

The easiest way to describe Seed was that it turns the pages for you. It’s definitely a thriller, but not in a way like Gone Girl or The Girl on the Train. It definitely has dark undertones, and it’s definitely thrilling….but above all, it is strange. I mean this book is really messed up – but that’s what makes you want to read on. I just wanted to know what would happen.

“yet floating through the sky.”

I loved the characters in this book. I loved the setting. Both were complicated and confusing but also related highly to the ‘Outside’, or the real world. There were constant reminders that this was about people, even if they didn’t live conventionally.

“There a thousand butterflies dancing on my skin”

The plot was definitely fast paced, and I felt the constant twists and turns, wanting to follow the winding road to the end of the story. I did enjoy the first half of this book more than the second, though. I’m not sure why…but I have to say I thought the ending was a bit rushed. I found I blundered into it without even knowing where I was going. It all just felt a little hazy.

There was also a very big, unexpected event at the end of the book which I felt kind of eliminated some of the point of the book. It all built up to what would happen with a certain person and then another event means we’ll never even know.

But otherwise, the only other complaint I could possibly have is that I want more. I want to know about Pearl now. I want to know about her adventures and how she moves on from everything that happened in those last few pages.

I’m still giving this book top marks, though. I couldn’t possibly mark such a captivating page turner with any less.

 ☽ ☽ ☽ ☽ ☽
5 out of 5 moons

 -Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽


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