Seen (The Wanderer Series, #1)

Seen (The Wanderer Series, #1)

by Heather Sutherlin

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Through a portal, into another world, on an impossible quest...This wasn't how they planned to spend the summer.

Rory has no idea what's going on in the woods behind her house, but it's driving her crazy. On the last day of her senior year she finds herself caught up once again in the curious happenings of the forest and walks away without any of the answers she was hoping to find. To make matters worse, she is sent to visit a sick neighbor and instead finds the hottest guy she's ever seen. When she discovers his brother's incredible secret she falls further into her own chaos and into a fate she never could have imagined. 

Jaron is just counting the days until the summer is over and he can get back to his real life. Stuck with his little brother on a tiny farm in rural Oklahoma is not exactly his idea of fun. But when Rory shows up on his doorstep with an armload of pie, he knows his summer has just taken a sharp turn into new territory. He never expected the adventure they would discover next or the quest that would change their lives forever.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016063546
Publisher: Sutherlin Books
Publication date: 01/18/2013
Series: The Wanderer Series , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 464 KB
Age Range: 13 Years

About the Author

Heather Sutherlin lives in Arkansas with her husband and three children. She loves all things creative and enjoys the worlds she dreams up, longing to live the adventure alongside her characters. When she's not at her writing desk, she is busy exploring and learning with her children or cooking big elaborate meals in the kitchen with her husband.

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SEEN (The Seen Series, #1) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Felicia-Tatum More than 1 year ago
An amazing, enthralling, and exciting adventure awaits you in this fabulous story! Rory, Jaron, and Rin are connected, though they don't quite know how when the first meet. I love the instant sparks that fly between Rory and Jaron, as well as Rin's neverending excitement over...well, everything. This story is creative and different, two of my favorite things. Heather did a wonderful job of making a whole new world in this book and I can't wait to read more about these three.
DesertJules More than 1 year ago
Ree is about to graduate from high school and she is thrilled. It's about time she got to start living her life. College is only a summer away and she can't wait for this new adventure. On the day before Ree's graduation, her mother sends her on an errand: deliver some food to a sick neighbor and the nephews who are visiting. When she arrives, a young man, Jaron, steps out on the porch to stare. But his younger brother, Rin, is not so reserved - he dances around her, grabs her arm, and insists she come inside with him. Overcoming her shock at their behavior, Ree follows them into the farm house and gets the biggest shock of her life: every surface in the young boy's bedroom is covered in drawings - of Ree. Then, of course, there's the huge painting, taking center stage and Rin's story of 'seeing' her for years. Panicked, she flees. The sun is barely up the next morning when Ree hears knocking at her window. Outside, Jaron insists she come out and answer his questions. But Ree has questions of her own. Walking through the woods, as they realize neither has any answers, they experience the 'magic' wind that has confounded Ree for years. Traveling further, to the place where Ree comes to read and study, they are greeted by a man who steps from the rocks and seems to know them. And, from there, it gets truly amazing. ~*~*~ SEEN is a paranormal/ fantasy book designed for YA readers. The main characters range in age from 12 to about 19. It is not, however, for YA readers only - in my humble opinion. It was so difficult to write this review without spoilers. The beginning was a little slow, as it should be, building information about the characters. But when it jumped into the action - it jumped into the action, with both feet. Take a deep breath when you can, you may not get another chance. The story alternates between Ree's viewpoint and Jaron's. Unlike other books that try to do this and fail, when Ms. Sutherlin changes perspective, she picks up right where the last thought ended. It worked beautifully for me. One of my favorite parts, and I won't tell you when or where it happens, is when Ree becomes Rory and Rin is told he doesn't yet know his full name. And I think I love Zern. On the down side, I found much of the writing to be too mature and too formal for the characters. These are modern-day teens and, from my experience, they would think and speak far more ... colloquially. At the same time, I expected more formal speech from some of the characters on the other side of the portal. I try to tell myself that I'm too old for YA fiction, but I never believe me. And this book is why I'm happy about that. Oh, I should probably mention: the ending will make you scream (loudly) for the next book. ~*~*~ Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary electronic copy of this book from the author. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
High school graduation and an upcoming overseas study program can't compete with a messenger from a Portal Stone. Rory Wright discovers she's a Wanderer, but to take the journey, she must bring the Watcher – hottie Jaron's brother, Rin. Jaron has always watched out for his younger brother, Rin, making sure other kids don't tease him too much. Then Jaron sees Rory, and it's instant attraction, and astonishment, because she's the person his brother has been drawing for years. These three young people, Wanderer Rory, Watcher Rin, and Protector Jaron travel through Portal Stones to another land, where a rogue wanderer works to take over. They're faced with being unprepared for what they're asked to do, and a journey that might or might not bring them home. Heather Sutherlin's fantasy quest begins very well, so well I found myself aching for the next paragraph, the next chapter. Sutherlin captures Rory's desire to travel, to see more of the world than the small town where she lives, even though everyone else is happy to stay put. I feel as if Rory was the unsatisfied soul I was once myself, a feeling many young people will empathize with. As the story progresses, the journey never slows it's pace, no matter whether the action is nothing more than a celebratory meal or a battle. The characters, unprepared as they are, manage to discover deep within themselves what they must do to survive, and win over the Betrayer. A story such as this will appeal to all teens, boys and girls. The strong characters wanting to test their boundaries, to learn as much as they can have their faults, but are also good role models. At the end, I must confess, I did read the opening for the second book and find myself waiting for it to release. Kudos to Sutherlin for writing such an appealing tale.
Cuanam More than 1 year ago
I found myself smiling a bit right from the start. There's magic in the around Ree's house.. probably around Ree too come to think of it. I loved how the story alternated between Ree and Jaron so you didn't miss anything in the story from either side. Rin is a strange little boy and yet I couldn't help but feel sorry for him. My heart broke for him really. The detailing this book is amazing. The descriptions are so vivid you see everything clearly without a doubt knowing it's what was pictured while the words were written. I absolutely love the mystical feel of this story. It's a familiar story told in a brand new way. Ree, Jaron and Rin's journey is one so many of us who love fantasy would love to go on. It's like a mix of all the fantasy novels you've ever read, a dash of fairy tale and a pinch of romance. I did have one gripe with the intelligence of Jaron and Ree...They know the name of the Betrayer.. yet when the Betrayer's name is mentioned in an another situation Ree doesn't connect the dots that the two are one and the same. Aside from the small errors, there are a few places where a word is missing, nothing drastic and certainly not a reason to snub your nose at this book, this book is a good read. I enjoyed the storyline and the way the characters grew and evolved. I look forward to the next installment and hope Ms. Sutherlin will remember me when it needs to be reviewed. I give this book 4 of 5 paws Reviewed by S.Cu'Anam Policar Freaky Fiction Writing Author Around the Universe Book Tours Apprentice Fae Books Tour Host/Reviewer Girls <3 Books Tours Host LadyAmber's Book Tours Host B3 Book Tours Host I Am A Reader Not A Writer Blog Tour Host
Kay_LaLone More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. Heather weaved together a magical world. The characters Rory, Rin, and Jaron were great. I was hooked from the very beginning all the way to the end. I want more. Can't wait to read book 2