Beneath the surface of a London top university, an ancient society known as The Seechers operates. They protect the world’s biggest secret. A hidden gateway to the subconscious world. Unlocked only by a mysterious liquid, found deep within the human brain.
Dark forces close in, as subjects, known to possess the liquid, are kidnapped and experimented on. The Seechers must use all their knowledge and power to defend their world, from this growing new threat; before any lasting damage is caused to the subconscious of mankind.
–from the blurb about Seechers: Beyond the Mirror
New philosophy student, Aris Fletcher, unravels the unimaginable world of The Seechers; as his bizarre dreams, present disturbing glimpses into the future.
I absolutely love the idea of secret societies. And some of my favorite books revolve around them. (But, no, I have not read Ninth House yet. I’m waiting for the mass market paperback, okay?) So, when I was asked to review Seechers: Beyond the Mirror, I jumped at the opportunity.
I actually read this book in a single day. I just couldn’t put it down, I enjoyed it that much. But keep reading to find out what, exactly, I loved about it!
Obviously, as I said before, I really liked the premise of this book. So, it was no surprise that I enjoyed the way the plot turned out. It had the perfect mix of actions and mystery, and it kept me enthralled the entire time. Honestly, this book has a little bit of everything. Mainly, it can be classified as science fiction, but it has so many different, unique aspects.
In particular, I really enjoyed how historical figures were woven into the fabric of the story. The book cites the Greek philosopher Anaximander as the one to discover the parts of the world that give Seechers their power. And considering the contributions he made in the real world, that makes perfect sense. But, to be honest, I just really liked all of the explanations about the Seechers, their knowledge, and their abilities. Sometimes, books dealing with such extraordinary things can rely too heavily on suspended disbelief, but this story definitely didn’t.
Plus, I loved all the different points of view included. After all, you know I have a weakness for multiple POVs. In particular, though, I enjoyed seeing the antagonists’ point of view in addition to the heroes’. That’s always a great addition to any book.
As for the characters, I definitely enjoyed them, too. I liked all the different backgrounds and personalities included. Though, I do think that certain characters could’ve used a little bit more development. But that mostly concerned side characters and, for the most part, they were still great characters. I definitely enjoyed reading about them and their adventures. On a side note, I originally thought the romance between Maya and Aris felt a little forced, but their chemistry developed into something more natural as the book progressed.
In short, I highly recommend reading this one. It’s a unique science fiction story that has a lot to offer, from an exciting plot to compelling twists on sci-fi tropes.
If you do choose to read it, drop a comment down below and let me know your thoughts! I always love to talk about the books I’ve read. Plus, if you enjoyed this review for Seechers: Beyond the Mirror, use the Book Reviews tab above to view my full library of reviews. You can find a lot more amazing books, there!
Also, be sure to check out the stunning short film for this book! I spent last night watching it and I really enjoyed it. Seriously, you absolutely must take the time to watch it. It doesn’t follow the same story as the book does, but it’s still super interesting and gives more insight into this fascinating world.
Buy on Amazon