Tuesday, 14 April 2015
Seed by Lisa Heathfield
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.
This isn't really a review of Seed. I don't want to review this for fear of spoiling it. I came to this book only knowing that it was about a girl who is part of a cult. I actually think knowing only the very basic premise meant I was surprised all the way through and needed to keep reading to find out what happened next.
This book is dark and creepy and with leave you chilled by the end. I found myself getting more and more uncomfortable as the story progressed. This book is a real example of how YA can really take you to that dark place and it isn't all fluffy unicorns like some non YA readers seem to believe.
I urge to find the time to pick up this superbly stunning book. I for one am already dying to read the sequel.