Review: The Spirit Seducer by Alexa Padgett

The Spirit Seducer by Alexa Padgett

(I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.)

The dream comes every night: A warrior clad in leather and wielding a spear, fighting off demons with the heads of jackrabbits and pumas. Defending her.
Echo Ruiz knows it’s ridiculous. There’s no one in Santa Fe less likely to need defending. Thanks to the migraines, she’s confined to her mother’s house. Her Native American Studies classes are online, and she hasn’t made a new friend in a decade.
Until her twenty-first birthday party, when trickster Coyote himself shows up. An hour later, Echo is on the run from the power-hungry god. Her headaches are gone. Her mother is a hostage, and she’s been thrust into a mirror-world of deadly loveliness to fight or die.
Her dream warrior? He’s as real as the sweat on her skin. His name is Zeke, and he remembers a lot more about Echo than she does about him. So does her best friend, Layla, who has secrets Echo’s never guessed.
But if Echo wants to defeat Coyote—if she wants to survive—she’ll have to discover the way herself. Because that’s one ending the legends have never told…

I liked the fact that each character had a past..a story that influences their decisions and creates the twists in the story. That said, I don't like Echo. I certainly don't hate her but at times she can get on my nerves. I sided and agreed with her about the fact that her friends shouldn't keep secrets from her but that was just about it. I guess that could be probably because of the way she was raised, confined and controlled. I suppose being out in the world might change her. So yeah, hoping to like Echo more in the coming books.

Layla got on my nerves at times too. Her secrets and the her sometimes bossy attitude were annoying. But towards the end of the book, I certainly liked her more than I liked Echo.

Zeke is dishy!(The British meaning, not the North-American meaning!) He is sweet and to me seemed like the most realistic character.

I like how the Gods have been portrayed. They have been shown in such a way that they seem more like human beings than Gods. The reasons why the Gods are taking sides and playing a part in the war has been described well.


The plot is pretty AWESOME! The idea of Gods and Demigods is pretty common but It's almost always Greek gods. I liked the fresh idea of Hisatsinom culture and Native-American gods. The twists are a plenty and the questions popping up in your head keeps you turning the pages. I liked how with each chapter, more of the bigger story was revealed..a little by little.


The writing was quite even and i have no complaints except that at some points, it was hard to imagine the stuff I was reading. At certain places the imagery was a bit off but other than that the writing was pretty much clear and not confusing.


- The new perspective on the Gods and Demigods plot-line
- The interesting twists
- The portrayal of the Native-American Gods


- Echo at certain times
- The lack of imagery in some scenes


It a pretty great book for those looking for a different take on the Demigods plot-line. The spirit Seducer certainly offers that with it's refreshing story-line and well placed twists.




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