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In this first book of the Watcher's Quest trilogy, 15-year-old Emma has long suspected that something is not quite as it should be in her life. With her long, pale face and white hair, she looks nothing like her parents or frail younger sister. She acts nothing like them, either. While her parents happily pursue their daily routine, Emma senses danger. She knows she must wIn this first book of the Watcher's Quest trilogy, 15-year-old Emma has long suspected that something is not quite as it should be in her life. With her long, pale face and white hair, she looks nothing like her parents or frail younger sister. She acts nothing like them, either. While her parents happily pursue their daily routine, Emma senses danger. She knows she must watch over the family day and night -- but why, she doesn't know. Things spin out of control when Emma takes a summer job caring for an eccentric elderly neighbor and is drawn into playing a strange board game. She's suddenly plagued by surreal, frightening dreams that begin to invade her waking hours. Emma is soon hurtled from her quiet farm life into strange worlds of intrigue and terror. As she becomes a participant in a bizarre game of life and death, the mystery surrounding her is solved ? and her future decided....

Title : The Watcher
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ISBN : 9781550748314
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 260 Pages
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The Watcher Reviews

  • Jaila
    2019-06-02 12:44

    This book was - in a word - horrible. First of all, our protagonist is as annoying as ever. Have you ever read or watched something where the protagonist is surrounded by awesome things, but keeps thinking that they're annoying? And you're like, "It's awesome, stop being an idiot!"This is one of those books. And in the event described before, it isn't necessarily a bad thing. The Haruhi Suzumiya series is a prime example of awesomeness with those qualities. Unfortunately, in this story, it's not used in a good way. Her (Our protagonist's) parents are AWESOME. Naturally, she hates them.Alright, here's a slight spoiler: she's adopted. Which SHOULD be obvious because they look completely different and our protagonist constantly feels out of place. The reason I hate her (well, a contributing reason) is because she finds out about this without her parents telling her. Then she goes crazy. She goes, "I'm adopted? Why didn't you tell me? This changes my whole perspective on life! I hate you!" Then she storms out of the house. The thing is, they didn't tell her because they thought that she'd feel like it changed things, which it shouldn't; a family is a group of people that care about you. It doesn't matter if you're adopted. And there's this guy, Tom. He seems cool at first, so our wonderful protagonist hates him. Then, all of a sudden, she starts liking him. Okay, people can change. But at the end of the book, she starts liking him more than her actual father. Which is pretty screwed up, if you ask me.At the end of the story, she is completely changed. Which you'd think I'd think was good.But instead, she's becomes LESS likable. Honestly, I didn't think that was possible.You might have noticed I glazed over the plot. So her mom gets a summer job for her, she's annoyed, but she only has to entertain this old guy who likes playing board games. He plays this game with her, and she loves playing it. It makes her feel invigorated, whatever that means. (That's actually a reference; I know what invigorated means.) And she turns out to be of magical descent. And I won't say any more, because you might actually want to read the story, and I don't want to give you no meaning to.All right. I'm sorry, fans of this book, but I hated it. Maybe I hated it, maybe I was too obsessed with her horrible treatment of her parents. Maybe she was justified in the treatment of her parents. All I can say is, the time I spent reading this book was time wasted.

  • Xiann Douglas
    2019-06-11 04:29

    This book was good. It was pretty much about a girl trying to figure things out that were happening. Weird things. She was also trying to figure out who she was and who she wanted to be. She notices how she isn't really like her family and how she always was and is different. She touches this crystal and also in her dreams she pretty much goes to a different world and there is people there and they talk about finding a child and winning a game and it restarting if someone finds the child first. She tries to figure out all this weird things along with watching her sick sister and trying to figure out how to help her. I feel like this book should be more well known or even a movie. I would recommend it to people who like mystery's and such.

  • Polly
    2019-06-02 07:21

    Very up and down. Sometimes I liked it, other times I almost gave up on it. It's a good plot, but I found most of the characters kind of annoying, and I wanted to hit Emma over the head for not realizing what anyone who has ever read a fantasy novel would have realized right away. But I guess maybe characters in fantasy novels don't always read fantasy!

  • Hermione
    2019-06-01 10:38


  • Aelvana
    2019-06-05 05:33

    I picked this one up not so much because I thought this one would be interesting, but because its sequel looked interesting and I wanted to read them in order. Ugh. There was every reason for me to like this book, going by the inside summary, but I was very glad to put it down at the end. The "game" melded poorly with the real world; it was very obvious, at least to me, what was going on as soon as it happened, and I grew irritated at the main character's denseness in that regard. I thought there was too much focus on the politics behind the game rather than making a good plot, so when everything was resolved I thought it was too fast, too easy, and fairly arbitrary. I may yet pick up the sequel, since it was the original reason I read this book, but I hope that bloody game is completely out of the picture. Neutral.

  • Sam - Spines in a Line
    2019-05-27 04:29

    I really like this series. I reread this book in 2011 after reading it 5 years ago and although it's for young readers it's still really enjoyable for all ages. This fantasy world is so interesting and I still have to read the final book in the trilogy.It can be quite confusing following along with some of the plot points because it's one of those books where all the answers pile up at the end, so once you finish it, it may be worth another read-through.Girls may prefer the book because it's from the perspective of a young girl but the fantasy of this book is not reserved for girls. I don't really have a perspective on what boys like, but I think the supernatural side to this story would fit anyone's tastes.

  • Kirsten
    2019-06-03 05:25

    This is an intriguing YA fantasy novel about a young woman who finds herself caught up in a competition between magical beings. It was interesting enough that I'll probably seek out the sequel, but all in all I felt like there were a lot of good ideas that the writing and plotting didn't quite live up to.

  • Jenna
    2019-05-31 11:25

    Preteen Jenna LOVED these books. Emma was one of the first characters that KNEW me. I was convinced Emma and I would be best friends; the hurt, confusion, loyalty, and love Emma relays throughout her quest were so palpable to me- they made her real.

  • Robynne
    2019-06-15 09:23

    I randomly pulled this book off the shelf in the library. I'd probably give it 3 1/2 stars - it was enjoyable, but not out of the ordinary. I liked it enough that I'll probably read the sequel though!

  • Kim
    2019-06-10 05:44

    I had to give this only 3 stars because it moved so took me forever to finish it! But as I got about 3/4 of the way through finally got really good. I'm liking the second book much better! If you like other worldly kind of fiction..I reccomend it.

  • Chelsey-Juliet
    2019-05-27 06:39

    I thought the book was kind of slow, and somewhat confusing, yet in the end.. i like it.... people just have to be patient when reading the book

  • Dani-Marie Watson
    2019-05-23 07:42

    Interesting so far. I do like the game / life concept, hoping to pick up more in the 2nd book, as I find it slightly confusing this far.Still a good read, thou! :)

  • Sandbutterfly
    2019-06-15 04:35

    a little weird. I thought the book was slow to start with and I almost stopped reading it but then it started to pick up and I loved it!!

  • Caren
    2019-05-27 09:36

    i read this to see if my kids would like it and i had to reed all 3 in the watcher's quest - just had to see how it would end

  • Gizmonaut Angeles
    2019-05-20 07:28

    A very interesting amazing book

  • Cassandra (The book & movie dimension blogger)
    2019-05-24 11:39

    Fantasy adventure that begins with a close family secret. Start as any normal day and builds to riveting beautiful magical discoveries.

  • Nancy
    2019-06-14 09:39

    Fun read, a little to 'magical' but I did like it... I don't like however that some authors feel the need to portray teenagers as 'too dumb to put two and two together'!

  • Catt Moore
    2019-05-20 07:31

    great book and series

  • Rene
    2019-06-08 10:40

    Interesting, if confusing, book about a girl who discovers she is not humand and that her purpose in life is to watch/guard her sister and her family from unknown peril.

  • Nourin
    2019-05-19 06:27

    Very slow paced,badly-written book.I only got through 100 pages,and I couldn't push myself to read anymore of it.Very awful.

  • Emma
    2019-05-29 12:33

    This book is really good! They should make it into a movie.

  • 'Manda
    2019-06-10 12:40

    This book was pretty good. I was just looking for something, anything, to read when I chose it, and it definitely captured my attention. I'd recommend it to a bored person any day. :]

  • Deejay
    2019-05-28 07:21

    One of my Favourite series!

  • Elizabeth Smith
    2019-05-24 11:33

    Not at all how I remember it when I was younger.But I think I can somewhat blame that on the ebook version? There were typos left and right and the formatting was a disaster: random line breaks, everything strangely indented, sometimes centered. It was awful.I feel like it was almost abridged?