The Seeker (Roswell High #3) by Melinda Metz
Publisher:  Simon Spotlight Entertainment
Published:  January 1st 2000

Mass Market Paperback, 176 pages

Challenge:  100 Books in 2011, YA Series

Circle of danger…
Maria: She hasn’t told her friends about the strange glowing ring that she found. It seems to be giving her powers ā€” special abilities that let her enter a world she’s been dying to experience. Here’s her chance to learn what she longs to know: how Michael feels about her.

Michael: He feels all alone on Earth and he’s searching for a place to belong. He didn’t count on discovering someone to care about right here in Roswell. Now he’s falling for his best friend. But what he doesn’t know, and Maria doesn’t realize, is that she’s drawing danger to them all….

As you can guess by now, through my reviews on the first two installments of this series (The Outsider and The Wild One) I am a huge huge Roswell fan.  The Seeker focuses mostly on Maria’s and Michael’s relationship. After the Roswell crew were connected together in the first installment, The Outsider, they have all become very close – the best of friends.  There isn’t anything they wouldn’t do for each other.  For Maria this means helping Michael with one things he wants the most: to find the ship Michael, Izzy, and Max crashed in during the Roswell Crash so he can go back home to his planet.

Maria has found a way to help him! After finding Nikolas’ ring Maria starts to have “special powers” herself. When she wears the ring she is able to tap into people’s minds.  However, as with any powers, there are consequences of which no one knows about as Maria has decided to keep this all a secret.  After she finally confides in Michael, the consequences of these new powers start to become obvious, and deadly.  Every time she puts on the ring she literally invites others to find her, who in turn are actually looking for the Roswell aliens.  Soon Maria finds herself in a life and death situation!

Meanwhile, in the midst of all this there are the wonderful and complex relationships Melinda Metz has created.  Maria and Michael become even closer.  They are starting to see each other in a different light… But can they see the other as more than a brother and sister?? Izzy is a complete mess over Nickolas’ death, who was shot/murdered by the very scary Sheriff Valenti.  Alex is still there for her unwavering without complaint or demand.  Then there is Max and Liz (my favorite couple of the series – I can’t help it).  Max still just wants to be friends with Liz, even though they both know they love each other and they are obviously meant to be together (as are all the ‘couples’).  Liz even tries to get over Max by going out on a date, which ends in more proof that they are meant to be together. 

As with all the Roswell installments, Melinda Metz has created a wonderful story line and unique characters.  One aspect of this series that makes it stand out the most is Melinda Metz’s use of multiple points of views.  Each character is given the opportunity to speak.  Not only does this bring more depth and complexity to the characters, it brings many plot lines together to form one cohesive plot, which Melinda Metz does superbly!  If you are a fan of the TV show you must read this series!

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