Friday, February 7, 2014

#BlogTour, #BookReview and #Giveaway--> Holders #2- The Seers by Julianna Scott

Book & Author details:
Title and Author: The Seers by Julianna Scott
Series: Holders #2
Published by: Strange Chemistry
Publication date: February 4th 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Synopsis:
After nearly being drained of her ability and betrayed by a man her father trusted, Becca Ingle was left with one clue — Ciaran Shea. He holds the key to the downfall of the power-mad Holder, Darragh, and can ensure the safety of both Holder and Human kind alike… but is he willing to help?

Becca, Alex, Jocelyn, and Cormac set out for Adare Manor to meet with the Bhunaidh, an aristocratic group of pure blooded Holders of whom Ciaran is a rumored member. However, when Becca discovers that they might not be the only ones after the information Ciaran has, everyone begins to wonder if Bhunaidh might not be as uninvolved with Darragh as they claim.


A race to uncover Ciaran’s secrets begins, where the line between friend and foe is blurred, and everyone seems to have their own agenda. Becca will have to call on every ability at her disposal to uncover the truth, all the while knowing that sometimes the answer is more dangerous than the question.

My Review:
I have to say that I am a bit reluctant to sink my teeth in fantasy books but when I got this book from Xpresso Book Tours with a strong recommendation to try it, I decided to give it a try and I am not so glad that I did!
This is a fantastic book and though I didn't read the first book in the series, I got totally hooked in this one. The author narrates the story in such a manner that I didn't feel the loss of not having read the first one.:)

The story starts slowly but soon picks up its pace. The characters are well built and beautifully played out to give the story its appeal and make it interesting to the reader. I did skip a few pages where I felt the description of places was a bit too much foir my tastes but other than this, this is a tightly plotted and engagingly executed book which leaves the reader thoroughly entertained and quickly turning pages to know more! :)

I totally loved the book and strongly recommend this book as well as the "Holders" series to everyone. 4 shiny stars to it out of 5.:)

Purchase Links for The Holders (Holders #1):


Amazon.com: Paperback | Kindle Edition











Purchase Links for The Seers (Holders #2):

Amazon.com:
Paperback | Kindle Edition
B&N: Paperback

AUTHOR BIO:
Julianna was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and spent the majority of her educational career convinced she would be a musician. However, after receiving her music degree from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, she realized that she’d been born in the wrong era for her dreams of singing jazz to adoring fans clad in zoot-suits and flapper dresses to come true, and began to wonder if her true calling might be elsewhere.

While Julianna had always excelled in writing throughout school, she’d never considered it a career possibility until about three years ago, when she’d gotten her first story idea and decided to go for it. She grabbed her laptop, started typing away, and has never looked back.

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Giveaway:
Tour wide giveaway
Prize - open INTL: 
A signed copy of both The Holders and The Seers, series swag (bookmark, character booklet, etc), a crystal ball necklace, and a custom-made Celtic gown inspired by Becca's gala dress. (Will be made after winner is chosen and can provide desired size.)

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