February 16, 2013

Review: The Holders by Julianna Scott

17-year-old Becca spent her whole life protecting her brother from, well, everything. The abandonment of their father, the so called 'experts' who insist that voices in his head are unnatural and must be dealt with, and the constant threat of being taken away to some hospital and studied like an animal. When two representatives appear claiming to have the answers to Ryland's perceived problem, Becca doesn't buy it for one second. That is until they seem to know things about Ryland and about Becca and Ryland's family, that forces Becca to concede that there may be more to these people than meets the eye. Though still highly skeptical, Becca agrees to do what's best for Ryland.
What they find at St. Brigid's is a world beyond their imagination. Little by little they piece together the information of their family's heritage, their estranged Father, and the legend of the Holder race that decrees Ryland is the one they've been waiting for. However, they are all--especially Becca--in for a surprise that will change what they thought they knew about themselves and their kind.
She meets Alex, a Holder who is fiercely loyal to their race, and for some reason, Becca and Ryland. There's an attraction between Becca and Alex that can't be denied, but her true nature seems destined to keep them apart. However, certain destinies may not be as clear cut as everyone has always believed them to be.
Becca is lost, but found at the same time. Can she bring herself to leave Ryland now that he's settled and can clearly see his future? Will she be able to put the the feelings she has for Alex aside and head back to the US? And can Becca and Ryland ever forgive their father for what he's done?
  Just the right amount of suspense, mystery, magic & paranormal abilities to make this a really good book. Legend, lore & fantasy make up a big portion of the underlying elements in the storyline. I really liked the tenacious personality of the main character. She has a lot of strong qualities that make her an interesting & irresistible young lady to follow. Not to mention, the supporting characters each add their own special talent to the mix. Making this a full and well balanced cast & storyline. I like the way the author lays everything down in a thin layer as to not overwhelm the reader with fluff instead of a good storyline. Easy to follow yet still unpredictable. I hope to read more from this author in the very near future.

Publisher- Strange Chemistry
Reviewer Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewed by~Mechele
Thank you to the author for the donation of this book to the Read for your future book program!


1 comment:

  1. The Holders is such an awesome start what I expect will be a fantastic new series. I love how in-depth but easy to follow the storyline is and I was easily intrigued and sucked in from the first chapter!


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