The HoldersHolders Series Book #1By Julianna ScottExpected Publication Date: March 5, 2013
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.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 destiny gets in the way, and they are all in for a surprise that will change what they thought they knew about themselves and their kind forever.THE HOLDERS is a modern day fantasy about incredible powers and extraordinary people.
The Holders is the first book in the series of the same name by Julianna Scott. I was intrigued just from the synopsis of the book and I'm so very glad I signed up to be part of this tour. This was one of the most enjoyable reads of the year so far for me. It truly had a little bit of everything I love in it.
Set in Ireland (for the most part) and told from the viewpoint of Becca, the main character, The Holders is a fast and highly entertaining read. It is very easy to like Becca-she is fierce, protective, smart and funny. But she's not perfect, which makes her all the more interesting to me. She gets mad and she doesn't try to hide it. She grabs your attention from the beginning and doesn't let go.
I honestly can say I loved pretty much everything about this book. It was fast paced, suspenseful, funny and romantic all at once. It had a stellar cast of characters and a great plot. I cannot wait to read the next installment.
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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.