Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway: The Holders (The Holders #1) by Julianna Scott

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                               The Holders (The Holders #1) 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.

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.

Paperback, 320 pages
Published March 5th 2013 by Strange Chemistry

The Holders is total awesomeness. The characters are wonderful. This storyline is fantastic. The romance is heart-melting. Julianna Scott is an awesome writer and storyteller. I fell in love with this story. Becca is my kind of strong heroine. Alex is definitely my kind sensuous, sexy lead guy, and I adore him. Scott has penned an incredible story about a human race that has supernatural abilities. But Scott absolutely touched my heart with the beautiful romance between Becca and Alex. Alex is a just melt-your-heart-swoon worthy guy—the way he talks, touches and loves Becca—he made my heart skip a few beats. The scene between Becca and Alex at the end of this novel had me in romance heaven; their words of love and trust to each other had my heart swooning.

Becca is seventeen and hell bent on protecting her little brother Ryland, keeping him away from all the people who would like to have him committed to an institution for hearing voices. But she never expected her deadbeat dad to send two of his guys from Ireland to take Ryland away from her. One of her dad's guys, Alex, tells her that Ryland is not crazy, that he is what known as a special race called the Holders. Becca starts to trust this twenty-two year old with beautiful eyes, but there's no way she’s letting her little brother go to Ireland without her. Becca thought she was going to Ireland to change her brother's life. She had no idea her life was going to get a supernatural makeover along with her falling in love with Alex.

The Holders intriguing storyline had me glued to the pages, this unique race from Ireland with their special mind powers, and Becca and Alex’s beautiful romance, I’m definitely ready for the sequel. I highly recommend The Holders as a must read!

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My Favorite Teasers:
"Right," I chuckled under my breath. I had the feeling that Chloe wouldn't have cared if I was a two-headed murderer straight out of prison, as long as I was under thirty and had boobs.

"You are meant for someone else."
"No," I beamed, hoping he would see the truth in my eyes. "I'm meant for you." Before he could draw breath to argue with me, I pulled his face in to mine and kissed him.

"Don't worry, I'm sure you'll piss me off sooner or later," he said with a chuckle.
"I look forward to it," I laughed.

Without willing it to, my mind went back to the night in my room when he'd come so close to kissing me. He hadn't tried anything like that since, but that didn't mean that I couldn't, right? It would have been easy, all I had to do was lean forward a tiny bit. Should I? Did I really have the balls to--?

And if he had read my mind, no matter what he'd seen, he was the one in the wrong, so either way I was good. Besides, if I came to find out that he'd read my mind, the conversation wouldn't get all that far anyway, because I'd be kicking his ass.

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. Author Links: Website | Twitter | Pinterest | Goodreads


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  1. It sounds amazing, now I want to read more about Becca ans Alex :)
    thanks for sharing! Great review


    1. Thanks Ruth for stopping by! And you are so very welcome! :)

  2. This one was on my list already, but I'm glad to know I'll probably like it!

    zaira of Pocket Knife Planet


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