Blog Tour with Review & Giveaway for THE SEERS ( Holders #2) by Julianna Scott

                                         
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                                                                            The Seers by Julianna Scott
                                                                                          (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.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17457717-the-seers

                                                                                              Buy links
http://www.amazon.com/The-Seers-Julianna-Scott-ebook/dp/B00EGMBK5C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1385955959&sr=8-1&keywords=seers+Julianna+Scotthttp://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-seers-julianna-scott/1115251706?ean=9781908844460



                                                                                       MY THOUGHTS:

THE SEERS is the sequel novel to Julianna Scott’s THE HOLDERS. Okay, with that said, I have to say sequel books are like sequel movies to me; they sometimes have a hard time living up to the greatness of the first or original. But that's not the case with Scott's THE SEERS. I love it! Scott nailed this follow-up. The storyline got deeper, the plot thickens, and the characters are even more lovable. THE SEERS is awesome, and I loved this second book more than the first book, if that’s possible. 

Scott took the Holders’ storyline to a more mature level. I would say it's more of an Upper YA or light New Adult. I loved Becca, Alex and Chloe in the first book. They are awesome characters, but Scott allows them to mature here, their personalities grow, and she brings in two new awesome characters. Well actually, twin brothers that won my heart... Bastian and Steven. They not only won my heart, but Chloe's, too. Becca is still my favorite sarcastic, sassy-mouthed, tough girl, and we see her really grow up, even her language becomes more mature, and she had me laughing so much with her sharp tongue. Scott also ratchets up the romance with Becca and Alex. Becca is definitely ready to go to the next, NEXT level with Alex. And notice that I said next, next level. Yep, Becca doesn't need that second base in her and Alex’s relationship. Becca just wants to skip that second base and is ready for home plate. Like I said, I love Becca and her tough girl, in-your-face attitude. 

Now I want to get into the two new Holders, the twin brothers, Bastian and Steven. Love these guys. I think Steven is my favorite, but Bastian was right there with his brother. Where Alex is more quiet and sensitive, Bastian is cocky and a little bit crude. Becca and Bastian are definitely two of a kind and the banter between these two was hilarious.

THE SEERS is one sequel that readers are going to love just as much as the first book in the Holders series. I highly recommend it!

Check out my review for THE HOLDERS (book #1) HERE

 
                                                              5 Hearts of Love!



                                                     ***Some of my favorite teaser quotes***


"How do my boobs feel...? Um, fine?" I said with a shrug.

"I've got to be honest, no one's ever asked me that before."
  

*******
  

I gestured to the dance floor, "he was here, and saw me kiss you."

His eyes popped open. "So you're telling me there's a black eye in my future." He nodded.

 "Great."
  
*******

God, what an ass!

I hadn't know him all that well in school, so I wasn't sure if he was acting this way to try and repel me and my questions, or if "self-righteous dick" was just his natural state, but I was not about to be deterred.



                                                     ***My favorite Becca and Alex's swoon***

I took a breath to speak, but before I could find my voice he was coming straight toward me. He didn't look around, didn't check the hall, or so much as shift his eyes away from mine as he crossed the small alcove in three strides, took my face in his hands, and kissed me.

And dear God...what a kiss...

His mouth moved against mine with more passion than I'd ever felt from him before. His right hand slid up into my hair and gently but firmly held my mouth to his, while his left dropped to my waist and pulled me tightly against him. His fervor poured over me like boiling water over ice, melting me down to my core.






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 | Goodreads 






                                            ***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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2 comments:

  1. Great review, Debbie! I've been seeing a lot of really positive reviews on this one and the first book so I'm def. getting curious about it! It sounds very character driven and I love those quotes!

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    1. Thank you, Giselle. So glad you enjoyed the review and quotes! :D

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