Friday, October 18, 2013

Kaniesha Reviews: The Holders by Julianna Scott

Title: The Holders
Series: Holders #1
Author: Julianna Scott
Release date: March 5, 2013
Publisher: Strange Chemistry
Genres: fantasy, supernatural, romance
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17-year-old Becca has spent her whole life protecting her brother – from their father leaving and from the people who say the voices in his head are unnatural. When two strangers appear with apparent answers to Ryland’s “problem” and details about a school in Ireland where Ryland will not only fit in, but prosper, Becca is up in arms.

She reluctantly agrees to join Ryland on his journey and what they find at St. Brigid’s is a world beyond their imagination. Little by little they piece together information about their family’s heritage and the legend of the Holder race that decrees Ryland is the one they’ve been waiting for—but, they are all, especially Becca, in for a surprise that will change what they thought they knew about themselves and their kind.

Review: WOW! I really, really enjoyed reading this one. There's such a great mix of magic, friendship, romance, treachery and family elements involved.

The main character, Becca, is 17 years old and pretty much a genius. We're told she graduated out of high school when the rest of us would be in our first or second years yet we're not directly told she's a genius or incredibly smart. The author shows us and I love it. Becca jumps to conclusions, judges, overthinks and does anything anyone else would do but always settles for a solution and usually picks the right choice.

The other (good) characters are very lovable, sweet, endearing and smart as well.

If there's anything to complain about this book - it's that it's too happy. Honestly, I can see people having problems with it but I am not one of those people. I enjoy slightly predictable books if they're written well and entertaining - which this one is.

I highly recommend to anyone looking for a light book to read! It is definitely going into my favorites shelf.

Oh! I forgot to mention - I received an e-copy of this book from Netgalley. Thank you!

Rating: 5/5 stars.


  1. Sounds like a fun paranormal! Thanks for the review!