Wednesday, 8 January 2014

The Seers review

The Seers (Holders, #2)The Seers by Julianna Scott
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.

Shona's review 5 of 5 stars
Since I finished The Holders I have been desperate to read the follow up so when I got the chance to read The Seers I literally jumped at the chance. I said in my review of The Holders that 'This is a world I can become involved with, and these are characters that are already dear to my heart.And I truly meant it, it may have been a while since I stepped into Becca's world, but Scott has written it so well that the time isn't a problem.

One of things I enjoyed about this book is Becca and Alex's relationship. It doesnt follow the same pattern that most young adult books follow. By that I mean, they don't fall in love then break up over a misunderstanding. Yes they fall in love, and yes there is a misunderstanding on both parts but they deal with it. They don't act like children and run off crying to their friends that this thing happened when really it was nothing. They accept there was an issue and they both step up and take blame for their own part in this and if anything they come out stronger.
Scott also handles the sexual side of their relationship beautifully. Here we have to people who are in love. They are Anams (soul mates), by the very definition they are bound to each other for the rest of their lives. It would be unrealistic to ignore that they have growing feelings and would want to take their relationship to the next level. Scott embraces that but still stays true to the young adult genre. While Becca and Alex talk about it, and plan for it, it never really happens. Then when it does happen we are not met by a full on sexual encounter, in fact what we get is something much more special. 

This is another series that i cant wait to introduce to my daughter, Becca is smart, strong, brave loyal and fiercely protective of her family.

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