Wednesday 5 February 2014

The Seers by Julianna Scott blog tour

The Seers by Julianna Scott 
(Holders #2)
Published by: Strange Chemistry
Publication date: February 4th 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

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 two 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.

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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.

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Author appearance

Julianna Scott will be holding a Q&A session on our Goodreads group on the 16th February at 7pm GMT 
(2pm EST, 11am PST). 
We would really appreciate it if you could all come along and join us. Feel free to invite your friends too, the more the merrier. 
Julianna has said there will also be a giveaway for one lucky participant. 


Tour wide giveaway 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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