Review: The Seers (Holders #2)

The Seers, (Holders #2), Julianna Scott

Amanda

From Goodreads.com

Image

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.

Thanks Christina for getting me hooked into buying both books in this series in like 3 days! Other reviewers describe this series as Harry Potter meets X-Men and I agree with that.  Becca and her younger brother have met the Holders where individuals have one ability only and their strength is varying.  I really like that aspect of the series, everyone has their unique piece of the puzzle and unique weakness.

I have to say that for the first part of this book I really found Becca annoying.  I like that she’s a caretaker and that she’s not afraid to stand up for others, but in the beginning she was over the top for me.  She had just met Steven and was acting like they were BFFs at first sight–girl he was afraid of you when you met him, ease off!  However, Becca chilled out as the adventures at Adare Manor went on and she became much more likeable.  Once she’s not going full speed as the defender of everyone she sees I like her a lot better.  It was nice to see her calm down and think about her father as a person and to think about reconciliation with him.

I really liked the new Holders that came into play and the new skills we learn about.  I enjoyed the romance, it adds to the story without being the whole focus, and Alex and Becca compliment each other so well.   And I love Alex’s Holder abilities-who wouldn’t want him around?  This is just a smart, different YA series that doesn’t feel too young.  I was sad when this book ended and I can’t wait to see where #3 goes!

As a bonus Julianna Scott has a post on the Goodreads page for The Seers with her inspirations for the book and there are some fun pictures!

4 Stars!

Advertisements

2 Comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s