5!bat Review: The Seers (Holders #2) by Julianna Scott

February 6, 2014 Review 2

5!bat Review: The Seers (Holders #2) by Julianna ScottThe Seers by Julianna Scott
Series: The Holders #2
Published by Strange Chemistry on 2/4/2014
Genres: YA Paranormal Romance, Young Adult
Format: Paperback
Pages: 430
Source: NetGalley
Sexual Content: Kissing, one scene of intimacy
Reviewed by: Libbie
5 Stars

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.

Ever find that series that’s the equivalent of binge-watching a new show on Netflix? The Holders is turning into that for me. I started reading THE HOLDERS days ago and finished it Friday night. I read THE SEERS, book two in the Holders series, today. All day. I couldn’t stop until I was finished. Every time I thought I could put it down for a bit, do something else, I didn’t. I picked it back up again. I even skived off making dinner – ordering out instead – so I could keep reading.

I finished it a few minutes ago…and there was primal screaming because I reached that horrible moment there isn’t a “next episode” button to click. Just a long wait for the next book.

One of the things that drew me into the series was the uniqueness of the world Scott has created. That didn’t diminish even a little in THE SEERS. If anything, the world did what it should in all second books – the author didn’t belabor the world she created, instead, she made it richer. Characters you thought you knew take on new depth but remain true to their original selves. The new characters don’t make the world feel cluttered, they give a deeper look into Holder society and I both loved and hated them (the ones I hated…I did so with good reason. They’re horrible people.)

As with all second books, it’s difficult to speak to the plot without giving away major, or even minor spoilers. THE SEERS is no different in that respect. I will say that it’s a whirlwind. It has mystery, a return of the romance that I loved so much, surprises both good and bad.

I won’t say THE SEERS end on a cliffhanger, because it doesn’t really. There’s no bombshell that has you staring at the words “the end” with a look of incredulous horror on your face. There are just questions you know are going to plague you while you wait for the next book in the Holders series. I know they’re going to keep poking at my brain for a long time…so much so I know I will be reading both of these books again while I wait.

Series Titles:
  1. The Holders
  2. The Seers
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2 Responses to “5!bat Review: The Seers (Holders #2) by Julianna Scott”

  1. Mina

    Book one, “The Holders” was my surprise hit in YA in 2014! I had to read it without taking a break [or sleeping], too. I was so immersed, I couldn’t stop, I just had to know what was happening on the next page [“just one more!”]… so glad that the series will continue this way! Thanks for the review Libbie!

  2. Libbie

    I honestly don’t know how I missed it when it came out, but I was the same way when I read it. I was thinking about it even when I wasn’t reading and should have been doing things like working!

    Hope you enjoy the sequel as much as I did =)