Friday, 7 February 2014

The Seers (Holders #2) by Julianna Scott

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to ANGRY ROBOT Ltd and Netgalley.
The Seers (Holders, #2)
Blurb (from goodreads):
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.

The Seers by Julianna Scott

My rating: 2.25 of 5 stars

The Seers (Holders, #2)(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to ANGRY ROBOT Ltd and Netgalley.)
This is book 2 in the ‘Holders’ series.
**Warning – some unavoidable spoilers for book 1 – ‘The Holders’.**
Becca and co are off to France to attend a meeting of pure-blood Holders, hoping to be able to talk to an important man – a seer who may have been involved with Darragh.
Unfortunately though he turns out to be a very difficult man to catch.
Can the seer help them? And how will Becca manage among so many Holders?

This book was okay, but I just found myself getting bored. (Sorry Julianna).

Becca was once again fairly headstrong in this book, although she also acted pretty rashly at points. Confiding in people who may be your enemy is not the best of ideas.

The storyline in this was okay, and it started off pretty well, the pace really let it down for me though. As the story went on I felt like it was just dragging. All anybody ever seemed to do was talk, and I just wanted the story to move on!
There was also quite a lot of information in this one again, which once again this slowed the story down.
The romance in this one was good, and was definitely the best part of the book for me. I really liked Alex, and the spark between the pair was undeniable. I was really shocked at something that Becca did at one point during the book though, and thought that she didn’t really think before acting. I also wasn’t impressed that she didn’t even acknowledge why Alex felt jealous!

The ending to this was okay, but we were left with a bit of a cliff-hanger, and by the end I had really lost interest to be honest. I just wanted people to stop talking and start doing.
Overall; Sorry Julianna, but this was just not my cup of tea.
4.5 out of 10.

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