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Review Tour: The Seers by Julianna Scott

Hey guys! Welcome to today's blog tour! This is my review of The Seers by Julianna Scott. It is the 2nd book in the Holders series.

The Seers

First Published: 4 Feb 2014
Publisher: Strange Chemistry
Genres: Fantasy, YA

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.

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Julianna Scott

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.

And now, check out my review of this book!

Finished Date: 16 Jan 2014

My Rating


My Review

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All views expressed are mine alone.

The Seers was a rather good book. It was a good continuation from the first book and I did enjoy reading it. It picks up rather soon after The Holders and the transition was rather smooth.

I enjoyed this book's plot, though it was a little simplistic for my tastes. Still, I liked that it showed us more of this world. I feel that the author balanced the action and story really well. It was certainly an engaging read! Haha I think I more or less finished it in a sitting or two!

I didnt really like the character development here as I felt that Alex became rather one-dimensional. In The Holders, Alex had a lot more personality, but here, he just felt like a weak, jealous guy who didnt do anything to clear up the air. I mean, he generally isnt like that, but I feel that in trying to develop other characters, Alexs character became really weak here.

I would really love to see more of this world and personally, I would like to see more of the romance between Becca and Alex and not for it to be thrown to a side, only to be called up once in a blue moon. I did like how the supporting characters were developed though, I just wish it was done more for both the main characters (Alex) too.

I loved the abilities that I saw here. I think the whole idea about Holders are really cool. Perhaps not entirely unique, but still, it feels very original and I really did enjoy discovering more about it. From the start, I was really sucked into the book and the lessons that Becca had to learn how to use her abilities, were certainly interesting. I may even have cheered along when she mastered it. On the other hand though, I would personally have preferred her to have had a bit more difficulty mastering the abilities. Still, this is my own personal preference. She did feel a little bit arrogant about her abilities towards the middle part of the book which was kinda grating. But that could also have been due to my mood.

All in all, I enjoyed The Seers, and am certainly looking forward to more books in this series. In my opinion, Julianna Scott has done a rather good job of taking a unique concept and developing it into a realistic world, with an engaging plot. 

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Great review! This sounds like a pretty good series. I have not read book 1 yet though but I'm definitely curious about it! Glad you liked it! :)


Sounds right down my alley, thanks for sharing!:O)


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