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Title: The Seers (The Holders #2)
Author: Julianna Scott
Publication Date: February 4, 2014
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Synopsis: 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.
Why?: The Holders was an excellent read, and definitely left me wanting more! As soon as I saw the opportunity to get my grabby little hands on an advanced copy of The Seers, I knew I had to have it. The world building and the character development and the story line were all so good in The Holders, and I'm looking forward to finding out more about the Holder abilities, what Ciaran's secrets are, and what's in store for Becca.
Expectations: My expectations for this book, and this series really, have grown exponentially now that I've read The Holders. I really want this book to live up to, and even surpass, the first one. There's so much potential in this series, and I hope this second book doesn't end up with "second book syndrome."
Judging a book by its cover: I really like that this cover matches the one for The Holders, but is still very different. The color scheme is really nice and works well with the image, and I love the things in the ball. It's also not your typical YA cover with a girl or a couple, so I like that about it too. I would probably pick it up if I saw it somewhere on a shelf.