17-year-old Becca has spent her whole life protecting her brother - from their father leaving and from the people who say the voices in his head are unnatural. When two strangers appear with apparent answers to Ryland's "problem" and details about a school in Ireland where Ryland will not only... show more
17-year-old Becca has spent her whole life protecting her brother - from their father leaving and from the people who say the voices in his head are unnatural. When two strangers appear with apparent answers to Ryland's "problem" and details about a school in Ireland where Ryland will not only fit in, but prosper, Becca is up in arms. She reluctantly agrees to join Ryland on his journey and what they find at St. Brigid's is a world beyond their imagination. Little by little they piece find out information about their family's heritage and the legend of the Holder race that decrees Ryland is the one they've been waiting for--but, they are all, especially Becca, in for a surprise that will change what they thought they knew about themselves and their kind.
Publish date: March 5th 2013
Publisher: Strange Chemistry
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Urban Fantasy
Series: Holders (#1)
Read the full review on Tales Between the PagesThe only reason why I read “The Holders” was because NetGalley gave me early access to “The Seers” and I didn’t realize it was the second book in a series until I got about five pages in. Oops. Let me tell you though, that was a happy accident. “The Hol...
The Holders... hmmm, I am not quite sure what to say. I liked that we have a new spin on people with super powers. I liked that some of those super powers felt new and different (from mind reading, mind control, telekinesis and projection... Fun!) I even liked the whole mystery school ala Mutant Aca...
You tried so hard to not be a cliché but in the end that was all you were. This is the only Strange Chemistry title that I’ve read that disappointed me. I say this with a heavy heart because honestly, I expected a lot from this book. The synopsis intrigued me and the cover was gorgeous. Alas a...
Okay, so "ordinary kid finds out one day that he/she has magic, turns out to be very powerful, has to fight Evil Enemy who wants to destroy the world and Powerful Kid is the only one with the power to stop the Evil Enemy" is ... not exactly a unique, original premise.That is not a problem. No, reall...
4.5/5Seeped in Irish history and mythology, The Holders is a riveting journey of self discovery that left me desperate for more. I enjoyed the setting and exploration of the mysterious powers the Holders have, the growth of Becca as she realised her temper and impetuous nature weren't always the ans...