Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 368 pages, 7.73 × 5.12 × 0.98 in
Published: March 5, 2013
Publisher: Watkins Media
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1908844434
ISBN - 13: 9781908844439
About the Book
Seventeen-year-old Becca has spent her whole life protecting her brotherNfrom 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.
From the Publisher
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 together 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.
About the Author
Julianna was born In Pittsburgh, Pensylvainia, and spent the majority of her educational career convinced she would be a musican. However, after recieving 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.
She lives in the Chicago area with her husband and two daughters. The author lives in Chicago, IL.
''A fierce and intelligent heroine, a sibling with a challenging destiny to discover, a heart-warming romance, and an X-men type school for special powers in the Emerald Isle, all add up to a superbly gripping tale. I loved Becca and can''t wait to read more of her world. A fantastic read!'' – Suzanne McLeod , author of the Spellcrackers.com urban fantasy series "Recommended to: Fans of X-Men , Fantasy buffs and anyone willing to have their world rocked. The Holders is a refreshing change in the Young Adult Fantasy arena, buy this book, hold it close to your chest and fall in love." - Rebekah , Reflections of a Book Worm." "I liked this one a lot! I would recommend it to fans of Veronica Roth, Veronica Rossi and Leigh Bardugo, or anyone who enjoys a good urban fantasy or books with a Celtic background...4.5/5 Stars" - Allodoxophobia "Unexpected betrayal, fascinating twists in the story, and the attraction between Becca and Alex makes his story an incredible read." -Michele , PageTurnersBlog "Very well-written and unique, The Holders is an awesome read that will leave you with a strong hunger for the next book." -My Crazy Book Obsession "Becca and Alex''s romance was so well done - bursting with believable romantic tension enough so that, had I been reading a physical copy, I would have been skipping ahead to try and find the next scenes involving them together." -Liberty Gilmore "Although this is a YA novel, its depth makes it muc