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Blog Tour | Review: HOLDING COURT by K.C. Held + Giveaway

March 03, 2016, 0 Comments | Comentarios

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Title: Holding Court 
Author: K.C. Held 
Release Date: March. 1, 2016 
Genre: YA Mystery 

Sixteen-year-old Jules Verity knows exactly what's in store at her new job at castle-turned-dinner-theater Tudor Times. Some extra cash, wearing a fancy-pants dress, and plenty of time to secretly drool over the ever-so-tasty--and completely unavailable--Grayson Chandler. Except that it's not quite what she imagined.

For one, the costume Jules has to wear is awful. Then there's the dead body she finds that just kind of...well, disappears. Oh, and there's the small issue of Jules and her episodes of what her best friend calls "Psychic Tourette's Syndrome"--spontaneous and uncontrollable outbursts of seemingly absurd prophecies.

The only bright side? This whole dead body thing seems to have gotten Grayson's attention. Except that the more Jules investigates, the more she discovers that Grayson's interest might not be as courtly as she thought. In fact, it's starting to look suspicious...

** I received an ARC copy in exchange for an honest review **

Another first to my list, Holding Court is a Young Adult Mystery book written by K.C. Held, it’s been my first of this kind in this year —I think; and OMG let me tell you —it’s such a good book! By the way, I like the cover, it’s just perfect for this story. Also, other thing that made me wanted to read it was the synopsis, it completely drew me.

Anyway, this time we plunge into a sixteen years old girl’s life, who has a hilarious-funny special gift”; but it’s not just her —for example, her mother can know a lot of about something just by touching it. Jules’ best friend —Cami, is another great character—along with her grandmother; both of them had their moments, and made of Jules’ gift's more enjoyable and understandable. Even when at first, those random, nonsense, spontaneous and uncontrollable outbursts were —odds, to say the least— I found myself getting along them, because somehow they did are prophecies.

"Jules? Jules, are you okay? Please say something."
"You look really good in tights, "I say.

Grayson —the boy for whom Jules has had a crush on for years— he’s sexy, good abs, and look good in tights. Also, he’s the boyfriend of the only other girl who’s never treated her like a dumb, so yeah, I understand why there were moments where she felt a little bad due to had a crush on her boyfriend.

“Grayson laughs, and I don't want this moment to end. He looks so happy and being with him feels so... inconceivable.”

Okay, it’s a mystery book, so of course, there are mysteries and secrets —but, OMG! There’s this one big secret that was most incredible and surprising to know than the main one —however, I’m not telling it. That secret amazed me most than know who was the killer —and it was kind of disappointed, because I was like so that's the killer, eh? I didn't have idea. 

"An opening appears in the wall behind me and I give a yelp of surprise and panic when I realize I've triggered some sort of secret entranceway"

The dead body thing was what started all —and also it was the main plot—, the plot in this book was really good and was well organized —I mean, it can attract you and you won’t know the true until the end, you can suspect about, but the true true is well hidden from us.

In conclusion, this was a book I read de pe’ a pa’, one that made me laugh, smile, and of course I had a good moment reading, so I highly recommended it, not just if you like the Young Adult. Also. I want a second part, but I don't see where it can come from, so my imagination is all what I have now.

Book: +4.5

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About the Author
K.C. HELD was born and raised in California with stopovers in Honduras, Mexico, and France. Married to her high school sweetheart, and mom to two avid bookworms, she holds an MFA in costume design and is an accomplished seamstress with a background in opera, theater, film, and television. Although she once spent a summer working in a castle, there were no dead bodies involved.

One (1) winner will receive Holding Court swag pack containing a magnetic prophecy kit, signed bookplate, coloring postcard with stacked coloring pencil, and a bookmark.

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