Happy Book Birthday to Julianna Scott and THE HOLDERS

the holdersTHE HOLDERS by Julianna Scott (Angry Robot/Strange Chemistry) is out today!

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.

Book One in THE HOLDERS series is out! Buy it from Amazon, Barnes & Noble or your local independent today!

Advance Praise:

“(The Holders is) An engaging, well-paced story. Julianna Scott is a fresh new voice in the paranormal romance genre.”
– Juliet Marillier, author of the Sevenwaters fantasy series Continue reading Happy Book Birthday to Julianna Scott and THE HOLDERS

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THE HOLDERS is available for pre-order

THE HOLDERS is available for pre-order! Out from Strange Chemistry next spring.

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 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.

Julianna Scott website 

Deal News: Julianna Scott’s THE HOLDERS to Angry Robot/Strange Chemistry

Julianna Scott’s new YA series beginning with THE HOLDERS where THE SUMMONING meets EVERNIGHT, which tells the story of two teen holders of supernatural powers, pawns in a rivalry between the good and evil of their kind, and the fight for knowledge, love, and their own lives set against the backdrop of their Irish boarding school community, to Amanda Rutter at Strange Chemistry, in a nice deal, in a two-book deal, for publication in 2013 and beyond (World English).

Julianna’s editor Amanda says: “The Holders showcases an utterly engaging new voice in YA fiction – with supernatural powers and a gripping love story set against the stunning backdrop of Ireland. I was enthralled and know you will be too.”

Translation rights: Taryn Fagerness

Julianna Scott’s website and Twitter.

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