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Holding Court by K.C. Held


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Book 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…

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My Review

Holding Court by K.C. Held was a fun book to read. This is a YA mystery. I love that it is a clean book. The book is about 16-year-old Jules Verity, she lives with her Mom and Grandmother, they each have a unique gift. Jules gift is blurting out strange psychic sentences that she has no control over. Jules gets a job at a castle turned dinner theater Tudor Times.  She is happy but nervous. She even has some psychic outburst that seem to eventually make sense. The blurb about this book talks about how she has to wear an awful costume instead of a cool sexy style one.  Of course she is happy that her secret crush works there.

She sees him and another person walking down the hall and she hides next to an armor knight, somehow she hits the ax and ends up in another room, it is dark and she finds the light, and she finds a dead body. She leaves as quickly as she cans and when she gets back in the hallway the crush Greyson is there. By the time they get help, the body is gone.

I really found this story enjoyable, it is what you would expect from reading a mystery. I loved that it was in a castle, and with costumes. I felt it was realistic and the characters were developed and I could follow along with no problems. I loved the interaction of the characters. I read a lot of mysteries and even though this is a young adult, anyone who likes to read a clean, but interesting mystery this book is really good.

I received a copy of this book from Chapter by Chapter. I received a free copy of a book in exchange for an honest review


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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.


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Giveaway Information:  Contest ends March 18, 2016

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  • 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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“I’m wondering what to read next.” — Matilda, Roald Dahl

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