Monday, February 22, 2016

Holding Court by K. C. Held

Holding Court

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Written by: K. C. Held
Age Range: 12 and up
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Entangled: Teen (March 1, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1633752275
ISBN-13: 978-1633752276
Genre: Teen Romance

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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...

My Review:
Holding CourtHolding Court by K.C. Held

Holding Court is a cute teen romance.

Jules is “cursed” with premonitions that seem more like a serious case of Tourrette’s. She randomly blurts strange and unusual conflagrations of words making her an outcast at school and difficult to keep a job. When Jules gets hired as the fortune teller at the local mid-evil reenactment castle it might be the perfect place to really put her talents to use until someone turns up dead.

It seems, no matter how hard Jules tries, everything she touches just goes wrong…But extremely funny and outrageously wrong.

A murder, a mystery and a high school crush, you have all the makings of a very teen romance. Overall, enjoyable, I found the pace a little slow but made up for in outlandish humor. This story is truly written with the younger romance reader at heart.

I received this ARC copy of Holding Court from Entangled Publishing, LLC - Teen in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication March 1, 2016.

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