Genre: Young Adult fiction, Mystery
Recommendation: Yes, absolutely yes. This book was a fun, enthralling read that made me laugh out loud. This is a book that anyone could enjoy.
Summary: Super fun read and interesting and completely original. + great characters + great plot +descriptive +cute romance +surprise ending
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..
Let me start out by saying this…this book was so much fun to read I am actually going to search for other books written by the author. I read a lot. When I say a lot I mean one or more books daily is the norm for me. I was not expecting all the goodness that exists within this little gem.
So Holding Court follows Juliet ‘Jules’ Verity. She is a high school girl working a summer job while her mom is out of town at a local tourist spot Tudor Times. It is a Medieval Times type themed restaurant. Jules is not the normal girl next door and her family is a little out of the lines as well. Her grandmother is able to read people’s auras, her mother has the ability to determine where and when an object originated and Jules..well she has what her best friend calls PTS also known as Psychic Tourette’s Syndrome. She randomly and uncontrollably blurts out things that happen to be true..eventually. This story follows Jules through a who done it mystery with the boy she has had the hots for forever that may or may not have less than honorable intentions. Finding a dead body tends to help a girl get noticed right? This was so funny..I laughed out loud so many times. It was so charming..definitely appropriate for 14+. I recommend this to anyone who likes a good read. I didn’t expect the ending either.
Disclaimer: I received an ARC in exchange for a honest review via NetGalley. Thank you to K.C. Held and Entangled Publishing for the opportunity to get my paws on this sweet story.
Go read it!