Title: Holding Court
Author: K.C. HeldPublish Date/Publisher: March
Publish Date/Publisher: March 1st 2016/Entangled Teen
Genre: YA – Mystery, Romance
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…
Summer jobs are killer.
Yeah. Yeah, they are killer. Want to know what else is killer? THIS BOOK!
I was sold on this book after the #PrincessBrideRewatch Twitter party. I am so glad I randomly stumbled upon Entangled Teen’s Instagram post.
There was never a dull moment in Holding Court. I loved the atmosphere of Tudor Times (the awesome castle that was turned into a dinner-theater.) It was so cool to read about the description of the castle, and just be there with Juliet. I adored how each character got really into their roles at the castle.
The characters were so beautifully written and they all just made me laugh and smile. I did very much enjoy the constant references to The Princess Bride (ahh Westley) and I loved the way each character was so different and unique. The romance in this book was super cute and perfectly developed. Be alert to the squirt and smell the ketchup!
The mystery aspect of this book (yeah, there was a dead body that disappeared) was so gripping and had my heart racing after every page. I felt like I was lost in the castle because of all the twists and turns that kept coming at me. I felt like I was walking alongside Juliet trying to crack the case.
The ending was so perfect, and I was not disappointed. Holding Court was breathtaking, beautiful and inconceivably perfect.
Five out of five stars to Holding Court by K.C. Held.