Thursday, August 8, 2013

Prophecy Girl

Description Provided by Goodreads: Amelie Bennett. . . . Ending the world, one prophecy at a time. I was born to slay Crossworld demons. 
Big black flappy ones, little green squirmy ones. Unfortunately, the only thing getting slain these days is my social life. With my high school under attack, combat classes intensifying, and Academy instructors dropping right and left, I can barely get my homework done, let alone score a bondmate before prom. Then he shows up. 
Jackson Smith-Hailey. Unspeakably hot, hopelessly unattainable, and dangerous in all the right ways. Sure, he’s my trainer. And okay, maybe he hates me. Doesn’t mean I’ll ignore the wicked Guardian chemistry between us. It’s crazy! Every time I’m with him, my powers explode. Awesome, right? 

Now my teachers think I’m the murderous Graymason destined to bring down our whole race of angelbloods. Everyone in New Orleans is hunting me. The people I trusted want me dead. Jack and I have five days to solve the murders, prevent a vampire uprising, and thwart the pesky prophecy foretelling his death by my hand. Shouldn’t be too difficult. Getting it done without falling in love. . . that might take a miracle.

Holy Moley!!!! This book blew me away!!! I never expected it to be this good. I first ordered it on Amazon because I needed to spend more than $25 for the free shipping and I thought this book seemed like a good read. After starting to read it, it reminded me of a combination between Vampire Academy and Evernight, with a touch of Touch of Frost

Story Line: I didn't expect the ending to this book at all, I mean the ending ending not the ending before the ending ending. Some things I expect yet not everything. It kept me on my toes and lets just say that I didn't got to sleep until 5:30 a.m. yesterday (don't tell my mom that thought, I just couldn't put it down). I loved the romantic side of this novel. It wasn't always being thrown into my face and it was one of those romances that both the people won't admit to but both of the people have loved each other since forever. 

Characters: Let me just start off by saying that I love Amelie's name. Anyways, she reminded me of Rose from the Vampire Academy. She, like almost all of the heroines I read about, is strong, independent, badass, and sarcastic. I love her defiant personality and love for her friends and other, so much so that she would give up her life to save them. She doesn't take no for an answer and is not afraid to break a few rules. I can't wait to read about her next adventure and challenges.

I don't know what it is recently about main characters in books being named Jackson but I LOVE it!!! The last Jackson I read about was in Poison Princess and while the Jackson in this book wasn't exactly the same they did have similar traits that made me fall in love with both of them. Jackson, Jack, was amazing yet at times infuriating but protective. At the beginning of the book Jack doesn't want anything to do with Ami, for multiple reasons which he doesn't tell her until later, though he does give off mixed signals. Jackson is also willing to die because of a prophecy even if it means giving up those he loves. I loved reading about how the chinks in his armor slowly but surely deteriorated. In all I loved his character!!!

Overall: This is a definite must read. It has a very interesting and twisting plot line, characters with substance, depth, and amazing personalities, and the romance in this book.

Rating: I would give this book a 10!

About the Author:

Cecily White, Psy.D, makes a habit of avoiding boredom whenever possible. She has enjoyed careers as a hand model, GAP salesgirl, movie projectionist, psychotherapist, yoga instructor, university professor, artist, dance choreographer, eating disorders specialist, psych diagnostician, book reviewer and copy editor. None of which are as much fun as writing novels. She currently lives in Springfield, MO with two FABULOUS kids and a schizophrenic yet well-mannered cat. She can swear in Klingon, take down an alien aggressor using only her mind (or a pair of chopsticks), and kill giant spiders without getting schmutz on her shirt. When not singing to herself, she spends time creating new worlds and thinking up ways to make this one better...

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