Saturday, April 6, 2013

Review: Prophecy Girl by Cecily White

  • Publisher: Entangled Teen
  • Publication date: 4/2/2013
  • Series: Angel Academy 
  • Source: eARC provided by the publisher for review
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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?
Wrong.
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.

My Thoughts

When approached about reviewing this book I was super excited and accepted right away. The synopsis had me intrigued. Demon slaying, a mystery, murders, and a romance! I'm not typically an angel book reader, but this one caught my attention and it was a really great read! I have gotten away from reading a lot of paranormal so I think it was a nice change.

Amelie is a character that took a bit to grow on me. She is impulsive, a bit annoying, and a total rule breaker. She could be really funny at times though, and she is not about to take anyone's crap or listen to what people say if she doesn't agree. She is a bit obsessive over Jack upon just meeting him, which at first made me roll my eyes because it screamed insta-love, but I give the author props for having a good reason behind it. Anyways, there is much more to her than even she knows, and with Jack's help she unravels things. She is also a little naive about some things, but she is a teenager and her whole crush and stuff does cloud her mind. She's also in danger so ya know. She's not exactly thinking straight.

Jack was just okay to me. He's got a lot of stuff going on and he knows some questionable people. He is also keeping quite a big secret from Amelie. Honestly he was a good guy and all and he's strong and smart, but he just didn't really do much for me. He was good for Amelie though. He somewhat kept her from doing completely stupid things, though just barely.

This was a little predictable, but an interesting book. There was plenty of action and adventure, and just enough mystery to give it that extra push of awesome!! I thought that the romance was done well. It didn't overshadow the main story, but it was very much there. More so because Amelie is so insistent on it even if Jack is trying to keep her at a distance. When it all came together I thought it was really well done. It wasn't anything that blew my mind, but I really did enjoy this book and will continue on with the series.



8 comments:

  1. I haven't heard of this book, but it sounds like I might enjoy it. I just love action and adventure intertwined within a good plot. Thanks for the honest review!

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    1. I was pleasantly surprised. I am not huge on angel books, but the focus is really more on the issues at hand and the demons, and if there is any way to stop the prophecy. I thought it was a great start to a series and I am looking forward to the next one!

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  2. I have this one for review, too. I do like angel books, but I hope Im able to like that characters. I guess I'll say that I'm cautiously optimistic.
    Great review, Amy!

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  3. I'm glad you enjoyed this one Amy. It's a new one to me.

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  4. Amy, let me just tell you how utterly GLAD I am that the links I already visited on your blog turn gray instead of purple when I go back or else I would miss SO. MUCH.

    I almost missed this awesome review just because I forgot to keep scrolling! I didn't even notice until I saw the purple on all the grays :D

    Anyhoo, I hate predictable books! It just ruins the surprise for me because the only thing I really look forward to when finishing a book to NOT want to have finished the book. It's a weird life, living with my brain. I'm glad that the MC eventually grew on you, though! Amelie sounds like one of those love-hate kind of characters, where you can't decide when to want to slap her or when to hug her.

    Fantastic review!

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  5. I was hoping for more from this one but it still sounds like a good read. Thanks.

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  6. Sometimes predictable books can be a good thing since you know where its going to lead. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. From what I can tell, I think the fact that you don't read too many paranormal books saved you with this book. All the reviewers who love paranormal wanted to kick the book in the face, for being a compilation of every popular paranormal series.

    Wow, I don't think I could deal with Amelie. I would shake her for sure. STOP BEING TSTL. *shakes*

    Glad you had fun, even if the book wasn't especially original!

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