Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Prophecy Book Tour: Review + Giveaway!

Welcome to my post for the Prophecy book tour! I have a review coming up, as well as a giveaway for a prize pack including a copy of Prophecy. But, first, allow me to introduce the book:

Release date: October 6, 2014
Publisher: Kensington Books/Lyrical Press
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Series: Calypso #1

On the other side of death, is destiny.

Callie Ingram is spending her senior year focused on one thing: swimming. Her skill as a competitive swimmer is going to secure a scholarship and her future, or so she hopes. She has big plans, and Liam Hale, her gorgeous new neighbor, isn’t going to affect them. But when Callie sees Liam beheading someone, she learns his family has a secret that will change everything. The Hales are Vikings, demi-gods who’ve been charged by The Fates to find their new destined leader.

Callie’s caught in the middle of a budding Norse apocalypse, in love with Liam Hale and desperate to protect her best friend...who the Hales believe is marked for transformation. Putting the clues together as fast as she can, can discovers she has the power to rewrite destiny, for herself and all humankind.

My Rating: 3 Roses

An interesting mix of mythologies, Prophecy was a great YA read. It had a few issues but, for the most part, I liked it and enjoyed it.

Both Callie and Liam were good characters. Callie was clever and smart about the dangers she found herself in. Liam was a sweetie and very protective of those he cared about. Neither were particularly memorable but they were likable.

The romance was sweet, though rushed. I wish there had been more depth to it, but I did think they were a good couple.

My big issue with the book, though, was that there wasn't a clear melding of the mythologies. I thought the idea of mixing Greek and Norse was interesting but there wasn't a clear bridge between the two, so I didn't fully buy into it. It might just be because I'm picky about my mythology, but it didn't work for me.

The moved quickly and I was kept interested the entire way through. There were plenty of secrets revealed, though I did suspect a few of them. I enjoyed the story and the ending has me curious about what will happen next.

Prophecy was an enjoyable YA read. It might not have been perfect, but I did like it. YA lovers, you might want to check this book out.

*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Up for grabs is a prize pack that includes a copy of Prophecy.
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About the Author:
Julie Anne Lindsey is a multi-genre author who writes the stories that keep her up at night. She’s a self-proclaimed nerd with a penchant for words and proclivity for fun. Julie lives in rural Ohio with her husband and three small children. Today, she hopes to make someone smile. One day she plans to change the world.

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