Mar 30, 2013

{Review + Giveaway} of Prophecy Girl by Cecily White

Seeing Night Review is the next stop in the Prophecy Girl Blog Tour!

Prophecy Girl by Cecily White
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

GENRE: YA Paranormal
THEME: Magic, Angels, Demons, Romance
AUTHORS BLOG: Cecily Whites' SIte

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.

This book has officially made my top five favorite book list of 2013. I haven’t been this excited to write a review in so long, but I never wanted this story to end and I already miss these characters.

Prophecy Girl follows Amelie, a young demon slayer who seems to always be getting herself into trouble. In the start of a new school year the school has become a dangerous place after the disappearance of instructors. Strangely enough a mysterious new trainer has come to take over for the missing teachers and Amelie immediately feels a strange connection to him. Unfortunately for Amelie and him they have a prophecy that they can’t escape and now must fight to find the truth about Amelie’s destiny and stay alive.

Amelie is the type of girl I could easily be friends with, her character was so easy to connect to. Her sarcastic personality, getting herself in constant trouble and seriously devoted to protecting her loved ones makes her one heck of a great character. She’s extremely strong and doesn’t know much about controlling her abilities as a guardian, she pretty much calls chaos to herself without knowing. Amelie is like a puzzle for the readers, there is a lot about her that is kept secret from her by the people she’s closest too. I was able to put some pieces together quite fast, but I had know idea what the ultimate fate of the characters were going to be. In the end I was super shocked and actually quite excited about what came to be.

Jackson is my new book crush; this guy frustrated me to no end at the beginning. I just couldn’t understand why he was trying to be so mean to Amelie when clearly he could just tell her what was really going on. Overall I think it would have been better to tell the poor girl everything from the beginning, but what would be the fun in that, eh? He’s the ultimate bad boy who can’t seem to resist her and keeps protecting her, even though he makes her angry every time. I loved their chemistry, with a little love hate and fantastic scenes of bickering and sarcasm.

Overall I adored Prophecy Girl, the story was a mix of demons, angels, magic and insane twist that I was wishing it never ended. The secondary characters are extremely important to both Jack and Amelie, as much of their decisions involve them. I don’t’ want to give away much more than that. There are a lot of battle scenes and interesting historical tidbits dealing with the angels Gabriel, Michael, and Lucifer that tie in to all the mystery behind Amelie’s character. Then there are the villains, I felt were not scary evil but more they were either crazy or some just didn’t understand what was really going on. There such an interesting backstory with the villains that were cleverly twisted into the whole mystery.

This is a fast paced book that had me finishing it in one sitting. The ending is a slight cliffhanger but not one that has the reader pulling their hair out, thank goodness because I don’t like those. There is so much to look forward too and I can’t wait to see what challenges are to come for Amelie.

This is a Young Adult novel that you should add to you must read this asap! Fans of the Mythos Academy series by Jennifer Estep and the Covenant series by Jennifer Armentrout will absolutely love Prophecy Girl by Cecily White

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About Cecily:
Cecily Cornelius-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…

Where you can find her:
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  1. Definitely adding it to my list to read. I love strong female characters, and she sounds awesome :)

    I can't wait to add it to my library and read it. I hope I win :)

    Thank you for sharing,

  2. Will be adding this to my list of to-read... great premise:)