Monday, September 30, 2013

Rain's Reviews: Prophecy Girl by Cecily White

Prophecy Girl by Cecily White

Prophecy Girl (Angel Academy, #1)

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.
Please don’t let the name fool you. I will tell you straight up I almost missed this fantastic book because of it lame title. I mean Prophecy Girl really? I now dub thee Guardian's Sacrifice.. Ah, yes. So much better. The fantasy adventure full of forbidden romance and plot twists you didn’t see coming. The books content, quality, and overall phenominalness contradicts its middle school appearance.

Amelie is a kick-butt smart ace. My favorite kind of female lead, as you may know. She is thought to be the center of a war ending prophecy and has been sentenced to death. I know, I know, confusing right? But it’s not really, as long as you can keep up with all the twist and turns. She always has something to say and the quick, funny banter is reminiscent to the Grey Wolves Series by Quinn Loftis.  

Jack is the bipolar instructor who is so completely off limits. Wait, no, thats not right… Well I guess you’ll have to see how much of the statement is actually true, hehe. Jack is also tied up in that all knowing prophecy and that kinda puts a hitch in all of Amelie’s plans. Since you know- you can’t crush on a dead guy.

But if those two have any say in the matter, with the help of a snobby vampire and a some other odd ends, things just might go right. You know that 5% chance that everything will go right? yeah, thats what I’m talking about. But, hey, who knows. I enjoyed this book for a quick saturday read and would recommend it to someone who wants a forbidden romance, and major demon killing action all tied up in an impossible quest. Just be careful, cliffhanger ahead.
Okay, call me paranoid, but I was starting to think that there was something about me that made men want to crawl into dark holes. Maybe Lisa was right that I should rethink my feminine mojo.

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