Thursday, May 23, 2013

Review: Prophecy Girl by Cecily White

Prophecy Girl
Release Date: April 2, 2013
Publisher: Entangled
Angel Academy Book #1
ISBN:   9781620612 
Genre: Young Adult
Review Copy Source: Netgalley

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.

The world for the Angel Academy Series was fun. There are both werewolf and vampires but there are also Guardians who use magic. These magic users are either channelers or watchers and when they graduate they are paired together and are expected to get married and have children together. This doesn't always happen but those that do not are frowned upon. 

Amelie's personality reminded me a lot of Rose Hathaway from the Vampire Academy series. She was spunky, outspoken and found herself at the front of trouble throughout the entire book. She was not a rule follower. Jackson tries REALLY hard to hide his feelings for Amelie and push her away. He ends up playing a few roles in the story but they all revolve around Amelie in some way. The action seems non stop and the mystery is well written.

I found PROPHECY GIRL to be a fast paced fun read. The characters were interesting and the story was smoothly written. The reason I am giving it the rating I am is because there are so many books that have the same sort of storyline. I have a few questions from some book ending events that I don't fully understand the results of. I will most likely pick up book 2.

I gave it 3/5 stars