Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Review: Prophecy Girl by Cecily White

*Cover and synopsis from Goodreads

Prophecy Girl (Angel Academy, #1)Synopsis
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.

*Received a free copy in exchange for an honest review

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My Review: 

Amelie loves what she does....slaying Crossworld demons. But her school has turned to a place of danger and secrets. When teachers start dropping like flies and the new trainer wants nothing to do with her, Amelie decides that she must take matters into her own hands. As she investigates the disappearances of her instructors and the mysterious connection she has with the new trainer she get's more than she bargained for when she is accused of being their murderer. In a race against time, Amelie partners with the new trainer Jack to not only prove her innocence but to uncover the truth.

I have to say, form the minute I picked up Prophecy Girl I was hooked. I mean how can you not like a book that has demons, magic, angels, vampires and a ton of awesomeness? Because that's what this book has.

And in all that awesomeness you have wonderful characters like Amelie, who is tough as nails, doesn't know how to follow a rule to save her life and always seems to find trouble. Pretty sure up to the point of the disappearing instructors every incident at the school could be credited to her. And I love it! She is not your perfect lead character. She has flaws....gasp, imagine that, and that just made me love her that much more. She tries to do right, sometimes, but things just never seem to go her way. It's like she is an accident waiting to happen, and then there is the whole being accused of murder. I think Cecily White did a great job making Amelie completely likable and releatable.

Really Cecily White did a great job making all of her characters likable. She had you completely falling in love with the "bad" person before you even knew what hit you. One minute you are all in love with them and then next....BAM! You are hit with a 2x4 and you realize that the character you love isn't so good. And that moment causes you to go over every detail in the book as you look for any hint or clue that you might have missed. And sure enough, Cecily White leaves you small bread crumbs here and there, but they are so minute that as you get wrapped up in the story you forget to analyze everything. And that is just one of the many reasons Prophecy Girl was so good!

Not only do you fall in love with the bad person before you realize they are truly bad, but Cecily White has you questioning all the good guys too. There were times I wasn't sure who to trust! I loved the world that Cecily White built for this series. It is one that is completely believable and is vaguely reminiscent of Hogwarts....only with demon slayers!

Prophecy Girl really does have it all....demons, magic, angels, action, suspense, mystery, comedy, and even some love. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking for that next great escape, because I guarantee you that once you pick up this book you won't want to put it down. But you must be prepared to be blindsided because there is no way that you see everything coming!

"Isn't sarcasm the opiate of the masses?"
"You're thinking of religion," he replied. "Sarcasm is the Xanax of the morally bereft." (kindle, loc. 1581).