Thursday, March 14, 2013

Review: Prophecy Girl (Angel Academy #1)

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.
(Cover & Description from Goodreads. Source.)
Publisher: Entangled
Publication Date: April 2, 2013
Kat's Review
Prophecy Girl brings a fresh voice to the very popular demon-hunting, children of angels line of books that are flying off the presses these days.  While following in the footsteps of some very popular authors, this book, told in the first person, brings something a little bit different.  The main character is suspected of being the biggest threat of all, and a prophecy foretells her killing the man she loves.  Love that twist right there.
I enjoyed the voice of the main character Amelie.  She was tough and snarky, but also full of vulnerability.  When she meets the new instructor and sparks fly (literally), her humanity and capacity for love shine through, along with her courage.  Despite Jack's efforts to push her away, the insane chemistry between them makes it clear that there is more than a simple attraction between them.  While they work toward unravelling the mystery before them, Amelie learns about the secrets of her past, secrets she was never supposed to find out. 
Without spoiling anything, there are some great twists and turns and a (very) unexpected ending.  An ending I certainly didn't see coming, and am still trying to wrap my head around.  If there weren't more books expected in the series, I would be a very unhappy reader right now! 
Rating: A Good Read
This book is a fun read, full of mystery, action and romance, yet in my opinion, appropriate for even younger teens with enough appeal for adults who enjoy this genre as well.  I started this book with the intention of reading a few chapters before bed, and stayed up until the wee hours of the morning to finish it in one sitting. 
I was provided a complimentary ebook copy of this title from Pam van Hylckama Vlieg in exchange for an honest review. 


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