Rating: 5 stars
Oh, THE PROPHECY, where do I even begin?
I am going to try to write this with out lots of !!! and with out spoilers.
This is one of those books, that made me unable to follow the rules I set for myself when reading.
Only reading until my usual bed time, is my rule, or I am totally dragging the next day, and when you have a preschooler that really, is not a happy place as a parent. Lol
But THE PROPHECY, sucked me in so bad I couldn’t fall asleep after putting it down. I laid there staring at the ceiling until I finally picked it up again and just finished it. You know, after I had already told myself one more chapter for HOURS.
I LOVE THIS BOOK.
I love the main character.
She was strong (and strong willed) a fighter, smart, caring and brave.
I also liked that she didn’t pout endlessly, or go on pity parties.
Instead she dealt with the hand she was dealt and did what she could to change or make things better for herself even in situations she didn’t choose.
She didn’t just survive. She found ways to thrive.
Character traits that I love finding in leading ladies.
I think however Nash quickly became my favourite. I loved his carefree nature, and find it amazing given what we went through on any given day.
Even the characters, written to dislike, are easy to like even if it’s just liking how well written they are.
Elder made my skin crawl I was amazed, by just how much he got under my skin.
It’s not often I have a character get under my skin that much. But man he just made me shudder.
I would not want to meet that sleaze ball in a dark alley.
THE PROPHECY, is a book that will surprise you, literally.
I found myself surprised by a few things I didn’t expect.
Changes in characters that I thought I had figured out. Especially King Jesper, and the Queen.
Though the Queen was someone I never had figured out, so her scene in the dungeon really shocked me.
What surprised me most of all however, was my reaction to a character introduced almost at the end of the book.
An almost protective suspicion.
It was a really big twist.
If I have ever wanted to gouge out eyes, I think it might of been then.
I am so glad THE PROPHECY was a re-release and book two follows it. I am not sure I would have been able to deal with a wait for book 2 in this case. I need to see where the story is going and how this new person is going to change things.
THE PROPHECY is a book, you do not want to miss. It is absolutely a five star read and one to add to my best of the year post.