Review: THE PROPHECY

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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.
But first..

!!!!!

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.

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REVIEW: THE FUTURE OF GOD

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Rating 3 STARS

The FUTURE OF GOD
I have never had a book end up quite the way this one has.
I wish I could rate this book in sections.

For the first 41% of THE FUTURE OF GOD I loved the book. It was a five star read.
I was highlighting, planning on buying the book, then the rest of the book happened.

It felt like Deepak Chopra was picking apart Richard Dawkins book The God Delusion (and atheism) paragraph by paragraph by the second half.
It got to the point, my teeth were clenched in frustration.
It all became a broken record. I couldn’t enjoy the book anymore. I was forcing myself to finish it.

I could feel my eyes glazing over just thinking about picking it up again.

I honestly think the author should revisit the last half of the book and consider rewriting it.

The first section was amazing and I feel he really did a disservice to his book after that.

So with all that said I’m going to focus on the first 41%. Which is something I think everyone would benefit from reading.

I really connected with the author’s thoughts on a God, especially on God 2.0.
The world we live in is changing and it is time to accept that God and faith is too.

Faith is a personal journey, an internal one. When we open to our own inner self and that jorney I believe the author is right. We have the power to change our lives and the world.

If you’re looking for a book, that focuses on a defining your own God/spiritual life and addresses the changing God/spiritual lives in our current world, the first portion of THE FUTURE OF GOD is that book.

If you are someone who enjoys the works of Thomas Moore or someone who blends their own spiritual path, I believe you will also find something here.

I recommend THE FUTURE OF GOD because I believe the first portion is such a good read it has to be shared.
But as much as I enjoyed that section in the end the rest made it a 3 star read for me.

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