Monday, April 8

Prophecy Girl Blog Tour: Book Review and Giveaway

Today I am lucky to be hosting a post for the Prophecy Girl Book Tour. Below you will find my review. Also, there is a giveaway running. Alright enough of the introductions lets get to the good stuff.

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Prophecy Girl

Cecily White

Entangled
April 2nd 2013
Young Adult | Paranormal | Romance
Angel | Vampire | Werewolf | Demon
Official Blurb - 
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?

Wrong.

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.

At first I found the dialog felt too forced. Dressed to impress instead of being a natural occurrence. But before long I grew to enjoy it. Several time sit would startle a laugh or two out of me. I just might have read the book, toward the end, just to enjoy the banter. So funny it makes me smile even now.

What kind of nickname is Omlet? Can we add this to the list of failed nicknames on account of it being too odd?

There were definitely some confusing spots in the story. In the middle she has this extreme blackout from which she wakes up in a situation that doesn't make sense. There was just no way to expect that outcome. Very confusing trying to piece together what caused her predicament. I thought they had forgotten a whole chapter in the eARC. Luckily, several pages of small hints helped to smooth over the giant gap.

The story was cute and action packed.

The ending surprised me. I did not expect vampires to play much role in this story so it came as a huge shock at the end. Actually I am still a bit confused by the transition. Just what trouble have they gotten into now?

I agree with Amelie about prophecies. Refuse. Yep, refuse to be ruled by them.

My favorite word from this book would have to be monkeycrud. 

Story reminded me of a watered down mix of Demon Trapper's Daughter and Vampire Academy.

Amelie is a fun character. She had a way of getting into trouble innocently. In some cases she lacks common sense or that third eye that keeps the average person respectful and in line. She is oblivious to the idea that some things shouldn't be done.

The young courtship between Jackson and Amelie is so wrong it is funny. If you are considering showing your love and adoration for your girl try decapitation. :

For the most part the story is great. Very entertaining characters and dialog. Some mystery and lots of action. It is just lacking great depth. While I was concerned for the characters I wasn't emotionally entwined.

Content:
Language: Mild
Sexual: Mild
Violence: Moderate

Moments Divine:
Despite my foul mood, the image of Jack romancing Bertle the Turtle in a pantry made my mouth curl up at the corners. Who knows, maybe that was exactly what he needed to tame his burning angst into pure, unbridled manpassion.
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"I have a theory on why you never got bonded," I said. "I think you ridiculed all your potential bondmates until their self-esteem imploded. Then, when it came time to list prefs, no girl could write your name without bursting into tears. Am I close?
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"Tell me, love, do you dance?"
"Stand still fr a sec. I'll dance on your face."
"Hmm," he frowned, thoughtful. "Not much incentive, is that?"
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"Do you wankers have any idea of the gravity of this situation?"
"No. And don't bother explaining again," I snapped. "We're far too feeble-minded to get it."
At this point, we'd have to be blind, deaf, and completely moronic not to get the "gravity of the situation."
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Cecily White:
Cecily Cornelius-White, Psy.D. makes a habit of avoiding boredom whenever possible. She has enjoyed careers as a hand model, GAP salesgirl, movie projectionist, psychotherapist, yoga instructor, university professor, artist, dance choreographer, eating disorders specialist, psych diagnostician, book reviewer and copy editor. None of which are as much fun as writing novels.

She currently lives in Springfield, MO with two FABULOUS kids, and a schizophrenic yet well-mannered cat. She can swear in Klingon, take down an alien aggressor using only her mind (or a pair of chopsticks), and kill giant spiders without getting schmutz on her shirt.

When not singing to herself, she spends time creating new worlds and thinking up ways to make this one better…

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Giveaway:

US Only
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Tour Schedule:

4/1/2013- Anatea's Bookshelf - Review

4/2/2013- Fade into Fantasy - Guest Post

4/3/2013- Bookalicious - Review

4/4/2013- Booky ramblings of a neurotic mom - Top 10 List.

4/5/2013- Bibliophilia Please - Review

4/8/2013- Hope, Love and Happy Endings- Review

4/9/2013- Two Chicks on Books - Playlist for Prophecy Girl

4/10/2013- Books and Needlepoint - Review

4/11/2013- Fiktshun - top ten or top five to ten favorite quotes

4/12/2013- Fantasy Book Addict - Interview

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