Thursday, April 4, 2013

Blog Tour - Prophecy Girl by Cecily White + Giveaway

Title: Prophecy Girl (Angel Academy #1)
Author: Cecily White
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release Date: April 2, 2013
Source: ARC from Publisher
Buy the Book: Amazon / Book Depository
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 destine to bring down our whole race of angelbloods. Everyone in 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.

I'm not going to lie, I didn't really know much of anything about Prophecy Girl by Cecily White. The summary made it sound like it would be an interesting enough read and that's all I really knew. Until I started reading. Before long, I was having trouble putting the book down. By the end, I was surprised because I didn't think I would end up loving Prophecy Girl as much as I did.

Amelie knows that she needs to start paying attention. If she doesn't, she has no hope of landing a good bondmate. But Amelia has a knack for finding trouble…or trouble just seems to find her. Now her instructors are being killed and her school is under attack. And if Ami didn't already have enough on her plate, Jackson Smith-Hailey arrives in town. Ami can't deny that she's attracted to Jackson, but he's the one person she can't have. Now with a Graymason on their tail, threatening all angelbloods, Ami and Jackson are forced together the destruction…until Ami learns of the prophecy predicting she would be the one to kill Jackson to end the war. Easy, right?

I did not expect to love this story as much as I did. In all honesty, Cecily White had me with the opening line of the book where she compares death to prom. From there, the story just kept on getting better. The world presented in Prophecy Girl was different from all the others I've read about. I think that alone, could have kept my attention. But add to that a story with great humor, romance and plot twists left, right and center. But Prophecy Girl also had the kind of story managed to make me go from laughter to tears all in one page. And that more than anything is what made me love this story. It had those moments when I was happy not be reading in public. And that could have been because I couldn't stop giggling…or because I was tearing up thanks to Ami and Jackson.

Right from the beginning, I loved Amelie. She struck me as the kind of person trouble always found no matter how hard she tried to stay away from it. And she just took it all in stride. The way she handled everything amazed me while at the same time also causing me to shake my head and laugh because only she could manage to land herself in those situations. But Ami was also a fantastic narrator. Her voice and the way she told her story are a large part of what made me love this story. Even in the most dire of situations she always found a way to put a smile on my face…and even make my cry at the same time. And there was Jackson. And with Jackson and Ami there was definite insta-love…but it was insta-love that though it bugged me at first made perfect sense by the end of the book, to the point that I realized and understood it wasn't insta-love at all. But outside of all this Jackson was quite the character. For a good portion of the book, he frustrated me but he also did things that made me root for him regardless of the frustration. It was quite the dilemma at times…until he made me cry and I was sold. 

Cecily White's Prophecy Girl will surprise you. It surprised me. At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I did not to expect to feel so much about this book. It just had everything I love in a good story: adventure, danger, romance and humour. What more could I have asked for?


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  1. I am curious about this book and think it sounds amazing.

  2. I've been seeing this book around a lot lately and I am intrigued! Plus I love a book that can make you laugh and cry on the same page!

  3. sounds very interesting! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Sounds intriguing. I'd love to give it a try.


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