Prophecy (Review & Giveaway!)

Prophecy (Review & Giveaway!)

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Title: Prophecy (Calypso #1)
Author:  Julie Anne Lindsey
Publisher:  Lyrical Press 

Published Date:  6th October

Rating: 3.5 Stars

*Thank you to the author for the review copy*

Synopsis: On
the other side of death, is destiny.

Callie Ingram is spending her senior year focused on one
thing: swimming. Her skill as a competitive swimmer is going to secure a
scholarship and her future, or so she hopes. She has big plans, and Liam Hale,
her gorgeous new neighbor, isn’t going to affect them. But when Callie sees
Liam beheading someone, she learns his family has a secret that will change
everything. The Hales are Vikings, demi-gods who’ve been charged by The Fates
to find their new destined leader.

Callie’s caught in the middle of a budding Norse
apocalypse, in love with Liam Hale and desperate to protect her best friend…
who the Hales believe is marked for transformation. Putting the clues together
as fast as she can, can discovers she has the power to rewrite destiny, for
herself and all humankind.

Review: This
was a pretty good read, and one that was hard to rate. It was pretty good, but
it wasn’t amazing, but it wasn’t horrible either. It was a quick read that I
enjoyed, with an interesting plot and a romance story that kept me turning
pages. This is a paranormal romance, and the paranormal aspect of things was
done very well.

We have the main character Callie who I really liked. She
was someone who didn’t want to stand idle while everything was going on around
her. Even though she was out of her depth she wanted to help, and held strong
for her friends and family. As well as that she was a swimmer, and I always
like seeing women doing sports in novels for some reason. Maybe because it
doesn’t happen too much. She develops a bit in this novel, from someone who is
bullied at school and keeps their head down to someone more confident, fiery
and willing to do what it takes.

Liam was a nice love interest, but I didn’t feel much for
him as a character. In fact, I wasn’t too interested in the Hales. They were
cool and all, but I much preferred Callie’s best friend, Justin. He was such a
nice guy! Slow, patient and always looking out for his best mate. I wouldn’t
have minded a friend like him 😉

As for the plot, there is a bit of Greek and Norse
mythology in there. The Stians were a new type of villain for me. They were
monsters who looked like people and claimed women, destroying them to harm
their Guardians. They formed a sort of clan with which they hope to take over
the world. It was up to the Hales and other Guardians (demigods) to stop that
from happening. I feel like Julie explained the situation very well and gave us
everything we’d need to know to understand, which was good.

To me the ending felt a little bit rushed, and I didn’t completely
understand what went done at the final battle, but afterwards we get a kind of
‘debriefing’ of sorts and that was helpful. Overall a pretty good book, and I
will hopefully be reading the next one in the series when it’s published.
Author Bio: Julie Anne Lindsey is a multi-genre
author who writes the stories that keep her up at night. She’s a
self-proclaimed nerd with a penchant for words and proclivity for fun. Julie
lives in rural Ohio with her husband and three small children. Today, she hopes
to make someone smile. One day she plans to change the world.
Julie online:


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Olivia’s Question: If you had to be the demigod child of
one Greek god/goddess, which would it be?

Olivia-Savannah x 

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