Monday, March 25, 2013

Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway: Prophecy Girl by Cecily White

Title: Prophecy Girl (Angel Academy #1)
Author: Cecily White
Pages: 352 pages
Format acquired: eBook (PDF)
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Publication date: April 2nd' 2013
Source: Received for blog tour (Thank you, Rockstar Book Tours, Entangled Teen and Cecily White!)
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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 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.

(Image and summary from Goodreads)


I honestly didn't think I'd enjoy Prophecy Girl as much as I did but I didn't just enjoy it, I freaking loved it. My hesitancy towards this book was probably because it gave a bit of a The Mortal Instruments/Vampire Academy vibe to it but as the story progressed, I grew to love it. The story was just filled with so much richness and potential to it that it definitely tapped. I found myself flipping through the pages frantically wanting, no, needing to see what would happen next. Prophecy Girl is written with a fast yet detailed prose that it urges you to just keep going. The way Cecily White wrote her book will definitely make any reader want to read faster and faster because you know that there will be a light at the end of that tunnel and all that you can really do is try to reach it.

Amelie Bennett is one spunky and high-maintenance teenaged-girl. She's not only stubborn but also very string-willed and snarky. I love her "screw-the-rules-because-I-know-what-I-am-doing-is-right" attitude, the way she didn't take bullshit from anybody. Though you may find a lot of heroines like her these days, I still couldn't help but have a girl crush on her. Amelie has been through a lot of struggles but though she may emerge dirty and wounded, her spirit never truly diminishes. There's a sort of spark in her that most heroines don't have because even though Amelie may be quite impulsive, she never truly just thinks of herself. She puts others before her even in the face of death, and that is so commendable.

The whole Guardian idea seemed a little overused to me, how they need to protect the humans from supernatural beings and things like that. And at the beginning, I was still pretty wary of the book and what it held for me but as Prophecy Girl went on, I began to appreciate and admire the story. Three things to remember when reading this book: first, a female Guardian is a Channeler who entraps demons and sends them back to whatever hell they came from, and their male counterparts are Watchers, who not just watches over their Channelers but give them a sort of energy to fuel their power. Secondly, Channelers and Watchers must bond to be able to fully harness their abilities and if your bondmate just so happens to die, you're screwed and you'll be pretty depressed... and you'll turn into an empty shell for life. And lastly, these Guardians come from the blood of angels; such as Gabriel, Raphael, Michael and other heavenly beings. Your calling in life will be determined once you find out what your bloodline is... BUT. There's always a counterpart to good, which is evil. Lucifer also has a bloodline that leads to the Anakim, soul takers. They have the ability to remove a soul from its body just because. These things all play a big role into the book's storyline and I got pretty confused about it at times but once I got the hang of all the terms, I was good.

If I am being honest, I really didn't like Lisa, Ami's (Amelie) best friend. And though she gave the concerned friend vibe a lot, I got annoyed with her most of the time. She always seems to belittle Ami and she's pretty boy crazy and not in a good way. But I do know that she's very loyal to Ami because they've known each other since forever and were practically raised together. I just can't help but not really like her.

Every kickass heroine needs her own kickass boyfriend, and not only is Jack kickass but he's also badass and insanely drool-worthy. It isn't just his looks that make me want to eat him up but also because of his personality. Though Ami and him quarreled and bantered (very entertaining, indeed) through most of the book, I couldn't help but think that he enjoyed it. Because even though it may seem that he's pushing Ami away, you can also sense that he also wants to pull her closer. He's a very conflicted person but I guess he has an excuse since the girl he's running away with is the person who's going to kill him. And may I just add? I adore his friends, especially Luc even though he may seem a bit man-whorish I love him. He's not only hilarious but scorching hot too! And immortal. Yes, Luc, you have my permission to turn me. *swoons*

Prophecy Girl is an exhilarating novel that will literally just leave you breathless and gasping for more. It's high-powered and it will suit any reader that loves action/suspense/mystery and a lot of sexual tension. The plot twists will leave you astonished and speechless because trust me, you will so not see it coming! I absolutely loved it this book and I am hoping that you will too.


About the author:

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…

You can find her here: 

INTERNATIONAL giveaway, win one of three eBooks of Prophecy Girl.

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  1. After this wonderful review, yeah, I'm looking forward to reading Prophecy Girl!

    1. Thanks, Dianne! :D It makes me glad that you're excited to read Prophecy Girl, it's an awesome book.

  2. From the looks of your review, Prophecy Girl seems amazing! I look forward to reading it, and it seems like it had a rather unique plot as well. :)


    1. If by amazing you mean: a super badass and fun read then yes, yes it is. ;) I hope that you'll enjoy it once you've had the chance to read it.

  3. Definitely looking forward to it! It sounds great, so glad you enjoyed it. :)

    1. Yay!! So glad to hear that! :D I hope you get to read it soon.

  4. Yes! I can't wait to read it, it sounds amazing!

    1. I high-five you for that! :D I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did!!

  5. I am so looking forward to this! Excited for it!


    1. That is so great to hear! :D I'm excited for YOU to read it.