Publication Date: April 2nd 2013
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.
I really hate to not finish books. I’m the type of person who needs to know how a story ends and always hopes for some sort of redemption before I get to the end. But with a huge review pile and books piling up that I really want to read, I’ve come to terms that the need to ‘grin and bear it’ is something I would have to get over.
I think the case with Prophecy Girl could potentially be categorized as a ‘it’s not you, it’s me’ situation. The characters were entertaining. The main character was somewhat of a troublemaker who had a no bullshit attitude and was pretty fearless. I really liked her. The dialogue was great and that kept me reading.
What I struggled with was the plot. I was a little lost with certain things. Every time I’d have to put the book down to do something else, I’d come back to it and be like, wait… what’s going on? What does this mean? The world is a little more on the complex side with Graymasons, bondmates, watchers and channelers… Reminded me a bit of The Mortal Instruments world in certain ways, a series I love by the way. Just a lot of little details and facts to remember and for whatever reason, it wasn’t sticking in my mind. I constantly had to go back and reread sections. It’s not to say I didn’t get the gist of it, but my enjoyment was dwindling. At about 50% I decided to call a spade a spade and move on.
The romance aspect, I am unsure of. Where I left off it was very hot and cold. Because of this thing called bondmates, it felt a little instalove-ish, for one of them at least since I didn’t get a clear enough read on Jack from what I read in the first half. I would like to see how this played out, since he was supposed to be her trainer as well.
I honestly wouldn’t mind revisiting this novel at a later date and see if it works out better, but for now it has been put aside.