Prophecy Girl by Cecily White
Release Date: 18th April 2013
Series: Angel Academy, book 1
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What They Say:
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.
Prophecy Girl is the book you get if you mix The Vampire Diaries, a teensy bit of Pretty Little Liars, Harry Potter, and a whole lot of the Blue Bloods series, with Supernatural thrown in for good measure. And it’s AWESOME. I like books I can just lose myself in, that are just so thoroughly enjoyable you can’t stop reading. I also love books that take you to an entirely different world, and that’s the case here because we have no demons, and Prophecy Girl has a ton of demons. And some pretty wicked prophecies, and a heck of an ending that has me desperate to start reading Conspiracy Boy.
I loved Amelie. I absolutely adore snarky heroines, with quick, witty one-liners, and a nose for trouble, even if she doesn’t always mean it and Amelie very much knows how to get into trouble. Chuck in a hot, hot, hot supply teacher (which sounds so wrong, but let me be clear here there are only three years between Amelie and Jack and he’s HOT), the loooovely Jack, and you have a heck of a sparring match between two people who you’re never quite sure are about to kiss, or kill each other. Or team up and defeat this Greymason, because Amelie is NOT a Greymason. And so starts a very entertaining novel, that I pretty much devoured. I wasn’t sure at first if it was my kinda thing, but it really pulls you in until you literally can’t stop reading.
I really, really enjoyed Prophecy Girl, I liked the new take on vamps and werewolves, how they weren’t enemies, or particularly vicious and there was this peace treaty in force, to protect everyone involved. I loved the idea of being a Guardian, and having to be bonded with a Watcher, it was quite a nice mythology. I am stoked to get straight into Conspiracy Boy, and see how everything that occurred in the finale of this book pans out in the second one, and to have more of the fabulous Amelie in my life. She truly was amazing. This was such a good book, if paranormal is your thing, this is the read for you.