Book Review: Prophecy (Calypso, #1) by Julie Anne Lindsey

prophecy julieSynopsis:

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.

About the Author:

I tell stories, mostly to my children, sometimes to strangers. I’m YA obsessed, addicted to social media, caffeine and Poptarts. You can find me anytime lurking around the Internet, amped up on sugar and wielding a book.

I’m thrilled to announce the Fall 2013 release of My YA suspense, Deceivedjulie anne lindsey, from Merit Press and my debut cozy mystery series from Carina Press. 2013 is shaping up to be an amazing year.

I also write sweet romance stories for Honey Creek Books.

My Review:

When I saw the book blurb for Prophecy I thought – Hell yeah YA Vikings! Finally! It was such an enticing plot line. The protagonist Callie was a strong lead, with problems that she actually looked like she was resolving by the end – all good!

From a writer’s point of view, it was kind of slow to get going and seemed a bit like two different teen reads smooshed together – at the start it was a kind of contemporary romance book and halfway through it went into fantasy. I personally would have lead more with the fantasy elements as this waiting period might put off more hard core paranormal readers. I also felt the start was a bit confusing and jumpy – although my attention span is classically limited, so in all fairness this might have been me rather than the book itself!

The front cover is a bit boring – and doesn’t include the selling point of the book – vikings! I think it would increase sales to have a more viking-esque cover with a strong fantasy element shown on the front cover. I know its wrong to judge a book by its cover, but readers do.

Overall, I’d give Phrophecy 3 out of 5 stars – A series with promise.

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