Author: Diantha Jones
Series: Oracle Of Delphi series #1
Publication: March 1st 2012 by Diantha Jones
Genre: Young Adult ~ Fantasy
Format: e-book, 268 pages
Source: From author
Cover Rating: 5/5
Content Rating: 4/5
She has a destiny so great that even the gods fear her.
Constant hallucinations and the frequent conversations with the voices in her head, have earned eighteen-year-old Chloe Clever the not-so-coveted title of "Whack Job" in her home town of Adel, Georgia. With the onslaught of prescription medications and therapists threatening to push her over the edge, she wishes for a life far away from the one she has, a life where she is destined to be more than the butt of everyone's jokes and mockery.
Be careful what you wish for has never rung more true.
After living through an attack from her worst nightmare, she awakens to find herself far from home, surrounded by glorious riches and servants…and a few demigods who enjoy killing things. Upon learning that her favorite rockstar is an Olympian god, she is thrust into her new life as the Oracle of Delphi, the prophesier of the future, and the great Pythia that the gods have been anxiously awaiting to arrive for centuries. Setting out to fulfill the prophecy she has been given and to keep her family safe from a demigod Princess that wants her dead, Chloe learns of how great she is to become, all the while fighting mythical monsters, evading divine assassins and trying to outwit the ever-cunning Greek gods who harbor secrets of their own. In the hopes of discovering the Most Beautiful and the truth of her destiny, she strives to uncover the mysteries of the demigod Prince who has sworn to protect her with his life…and threatens to win her heart in the process.
I received an e-copy of Prophecy of the Most Beautiful through the author Diantha Jones for review. (I love getting review requests of awesome sound books!) I decided to read it because:
1. It's based on Greek myth. ~ I simply cannot resist that!
2. From reading the synopsis there seemed to be lots of action in it. ~ I love that.
3. There's a mysterious demigod Prince in it. ~ I was already swooning.
I wasn't instantly hooked by Prophecy of the Most Beautiful. The beginning seemed a little slow to me and it was as if something was missing. I didn't like the heroine, Chloe, right away and was a little irritated by some of her actions. Although that changed as I read more of the book and got deeper into the world of the gods and demigods. The thing that did hook me were the demigods and everything mythical involving them. I loved how the god Apollo (or L.A.) was a big part of it in the beginning. (Personally I'm really interested in greek myths and definitely Apollo.) But the one guy I loved was our hero Strafford Law. How can you not fall for him? He's a demigod Prince, he will do everything to protect the girl he loves and he's Irish! *SWOON* Some of the chapters were in his POV and I have to add that those were my favorites. I just love reading in a guy's point of view for some reason. I also really liked his brother Ace and I was very fond of Swindle and "the Dropper with his twinkling eyes.
Like I said before, I really loved all the Greek myth. It definitely fed the little history geek inside me. The story revolved around them all having to figure out this prophecy of the most beautiful and I had a fun time myself trying to work it out. I never did figure it out on my own though. There were a lot of surprises that I didn't see coming and still yet so much to find out. Even though the beginning was slow for me, when I reached the half of the book I found myself getting hooked and at times I had a hard time stopping to reading. The plot was amazingly written, so that was also part why I couldn't stop.
The only negative aspects were only in the beginning. A little slow start. Chloe didn't speak to me as well but she got really brave and kinda bad ass too more into the story. The romance was perfect in my eyes. It wasn't like bam insta-love even thoug Chloe liked him right away nor was it too slow. At first I wasn't sure if Strafford was going to be a love interest but when Chloe had to travel with him (and some others) it was clear he was in it to stay, which made me really happy. Need my irish guys! Speaking off, Strafford and Ace, since they're both Irish, spoke with some Irish slang. Loved it!
I would recommend Prohecy of the Most Beautiful to anyone who likes to read books based on (Greek) myths. If you're looking for a different book with lots of acting, surprising turns and some romance this is the book you have to read! You'll love it! Even if you also think the beginning is sort of slow, don't give up on it. Some nice surprises are coming your way. I definitely can not wait until the sequel!
His laugh was like nails to a chalkboard. "I cannot remember a time when anything was new to me. I only ever see the tattered remains of what once was.”
About the author:
Diantha Jones was born the day thousands of turkeys sacrificed their
lives to fill millions of American bellies on November 22 which also happened to be Thanksgiving Day (Her mother says she owes her a turkey). She is a Journalism graduate who wants to be a career novelist (of books, not Facebook posts). When not writing or working, she is reading on her Nook or playing the most ridiculous app games on her iPhone.
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