Sunday, November 18, 2012

The Oracle of Delphi Blog Tour Day 2


Day 2 of the tour! 
Today I have the review of Prophecy of the Setting Sunrise + a giveaway!
Enjoy! :]




Title: Prophecy of the Setting Sunrise
Author: Diantha Jones
Series: Oracle of Delphi #2
Publication:  November 12th 2012 by Diantha Jones
Genre: Young Adult
Format: e-book, 327 pages
Cover Rating: 5/5
Overall Rating: 5/5
It's official. Myth is doomed.

And it’s all Chloe Clever’s fault.

Still as whacked out as ever, Chloe is now faced with an even uglier truth: Not only is she the Pythia of the Great Unknown, but she is more powerful than she ever imagined and only the manifestations of her prophetic mind can save them all now.

With her Prince boyfriend, Strafford, and the Quad Fraternity always armed and ready to annihilate the opposition, she will embark on a mission to stop a great power that could consume every god in Myth...and everyone else she’s come to love.

But the worst is still to come.

Dark, painful secrets are revealed, threatening to tear Strafford from her arms, and just when she thinks the future could not look more grim, she is betrayed in the worst way.

With the heavens crumbling down around her, she must hurry to find a way to set things right. But will she be in time to save the one she loves most in the world from a fate that may be more dangerous than her own?





(Beware of spoilers!)

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Action packed, imaginative, full of frantic, nailbiting twists and turns with a kick-ass heroine and swoon-worthy guys ~ Prophecy of the Setting Sunrise by Diantha Jones is a marvelous story based on Greek myth that will keep you in its grip with an all-consuming need to keep reading until the early hours.

Diantha Jones did it again! Not only did this book leave me speechless and totally amazed, it also earned one star more than the previous book, (Prophecy of the Most Beautiful) which makes a ful rating of 5 stars for Prophecy of the Setting Sunrise. It was superb!

Diantha Jones asked me to read and review this book for the awesome blog tour and of course I said yes right away. After really liking the first book I just had to know what was going to happen in this one. I was dying to find out more about my man, Strafford and I got so much more amazingness than I had dared to hope.

I have to admit, I was never really a fan of the heroine, Chloe... At least not in the first book. But it has all changed in this one. Chloe was more kick-ass, smarter and more willing to sacrifice herself for the people she loves, even though that was not always considered smart. I admire how she was willing to do everything in her power to save her little brother, Benjy, even with the unexpected events that surrounded him. So I definitly like her now and I feel like she's really starting to find herself and how she fits into the world of myths and the Oracle thing.
My opinion about Strafford hasn't changed. I don't think it ever could. Although in this novel it was all so intense and heavy for him, he's still amazing. My Irish with his sexy lip piercing and dragon tattoo. ♥
Strafford and Chloe are so perfect together! They are both willing to risk their own lives for each other and definitely have a bond. I'm glad that Chloe knows what happened to Strafford that made him the disgraced prince. Like, all the secrets are in the open now. Finally. 
Their romance is sweet with a little bit of sexy involved, especially with the looks and kisses they share and give. And I love their nicknames for each other; Red & Irish. 

Reading this book was like coming home to family with all the familiar characters. I love each and one of them.
Ace is my favorite guy character after Strafford. He's hilarious and sexy but would do anything to help protect and heal others. 
Swindle I just love too. We've found out a lot more about him and yet there's still lots of mystery around his character. I need to know what's up with all that!
The twins, oh, how I love them. Theseus and Hector are the characters that make the gang complete. I have to say when the disastrous thing happened to one of them at the end my world turned upside down and I had to wipe away a tear or two. So damn sad!
A new character sort of join the gang. Anne Maria, one of the god Artemis' bounties. I loved her. She was also kick-ass and amazing like the others. She really belonged with them. And I loved to see her and Theseus together. So sweet!
I actually had a favorite scene in this book. It was the scene where Strafford was teaching Chloe how to fight and so they were fighting each other. That was so much fun! Another awesome scene was the cavern water slide, you'll know what I'm talking about when you read it.

The plot of this book was written really well! So fast-paced that I had finished in about three days. That's pretty damn fast if you ask me. The flow was just really good. Just like the first book, figuring out the prophecy took until the very end. I love trying to figure out what it all means but I never can of course. But that's what I love about these books. 
Another thing of my favorite things is the Greek myth aspects. Me being a history geek just can't get enough of stuff like this. Love! Love! Love!
We've met some new gods we hadn't met before like Artemis, Hypnos and even Hades! All very cool and exciting! Of course there were the familiar gods like Apollo joining us and Dionysius. 
Also a new character that I'm really interested in reading more about is Zeus's son Torrent. I loved how Chloe was insta-crushing over him but when she found out who he was the insta-crush was definitely over. That'll be my new favorite word; Insta-crush. 

So, yes, I LOVED this book. I devoured every single chapter and page with ease. 
The action is outstanding and fierce. This book is not only about myths and prophecies but also about love, friendship and loyalty. Readers will hopefully not only enjoy this book, but also completely be stunned by it as I was.





Lockhart was giving them his best intimidating glare and trying to pretend that Strafford's glare wasn't kicking his glare's butt.

At his worst, Strafford Law was gorgeous beyond reason. He was Irish-bred with perfectly unkept carbon black hair that drove her wild, intense gray eyes that could melt glaciers, and the most unflawed olive skin she had ever seen on a guy. His gladiator physique gave her chills every time she laid eyes on it and he had a hypnotic smile that could make women twice his age blush like schoolgirls. The bottom lip of his sexy mouth was pierced with a tiny hoop and he had a fiercely bad ass dragon tattooed around his muscular right arm. He was about as dazzling as dazzling could get, and she had yet to comprehend how a romance had actually managed to blossom between them.

"Babe, help me turn it."
Strafford came and stood behind her.
"Babe?" he mumbled.
She shrugged. "I don't know. Trying it on for size. You like?"
"No."
"How about 'sugar plum,' then?"
"Funny, Red."





Diantha Jones is a southern belle from Georgia, but resides in Washington, D.C. She is the author of the Unknowing ghost short story series and the Reaper of Bogota blog series. Prophecy of the Setting Sunrise, Book Two in the Oracle of Delphi Series, is her second full-lenght novel.

Visit Diantha on: www.diantha-jones.com

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12 comments:

  1. I've always been drawn to the power of mighty Zeus.

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  2. This is the second book? I've never heard of this series. Need to check it out. Glad you liked it so much.

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  3. Wow! Amazing review Steph and I loved the cave slide scene too.

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  4. Both of these books sound amazing. They both sound great however and have wonderful reviews on GR. I have added them to my wish list on Amazon and am very excited to read this series.

    Thanks,
    Marlena

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  5. Wow!! These books sound amazing. The story sounds great. I'd love to read those books.

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    1. My favorite greek character in greek myth is Hades. I still don't understand why Persephone couldn't stand him and tried to reject him.

      Thanks for this giveaway.

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  6. These series seem to be very interesting. Going to check them out, thanks! :)

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  7. sound so good, i really like books with Greek mythology.

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  8. Greek Mythology, action packed... this series seem to be very interesting indeed! =]]]

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  9. i think this is a great books,,cant wait to read,,the cover very beautiful ^^

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