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Friday, June 21, 2013

The Prophecy by Desiree Deorto/SG VBTOUR REVIEW

Meet Author Desiree Deorto:

Desiree DeOrto is the mother of four children who she calls her evil monkeys. When she's not being terrorized by her children, she escapes into her realms of fantasy within the pages of her books.

She lives in
Southern Indiana with her children and boyfriend of 7 years.



 The people of Shiloh Virginia thought it was just a story. A legend to keep children from misbehaving. A challenge to prove you have courage. What they didn't know was that it was real. All of it was real.

When Starlette McKinley moved from the sparkling lights of LA to the sleepy town of Shiloh, she didn't know that she would be the catalyst. She didn't know that the rage and energy pulsing through her would be the key to unleashing an unsurmountable power that would either be the saving of mankind, or its destruction.

The blood will run, and the prophecy will be revealed. But will she be able to overcome the insurmountable odds? Or will she succumb to the energy within, welcoming the darkness that has become her only friend.

From My Perspective: 

First of all, let me say:   Cover Love!   An absolutely beautiful cover,  Don't you agree?
Second, The Prophecy is a Young Adult/Paranormal read and it reads fast if you stick with it.
Third, I'm rating this a 4 Wink Read.  Bear in mind I was reading an ARC so hopefully the few errors I found have been worked out....those errors included use of we're for were and some confusion when the first person narrator referred to her self as she or her when in first person, she should be an I or my.   But like I say, these flaws were minimal and distracted minimally.

Did I like the book?   You bet I did.   This author has a lot of potential in my humble opinion.    She captured the angst of a young person who had been kept in the dark about her true identity....not who she was, but what she was.   Her father may not have known what she was, but the mother was in tune with the past history and instead of sharing the knowledge with her off spring, she sent her to therapy sessions?  Instead of educating her daughter about upcoming events, she made her feel belittled and definitely misunderstood.
Who wouldn't feel angered in the same situation?  Sometimes it is easier for  self preservation to remain aloof and not connect to our peers at all.

I feel like we got to know Starlette McKinley up front and personal.   We got to know her coworkers Rosemary and Brandon as well as the school jock,  Gabe.   I felt like we didn't get a clear view of the character , Andrei and what his purpose was.   I like the storyline, but found book one to merely be the set up for things yet to come.  But I am baited and I definitely want to know the rest of the story, so Desiree, when will part two of the Divinity Stone Series be available?   I for one am looking very much to getting my hands and eyes on it!

Disclaimer:  I read for my pleasure.   I may receive ARC copies for review purposes, but I am not compensated for my reviews .  I like to read and I like to share my reviews.   I post my thoughts without prejudice or bias.  The words are mine and I write reviews based on my humble opinion.  I will admit, I seldom meet a book I don't like.  I received a complimentary copy from the author or the author’s representatives in exchange for an honest review.

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