Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Prophecy Girl by Faith McKay

I agreed to review Prophecy Girl because there were so many questions to answer from the summary alone. Author Faith McKay has a lot of plotting going on with her characters that will offer readers an entertaining experience. Prophecy Girl has a strong sister element with Sam and Victoria who have to live with a mother who can be seen as scary. Sam is extremely protective of her little sister because of her gift. She also finds a confidant in Nick who seems to already know her deepest secrets and only want to help Sam. This couple is very sweet and readers will surely find their dialogue fun and witty.



Ever since Samantha Winthrop's mother moved them to Lacuna Valley, supposedly in search of better weather, the list of strange questions she has no answers for has been growing out of control.

Does her little sister, Violet, have the ability to make things happen just by "praying" for them? Are Sam's dreams really predicting the future? Is she destined to marry the boy she just met, and what is the mysterious orb that he's guarding? Why does she get the impression that there are dangerous creatures watching from the woods?

While Sam should be focusing on answering those questions, there is one other that makes them seem almost irrelevant: Is her mother planning on killing her and Violet? 

Sam is a loving young girl who wants to protect her little sister Violet. Violet will captivate readers immediately and in doing so will allow readers to sympathize with Sam when she is battling it out with their horrid mother. One thing that Sam hates is to not be given an explanation. She wants her answers ASAP and I was frustrated along with her when dealing with Nick early in the story. Nick will provide the element of mystery that Sam must solve no matter what because he really holds all of the secrets.

Nick is an evolving mystery throughout Prophecy Girl. He has a definite sense of duty and I really felt sorry for his predicament. He has a huge obligation to stay in Lacuna Valley and this may be why he and Sam are so connected. They both have responsibilities and people counting on them. Nick isn’t always too serious though. He is very humorous when need be and the female audience will find him adorable and sarcastically fun. Plus the predictions about his relationship with Sam doesn’t seem to scare him off, if anything it only makes him more curious about Sam.

The Pace was good throughout the book but at times it seemed like I was reading two stories. One is about a boy meeting a girl, which was excellent and then, another that involves a mythical mystery about creatures in the woods. Plus the writing seemed a bit jumpy at times. The content was entertaining with great characters but I found that I had to reread some portions again to clarify the direction of the story, sometimes. 

Prophecy Girl provides a great story of friendship, loyalty and romance. Readers will support characters Sam and Nick because of the clear definition that Faith McKay gives them. I really do love books with a mass amount of characters. I like to pick my favorites and dissect them. I feel if you are someone who gets completely vested in characters then this might be a good pick.

Author Bio:

Faith McKay writes stories about characters with real world struggles in otherworldly settings. She is the author of PROPHECY GIRL, a story where characters struggle with the idea of having a destiny. In comparison, she feels really lucky that her destiny was to struggle with comma placement and be that awkward lady who points out puns at parties.

Other things to know about Faith… She wears two different colored shoes. She is a survivor of child abuse. She has lived with chronic illness for over a decade. A lot of people don't like her because she laughs too much. It's also the reason a lot of other people do like her, so go figure. She listens to more music than people are probably supposed to. She's a nomad. The word sounds really cool, so a lot of people say it, but she actually lives in an RV with her husband and their pet bunny rabbit, Dorian Gray.


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