Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Prophecy (The Divinity Stone Series) Review

The Prophecy
The Divinity Stone Series
Desiree DeOrto
Reviewed by ~Alice~

Book blurb: 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.

**REVIEW**:  I received an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review. 

When I was first offered the opportunity to read the ARC, I checked out the blurb and the cover and I loved it!  It definitely had my attention and I couldn’t wait to read it. Then I started and was immediately captivated by the author's beautiful wording in the first chapter.  After that it switched gears and I began to find it difficult to read. 

I had trouble connecting or relating to the main character on any level.  I get that the book is supposed to be about darkness trying to take over her life, but there were no personality traits that made her likeable.   

One of the major things I noticed about this book was that it needs to be edited more.  There are quite a few repetitive words/sentences that need to be fixed.  

Another area that needs to be worked on are the two main love interests.  I actually didn't figure out that there were two of them until about 3/4 of the way through the book because I thought they were the same guy.  There needs to be more interaction between them separately with their names being used more frequently. 

I think the most frustrating part of the book is that there was no real nail biting action or romance scenes.  There was really only two small moments where I got excited that something awesome was going to happen and they turned out to be complete letdowns.

All in all, this storyline has potential to become a great book, it just needs some more work! 

3 of 5 Fangs

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