Review: Prophecy (Calypso #1) by Julie Anne Lindsey

October 3, 2014 Review 0

Review: Prophecy (Calypso #1) by Julie Anne LindseyProphecy by Julie Anne Lindsey
Series: Calypso #1
Published by Kensington on October 6, 2014
Genres: Paranormal Romance, YA Paranormal Romance
Format: eBook
Pages: 280
Source: NetGalley
Sexual Content: Minimal, sex scene
Reviewed by: Libbie
4 Stars

On the other side of death, is destiny.

Callie Ingram is spending her senior year focused on one thing: swimming. Her skill as a competitive swimmer is going to secure a scholarship and her future, or so she hopes. She has big plans, and Liam Hale, her gorgeous new neighbor, isn’t going to affect them. But when Callie sees Liam beheading someone, she learns his family has a secret that will change everything. The Hales are Vikings, demi-gods who’ve been charged by The Fates to find their new destined leader.

Callie’s caught in the middle of a budding Norse apocalypse, in love with Liam Hale and desperate to protect her best friend…who the Hales believe is marked for transformation. Putting the clues together as fast as she can, can discovers she has the power to rewrite destiny, for herself and all humankind.

If you’ve ever found yourself wishing you had more demi-gods and Vikings in your life, then picking up PROPHECY would be a perfect cure. Especially if battles between good and evil that don’t pull punches, twists and turns, and keep you up reading until the wee hours of the night are your thing.

I’ll admit freely that at the beginning of PROPHECY, I kept having the recurring thought that the author was trying for a Twilight clone. Liam had all the Edward earmarks of broody mystery guy, complete with the “you need to stay away from me” vibe. That feeling didn’t last past about the 20% mark. PROPHECY is very much its own story and the characters are strong in their own right. Liam’s burden of leadership, Oliver’s carefree wit, Kirk being a consistent jerk and then there’s Callie. There aren’t many words for how much I loved her. Strong, outspoken, she starts out a little on the meek side, but still not afraid to speak her mind. Half the reason I loved PROPHECY so much is watching Callie come into her own as the story progresses – even before story’s climax.

I also seriously loved the way mythology was worked into this – both Norse and Greek – and had as much fun following the story as trying to figure out what would happen next. I have a few lingering fears that the Dreaded Triangle will rear its ugly head, but I’m hoping that will be unfounded. Regardless, I will be in full pounce mode for the next book in this series.

Series Titles:

1. Prophecy

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