Prophecy Girl

Posted 13 December 2012 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

Prophecy GirlProphecy Girl by Faith McKay
Series: Lacuna Valley #1
Published by Faith McKay on 2013-10-11
Genres: Fantasy, Mystery & Thrillers, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 476
Source: author | eARC
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From the back cover...

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 From the back cover...

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?

My Review

Prophecy Girl is one of those books that you can just fall into and fall in love with the characters!  Samantha is a pretty amazing girl who has lived a pretty rough life and still managed to hold on to herself.  She is put in situations that even adults would have issues with handling and she handles them well.

Violet, Sam’s little sister, is a perfect blend of adorable and annoying, totally believable.  The two of them have basically been together against the world for most of their lives and the bond between them is sweet.

Nick… he was the perfect hero.  Funny, protective, smart, and cute.  All wrapped into a fantabulous guy who is responsible in ways must of us couldn’t even imagine.

The story is full of action and mystery with all of the paranormal twists and turns.  I hate predictability so I loved that was always guessing.  There some serious moments, most particularly the scenes of abuse, that added true depth to the story and helped shape Sam and Violet into they people that they were.  But there was a lot of quirkiness, humor, and fun, too, that kept the sadness from being overwhelming.

My Recommendation

The ending was a bit of a cliffhanger and totally and completely NOT what I had anticipated.  Which leaves me waiting somewhat impatiently for the next book, due out sometime next year!

5Mugs

About Faith McKay

Faith McKay writes quirky paranormal stories with guts. She is the author of PROPHECY GIRL and its new sequel, LIBERTY BOUND, 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, Robert.

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