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Friday, November 30, 2012

REVIEW: Prophecy Girl by Faith McKay

Title: Prophecy Girl
Series: Lacuna Valley
Author: Faith McKay
Published Date: Nov 20, 2012
Publisher: Self-published by author
Format: ebook
Pages: 211
ASIN: B00A801I2Q
Copy provided by: author
Genre: fantasy, YA
Add to: Goodreads
Purchase: Amazon
Rating: 3 stars

Goodreads synopsisEver 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: First, I'd like to thank the author for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest and fair review.
This was a book I really wanted to like. The first chapter though was horrifying and  heartbreaking to me as a parent. Where the heck is DSS when you need them?! And what is up with the dad? Is he so frigging blind?! I never got his character or why his character was even there. Maybe it would have made more sense to me if he was one of those "dead before the story" dads. Unless there is more to his story. 
I didn't find the ending to be all that well-explained. I understood the basic gist of it, but again....where's the dad? 
Nick and Sam were cute together. They make good friends, but I'm still on the fence about them romantically, which is probably how Sam feels too. 
While it was a nice read, I'm still pondering whether I care enough about the characters to read the next book in the series.






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