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Friday, January 31, 2014

Book Review - Prophecy of the Most Beautiful (Oracle of Delphi #1) by Diantha Jones

Author: Diantha Jones
Series: Oracle of Delphi
Number in Series: 1
Format: ePub
Re-Release Date: March 1, 2012
Publisher: Self-published
Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal Romance/Young Adult













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Synopsis from Goodreads


She has a destiny so great that even the gods fear her.

Constant hallucinations and the frequent conversations with the voices in her head, have earned eighteen-year-old Chloe Clever the not-so-coveted title of "Whack Job" in her home town of Adel, Georgia. With the onslaught of prescription medications and therapists threatening to push her over the edge, she wishes for a life far away from the one she has, a life where she is destined to be more than the butt of everyone's jokes and mockery.

Be careful what you wish for has never rung more true.

After living through an attack from her worst nightmare, she awakens to find herself far from home, surrounded by glorious riches and servants…and a few demigods who enjoy killing things. Upon learning that her favorite rockstar is an Olympian god, she is thrust into her new life as the Oracle of Delphi, the prophesier of the future, and the great Pythia that the gods have been anxiously awaiting to arrive for centuries. Setting out to fulfill the prophecy she has been given and to keep her family safe from a demigod Princess that wants her dead, Chloe learns of how great she is to become, all the while fighting mythical monsters, evading divine assassins and trying to outwit the ever-cunning Greek gods who harbor secrets of their own. In the hopes of discovering the Most Beautiful and the truth of her destiny, she strives to uncover the mysteries of the demigod Prince who has sworn to protect her with his life…and threatens to win her heart in the process.

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     Prophecy of the Most Beautiful is a story that follows a girl named Chloe. Chloe knows she is not like other teenage girls and her difference gets her in trouble, big time. When pretty much forced to leave school, she experiences something very tragic. That tragedy has led her into a world she never thought existed. She is now living amongst the gods, well Demigods, and Chloe finds out that she is one of them. The hallucinations that have been giving her hell all her life are scenes from the future. This newfound discovery has made her popular, so popular other gods want to kill her. She has to find out who wants kill her and how she can fulfill the destiny that has been  thrown at her feet.

     I love books on Greek mythology and Jones has done an incredible job mixing Greek mythology with her own ideas. I love the world she created for us. The story was well paced. It does start a bit slow at first, but it picks up when Chloe starts interacting with the other Demigods. The Demigods know Chloe is one of them and they need to uncover what. Assassins have been sent to kill Chloe and they need to find out why. There is something going on that they don't want Chloe to know about. There was so much action thrown in this book. I didn't expect that. It made the book that much more fun.

    I liked Chloe in the book. I loved the way she clicked with the characters especially Ace. Ace isn't the love interest, but he was a favorite for me in the book. I loved his personality. He cracked me up and was quite the badass. Our love interest was Stafford. I really liked him. He is Ace's older brother who is an even bigger badass. It took awhile for me to get into the romance between him and Chloe. They were so busy trying to stay ahead of the enemies, we didn't get a whole lot of them together. I hope we get more in the next book. The book did a great job  I loved a lot of the side characters in the book. I loved Swindle and his bird, Bill. Swindle was such a smartass, he kept a smile on my face.

     Overall, this is a great read. The mythology in the book adds so many layers and is easy to follow. Greek mythology has always been a favorite subject of mine and seeing gods we know of acting like modern, everyday people was a lot of fun. I had a blast with Cupid and Aphrodite and their marriage issues. This was a very fun read, full of action and laughs. I love how it ended. I am definitely hungry for the sequel. This is a wonderful YA read worth checking out.


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*This book belongs to the following challenges*
The Book Vixen's 2014 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge
Under The Covers Book Blog 2014 Immortal Reading Challenge 


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About Diantha Jones


Diantha Jones was born the day thousands of turkeys sacrificed their lives to fill millions of American bellies on November 22 which also happened to be Thanksgiving Day (Her mother says she owes her a turkey). She is a Journalism graduate who wants to be a career novelist (of books, not Facebook posts). When not writing or working, she is reading on her Nook, being hypnotized by Netflix or on a mission to procure french fries.
The Oracle of Delphi fantasy series is her first series. She is also the author of Mythos: Stories from Olympus, a companion series, and there is another fantasy series in the works. She also writes (new) adult fantasy/paranormal romance under the name A. Star. Invasion (An Alien Romance) is her first title released under this pen name. Future releases under A. Star include, Mythos: Gods and Lovers series, the Love & Steampunk series, the Purr, Inc. stories, and more.


Connect with Diantha Jones here:
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2 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you enjoyed this one! Thanks so much for taking the time to read and review it Diana, I really appreciate it!

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    1. Thank you so much hon. It was a great read for sure. Thank you for the opportunity to read it :)

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