Prophecy of the Most Beautiful by Diantha Jones
Kindle Edition, 393 pages
Published March 1st 2012
Age Group: YA
Series: Oracle of Delphi #1
Source: ecopy from Author
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.
By now you all know how much I enjoy mythology based books. I have read and reviewed a bunch of them in the Young Adult Genre and a couple in the New Adult genre, but I don’t think I have ever read one from the perspective of the oracle. There have been books that deal with prophesies but none that deal with the person making the predictions. I thought that was a really interesting take on the subject.
The Prophecy of the Most beautiful deals with the becoming of a new oracle. A very important one at that. Chloe is treated awful at her old school, so even though she had to leave her family being whisked away to this crazy new life amoung the gods and demi gods had to be an improvement for her. And it must have been nice to know that she wasn’t crazy. She kept having these “hallucinations” and no one really understood them in any other way but to call her crazy. At her new home everyone praised her for how special she was. But she was no ordinary oracle. No, apparently the gods and have been waiting over 2,000 years for her to arrive.
I liked Ace and Stafford and the whole demi-god gang, but it annoyed me that no one would give Chloe answers. She was just picked up from her life and brought here and she was kept in the dark. She was mad about it, but she still went along with what they wanted. I would have fought a little harder to find out just what was going on. Especially if it was about me and my life. There are still some unanswered questions left for the next book, but we do find out a lot of things in Prophecy of the Most Beautiful, include what the “most beautiful” is.
There is the signature adventure/ quest theme of mythology, but the cool part is that the oracle is part of the quest. Everyone just wants her to stay out the way and stay safe, but Chloe gets right in the middle of the fray. She just can’t sit still, she has to be involved. I liked her spunky attitude. Prophecy of the Most Beautiful had a really cute and happy ending. I liked the way it was concluded because it was not a cliff hanger, but there is still plenty of stuff looming over Chloe and the rest of the gangs head. Lot’s of great things to come in the next book. I am enjoying this series.
Haley @ YA-Aholic
Oohh Oracles? Adventure? Count me in! Great review hun, I hadn’t heard of this before, but definitely going to add it to my tbr pile now! (:
I’m so glad you enjoyed this one! I agree, I don’t think I could sit back, I’d be DEMANDING answers. At the same time at least she didn’t go all nuts in denial. Thanks so much for reviewing this one!