Published by Lyrical Press on October 6, 2014
Series: Calypso #1
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Greek & Roman, Legends, Myths, Fables, Love & Romance, mythology, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Source: eARC from Publisher
Calypso, #1 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.
Oh how I needed to read Prophecy. I haven’t given a book 5 star in so long. I have read some meh books and a lot of good books. But there is a difference between a good book, or even a great book and a book that just warms you up from the inside out. One that you want to hug and start reading from the beginning again. That was Prophecy for me. I LOVED this book! I was excited when I read the summary and saw that it had something to do with Mythology, because that is a big hit with me. And then I read the authors foreword and she mentioned all the myths coming out and playing and mixing together and my excitement shot up a couple of levels. It was so cool to see the greek and roman gods mixing in with the norse gods. The end result was pure magic.
We knew Callie was something special right from the start, but Julie Anne Lindsey does a great job keeping exactly what a mystery for most of the book. We get hints and clues here and there, but it is hard to guess exactly what. And that was not for lack of trying on my part. I know a good amount about mythology and I couldn’t even place her until just a little bit before the reveal. But you do know that Liam and his brother Oliver are something right from the start. They show up in town and live in the “haunted” Hale manor. Plus, they are super hot, so they attract a lot of attention. So much of the story is focused on Liam and Callie that we didn’t get too see too much of Oliver until the second half of the book. I am hoping that we see more of him in the next book, but I am wary to say that I want him to get his whole own novel because I loved Liam and Callie so much. It might be selfish of me, but I want the two of them to be the focus of more books. I could not get enough of these two. They gave me constant butterflies. The book is bracketed as young adult. I think it is upper young adult with some new adult crossover.
Not only is the romance slow burning and fan-freakin-tastic, but the action and plot of this story kicks some serious gods booty. I really liked how Julie Anne Lindsey took a bunch of myths, put them in a blender, gave them a whirl and out came her awesome conglomeration. Why can’t all the myths come and play together?? I think it is s brilliant idea. Prophecy seriously has it all, it has an intriguing plotline, hot vikings, a fiery heroine, and one heck of a romance. I want more from the Calypso series right now. It is already on my favorites list.
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