Title: Prophecy Girl (Angel Academy #1)
Author: Cecily White
Source: Received through blog tour in exchange for an honest review
Amelie Bennett. . . . Ending the world, one prophecy at a time.
I was born to slay Crossworld demons.
Big black flappy ones, little green squirmy ones. Unfortunately, the only thing getting slain these days is my social life. With my high school under attack, combat classes intensifying, and Academy instructors dropping right and left, I can barely get my homework done, let alone score a bondmate before prom.
Then he shows up.
Jackson Smith-Hailey. Unspeakably hot, hopelessly unattainable, and dangerous in all the right ways. Sure, he’s my trainer. And okay, maybe he hates me. Doesn’t mean I’ll ignore the wicked Guardian chemistry between us. It’s crazy! Every time I’m with him, my powers explode. Awesome, right?
Now my teachers think I’m the murderous Graymason destined to bring down our whole race of angelbloods. Everyone in New Orleans is hunting me. The people I trusted want me dead. Jack and I have five days to solve the murders, prevent a vampire uprising, and thwart the pesky prophecy foretelling his death by my hand. Shouldn’t be too difficult.
Getting it done without falling in love. . . that might take a miracle.
Prophecy Girl is the first book in the new Angel Academy series by Cecily White. It's about a teenage girl named Amelie, who is a demon slayer. This book has so much going on from the beginning. The instructors at the academy are being murdered, and the school is under attack. A hot, new trainer shows up at the school to temporarily help out. His name is Jack, and he runs into Amelie right away. Her mischievous reputation precedes her. He's heard all about her, and tries to stay away. In fact, it seems as though he can't stand her. Amelie feels a connection to him though, and won't leave him alone.
The story is told from Amelie's point of view. To be honest, she's a little on the annoying side. She just can't take a hint. However, Amelie's “voice” telling the story provides a lot of entertainment. She is sarcastic, witty and comical.
All of a sudden Amelie is being accused for the murders that have been happening, and Jack rescues her. They are on the run from those who want Amelie dead. She has a lot of powers, so they think she is too dangerous. That, and the fact that there is a supposed prophecy about her doesn't help matters any. For someone who seems to not like Amelie, Jack is always by her side protecting her. They have a steamy relationship that blossoms, but it's back and forth – cold, then hot. Jack seems a bit bi-polar on the issue.
So many secrets from so many people are being kept from Amelie throughout the book. It would be a miracle if she could trust anybody again. She is being kept in the dark about everything. Some things I saw coming, but some twists at the end caught me totally by surprise. Overall, this is a good book. I liked the writing style, there were times that I just had trouble getting into it. There were steamy moments, but nothing that went too far. It's good for young adult readers, and anyone who likes the young adult paranormal romance genre. If you are a fan of the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead, you should definitely check out this book.
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