Friday, May 2, 2014

Prophecy of the Most Beautiful by Diantha Jones

Title: Prophecy of the Most Beautiful
Author: Diantha Jones
Series: Oracle of Delphi #1
Publisher: Diantha Jones; 1 edition (February 28, 2012)
Length: 255 pages
Format: PDF
*I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Description 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. Fed up with prescription meds and therapists, she wishes for 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 a vicious attack and 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. Setting out to fulfill the prophecy she has been given, Chloe learns of how great she is to become, all the while fighting mythical monsters and trying to outwit the ever-cunning Greek gods who harbor secrets of their own. While on a mission to discover the Most Beautiful, 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.

My Thoughts:

      Chloe Clever is not popular...if anything she is infamous. She is the freak of her school and is constantly getting in trouble. Her latest round has landed her a four week suspension. Why is she constantly getting in trouble? Chloe hears voices and not those of the people talking next to her, but those of people nowhere around. Everything in Chloe's life is about to change. She discovers that she isn't really crazy but is connected to the Greek Gods and they have come to collect her.
       Prophecy of the Most Beautiful by Diantha Jones is a fresh new take on Greek Mythology and has everything a story needs to succeed. There is mystery, magic, romance, and action. Chloe is a diverse character that shows growth and confidence throughout the story that is sure to build in the upcoming installments. She goes from being a social outcast to being someone highly regarded and praised. She experiences a total 180 and handles it rather well. My only complaint is that she might have handled it too easily. I know that if this ever happened to me I would be demanding answers and you wouldn't be able to budge me until you gave them to me. I guess that is just her personality. My favorite part of the story was the romance aspect. I absolutely loved Stafford. He is a great love interest and definitely swoon worthy. In addition I also really liked Ace's character (I have a bit of a soft spot for him). As for the Greek aspect of the story, Diantha did not stick to the strict Greek mythology. She took the foundation and gave it a new twist which is something that I absolutely loved. After all, who wants to read the same stories over and over again? All in all I absolutely loved this book and cannot wait to dive into the second installment. I give this book 4 STAR rating.

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