Friday, December 14, 2012

Review: Prophecy Girl by Faith McKay

Prophecy Girl (Lacuna Valley #1) by Faith McKay
Synopsis (Goodreads):
Ever since Samantha Winthrop's mother moved them to Lacuna Valley, supposedly in search of better weather, the list of strange questions she has no answers for has been growing out of control.

Does her little sister, Violet, have the ability to make things happen just by "praying" for them? Are Sam's dreams really predicting the future? Is she destined to marry the boy she just met, and what is the mysterious orb that he's guarding? Why does she get the impression that there are dangerous creatures watching from the woods?

While Sam should be focusing on answering those questions, there is one other that makes them seem almost irrelevant: Is her mother planning on killing her and Violet?
My Thoughts: I enjoyed this book. It was a nice start to a young adult series. I will admit that there are a lot of questions that remain unanswered at the end of the book, but it makes me curious as to where the series is going rather than angry/upset/some other rageful feeling that I didn't get all the answers I wanted. Does that make sense? I was okay with it, guys. Sure, I have a few burning questions but I am content.

Now, one question I have is how Sam's father allowed everything to happen without stepping in. I have a few theories on this. None of which I'm willing to share, mind you, but they're there. In my head. Waiting. I have to admit that Sam's home life and how she had to face her mother's mood swings and rage kept me riveted. Seriously, Sam's mother was the freaky kind of scary because you never really knew which side of her would show up next.

I liked Nick. I liked the town but I wished we'd seen a little more of it. I liked ... well, I liked a lot of the supporting characters. One subset in particular, were very different from the norm and I'm interested in seeing them down the road. With the events that played out in the book, I'm curious how the town and all the inhabitants of Lacuna Valley are going to react and/or change their outlook on their little slice of home.

All in all, a fun little read with an intriguing set of supernaturals and some twisted happenings. I expect that book 2 will give us more craziness and answers to those burning questions.

Books in this series
1. Prophecy Girl - Kindle

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Prophecy Girl was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

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