Thursday, December 26, 2013

Prophecy of the Female Warrior by K.A. Young [Review]

Prophecy of the Female Warrior (Nephilim Warrior #1) by K.A. Young
Format: ebook
Source: free Kindle download 05/31/13
Date read: October 9, 2013

Nephilim Warrior
1. Prophecy of the Female Warrior - Paperback | Kindle
2. Destiny of the Female Warrior
3. Blood Kiss

K.A. Young
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
Anna Wilkins is a prototypical housewife. She buys groceries, picks up the dry cleaning and hosts dinner parties. Everything was picture perfect from the outside looking in until the life she was born to live collided with the life she was living. Her husband is murdered by a creature from another realm, a creature that is only visible to her. Through her pain, his death awakens a part of her she didn't know existed. She is then thrust into a life of Vampires, Werewolves and Sexy Nephilim Warriors.

Drawn to her by a bond as old as their race, a Nephilim Warrior named Eli finds Anna at her darkest hour and seeks to arouse what lies dormant within her. The scorching sexual attraction she and the Warrior feel for each other is beyond anything either of them can control. Struggling to find her way; her body betrays her mind as she transitions from human to a supernatural being.

Her greatest challenge will be to determine whether she should trust what she is told that she should be or to rely on her own instincts and allow herself to shape who she will be...
Thoughts on Prophecy of the Female Warrior: So. Normal woman finds that she's destined for something more -- and, in fact, is genetically predisposed to being exactly opposite of what she is -- and wholly embraces her destiny. While there were times where I questioned Anna's easy acceptance of what was happening to her, I liked the overall happenings.

My biggest stumbling block is one that tends to sour books for me -- when secrets are kept from the main character "for their own good." Whether it's because the person keeping the secret believes they can't handle the truth or whether it's because they think the main character is safer not knowing, it tends to make me make a sour lemon face. In this case, I keep thinking Anna would have been better prepared for everything she ran into if people had simply told her the whys and hows of what her existence meant for the Nephilim.

I'm going to be honest, I don't know who's telling the truth once all's said and done. Anna's hearing two sides of a story and they both sound reasonable -- to an extent. Top all this with a betrayal that would have made me SEE RED and I'm confused as all get as to who should be trusted and who shouldn't be.

A fast read with some fun elements that left me eyeballing all the supporting characters suspiciously. Because that's what one does when one isn't sure who to trust.


  1. I think I will give this one a pass - just finished a book with lots of secrets kept from the main characters and I need a break. :)

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