Title: Prophecy Girl (Angel Academy #1) [Goodreads][Amazon]
Author: Cecily White
Release Date: April 2, 2013
In My Opinion: Worth a try!
One Line: It definitely has its funny moments, but it wasn’t very interesting.
About the Book: 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.
I had a hard time getting into this one. Sure, the main character has snark and there are quite a bit of hilarious moments, but as far as the plot and romance go, it wasn’t that good. I didn’t care for the romance at all and the plot was pretty predictable, which I can get over because, let’s face it, what isn’t predictable nowadays. Still, I never got into the story as a whole and was kind of just breezing through it, waiting for it to be over. White does a decent job trying to create a light-hearted and fun paranormal story, but it never once held my attention for more than a minute.
I both liked and also didn’t really care for Amelie. I liked her quick wit and she had some awkward and hilarious moments that made me laugh, but I definitely couldn’t get on board with how quick she fell for Jackson. Granted, it fits with the story, but the way it was handled seemed a bit immature and ridiculous to me. I just couldn’t feel the depth and power behind that romance. Plus, I didn’t feel anything for Jackson, at all. I couldn’t see any substance to the current relationship and didn’t care for them as a couple.
The plot itself was a bit of a bore to me and I felt like things were just all over the place. Nothing really stuck out in my head as a great plot point and even now, I can’t think of anything I really cared for in this book. There is a good bit of action in this and the pacing is quick, which bodes well for me because I just wanted to finish it, but that’s also a hindrance because that also made it feel underdeveloped. The ending was a little weird to me, too, and I couldn’t really get on board with White’s take on the paranormals and their rules.
Overall, this one was a bust for me. It’s a fast and, at times, funny read, but there’s nothing worth mentioning about it altogether. There were a lot of moments where I felt I could’ve used a bit more explanation, and a lot of the time things were all over the place. I definitely won’t be giving this series a second thought.