Tuesday, October 14, 2014

[Blog Tour] Review & Giveaway: Prophecy (Calypso #1) by Julie Anne Lindsey


Prophecy (Calypso, #1)

Release Date: 10/06/14

Kensington Books

Summary from Goodreads:
On the other side of death, is destiny.

Callie Ingram is spending her senior year focused on one thing: swimming. Her skill as a competitive swimmer is going to secure a scholarship and her future, or so she hopes. She has big plans, and Liam Hale, her gorgeous new neighbor, isn’t going to affect them. But when Callie sees Liam beheading someone, she learns his family has a secret that will change everything. The Hales are Vikings, demi-gods who’ve been charged by The Fates to find their new destined leader.

Callie’s caught in the middle of a budding Norse apocalypse, in love with Liam Hale and desperate to protect her best friend…who the Hales believe is marked for transformation. Putting the clues together as fast as she can, can discovers she has the power to rewrite destiny, for herself and all humankind.


Prophecy has an added mystery to it from the very beginning and the story moved quickly which even became more interesting.

At the beginning I did not like Callie's character. I kind of hated the way she judged the rumors regarding Liam and his family plus when I imagine her speaking it was kind of irritating (for me anyway). She may have a strong personality but at the same time her mouth and her temper leads her to trouble. But in the middle part of the story or near the ending her character grown on me.

Liam was a very mysterious person including his brother Oliver. I find it cute where he admitted that he wasn't a sociable person and he got flustered by explaining this to Callie. His relationship with Callie started at the wrong foot but then Liam managed to rescue Callie in a situation including her ex-boyfriend. They start off as friends and slowly developed feelings toward each other.

I admit that I was kind of rooting for Justin even though I knew she would end up with Liam. I really like her friendship between Justin and Allison. They protect one another. I also want to know more about the courtship of Oliver to Allison. Their coupling got my attention. I think I was more interested in learning about them than the actual H/h. I also hope that Justin will be able to find the girl that's meant for him.

There were many revelations revealed in Prophecy. Some I expected and others no.

It was kind of mind-boggling when the Greek and Norse mythology mixed. I also want to know more about that.

The ending wasn't really a cliffhanger but at the same time it's making me expect more. Looking forward to reading book 2. It seems their adventure isn't quite over yet.
About the Author
I tell stories, mostly to my children, sometimes to strangers. I'm YA obsessed, addicted to social media, caffeine and Poptarts. You can find me anytime lurking around the Internet, amped up on sugar and wielding a book.
I'm thrilled to announce the Fall 2013 release of My YA suspense, Deceived, from Merit Press and my debut cozy mystery series from Carina Press. 2013 is shaping up to be an amazing year.
I also write sweet romance stories for Honey Creek Books.

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