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review 2014-11-16 23:31
Devoted ( Angel Academy #1)
Devoted (An Angel Academy Novel Book 1) - Emery Skye


I got this book for an honest review. So here is my honest review.


At first it felt slow to start and then I was like I read this story before ,but I realized Its similar to Vampire Academy.  I am by no means saying that the similarity is bad. I enjoyed reading the Vampire Academy series a lot.  


Now instead of Rose you have Anna a noviate in an Academy that is a secret school for angels.  She is there to become a Warrior angel. Like Rose she is very protective over someone. Her sister Amalie. She does whatever she can to protect Amalie from, well, everything.   Theres something ominous going on around the world at other Angel Academies. One by one noviates are disappearing.   Reinforcements were sent in to help protect the angels at Hope Academy. Including Legite Deror. Deror is handsome, strong  and a mystery.  He picks Anna constantly for demonstration in the class he teaches and continuously kicks her butt.   One second he seems to be upset at Anna or avoiding her and the next he is rescuing her and sticking up for her. Amalies boyfriend goes missing a few noviates ( Anna, Amalie and their frenemy) go to the Dark World to go and rescue him, 


Anna is likable and towards the end is kind of kick ass but still vulnerable. I enjoyed reading the hot and cold feelings with her and Deror. Also seeing how she is protective of her younger sister but still gets pissed at her when her sister fucks up was nice to witness because honestly younger siblings are a pain in the butt, but you got to love them and want whats best for them.  Seeing her come into her own and finding out what is happening with her was great to read about. She seems a little more hot headed than the other angels. 


I really liked reading about the Dark World in the flashbacks and when they actually go there. The descriptions of the demons and fallen where, even though the demons were grotesques sounding, done thoroughly and with a lot of detail that you could envision them.


As for bad things there were a few grammatical errors but honestly nothing to turn your nose up at. It doesn’t take from the reading experience.  And you have to just power through some of the first part its a lot of description of the politics and her Academy classes, but most first books in series are like that. 


I would recommend this to anyone who likes reading about angels and anyone who read Vampire Academy and was like damn I wish that series didn’t end. This is a great story with  angels, demons, fallen angels, romance and action.  I’m looking forward to reading the next book to find out what happens with Legite Deror and Anna also is there another trip to the Dark World? Will we meet Anna and Amalie’s Warrior mother? Who is Anna’s father?

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review 2013-10-02 22:22
Unexpected For The Win!
Prophecy Girl - Cecily White

Teenage angel descendants (aka guardians) maintaining order, keeping the balance and fighting the good fight - all while trying to juggle make it through school, or in their case, angel academy. That's what I thought I would be reading about when I started Prophecy Girl. I thought I had the book all figured out within the first few chapters.


Um, yeah. About that.


Prophecy Girl surprised me. In the beginning, it seemed like a fairly simple, straightforward book. I'd even go so far as to say it was borderline predictable. But then things happened - and they kept on happening. Every single time I thought I had the story nailed down, it changed direction on me - sometimes so fast, it gave me whiplash - and no matter how hard I tried, I couldn't get ahead of it. I was always at least a half-step behind.


It. Was. Awesome.


As characters go, Amelie Bennett is, for lack of a better word, a character. She's a firecracker, that girl, almost too snarky for her own good, and yes, there are times when she really acts her (YA) age. Yet somehow, it works. I got the biggest kick out her, frequently chuckling and shaking my head and wondering what the heck she would do or say next. What was really interesting, though, was watching her evolve over the course of the story. Turns out she was a lot stronger, tougher and smarter than I originally gave her credit for, and I don't know about you, but when a character defies my expectations as completely as Amelie did, the book automatically gets a higher rating.


Jackson was a treat as well. He wasn't a swaggering bad boy, and yet he wasn't a too-good-to-be-true good boy either. He was just himself. In the beginning he comes off as a prickly porcupine, and at times, like a lecturing professor, but I actually enjoyed that. Maybe it was because he kept calling Amelie "Miss Bennett", but I kept thinking of Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice, and being the huge P&P fan that I am, that mental association really worked for me. Like Darcy, Jackson comes off one way, when in reality, he's so much more - the kind of guy who is really, truly worth knowing. A keeper. It may take a while for his heart and true motives to be revealed, but that's half the fun, isn't it? Getting to know the characters one delicious bit at a time? And trust me, Jackson is delish.


I was a little wary about the romance. The whole bondmate thing suggested instalove to me, and as someone whose eye starts twitching at the mere mention of instalove, I had my doubts about that aspect of the story. But once again, author Cecily White surprised me. Yes, there's a bond, but it's complicated and doesn't come with any guarantees. I loved that.


I had a lot of fun with this book. Like, a lot. Can't wait to read the next one!


4 Stars ★★★★

ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Source: www.thedemonlibrarian.com/2013/10/arc-review-prophecy-girl-by-cecily-white.html
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review 2013-06-07 00:00
Prophecy Girl - Cecily White I loved this story from start to finish. Excellent characters, awesome world. The magic and mythology made sense. It was awesome. Oh and the twists...so many and definitely not expected.

Well done, Cecily. :D
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review 2013-04-17 00:00
Prophecy Girl - Cecily White Review originally posted on Bibliophilia, Please.

Prophecy Girl has all of the makings of a book that I'd love - initially. Cecily White has a delightful sense of humor that saturates the novel. It is a paranormal story set in New Orleans that nods to other supernatural works. Amelie Bennett, the protagonist, is snarky, stubborn, and just has something special about her that I cannot put my finger on, but I know that I would like to see it in more heroines. However, the issues that I had with White's debut clouded my enjoyment.

Firstly, let me say that I didn't not like any of the characters. They were just the problem. It was really difficult for me to remember them from scene to scene. I could recall the name of the school's Queen Bee and clique member, but I had a hard time remembering the more important characters and what their roles were. I kept going back in the book to refresh myself on who people were. It is very rare that I have to do this when I'm reading. Prophecy Girl had enough twists that this was a pretty major problem for me.

There was, of course, a romance in the novel. I had some mixed feelings about it, but I think Ami handled it as well as could be expected. She was very honest about her feelings, and she called Jack on his bulls--- when he dished it out. (Why can't more heroines do this?!) I will say that I do NOT like the whole teacher-student romance, even if they are close in age. I think anyone who is in a position of authority over their partner, especially a younger one, creates a lot of issues, and it's just wrong when a teacher is involved. But I won't rant because it wasn't terribly offensive. Jack was a substitute teacher for all of five minutes, so I just squinted my eyes at it a little and kept reading.

Though I had a hard time enjoying the book as thoroughly as I think I could have, it was still a pretty good read. Cecily White is an author that I'll most definitely be keeping my eye on in the future, and I can't wait to read books with her fantastic writing style. I will try to read Prophecy Girl again because the positive aspects of the book are definitely worth it.

- 2.5/5 Stars -

*To satisfy FTC guidelines, I am disclosing that I received an ecopy of the book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. It has in no way affected the outcome. All opinions expressed are rambling, honest, and completely my own.
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review 2013-04-14 00:00
Prophecy Girl - Cecily White An interesting read - definitely more complex than the title suggests!

Review will be up ASAP.
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