Review: Prophecy (Calypso #1) by Julie Anne Lindsey

22852890Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Publisher:  Lyrical Press
Publication:  October 6th, 2014
Formats: eBook, Kindle Edition
Pages: 280

Rating: 3

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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.

I was provided with a free copy from the author via YA Bound Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! 

This was sloooooooow. Veeeeeeryyyyy, verrryyyy slooooow. Soooo increeeddiibblyy sloooowww.

Khm. Excuse me. I've had a long day.

My primary issue with Prophecy was the tardigradousness of it. For about the last fifty pages nothing relevant happened apart from Callie's everyday life, her ex-boyfriend's constant molestation and hanging out with her new (insta-loved) boyfriend. As cool and feisty she was, I wished we would just get down to business finally. Also, I didn't really get what happened in the first twenty pages. It was a straight-up different writing style - one full of very fancy words - and a lot shier protag. Then out of nowhere it all changed and remained that way until the end of the book. Please, explain.

Anyway, I should have highlighted all the YA tropes I found. Silly me, it only came to my mind when I was about to finish the book. The one that annoyed me the most though, was the way too rushed romance. I swear to you I'll be the first person to have been driven mad by insta-love. With the amount I've gotten of it lately... They were a cute couple nonetheless, but it definitely could have been a lot more idle, but deeper.

On the bright side, I vastly enjoyed the mythology. It was a bit confusing at first - who was who and with what purpose -, but as it unraveled, it turned out to be a pretty dandy Norse/Greek world.

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