Review/Giveaway – Prophecy Girl by Faith McKay

Title: Prophecy Girl
Author: Faith McKay
Series: Lacuna Valley #1
Genre: Paranormal
Published: November 20th 2012

Book Description

Ever since Samantha Winthrop's mother moved them to Lacuna Valley, supposedly in search of better weather, the list of strange questions she has no answers for has been growing out of control.

Does her little sister, Violet, have the ability to make things happen just by "praying" for them? Are Sam's dreams really predicting the future? Is she destined to marry the boy she just met, and what is the mysterious orb that he's guarding? Why does she get the impression that there are dangerous creatures watching from the woods?

While Sam should be focusing on answering those questions, there is one other that makes them seem almost irrelevant: Is her mother planning on killing her and Violet?

My Review

Prophecy Girl is an intense read and I was taken aback in the first chapter, because Sam was treated awfully by her mother. She is one of the nastiest villains I have read about for a while, she reminds me of the White Witch from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, but she is not afraid to physically abuse her kid. It was quite emotional and I was horrified as no child should grow up with a mother like that and be treated that way. However the storyline is really good and I couldn’t help but continue to read.

Sam and her family have moved to Lacuna Valley and it appears to be in the middle of a desert. It is all part of her mother’s master plan which Sam will figure out soon enough. In the small town, all is not what it seems but Sam is determined to unravel the truth. As the story unfolds, Sam’s attitude starts to shift and she sees people for who they are. They all may be trying to manipulate her, but she is starting to stand up and hold her own. The plot grows steadily as we learn along with Sam, the circumstances and the prophecies that have been foretold and what her role will be in it.

Sam is a quiet girl and has spent most of her life being angry at the people around her. She has a special connection to her sister Violet who is the complete opposite to Sam. Violet has always been her number one priority and all Sam wants to do is take her and get away from her mother, but it seems like it will never happen. At her new school she is able to make friends and her burden doesn’t seem as bad.

I was intrigued by this story from the first chapter and I was hopeful that Sam’s life would improve. She finds it hard to trust anyone as she has lived in fear her whole life. The longer I read this book, the deeper the plot became and Sam developed into a responsible young woman that anyone would look up to. She is a tough character and she takes on too much responsibility for someone who is only sixteen. There is a touch of romance in the book, which I think will grow in the future. The storyline was captivating, but far from finished and I hope that Sam will be able to alter her Fate in the next book. 

I received a copy of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review.

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Author Bio

Faith McKay writes stories about characters with real world struggles in otherworldly settings. She is the author of PROPHECY GIRL, a story where characters struggle with the idea of having a destiny. In comparison, she feels really lucky that her destiny was to struggle with comma placement and be that awkward lady who points out puns at parties.

Other things to know about Faith… She wears two different colored shoes. She is a survivor of child abuse. She has lived with chronic illness for over a decade. A lot of people don't like her because she laughs too much. It's also the reason a lot of other people do like her, so go figure. She listens to more music than people are probably supposed to. She's a nomad. The word sounds really cool, so a lot of people say it, but she actually lives in an RV with her husband and their pet bunny rabbit, Dorian Gray.

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  1. Definitely intrigued by the synopsis and glad there is more to come, some times I find it frustrating when the story is not resolved. Thank you for sharing, I am looking forward to checking this one out :)

  2. Thank you for sharing, I am looking forward to checking this one out :)

  3. Another great point Denise!! This series is going to be interesting in the future!!

  4. I like that this showed character growth, lovely review!

  5. Thanks Kimberly! Next book will be interesting, that's for sure!


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