Title: The Prophecy (The Divinity Stone Series)
Author: Desiree Deorto
My Rating: 4.5 conch
Source: Received for an honest review
By At: Amazon
Summary from Goodreads:The people of Shiloh, Virginia thought it was just a story. A legend to keep children from misbehaving. A challenge to prove you have courage. What they didn't know was that it was real. All of it was real.
When Starlette McKinley moved from the sparkling lights of LA to the sleepy town of Shiloh, she didn't know that she would be the catalyst. She didn't know that the rage and energy pulsing through her would be the key to unleashing an unsurmountable power that would either be the saving of mankind, or its destruction.
The blood will run, and the prophecy will be revealed. But will she be able to overcome the insurmountable odds? Or will she succumb to the energy within, welcoming the darkness that has become her only friend.
The Review: The opening chapter of this book drew me in immediately. You know something big is going to happen, and then we meet Star. She is struggling with an internal darkness she can't control and has been forced to move across the country. There was a lot of relationship building and character development in the first three quarters of the book. This was good and I enjoyed reading about the secondary characters (especially Rose). Desiree did a nice job of weaving in the suspense which had me jumping to conclusions about the private school kids and wondering if Star was something different altogether. I'm looking forward to seeing what role Gabe will play, as I have a feeling we haven't learned everything about him just yet. I can't wait for the next book of the series.
The Good: Suspenseful, well-paced, and great characters.
The Issue: Although I enjoyed it, this book felt like a prologue to a much greater story. I also wasn't too keen on Star's treatment of her parents, although I have a feeling there's more to that story too.
The Rating: 4.5 conch. A well written book that kept me guessing which side everyone was on until the very end.