December 05, 2012

Review: Prophecy by Ellen Oh!

by Ellen Oh
Hardcover, 312 pages
Expected publication: January 2nd 2013
By HarperTeen

The greatest warrior in all of the Seven Kingdoms... is a girl with yellow eyes.

Kira’s the only female in the king’s army, and the prince’s bodyguard. She’s a demon slayer and an outcast, hated by nearly everyone in her home city of Hansong. And, she’s their only hope...

Murdered kings and discovered traitors point to a demon invasion, sending Kira on the run with the young prince. He may be the savior predicted in the Dragon King Prophecy, but the missing treasure of myth may be the true key. With only the guidance of the cryptic prophecy, Kira must battle demon soldiers, evil shaman, and the Demon Lord himself to find what was once lost and raise a prince into a king.

Intrigue and mystery, ancient lore and action-packed fantasy come together in this heart-stopping first book in a trilogy.

Prophecy is a book that I can easily see making it to the top on NYT Best Selling list. This book was fantastic! I read through it in a day and found myself craving more.

What gets me is that there is no romance whatsoever in this book. Usually I need at least a kiss, or a pinch of romance to keep me going. With Prophecy it was the main character that kept me going. Kira is a character that I found myself loving from the first chapter, and think that she is very well written. I was so engrossed in the story that a romance wasn't even on my mind. I loved every little thing about the book, the world, and the characters.

I can see a romance coming, but if I am wrong I will be okay with that. Prophecy has enough action to keep you glued to the pages. the fight scenes are so detailed and put together well that it was so easy to picture it all in my head. I felt like I was watching a movie play out. Everything that takes place left me at the edge of my seat.

With Kira killing Demons, protecting her family and friends, every chapter revealing a little at a time, all the betrayal, secrets, what is there not to like about this book? It's just a non-stop roller coaster ride.

The only thing I had a bit of an issue with was the names of the characters. They were very similar or hard to pronounce. After the first couple of chapters, though, I caught on and was able to look past it. The book started out a 4 star for me, but turned into a 5 star well before the middle. Loved it!

This book can be read by adults and teens. A definite Good Choice for Reading! You will be entertained from beginning to end.

5 out of 5 stars!


  1. With Kira killing Demons, protecting her family and friends, such a strong female character - what's not to LOVE?

    Oh and I love the name KIRA of course my daughter's name is KARA - close...

  2. Kira sounds like a great character. Romance-free YA is a rare find these days. Glad you liked it.

  3. This is already on my wishlist - I'm looking forward to its release. Glad you liked it as much as you did.

  4. Sounds interesting, the blurb itself seems so action packed already. I usually prefer YA books with romance to keep me reading, but I really love it when the characters feel so real. I will add this to my to-read list.

  5. The blurb seems too confusing for me, it didn't make mew want to read the book. But if you say it's good, then I might give it a chance.

  6. I'm like you, I need some romance to keep me rooting for the characters personally. It's awesome the main character was so incredible you didn't need that.

    Lovely review:) You convinced me:)

  7. Ive been wanting to read this book for a wile

  8. This sounds fantastic. I could kick myself at times, and this is one of those times. I have seen this book on several blogs and other sites, and passed right over it without even reading the synopsis. I don't really even know why. I like the cover alright. I am glad that I finally took the chance tonight to read the synopsis and your review, because this book has absolutely been added to my TBR pile. Like you, I usually need a little romance, but it seems like this book has enough of the great stuff to completely override no romance. Thank you so much for the fabulous review!


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