Sunday, 4 August 2013

The Oracle of Delphi Blog Tour - Review and Giveaway - Prophecy of the Most Beautiful (Oracle of Delphi #1) by Diantha Jones

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to author Diantha Jones.
Prophecy of the Most Beautiful (Oracle of Delphi, #1)

She has a destiny so great that even the gods fear her.

Constant hallucinations and the frequent conversations with the voices in her head, have earned eighteen-year-old Chloe Clever the not-so-coveted title of "Whack Job" in her home town of Adel, Georgia. With the onslaught of prescription medications and therapists threatening to push her over the edge, she wishes for a life far away from the one she has, a life where she is destined to be more than the butt of everyone's jokes and mockery.

Be careful what you wish for has never rung more true.

After living through an attack from her worst nightmare, she awakens to find herself far from home, surrounded by glorious riches and servants…and a few demigods who enjoy killing things. Upon learning that her favorite rockstar is an Olympian god, she is thrust into her new life as the Oracle of Delphi, the prophesier of the future, and the great Pythia that the gods have been anxiously awaiting to arrive for centuries. Setting out to fulfill the prophecy she has been given and to keep her family safe from a demigod Princess that wants her dead, Chloe learns of how great she is to become, all the while fighting mythical monsters, evading divine assassins and trying to outwit the ever-cunning Greek gods who harbor secrets of their own. In the hopes of discovering the Most Beautiful and the truth of her destiny, she strives to uncover the mysteries of the demigod Prince who has sworn to protect her with his life…and threatens to win her heart in the process.

Prophecy of the Most Beautiful by Diantha Jones

My rating: 3.25 of 5 stars

Prophecy of the Most Beautiful (Oracle of Delphi, #1)(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to author Diantha Jones.)
18-year-old Chloe has just set a record for the student with the most suspensions from school, and now she’s extending it by attacking another student on her first day back from suspension.
Everyone called Chloe a ‘Whack job’ as she seems to suffer from hallucinations and delusions and randomly attacks people because of them.

On her way home though Chloe has a run in with a strange man, and after a shocking ordeal she wakes to find herself in an opulent room, with no idea of where she is or how she got there.
There’s even more for Chloe to deal with though when she’s told that she’s an Oracle, and is greeted by several demigods, and a Prince. It seems that Prince Stafford Law is one of her protectors though, so the next time she is attacked he is there to defend her.
Who is after Chloe though? What does being an Oracle mean? And can they decipher the prophecy of the most beautiful before it is too late?

This was an action-packed fantasy novel, with a firm basis in ancient mythology.

Chloe was a girl who literally grabbed the bull by the horns when she needed to, and wasn’t afraid of a little danger, especially if it meant protecting her mother and brother. She actually managed to take what was happening to her in her stride, and wasn’t going to go down without a fight.
I really liked Strafford too. It was obvious how much he liked Chloe and how much he wanted to protect her, which was really sweet.

I liked the little spark of romance in this story. Chloe and Strafford immediately felt something for each other when they first met, but neither acted on it, and it was nice the way they noticed little things about each other like the way they accidentally touched them, or the way they smelled.
It was a little insta-lovey, but because they didn’t act on their feelings or immediately confess undying love for each other it actually worked.

The storyline was quite complex, and there were a lot of different characters! Most of these were characters from mythology, and so if you know something about ancient mythology already then you’ll probably have a better chance of keeping up, but otherwise it’s just a case of trying to keep track. The storyline was pretty action packed, and there was a lot going on. The prophecies that Chloe as the Oracle came out with were pretty complex too and I had absolutely no idea what they were about!
Thankfully it all came together in the end though, and everything worked out okay. We were left with a cliff-hanger at the end though, which wasn’t all that surprising as I know that this author loves cliff-hangers!
Overall; an interesting mythology-based fantasy-adventure.
6.5 out of 10.


Author Diantha Jones:

Diantha Jones was born the day thousands of turkeys sacrificed their lives to fill millions of American bellies on November 22 which also happened to be Thanksgiving Day (Her mother says she owes her a turkey). She is a Journalism graduate who wants to be a career novelist (of books, not Facebook posts). When not writing or working, she is reading on her Nook, being hypnotized by Netflix or on a mission to procure french fries. 

The Oracle of Delphi fantasy series is her first series. She is also the author of Mythos: Stories from Olympus, a companion series, and there is another fantasy series in the works. She also writes (new) adult fantasy/paranormal romance under the name A. Star. Invasion (An Alien Romance) is her first title released under this pen name. Future releases under A. Star include, the Love & Steampunk series, the Purr, Inc. stories, and more.

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