Thursday, July 15, 2010

Prophecy of Days

Author: Christy Raedeke

Title: Prophecy of Days
Series: The Daykeeper’s Grimoire (book 1)
Publication Date: 2010
Number of Pages: 352
Genre: YA
Synopsis: Can one (super smart) girl (who just wants to be discovered) decipher the cryptic Mayan calendar prophecy and SAVE THE WORLD?
When her safe-cracker mom and code-breaker dad inherit a dreary Scottish castle, sixteen-year-old Caity Mac Fireland is not happy. Ripped from her cushy life and friends in San Francisco, Caity’s secret fantasy of being discovered by a Hollywood agent, talent scout, or even just a pageant coach seems more unlikely than ever.
But when Caity stumbles across a hidden room in the castle, its walls covered in strange symbols, her life takes a bizarre turn. She finds herself center stage in an international conspiracy involving warring secret societies, assassins, the suppressed revelations of the Mayan Calendar and the year 2012, plus the fate of humanity. With the help of her friend Justine back home, and Alex, a gorgeous and mysterious Scottish boy, Caity must race to decipher the code and reveal its message to the world before time runs out. “

First off, I would like to thank Dahlia for lending me her copy of Prophecy of Days, thanks D.

I’d like to start my review off by saying that Prophecy of Days was an amazingly written book. I am just blown away by how much research must have gone into the writing of this book and by how well the book flowed.
I really enjoyed the slight mystery aspect in the book and how I was never quite sure who was trying help Caity and who was trying to impede her progress. Prophecy of Days really kept me on my toes as I tried to peg down who the goodies (good-guys) were versus who the actual baddies (bad-guys) were.
One of my favorite things about books like Prophecy of Days, is how the main character who is supposed to save the world doesn’t necessarily want to or believe that they can, yet they try to do what’s expected of them anyways. I know when it’s put like that it might make a book sound corny, but this book is anything but. Can I just say that Mr. Papers was so adorable.
While I loved Caity as the main character (she was hilarious especially in her almost stalker like adoration of Alex), Justine, Caity’s best friend, totally stole the lime-light in my eyes. I loved her evil genius schemes and the fact that they worked out.
My favorite part of Prophecy of Days also happens to be my favorite line, which I used for Teaser Tuesday the other day. Click here to find out what I considered to be the funniest part of the book.
I can honestly say that I don’t have a single part of the book that I would rate as my least favorite, so no least favorite part of the book this week. 2

Prophecy of Days was an excellent read, well worth the time it takes to read. Would I recommend it? Absolutely.

Now all I got to do is wait for the sequel to come out.

Prophecy of Days earns 5 out of 5 pineapples.
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1. Prophecy of Days was borrowed from Dahlia.

5 comments:

  1. Great review! I have this book on my wishlist!

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  2. I've seen a lot about this book, and I want to read it!

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  3. Aw, you just totally made my day!!!


    :)

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  4. Awesome review! I'm really looking forward to reading this one.

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  5. i love that this takes place in a castle with secret room! i must get it!

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