Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Review: Prophecy Girl by Faith McKay

Title: Prophecy Girl ( Lacuna Valley #1)
Author: Faith McKay
Publisher: ~
Release Date: Nov 20th 2012
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Quick Review: 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?


Detailed Review: I loved this book. It was really nice to say that it was interesting, captivating, unusual and heroic! Faith McKay has a style to her writing that will make the readers read once more; twice and all over again. I thought the story was quite good as it told the story of a girl called Sam Winthrop. The start of the story was quite hilarious. It starts off as Sam's out of the house at her backyard (which is not really much though...) but suddenly her sister, Violet comes out and tries to make Sam play Littlest Pet Shop... 

See what happens then. 


“Do you want to play Littlest Pet Shop? You can have the turtle.” Violet tilted her

head to the side with a small hopeful smile.
Sam cringed and sunk down further in her chair. “Not today, kid.”
“You suck. You're no fun at all anymore.” Violet kicked the pile of dead grass. “I bet you'd
come inside and play if it rained,” she pouted.

I thought Violet was adorable. Yes, adorable. I mean, the kid's practically stuck on Littlest Pet Shop while her sister is dying in a desert-like world out in their backyard, wishing for rain. Then the impossible happens...

“If it started raining I'd probably dance in it.”

Apparently Sam's pretty desperate to run in the rain. Guess what happens next... 

Guess! 

“Yeah?” Violet smiled and got down on her knees, clasped her hands together, and began to
pray for it to rain.

And then...

She opened her jaw wide to pop her ears.


“See!” Violet squealed.
Sam opened her eyes and blinked in disbelief at the dark shade on the hills in front of her. She
looked up to see gray clouds rolling through the sky. Violet giggled and jumped up and down next
to her.
“After you dance, can we play Littlest Pet Shop, please?!” Violet begged.
“Sure, kid...”

So as you know when Violet prays, her wishes comes true like wishing rain which Sam  later on got her wish from her younger sister, Violet. 




SAM; The main protagonist of the story - she was really cool yet 'skippy' and strong even through the toughest times from her mother. She has shown the most result from this girl of ignorance to a girl who has truly found her way in the world. 

VIOLET; officially granted, sweet. Violet 'Vi' as Nick considers her - I thought Violet was a very adorable and sweet girl who definitely is such an unbelievable yet hyper girl. McKay has turned this little innocent girl into a girl who has yet to see it all. 


NICK; hehe...I thought Nick was a really interesting character...destined to get married to a girl called Sam? Now there's a dream come true for some people. McKay the author, has made this character inexplicably admirable and mysterious from the start and revealing his status and so-called love for Sam. 

In the end, let's just say you have to read it to believe it. It's all true, scout's honour! Actually I've never been a scout before...but...oh well. I have to say Faith McKay's writing has this fluid, non-existant annoyance that some books have. Her writing was quality and equally promising. 


Though some parts may confuse the reader's, never fear - you may get your wish by praying with Violet all the way through the story! 


Brief Review: Equally exciting, captivating and mysterious - I can't wait to read the second book of the Lacuna Valley series! McKay's writing is definitely promising and I can't wait to read more of it when her second book comes out! Keep praying with Violet's wishes.

My Rating: 4/5  "Really Liked It"










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