Published by Paranoid Productions on February 13th 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
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Knowing the future can save her city – but not her heart.
Born to serve the merciless Oracle, Clio wants nothing more than to break free. But when her entire family is murdered by Mannix, the king's adviser, Clio inherits the Oracle’s power, a power she never wanted and doesn't understand.
Hunted by Mannix, Clio is forced to flee her home in Sheehan and seek refuge in a foreign city where oracles are forbidden. If she's found out, she will be sacrificed atop its great pyramid.
Clio has no choice but to win the trust of Riece, an enemy warrior. Despite the undeniable attraction between them, Clio knows that if he finds out who she really is, he won't hesitate to execute her.
Clio tries to hide her budding powers, but the Visions she keeps having of Mannix and his barbarian army slaughtering her people torture her conscience. She alone has the strength and foresight to stop him, but only if she can embrace her destiny and sacrifice everything.
I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
I have to be completely honest. This eARC has been sitting in my Kindle for God knows how long because I totally judged the book by its cover. I mean, don’t get me wrong, the cover is pretty. It just didn’t interest me. But I was so surprised when I was like two pages into the book. I really really loved it.
Firstly, there’s that whole Oracle thingy, in which I understood the main character, Clio as a typical teenager who doesn’t want her destiny to be mapped out by some strange beings. So when I say I totally GET her at the start of the book, I meant it. Her despise for how her mother is the Oracle. Reasons as to why she didn’t want to become a vessel. Clio was wild and she craved freedom, above anything else. So knowing that she has to be some kind of vessel for an Oracle she didn’t even believe in? UHHH NOPE, NO WAY. But that changed when her entire family was murdered.
What made me love the MC even more was that she was strong. She didn’t stay behind to mourn for her family. Instead, she set out to search for her sister. Almost immediately, without even a decent plan. The story flowed in such a way that everything was dangerous. From the time when Clio ran away, to the end of the book. You’ll just be reading with your heart pounding, because you KNOW that something bad was going to happen anytime. And that was ME. But I loved it, I love that a book can get me so hooked on it, such that I did not even realize that the book has ended until I turned the page.
As for the romance part, was there a love triangle? I would say NOPE. Okay, there might be two different guys, both who loved Clio, but you really do know who is the one she CLEARLY loved. And the romance wasn’t cheesy, either. It wasn’t love at first sight, or anything. In fact, there was actually so much hatred going on with the girl, such that she never actually realized that she fell for the guy.
And that ENDING. *glares at the author* hahaha, I so need the next book NOW.