Sure there is a battle of good vs. The Prophecy is not just another good vs. It is an epic tale of supernatural warfare that will keep you on the edge of your seat, constantly wanting to know more. I hear there are 2 more books coming out in this series and I will be sure to read them as well. I also hear that it is on the tables to be made into a movie. Just picturing what is going on here in my mind is hardcore as it is.
Seeing this in movie form just sounds unimaginably awesome!!
Feb 15, Laura rated it did not like it Shelves: A very messy book - too much going on, too many unexplained or confusing characters, and not enough of anything to make you actually care about anyone. According to the back copy, this is part of the Watcher Chronicles book one is my guess and while there's a definite cliff hanger ending, I just don't think it's not enough to keep readers coming back.
A slower pace with a little more explanation, as well as decent editing to clarify who is who and what's going on are definitely needed here. A A very messy book - too much going on, too many unexplained or confusing characters, and not enough of anything to make you actually care about anyone. ARC provided by publisher. Jul 18, Sapphire Rayne rated it it was ok. If there's one thing I hate about a book, or in this case, a series it's when it has potential that goes down the drain. Thus it follows a story of Christian mythology regarding a group of people called The Watchers.
In this book they are, in short, people born with the ability to 'see' the battles between the fallen angels, and the good ones. Now, the concept isn't what I have a problem with. It's the execution of it. Dawn lives up to ever If there's one thing I hate about a book, or in this case, a series it's when it has potential that goes down the drain. Dawn lives up to everyone's worst fear when reading a series—that the first book is nothing but a drawn out prologue. This book is over pages long, and yet there were 2 strategies used that allowed most of those pages to be useless.
I kid you not. I think the good ones—at least I hope they're good—want to help us. The bad ones, they're trying to keep us confused and apart—to get us when we're alone. We are not informed of anything useful beyond that until the bitter end. And the once you DO find it out, it turns out to be lame. Like, I feel embarrassed for the author lame. This is the kind of example authors set for themselves.
If you can't throw me a bone in book 1 of 3 or more She hasn't made me want to find out whats going to happen next. She's made me think she doesn't even have a 'next'. And one of them wasn't around by the end of the book, so Jonah Becker, the main character, is a junkie rock-star wannabe who likes hot red-head chicks and Ozzy songs. He can sing really well, when his lungs aren't blowing on joints. Next is Sam Becker, my personal favorite.
Sam is kind, strong both inside and out, and isn't spoon fed to the reader so that they'll like him. Unlike some hot red-head chicks. He is essentially the one who brings and keeps everyone together. Jenna Maldonado is a quiet, 19 year old mom who's desperation for attention, love, and money land her in some pretty messed up situations. Mikey Maldonado is Jenna's 5 year old son who has more common sense than some hot red-head chicks. He likes drawing, watching cartoons, and macaroni and cheese. J is a gang leader living in Chicago who Other than a deeply religious grandma.
And lastly is Carly Hagan. She's a hot red-head chick and a mary-sue. In a group of deeply scarred and struggling friends, is the only one who hasn't gone through shit. And she only needs rescuing twice! She has a good form that seems to combine a first-person level of connection to the character's thoughts and feelings, while writing in third person exclusively. When there are multiple characters in a scene, she usually focuses around Jonah, which helps keep things from being confusing.
I didn't appreciate Dawn making everything that a typical Christian does not understand out to be 'evil' and 'bad'. Such as physics, tarot cards, and she even points a finger or two at science. While I understand the stigma behind this, she puts things like tarot reading in league with doing drugs and drinking alcohol like crazy. She did not bother to think up her own dark symbol. No, just use a 5 pointed star and be done with it. She didn't think up her own evil tool for her fallen angel followers to use. No, just slap in a fortune teller.
While I understand that it's the genre, this is outfitted to leave no room up to the person reading it. It's literally a 'no-no finger' morality story. Things like this never require much originality to make. And in this book, it shows. D - Her raw writing style saved this story—and I'm so glad I got it for free.
Nov 25, Chibineko rated it liked it. Another type where the religion content is so awkwardly placed into the book to the point where the plot development doesn't feel natural. Then there's the type of book where the religious content mixes perfectly with the rest of the story, making for one fine book. Relax readers, this book is solidly in the third category. Sam doesn't talk to his childhood friends much anymore, but lately he's been experiencing things that remind him of certain mysterious events that happened in his youth- things he can't exactly remember.
Somehow knowing that their lives- and souls- depend on it, Sam attempts to gather all of his friends together, including his wayward brother Jonah. The plot for this book sounded great, but I'll admit that I was a little skeptical for multiple reasons. First off, angels have started becoming the new "sparkly Twilight vampires" in YA fiction, so I didn't know if I'd be jumping into a series that would be similar to this.
Don't worry- it isn't that type of book. Secondly, I'm used to my religious reads falling into the categories listed above, but I shouldn't have worried- this book was excellently written. I really enjoyed the slow buildup to the finale of this book, although once or twice I did feel as if the plot could have moved a little bit faster. Ok, so I was impatient. I loved that the characters are all flawed, but aren't over the top flawed. I can honestly believe that with everything the kids had gone through, that they might have ended up like the ways they did.
Can't elaborate without doing spoilers. My only real gripe is with all of the angel name dropping. It would have made keeping up with the different angel names a bit easier- especially since the angels weren't entirely in play that much until the end of the book. I may have gotten this book for free, but I can guarantee that I'll be buying the next volume. I want to know where it goes from here. This book had a conclusion much like others have said , but it does leave it open for the next book in the series. ARC provided by amazon vine Jun 04, Elisabeth rated it liked it.
Dawn Miller's The Prophecy has a great cast of characters and a complicated plot--probably not the best choice for my first read-as-fast-as-you-can entry in the 48 hour book challenge. So, there's a war between good and evil um, angels and fallen angels but there are some humans who are really important to that war.
So far, so good--though it did take me some pages to figure that much out, at le cross-posted from my blog So far, so good--though it did take me some pages to figure that much out, at least with any clarity. The characters, though, make it: They are intriguing characters, and the slow pace of the novel there are nested flashbacks, which keeps a reader on her toes but, again, slows her down gives us time to try to get to know them.
There's a lot going on here, and I don't want to give it all away. In a quick read, I give it about three out of five stars: And, as I said, there are some intriguing characters here, though some are better developed than others. Jonah's at the center, which is fine, but I wanted more of Carly and Jenna, myself--Jenna's story, in particular, is tantalizingly hinted out but remains undeveloped.
So, all in all, a fine way to start out the hour book challenge. May 12, Jess rated it it was ok Shelves: I won this book through Goodreads Giveaways. I would give this book a 2. I actually think it's a little violent to be read by the younger YA's, but oh well. This book is not really unique, the whole plot of the book is the essential battle of good vs. The difference is that the people on the forefront of the battle, don't know what they are or who they are fighting.
At this point they don't even know there's a war going on. As the tee I won this book through Goodreads Giveaways. As the teens are forced back together after a long separation, they struggle to remember bits of their past that they've forgotten. In the process they are being hunted by something, the likes of which might not be human.
Overall, I thought the book was a dichotomy.
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On one hand, it was a really classic idea of good vs. I really adored the prologue of this book. It pulled me in, and made me want to KNOW what was going on. The problem is that it didn't fulfill until the latter half of the book. The beginning crawled on, and was a bit confusing as the POV was consistently shifting between each of the teens. It was a little hard to keep up, and frankly it was a little boring to keep switching back and forth without any idea of what was going on.
The second half of the book did get a little more interesting, but I'm not sure it was worth sitting through the first half of the book. I have no intention of reading the sequel, the book just didn't have enough in it to grab me or make me curious about what happens next. View all 4 comments. Jun 02, Lex rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Usually I find them boring and hard to stay interested in, but as I read The Prophecy I found myself having a hard time putting it down instead of picking it up.
I loved how the book showed the characters in their highest points and in their lowest points. Also the book was so well written and used such a variety of words that I could actually picture the scene in my head! Although I am not the best reader and at some parts there was a lot going on, I felt that the story as a whole was magnificent!!
But in The Prophecy the ending was satisfying yet cliffhanging. It leaves you knowing that there is still more to come. What an imagination you would have to have in order to think of using names like Shammah and Irinim! Having such wild names lets us know how much thought the author has put into the story. This book over all is fantastic! Jul 03, Sarah is currently reading it. It's building up the characters and I'm anxious to see what is about to happen Aug 08, Ronnell Gibson rated it it was amazing. Riveted from the first page. A book I couldn't read alone at night. Some of the detail became confusing, and the timeline was hard to follow at some points, but it was exciting and creepy with well developed characters.
Jun 01, Tara rated it it was ok. Aug 21, Cristy rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is a book about faith, about conviction and definitely a book about the supernatural war between good and evil, God and the devil. A fictional paranormal read wrapped up with a good amount of biblical references and scripture and one that I thoroughly appreciated and enjoyed.
Each of the first chapters introduces you to a new character and contains a ton of information with bits and pieces of lost memories from their past and an explanation of their current life situation. I loved that all the characters felt so real and true to life. A mistake I will be sure not to duplicate when I up the next exciting installment in The Watchers Chronicles.
I know I do! Aug 30, Audrey Graser rated it it was ok Shelves: YA Christian fantasy Where I got it: ODLC the e-book library One sentence: Five teens are reunited by a nightmare from their childhood and realize that their memories have been blocked by an evil force at work, and they must work together to stop it and uncover the truth. Faith, truth, defeating evil, memory, friendship.
Jonah was an interesting and entertaining character. He had a fascinating past, and had a well-rounded person Title: He had a fascinating past, and had a well-rounded personality.
Jonah had to struggle with himself, with guilt, which made me connect to him. Few characters were as well-written as Jonah, but J was also well rounded and had issues to deal with that were interesting. I found the other secondary characters Sam, Carly, Jenna to be one-sided.
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Some of the writing was a little choppy so I had to re-read every once in a while. There were also a lot of flashbacks which became slightly confusing. At first, the whole supernatural evil thing was awesome and really spooky until I found out what they really were. Also, the memory block was reiterated too much. Ending scene; lots of action, enough said. Lots of confusion, stereotypical characters, slow plot movement.
Left open for the next book in the series. I found the plot was overdone, and after the beginning, there were things that really distracted me from just enjoying the read. May 21, Jessica at Book Sake rated it really liked it Shelves: While reading The Prophecy, I was definitely aware that it had a religious premise to it, but it was not an in your face type of a thing. It is about heaven and hell and the angels who have taken sides, but more importantly it is about the lives of these five people and how their actions and decisions affect the world around them.
We see that the characters all have their strengths a While reading The Prophecy, I was definitely aware that it had a religious premise to it, but it was not an in your face type of a thing. We see that the characters all have their strengths and weaknesses, though they need to realize that about themselves and each other. It is a little slow going in the beginning since we are taking the time to learn about each character one at a time and this same slow down happens throughout the book when we reread and reread the same scene from the past from each characters perspective with a little being added on each time.
Flashbacks are often problematic in books, as I feel it distracts from the here and now and takes away from the action of the story. I was also lost several times trying to figure out which of the angels were the bad ones and which were the good ones as their introductions were a blur. The theme of the story itself was great and the ending was left wide open to continue on into book two.
This basis in reality is the biggest draw of the book along with the side characters that work with or against the five young adults. This is a great read for those that are looking for a character driven tale. May 17, Abby rated it it was ok Shelves: This book has a lot of potential, until it rears it's ugly Christian fundamentalist bent. On the one hand it's a urban fantasy with an intriguing format twist that granted Stephen King did a better job with in IT. On the other hand, it reminds me of the things I hate about religion.
Sure, it includes Jews in on the good side, but there's still the 'My way or the highway' mentality of the Christian God is the only path to salvation. In addition to the dig at the occult, there's a dig at science This book has a lot of potential, until it rears it's ugly Christian fundamentalist bent.
In addition to the dig at the occult, there's a dig at science as well. One of the appealing characteristics about "Celticism" and Native American world views is there ability to see another way of thinking and work it into their view, rather than condemning anyone who thinks differently as pitiful at best, damned at worst.
Then there's the faith issue. Believe in God, believe he will save you and it will work out. I've always considered strength from a higher power to be a cop out, a weakness on the part of the individual. If it doesn't come from within yourself, then there's a sense that it's not sincere or deliberate. Still, I'm curious about the next book. Mar 16, Margaret Chind rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: On the cover of this book there is a sticker that states "Guaranteed Good Read". Well they got that right!
Dawn Miller is a new author to me, but I am not disappointed. I am very much a fan now.
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This book was incredible. Everything was easy to visualize and I felt the action and emotions as if I were there right along with the characters. It reminded me partially of that TV movie based on a book Fallen-something. But it was so much better. On the back cover it says that she is working on making On the cover of this book there is a sticker that states "Guaranteed Good Read".
On the back cover it says that she is working on making this into graphic novel and feature film and oh that just gives me chill bumps I am so eager for it. Her ability to bond with those she deems safe though seems a little strange, and yet she needs that stability.
As we follow this group from place to place and time to time, there is action and adventure in every setting. Jedd becomes a protector with a new talent, one that has been foreseen by those in the know. As they reach their final place, the final showdown is set; will Madelin and her ragtag group of friends be able to fend off the assassins as well as a new group, those set in the world they have found themselves? I enjoyed this book although I felt a bit of dismay at the end when we took an exciting and new form of story and tied it in with the fad stories that are popular now. This is an exceptional work, and I look forward to reading more, but I am disappointed to find that vampires have made their way into such a unique setting.
Other then the quick bonding of the characters that had no knowledge of each other and no past together and the introduction of vampires I found this to be a great story. If you like fantasy and time travel, you will enjoy the premise of this work. The Vampire fans will find a unique and different look at vampires, but one that pits them against both themselves and others.
Kincade is an author to watch, it will be interesting to see how our heroes continue, and what the government group is really looking for. This book was received as a free download from the author. All opinions are my own based off my reading and understanding of the material.
Full review can be found on my blog: The ending however was a little bit of a let down as I didn't really feel like anything had really been concluded.
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I know that this can be a common problem with books in a series but it still always leaves me a little bit disappointed. The characters involved are all f Full review can be found on my blog: The characters involved are all fairly likeable and very varied; I especially liked the ex mercenary who truly comes across as a man haunted by his past. The way he helps someone he knows nothing about is actually believable as you see the image of a man seeking redemption being built up within the story.
The only slight issue I had was the way in which some of the characters seemed to just accept alternative worlds etc. Overall, I found this book to be an enjoyable mix of Urban Fantasy and Sci-Fi and at it's heart it is a fun action novel with a hint of adventure that is hard to put down. Ok I got the book and have read it. I now want the job of a shift changer.
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This book held my attention from cover to cover. I will not spoil it for those who have not finished it yet. The key for me when I get a free book to read is the question of Would I have paid full price. The answer is yes and I can't wait to read the second in the series. I would definately recommend the book to anyone who likes Sci-Fi. May 12, Alice Yeh rated it liked it Shelves: She is one of many children kidnapped by the organization for their power to step between alternate realities. As a random memory helps him unlock the ability to astral project, Jedd discovers her location and finds a way to set Madelin free.
Within the first few pages of this novel, it was readily evident that Kincade is an ade For the past twelve years, fugitive Jedd Altran has sought to infiltrate the PASTOR agency to rescue his goddaughter, Madelin. Within the first few pages of this novel, it was readily evident that Kincade is an adept storyteller.
I was almost instantly drawn into the conflict, torn between moral outrage at Madelin's treatment and smug satisfaction at her ability to evade recapture. The story was the perfect blend of varied pacing, dishing out both adrenaline highs and emotional, thoughtful revelations. With that said, the final third of the novel sort of felt like a descent into madness, though fans of cross-genre writing may appreciate the sudden shift from science fiction into horror.
Personally, I thought that the book lost some of its momentum as the ever-present pursuers receded into the background for several chapters in favor of a new antagonist. Also lost in the last section of the novel was a clear sense of character. There were offhand comments made by Madelin that were difficult to swallow, given her supposed memory loss. How is it she was confused by coffee but remembered the sight of a Doberman? Juno's lapses into modern-day speech forms only compounded the disbelief engendered by the group's sudden readiness for battle and their never-ending supply of bullets.
Daniel's and Roger's personalities also began to blur, which is a shame as I had thoroughly enjoyed their character development up until that point. The writing itself is sort of a mixed bag. While there are some perfectly lovely passages, showcasing the author's talent, there are an equal number of sentences that were strung together in the oddest of ways. Grammatical errors abounded, a mixture of homophone confusion and sloppiness, e. One could easily deduce the intent of the phraseology, but it was still galling sifting through the mistakes when I really wanted to focus on the exciting story at hand.
In other words, lack of proper proofreading was a serious distraction from a book that otherwise held a great deal of promise. Invisible Dawn is a fairly riveting story, with a good sense of rhythm and a creative combination of three different genres: With that said, the text could stand a considerable amount of clean-up, with an eye geared towards character consistency. Hide and Read Review copy provided by the author Apr 25, Coral rated it really liked it Shelves: It's bad enough when you only have one dimension to worry about! Madelin is in trouble in all dimensions. Along the way her Godfather, Jedd, and various characters help her stay ahead of the bad guys.
This story is a little darker than what I've read so far, but I like it!
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I'm interested in multiple dimensions anyways, especially after CERN announced they may be able to prove the existence on an atomic level of the fourth dimension by This story will keep you entertained right up until t It's bad enough when you only have one dimension to worry about! This story will keep you entertained right up until the end. I have been dying waiting for second book.
I am a huge Brian Lumley Necroscope series fan. Inter-dimensional travel, alternate realities, Mobius Continuum really do it for me. This book drew me in and I finished it in a single sitting. I would buy this series as long as it would possibly run. Sitting in wait for the second book, I have decided to sit and re-read it today. I am afraid to add anything else due to possible spoilers. Of all of Weston Kincade's books, this is truly a shining star at I have been dying waiting for second book. Of all of Weston Kincade's books, this is truly a shining star at least according to my reading preferences.
Mar 30, Renette rated it liked it Shelves: The world and magic system was interesting and I liked the storyline but the character's behavior seemed somewhat unrealistic to me at some times, considering their backgrounds. Overall the book was enjoyable to me, but not enough to immediately buy the sequel. Sarah rated it liked it May 12, Cheryl Lee rated it liked it Jan 04, Scott Rhine rated it really liked it Apr 27, Babette rated it really liked it May 18, Elizabeth Sortore rated it it was ok Mar 24, Vince rated it did not like it Apr 10, Scott rated it really liked it Jun 07, Sandy Harmon rated it did not like it Sep 07, Dow rated it liked it Jul 12, Eruwenn rated it liked it Oct 01, Kain Tignor rated it it was amazing Aug 01, Krazyk marked it as to-read Jun 21, Thomas marked it as to-read Aug 11, Abigail marked it as to-read Feb 14, Katie added it Mar 24, Krista marked it as to-read Mar 25, Justin marked it as to-read Mar 27, Michelle added it Mar 28, Madison Vessels marked it as to-read Apr 18, Lizzy marked it as to-read Apr 20, Holly marked it as to-read Aug 04, Owen Choi marked it as to-read Sep 13, Madeline marked it as to-read Sep 13, Phil marked it as to-read Nov 17, Jennifer Risley marked it as to-read Nov 21, Gemma Riley marked it as to-read Jan 24, Jeremy Burnham marked it as to-read Feb 16, Clive marked it as to-read Mar 13,
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