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The Prophecy

3.50  ·  Rating Details  ·  226 Ratings  ·  57 Reviews
In this intense, emotionally charged supernatural thriller for young adults by author Dawn Miller, the angelic forces of heaven and hell wage battle over mankind, placing five gifted teenagers in the middle of a war only they can end. Each of the five has struggled since a terrifying night in their childhood, and as memories of that evening's events come rushing back, and ...more
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Published April 27th 2010 by Zondervan (first published April 1st 2010)
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Mitch Miller
May 24, 2010 Mitch Miller rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Jan 03, 2015 Laura rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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.

Jun 02, 2010 Lex rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone and everyone
Recommended to Lex by: friend
I’m not a big reader. I’ve read 2 maybe 3 books in my life and I’m 17. 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 t
Sapphire Rayne
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.

Plot rating: * *

The Prophecy is YA Christian fiction. 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
I always say that there's basically three types of books that mix religion & fiction. One type is where the book is religious to the point that the story is overwhelmed & overshadowed. 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 t ...more
I won this book through Goodreads Giveaways.

I would give this book a 2.5 As far as I'm aware, this book is considered a YA book. 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. evil. 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
(cross-posted from my blog...)
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. But it was at the top of my TBR list and it's YA, so there you go.

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 100 pages to figure that much out, at le
Dec 07, 2015 Makena rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is an amazing book. I loved it so much. I like how it builds up the characters backstories, and gives the reader a glimpse of their past. As much as i loved this book, what gave it four stars was how confusing it was. Now, this isn't the first confusing book I've read. I'm an avid reader, and only 12! However, i did not understand this story until i was done with it, and had a moment of recognition about what actually happened. Also, people are down-rating it because its a Christian book. I ...more
Jul 03, 2010 Sarah is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
It's building up the characters and I'm anxious to see what is about to happen.....
Veronica Garcia
Jun 02, 2010 Veronica Garcia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone / Anyone
Recommended to Veronica by: Friend
The Prophecy (The Watchers Chronicles) is definitely a must read! From the onset I found myself excitedly anxious to delve into the ‘next’ chapter to find out how the characters were connected and figure out the mystery of not only what kept them apart but what was bringing them back together in such a dramatic way. The characters as well as sequence of events were full of descriptive words and well developed that I could almost see the story play out in front of me. I love the way the author in ...more

“Old Devil likes you to think in grays, boy”… “Gray keeps you trapped in the in-between. Keeps you from looking for the one true Light that will lead you out, that’ll show you are who you really…”

That right there, that says it all. 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 appreciat
Aug 27, 2011 Shannon rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition

Nightmares and mysterious paintings are challenging Sam Becker’s hold on reality. He also seems to be incapable of remembering certain things about his childhood, which he attributes to the nightmares. One event in his past could hold the key. He gets in touch with the four people who may know; the four people that was with him, and finds out it’s happening to them too. The answers lead them to the knowledge of something much more important though; they are Watchers. They have to save humanity f
Jessica at Book Sake
May 29, 2010 Jessica at Book Sake rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
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.

Miller’s writing is concise and she dives into the different personalities of each character holding nothing back. We see that the characters all have their strengths a
Meagan Myhren-bennett
Jun 06, 2011 Meagan Myhren-bennett rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Young Adults, Adults, 15 and up
By Dawn Miller

Reality is merely an illusion ~ Albert Einstein

Something sinister was after them, something that only they could see. Something from their past. But the memory from childhood - 7 years earlier was buried- buried deep. Will they remember what has been forgotten in time to save themselves?

Jonah Becker’s world has gone from bad to worse. His parents were murdered. His brother, Sam is dead. And now someone or something is out to kill him and his fr
Jul 27, 2012 Sovannah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, favorites
My sister bought this book for me as a Christmas present in 2010 and in all honesty I wasn't sure what to expect of it. (I mean the pitch is a cryptic message for Pete's sake, doesn't really say what's the book about.)
The story begins with a journal entree written by the main character, Jonah and it definitely puts the right feel in the atmosphere. Danger.
The plot is constructed with chapters infiltrating the present and past of the main characters, Jonah, Carly, J and Jenna. Creating this illu
Nov 05, 2015 Audrey rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed-on-blog
Title: The Prophecy
Author: Dawn Miller
Genre: 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.

Themes: Faith, truth, defeating evil, memory, friendship.

Main character: Jonah was an interesting and entertaining character. He had a fascinating past, and had a well-rounded person
May 24, 2010 Abby rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: religion
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
Margaret Chind
May 04, 2010 Margaret Chind rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone
Recommended to Margaret by: FIRST
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. 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 ...more
May 26, 2010 Julie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Adults and teen readers!
I won this book in the First Reads Giveaway.

This book is about 5 children struggling with inner turmoil, demons, spirituality and their fated futures. Do not get discouraged with the first few chapters of this book. It is a bit confusing but it all starts making sense once you get into it. I thought that with this being a teen book it would be way too easy to read - I was delightfully mistaken! It is a very mature read. It does reference drugs in the first few pages and teenage pregnancy. If yo
Jul 20, 2011 Myra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya-lit-read-2011
Found on my local library's shelves when searching for good YA lit...

I was skeptical of this novel at first, I'll admit it. However, my mind quickly changed with the turning of each page. Before long, I found myself having a hard time putting this one down. Miller drew some very interesting parallels, and incorporated belief in a higher power - God - in a non-threatening way. (Read: Even if you don't believe, you won't be offended by this book. Still read it.) The action in this novel is tremend
May 15, 2010 Mandy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christian
Five teens are swept up into an unseen battle of good versus evil. They are blind to what is going around them but soon terrifying memories come flooding back and their eyes are open to the evil that surrounds them. Slowly they piece together that they must depart from the bad choices they have made and band together to help battle the unknown.

This book definitely will be a hit for Peretti fans and for fans of horror. It was intended for a young adult audience, but I feel that many adults will e
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My husband would probably say I'm being generous giving this two butterflies after listening to me contemplate giving up or finishing it. I'm sure others like this story. I found it to be a way to similar to Stephen King's It in the beginning. And no matter how terrifying fallen angels should be, it's not written to be more scary that Pennywise. In fact, I had a heck of a time figuring out who were the good guys and who were the bad ones. The story alters between far to many view points to lesse
May 27, 2010 Phyllis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-read
I recently won this book in a FirstReads giveaway.

The Prophecy (The Watchers Chronicle) is about the battle between good and evil. Five children experience an event that changes their lives; however, their memories of the event are blocked and their eyes are closed to seeing the evil. They grow up and go separate ways until one of them instigates a reunion. Though supernatural beings try to stop them from reuniting and remembering, they eventually come to know they are Watchers who are caught in
May 30, 2011 Juliajuliah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This series promises to offer a great alternative to the teen vampire novels flooding the bestseller lists.The characters are real, gritty and engaging and the glimpses of what is unfoldingin realms that we cannotsee are fascinating. I bought and read this book because I wanted to recommended some fiction to the teenagers at the christian camp that I help at.

What surprised me was thatI got hooked and am already looking forward to the second novel being published.

My reasons for liking this novel
Feb 05, 2011 Peggy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is an intense, dark book that I did not think I was going to like, but I liked it a lot. This is about a group of kids, the watchers, who have been set apart to be part of saving the world from enemy aliens. They are normal kids growing up, facing many adverse situations, and have to grow into an understanding of who they are. This is not my normal stsyle of reading, but the action moves so quickly and the character development is so good that I had a hard time putting down the book. Anybod ...more
Lenore Webb
Dawn Miller wrote "The Prophecy" for young adults, aka teens. And like many adults who have been caught up in the Twilight series you can do the same right here. The Prophecy is part of The Watchers Chronicles. Here I have teetered on the line of good and evils age old battle. Along with the 5 characters that Dawn has created, we traveled into their history with terrifying memories that started this battle. I followed along as we raced against the evil at our heels looking for a way out. I was c ...more
Borrowed this book from a friend and I was very disappointed at how it turned out. I had to reread whole pages because I had no idea what was going on and couldn't keep track of the characters because there was nothing to define them besides one had a dog and another a kid. The actual story took so long to happen because they kept getting memories and having weird visions and wind and I didn't care for a single one of them by the end. I think this is a rare one where even if there is another one ...more
A friend lent me this book, so I sat down and started reading it got to page 20, but was a little bored, so picked up another book. It was one with short stories, so I would go back to this book after each one, but wouldn't get much farther. Finished the short story book, then grabbed another book which was short stories again and did the same thing. I never did get past page 50 and decided that this one just wasn't for me. It shouldn't be that hard to read a book. lol
ugh! This book was so annoying! It kept jumping from one character to another each and every chapter, and the same things happened to all of the characters. It was just rediculous! To top it all off the author never reveals anything until the very end. I found myself so frustrated with this book that I mad it to the last chapter and just could not finish......

All in all this book was a huge dissappointment. I definitely will NOT be recommending this book at all.
Jan 21, 2012 Sarah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The other reviews cover a lot of what I found here. As religious fiction goes, the mix here is very well done. If you didn't know it was religious (Christian) fiction you might not notice. On the other hand, it is a bit confusing. I read the first five chapters and then went back to read chapter one again just to be sure I had a handle on what was going on and who the characters were. However, that wasn't distracting enough for me to stop reading before I finished it.
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Dawn Miller is an award-winning filmmaker and author who has written and produced several books, a music video, and an urban teen drama. She lives in St. Louis with her teenage son and is currently at work on the graphic novel and feature film version of 'The Watcher Chronicles'.
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