Growing up on a small farm in the kingdom of Vanguard, seventeen-year-old Layla Givens lives a deceptively tranquil existence. But her carefully constructed life quickly falls apart when she’s abducted by a religious zealot who proclaims her The Fulfillment of an ancient peace prophecy and whisks her away to marry ...more
The Prophecy by Erin Albert is the first book of a YA fantasy trilogy that whisks us away to the nations of the Vanguard and the Ethereals. Layla is our main protagonist, although the perspective of the ...more
Blog Rating: 4.5/5
I absolutely loved the plot line of The Prophecy. It's entertaining as well as really emotionally involving. I really enjoyed the story and it pulled me into the world of Vanguards, Ethereal and Outlanders right from the very beginning.
The world-building is superb and the author has really done a commendable job in detailing. The book is written in multiple POVs and takes us throug ...more
Erin Albert wields such super powers. From the first word in the first chapter, her book captured my attention. ...more
I really enjoyed this debut novel from Erin Albert. She weaves a fantastic tale and leaves you on the edge of your seat for the next in the series.
For ALL the love I have for this book this has got to be one of the hardest reviews that I have had to write. I have gone back and forth writing it for a week and nothing ever seems to be good enou ...more
The story begins with Layla Givens and her brother Samson Mantar at the Day of Dawning Festival in town near her family's farm in Vanguard. The festival is the event of the year in which there ar ...more
I loved reading this book, imagining the world Ms. Rhew created, and falling in love with the characters. I thought I'd have a hard time keeping up, since fantasy isn't my usual genre, but I had no problem. Ms. Rhew does a great job of keeping the voice of each character separate and adding eno ...more
The Prophecy is a sweeping epic fantasy full ...more
THAT WAS AMAZING, I LOVED IT, GIVE ME THE SEQUEL NOW. WHERE WAS THIS BOOK? READ IT NOW.
I will admit, I got the push to read this book as a result of Crystal in Bookland's huge giveaway but it was already on my Nook beforehand. And I am so regretting not getting to it sooner!
I fell so in love with Layla's character! She is such a real character.
There was a moment where she was almost facing her own death however unlike the general routine of either cowering in fear or showcasing random amounts of...more
Erin Rhew wields such super powers. From the first word in the first chapter, her book captured my attention. H ...more
The world building that Eri ...more
When Layla goes to the market with her friend Samson, the last thing she expects is to be kidnapped by the Ecclesiastics, who see her purple eyes as a sign that she may be able to fulfil their prophecy. Sent away to marry the son of an enemy to bring peace between the Vanguards and the Ethereals as her duty to the First Ones, she falls in love with her betrothed’s brother, Nash. Layla and her betrothed, Wilhelm, have ...more
The Prophecy is an exciting new YA fantasy novel. It's a great hidden gem that I'm hoping lots of people will find - because it definitely deserves an audience!
Layla has lived her life hiding her eyes - purple eyes that mean she could be The Fulfillment, the girl who is prophesied to bring peace to the warring Ethereals and Vanguards. Between the Vanguards' incredible strength and the Ethereals' uncanny ability to c ...more
I love when I can completely immerse myself in a new world and with The Prophecy I did so effortlessly. I was so captivated by the adventures of Layla, Will, and Nash and their various friends and enemies that I read almost the entire book in one sitting! This is going to be a hard book to review without giving anything away s ...more
Layla Givens refuses to believe her odd appearance is anything but coincidence - she certainly has nothing to do with any ancient prophecy… Or so she argues. Her reluctance to meet and marry the Prince of Ethereal is matc ...more
I am going to try to write this with out lots of !!! and with out spoilers.
This is one of those books, that made me unable to follow the rules I set for myself when reading. ;)
Only reading until my usual bed time, is my rule, or I am totally dragging the next day, and when you have a preschooler that really, is not a happy place as a parent. Lol
But THE PROPHECY, sucked me in so bad I couldn't fall asleep after putting it down. I laid there ...more
(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.)
Just like many other books, THE PROPHECY had been hanging around my TBR list for quite a while. And just like the others it was rescued from its indefinite stint in book purgatory by the upcoming release of its sequel. Ate all, it's hard to review a sequel if you haven't read the first book.
The Characters: Although the book contains multiple POVs, Layla is the one you spend th ...more
An addictive and dangerous novel, The Prophecy is an amazing debut by Erin Rhew. The covers of this series are beautiful, the colours are truly wonderful drawing you straight in.
When Layla is captured and brought before the Prince of the Ethereals to be his wife, Layla is not willing to comply. As a Vanguard they are sworn enemies, but as the days go on with tensions rising in the kingdoms, Layla cannot help her f ...more