Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Review: Prophecy Girl (Angel Academy #1) by Cecily White

Prophecy Girl (Angel Academy, #1)
Author: Cecily White
Series: Angel Academy
Pages: 352
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Amazon: Prophecy Girl

Synopsis. (Goodreads)

Amelie Bennett. . . . Ending the world, one prophecy at a time.

I was born to slay Crossworld demons. 
Big black flappy ones, little green squirmy ones. Unfortunately, the only thing getting slain these days is my social life. With my high school under attack, combat classes intensifying, and Academy instructors dropping right and left, I can barely get my homework done, let alone score a bondmate before prom.
Then he shows up. 
Jackson Smith-Hailey. Unspeakably hot, hopelessly unattainable, and dangerous in all the right ways. Sure, he’s my trainer. And okay, maybe he hates me. Doesn’t mean I’ll ignore the wicked Guardian chemistry between us. It’s crazy! Every time I’m with him, my powers explode. Awesome, right? 
Now my teachers think I’m the murderous Graymason destined to bring down our whole race of angelbloods. Everyone in New Orleans is hunting me. The people I trusted want me dead. Jack and I have five days to solve the murders, prevent a vampire uprising, and thwart the pesky prophecy foretelling his death by my hand. Shouldn’t be too difficult. 

Getting it done without falling in love. . . that might take a miracle.

Review: 3 1/2 out of 5 stars

Thank-you to Entangled Publishing for the opportunity to read and review Prophecy Girl, the first book in the Angel Academy series by Cecily White.

Seventeen year-old Amelie ‘Ami’ Bennett is a Crossworld Demon slayer and attends St Michaels Training Academy, a place where the Guardian’s learn to slay demons.

Amelie is a strong kick-butt heroine; she was independent, determined, had a quirky sense of humour and didn’t really care for the rules; she was a character I really enjoyed getting to know. When we first meet her at the beginning of the book her biggest concern seemed to be bonding with a Watcher by graduation but she comes to realise this may be the least of her worries.

I was really intrigued by the world Cecily White created, the plot was fast-paced and filled with fascinating characters and detailed explanations about the Guardians, Demons and Crossworlders. The murder/mystery plot was written well and seeing Amelie having to work alongside the smexy new trainer, Jackson ’Jack’ Smith-Hailey in order to clear her name was quite exciting to read about, I was eager to see how it would all unfold.

The love interest is unattainable Jack who often ran hot and cold, their intense chemistry was off the charts but he acted indifferent which drove me crazy but there was a reason as to why. I loved the squabbling that went on between this couple, it was classic! There were a few revelations that we came to learn about Jack that I found quite interesting and it definitely explained Ami’s insta-love attraction to this broody boy.

I enjoyed reading about each of the secondary characters; I was utterly shocked by the reveal of one of the villains! I really liked getting to know this person before it was shown who they were, I was completely blindsided. I enjoyed the banter between Amelie and best friend Lisa and Jack’s Vampire friend Lucas was really entertaining.

Books which take place in schools and academies (Vampire Academy, Covenant, Hex Hall etc.) are usually huge hits for me and Prophecy Girl was no exception and quite comparable to these series; I thoroughly enjoyed learning about the prophecy surrounding Amelie which stated she was destined to bring down the whole race of Angelbloods, it was a gripping storyline I was quite eager to see play out.

What I didn’t like: Without giving away spoilers, I’m not sure if I am completely comfortable with the way the plot weaved at the end, huge changes are to come for Ami and I’m not sure I quite like what has happened to her and the close proximity she will be sharing with a certain someone. I am curious to see what the author has in store for us.

Overall, Prophecy Girl is a great start to this wonderful new series, there is action aplenty, humour, ongoing drama and a really sweet romance.


  1. Great review, thank you. I loved YA fantasy/paranormal and this book was just right! I can't wait to have it in my hot little hands.

  2. Very curious as to who the villain was since I didn't get to finish this one. I'm glad you enjoyed it! :)

    ~Sara @ Forever 17 Books

    1. Thanks Sara :-) the villain came as a huge surprise! Was this a DNF for you?


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