Okay, first let me say that I don’t usually post my GoodReads reviews on my blog, but I had to share this one. I really, really enjoyed this book. I am a huge fan of young adult science fiction, paranormal, dystopian, fantasy, you name it…I love all of it. This is a great new book by an indie author named, M.H. Soars, who is super cool herself.
Here is the book blurb:
Being a teenager is tough, especially when you have to pretend to be something you’re not, and you’re in love with someone you shouldn’t. 115 years ago, a small planet called Arcadia was invaded by a vicious alien race and nearly destroyed. Cut off from their resources, the Arcadians turned to Earth for help. A group of Arcadian explorers discovered a Prophecy that claimed their salvation lay in the hands of two children from Earth. To ensure their safety, the Arcadian Council sent their most gifted youngsters to Earth to act as protectors. Samantha is one of them.
To succeed in her mission she must learn to control her Arcadian powers and keep her true identity from her best friend, and the girl she swore to protect, Alexia. But Samantha will soon realize that nothing is as it seems. Someone is trying to prevent the Prophecy from taking place and the prophecy boy hasn’t been found yet. There is also a new drug circulating at school that is turning students into freakishly strong menaces.
To make matters worse, distractions keep getting in her way. Such as her love/hate relationship with her “cousin” Matthew. Or her confused feelings toward popular and mysterious Julian. She wants nothing more than to be free to live her life. But the survival of Arcadia depends on her and her friends. Free will is not an option.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I just finished reading this and I must say in a market very saturated with indie ya sci-fi, The Prophecy of Arcadia stands out.
It was a unique story and I loved the characters. They felt real and I appreciated that though they lived as human teenagers, and had teenage hormones, they still remained focused on their roles in the prophecy. There were moments of teenage angst by other minor characters and I loved how the main characters always handled the situations.
I loved Alexia and Ethan. It was one of the sweetest parts of the book, well and then Matthew and Sam of course were as well. But in both the story lines I loved that it wasn’t always flowers and sunshine and even in their struggles, they still kept their heads. Loved it.
The changing POV between Matthew, Samantha, and Alexia was done very well and each had their own voice. There are so many minor characters that I want to know more about too. I hope we hear from them in the future. 🙂
I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a good falling in love story with science fiction, fantasy, and mystery thrown in as well.
I must say the ending totally shocked me. I didn’t see that coming. 🙂
I look forward to reading the sequel because there is a cliff hanger at the end and I have to know answers!
Oh and she has a rafflecopter giveaway going on for a $50 amazon gift card as well. So get over there and take part in it!