Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Day of Sacrifice: The Prophecy by Stacey Wallace Benefiel

Publishing Information:

Title – Day of Sacrifice: The Prophecy (Day of Sacrifice Stories #1)
Author – Stacey Wallace Benefiel
Publisher – no information (self-published)
Date Published – Oct 2010
# of pages – no information (15 213 words)

Genres & Themes: Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal, Supernatural, Sacrifice, Prophecy

GoodReads – 38 Ratings, 4.26 Average Rating
Amazon.com – 14 Reviews, 4.2ish Average Rating

Plot Summary:
With only three days left until her twenty-first birthday, her Day of Sacrifice, Flora Hamilton should be living it up. But when another Supernatural family puts a hit on her she’s forced to go into hiding with Julian, her gorgeous new Guardian Angel. Sometimes running for your life isn’t so bad. -- Amazon.com product description


* This is a very short novella.

* It is intended for adults due to language and sexual situations. – taken from Amazon.com product description

What I thought:

Flora is a sacrifice. Julian is her new guardian. It is 3 days until her big Day of Sacrifice. She is being hunted instead. Will Julian protect her for the benefit of her family or together will they change the world? 

This short novella takes place in a paranormal world where families sacrifice their first born in a very public ritual to the gods in order to keep their powers. Some very interesting questions are posed. What would you sacrifice to gain ultimate power? Would you submit yourself to ruin for the benefit of those you love? Try to save yourself at great costs to those you love? Or facing the toughest decision of your life, attempt a third, more risky option in order to change not just your life, but the world?

This is the first book in a series and although action-packed and filled with romance it does feel a bit like we’ve just gotten started here. We’ve learned about the world, the prophecy, we’ve read about a budding romance, and some tough decisions, but the plot doesn’t progress any further and we are left wondering...what happens next? I’ll be reading the next one for sure and expect that with time much more will reveal itself to entice and pull me deeper into the story.

Recommended to: Paranormal fans, especially paranormal romance fans

Where you can purchase this book:

Amazon Kindle - $1.00
Smashwords - $1.00

Read more reviews or add this book to your "to-read" list:
Go to the Day of Sacrifice Goodreads page.

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