Greek mythology. It’s kinda my thing.
In fact, I know more about Greek mythology than the average reader would – which always makes me simultaneously excited to read takes on the old myths, and incredibly nervous to.
You know what’s also my thing?
Gorgeous covers. They’re basically the tall, dark, and handsome of KJland.
Cannot refuse them.
Prophecy of the Most Beautiful
by Diantha Jones
She has a destiny so great that even the gods fear her.
Constant hallucinations and the frequent conversations with the voices in her head, have earned eighteen-year-old Chloe Clever the not-so-coveted title of “Whack Job” in her home town of Adel, Georgia. Fed up with prescription meds and therapists, she wishes for a life where she is destined to be more than the butt of everyone’s jokes and mockery.
Be careful what you wish for has never rung more true.
After a vicious attack and learning that her favorite rockstar is an Olympian god, she is thrust into her new life as the Oracle of Delphi, the prophesier of the future. Setting out to fulfill the prophecy she has been given, Chloe learns of how great she is to become, all the while fighting mythical monsters and trying to outwit the ever-cunning Greek gods who harbor secrets of their own. While on a mission to discover the Most Beautiful, she strives to uncover the mysteries of the demigod Prince who has sworn to protect her with his life…and threatens to win her heart in the process.
Muse KJ’s Thoughts
Prophecy of the Most Beautiful was an easy read for me. Light, easy – exactly what one wants in the summer. Chloe already knows she’s different than most other girls. She just doesn’t know how. She thought maybe she was losing her mind…when really fate had so much more in store for her. The book starts with action – and doesn’t leave you wanting. You’re swept into adventure quickly, traveling along with Chloe from each confusing (to her) new twist and turn, meeting characters from the old myths…who have often adapted to the modern times in interesting ways.
The characters are creative and entertaining. How would a god or demigod act if they were trying to be a part of today’s society? You just might get that answered. It’s pretty obvious immediately who the Swooner McSwoonster is. And that’s okay, especially because he’s Irish. WE MAKE EXCEPTIONS FOR THE ACCENTS, OKAY?
I did wish Chloe was a little younger – I felt as if her personality would have been better matched if she was maybe sixteen, than an eighteen year old about to graduate high school.
Did I solve the prophecy? Errr..no. Not even with all my mythology background. Do I want to know what happens next? Yes. Do I want to go hang out with Dio? Maybe. Probably. Yes. Don’t tell my mother.
All that said, diehard mythology buffs may have issues with some of the creative licensing taken with a few of the deities. It all makes sense with the plot – but deities have been modernized, and in some cases their stories are altered to fit the story.
I will note that I read an early ARC so I can’t comment on editing and formatting of the final novel.
About The Author : Diantha Jones
Diantha Jones was born the day thousands of turkeys sacrificed their lives to fill millions of American bellies on November 22 which also happened to be Thanksgiving Day (Her mother says she owes her a turkey). She is a Journalism graduate who wants to be a career novelist (of books, not Facebook posts). When not writing or working, she is reading on her Nook, being hypnotized by Netflix or on a mission to procure french fries.
The Oracle of Delphi fantasy series is her first series. She is also the author of Mythos: Stories from Olympus, a companion series, and there is another fantasy series in the works. She also writes (new) adult fantasy/paranormal romance under the name A. Star.