Book Review: Prophecy of the Most Beautiful by Diantha Jones
Prophecy of the Most Beautiful
Oracle of Delphi #1
Genre: YA Mythology
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.
I love reading anything about mythology and the gods of any pantheon. But the Grecian ones would always hold a special place in my interests. Not surprising really since they're the first ones I learned about.
Aphrodite used to be my favorite, back when all I've read when I was still a kid, were the edited versions to spare the delicate sensibilities of young minds. But when I read the uncensored versions and the gods were revealed to me as they were, well, they're all bloody wankers and I don't really blame Strafford (whose full name reminds me of thick law *snorts* books) for hating them. Yes, no favorites now.
It's always nice to read a re-imagination of the myths, particularly when you initially thought that various, seemingly unrelated elements will not work together and finding out later that they do. Moreover, it is good to read that not everything is sunshine, daisies, buttermellow (turn this fat rat yellow) and anything has the potential to go to Hades. Especially when you thought that you were sooo right about your interpretation of a prophecy but surprise! you really screwed up.
This is what the gods are at their best and their worst. Like the ancient Greeks made them out to be.