Monday, July 22, 2013

The Oracle of Delphi Blog Tour: Day 2 ~ Review: Prophecy of Solstice's End by Diantha Jones

Here's my stop of the Oracle of Delphi blog tour Day 2! 
I'll be posting my review for Prophecy of Solstice's End. I loved it and hope everyone will like my review of it. :)


Title: Prophecy of Solstice's End
Author: Diantha Jones
Series: Oracle of Delphi #3
Publication: July 15th 2013
Genre: Young Adult
Format: e-arc
Cover Rating: 5/5
Overal Rating: 5/5

Copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Summer Solstice is here. Let the games begin.

Nothing but lies (some of them her own) and deceit have brought Chloe to Olympus for the Solstice Olympic Games. As the Oracle and the special guest of the King of Myth, Chloe becomes immersed in a life of unfathomable luxury, taunting history, and overwhelming excitement. Though scheming and untrustworthy, the gods remain on their best behavior as the tension and anticipation builds around the outcome of the Quest of the Twelve Labors, the deadliest competition of the Games. All seems well on the celestial front...until athletes start turning up dead and a philosopher missing for months returns with a most terrifying story...

But that’s not all.

As Strafford confronts his troubled past and more is learned about the Great Unknown Prophecy, Chloe grows close to another, setting off a chain of events that will bring her face-to-face with a truth that will rock both of her worlds to their core.

And it’ll all happen before Solstice’s end...

~My Thoughts:

Prophecy of Solstice's End is the third book already in the Oracle of Delphi series and I must say that although it took me a whole week to read it, this is my favorite book so far. I might say that about every book in the series but Diantha's book just keep getting better and better with each one.

This book mostly centers in Olympus when Chloe goes there for the Solstice Olympic Games as Zeus' guest. Yes, it's just as exciting as it sounds and Olympus is just as amazing as I thought it would be. While Chloe gets preoccupied with her role as the Oracle and starts to really grasp what it means, Strafford is on his own quest, participating in the dangerous Twelve Labors. Between all of this, the Quad is falling apart, everyone is devided and Chloe learns more about herself.

Prophecy of Solstice End definitely felt more different than the other books. I don't mean that in a bad way at all because I loved this book. I couldn't get enough of it. It was so exciting with a lot of unexpected twists that gave me mini heart attacks and left me shocked, not knowing what to do with myself. That ending... damn, Diantha, why do you keep torturing us like this? And yet I devoured and loved every plot twists like they were chocolate cookies. Can't help but be amazing at how Diantha can still shock us with these unexpected events and her amazing writing after two books. But, yes, it felt very different. Things are absolutely kicked up a notch. 

I love the gods, did I mention that before? Well, they are seriously awesome though some of them have evil plans. They are definitely entertaining to read about. And since this book is set in Olympus they are ALL there. Zeus, Hera, Apollo, Hermes, Aphrodite, and so on and on... Gotta love it.
All the other characters are more on their own in PoSE. The Quad is kind of falling apart and it doesn't help that Chloe is growing really close to someone that is not Strafford. Dum, dum, duuuum... Who, you ask? Read the book and you'll know! ;)
I still love Chloe though. She's never been more badass (I think it's Strafford's influence. lol). She's also getting more into her role as Oracle, giving Kismet to Heroes and even getting a philosopher of her very own! 
Strafford as always was swoon-worthy and amazing. Especially in his Quest of the Twelve Labours. I really enjoyed reading those scenes. Diantha kicks ass at writing action scenes and they're still my favorite together will the romantic scenes which are also amazing I might add. Chloe and Strafford's connection gives off fireworks even when they're fighting and things definitely get a little steamy every now and then.
As for the rest of the Quad. I was so sad a lot of times for how they weren't all as close as they were, though in the end it's definitely better. Thank goodness... 
Still, a lot of stuff happens and not always good things. Be prepared, people!

Overall, Prophecy of Solstice's End by Diantha Jones was another sensational book in my favorite Greek Mythology series. Full of intrigue, unexpected twists, shocking events and a gasp-for-breath ending, it's the most exciting Oracle of Delphi book so far. And I can't wait to find out what else is in store for our heroes and the Oracle of Delphi!

~Favorite Quotes:
The Gemini actually seemed to be controlling the creature and Strafford felt a ping of envy. He didn't like being shown up by someone whose eyes were on nonstop twinkle duty.
"You know exactly why I love you," she said, frowning.
"I guess. It's 'cause I'm so handsome and charmin' tha' you honestly can't help yourself, right?"
She giggled and yanked on a lock of his black hair. "Right, Your High-Jerk."
She glared up at him. "One word and I'll kick you off this ledge, leprechaun."
He barked a laugh. "Was tha' an Irish dig on me, Red?"
"Pretty much."
"Time is not the same here. Every divine hour, or minuta, is measured by a sign of the Zodiac. A horae is actually a twelve-hour period, instead of one. Don't ask me why the gods did things the stupid way."

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. Invasion (An Alien Romance) is her first title released under this pen name. Future releases under A. Star include, the Love & Steampunk series, the Purr, Inc. stories, and more.

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Other books in the Oracle of Delphi series...


Prophecy of the Most Beautiful

Prophecy of the Setting Sunrise

Solar, Defeated (A Mythos: Stories from Olympus Novella)

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