Book Talk - The Elysian Prophecy by Vivien Reis
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I asked and received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.
Thank you, Vivien Reis, for providing the ARC.
I have to start this book talk by saying that I don’t read YA Fantasy. But as a part of ‘read other genres this year,’ I am glad I read this one.
This is Vivien’s debut novel; DEBUT novel, and she is GOOD!
She is masterful at using imagery, and her description of setting is so well done that I could see them. The romance is handled well, and the characters are relatable to the point of nostalgia. The mystery and magical elements are kept me reading late into the night.
While I enjoyed reading The Elysian Prophecy, I found the multiple POV a little distracting. Often, I was confused who was narrating and had to re-read to catch up. I wish the author would have spent a bit more time tightening and polishing this POV shift issue. Other than that I thoroughly enjoyed reading this novel.
My rating is four stars.
About Vivien Reis:
Vivien Reis is an AuthorTuber who loves to help other writers. She wrote her first book that her mom illustrated when she was in elementary school back when she was living in Germany. Vivien took a break from writing to finish her engineering. She currently lives in Jacksonville, Florida with her husband and two dogs, Keira and Rocky. You can find Vivien at https://www.vivienreis.com/, on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram to stay up to date on book news and upcoming releases.
An enchanted island. An evil resurrected. A society determined to gain power...
When a violent attack leaves their father in the hospital, Abigail and Benjamin Cole discover there’s more to their family history than mental illness.
But after fifteen-year-old Abi is abducted, she learns the attack wasn’t random. Thrust into an exotic and beautiful world part of a multi-millennial feud, she must decide who to trust in a society built on secrets. Questioning everything she’s ever known, she enlists the help of a boy connected to her in impossible ways and uncovers a dangerous secret stretching generations.
Seventeen-year-old Ben desperately tries to search for both his sister and his mother, but his hold on reality is fading. Something dark has latched onto him. In a race against his own failing mind, where violent hallucinations and paranoia force him to believe he’s next in line for the family curse, he learns he’s the only one that can save his family.
When darkness is coming, who do you trust?
Magic. Deceit. War. Perfect for fans of Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, and Leigh Bardugo.