Goodreads.com Description: “The only two things that seventeen-year-old Solara longs for, are the very things that she can’t have. True love isn’t an option when you’re told who to marry. Freedom isn’t possible when you’ve been held captive your entire life.
Just when things in her life seem to be falling into place, she learns that she’ll never be free to live or love as she would like. She is a prisoner of prophecy. The dead have been resurrected to guide her. The fallen angels who prowl the Earth want to manipulate her. And the most frightening monsters of all are human.
Can Solara love the one boy prophesied to betray her? Will she learn to embrace her destiny, or will she be crushed by the weight of the world on her shoulders?”
About the Author
Casey L. Bond resides in West Virginia with her husband and their two beautiful daughters. When she’s not busy being a domestic goddess and chasing her baby girls, she loves to write young adult and new adult fiction.
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I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.
I found Casey L. Bond’s Prisoner of Prophecy to be a creative take on religious doctrine. If you have read scripture, you are familiar with Doubting Thomas and Judas. Bond gave a different spin on their stories by couching them in a prophecy. Genius!
I loved the characters in this story, especially Solara, Riven, and Faric. Solara was an innocent girl who evolved through the course of the story. She developed along with her destiny being revealed. I came to admire her strength and concern for those around her. Riven and Faric were a pair. I didn’t know whether to like them or hate them. In the end, Riven became my favorite. He put his own safety aside to take care of Solara. Let’s say it together now…. NEW BOOK BOYFRIEND!
The supporting characters in Prisoner of Prophecy were prophetic–Ruth, Jacob, Matthias (Matthew), Rafe (short for Rafael), Rachel, Rebekah… Pull out your Bible for references to these names. Very fitting characters for a story based loosely around scripture.
Besides creative characters, the plot was imaginative. I liked how Bond plucked the idea from religious doctrine and built a fantastic piece of fiction.
This was the FIRST book I’ve read by Casey L. Bond. It definitely will not be my last. I liked her writing style and character development.
I highly recommend Prisoner of Prophecy for everyone. It’s a story full of hope and the possibility of second chances.
(5 Hands=Excellent; 4 Hands=Pretty Good; 3 Hands=Good)