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Action packed, imaginative, full of frantic, nailbiting twists and turns with a kick-ass heroine and swoon-worthy guys ~ Prophecy of the Setting Sunrise by Diantha Jones is a marvelous story based on Greek myth that will keep you in its grip with an all-consuming need to keep reading until the early hours.
Diantha Jones did it again! Not only did this book leave me speechless and totally amazed, it also earned one star more than the previous book, (Prophecy of the Most Beautiful) which makes a ful rating of 5 stars for Prophecy of the Setting Sunrise. It was superb!
Diantha Jones asked me to read and review this book for the awesome blog tour and of course I said yes right away. After really liking the first book I just had to know what was going to happen in this one. I was dying to find out more about my man, Strafford and I got so much more amazingness than I had dared to hope.
I have to admit, I was never really a fan of the heroine, Chloe... At least not in the first book. But it has all changed in this one. Chloe was more kick-ass, smarter and more willing to sacrifice herself for the people she loves, even though that was not always considered smart. I admire how she was willing to do everything in her power to save her little brother, Benjy, even with the unexpected events that surrounded him. So I definitly like her now and I feel like she's really starting to find herself and how she fits into the world of myths and the Oracle thing.
My opinion about Strafford hasn't changed. I don't think it ever could. Although in this novel it was all so intense and heavy for him, he's still amazing. My Irish with his sexy lip piercing and dragon tattoo. ♥
Strafford and Chloe are so perfect together! They are both willing to risk their own lives for each other and definitely have a bond. I'm glad that Chloe knows what happened to Strafford that made him the disgraced prince. Like, all the secrets are in the open now. Finally.
Their romance is sweet with a little bit of sexy involved, especially with the looks and kisses they share and give. And I love their nicknames for each other; Red & Irish.
Reading this book was like coming home to family with all the familiar characters. I love each and one of them.
Ace is my favorite guy character after Strafford. He's hilarious and sexy but would do anything to help protect and heal others.
Swindle I just love too. We've found out a lot more about him and yet there's still lots of mystery around his character. I need to know what's up with all that!
The twins, oh, how I love them. Theseus and Hector are the characters that make the gang complete. I have to say when the disastrous thing happened to one of them at the end my world turned upside down and I had to wipe away a tear or two. So damn sad!
A new character sort of join the gang. Anne Maria, one of the god Artemis' bounties. I loved her. She was also kick-ass and amazing like the others. She really belonged with them. And I loved to see her and Theseus together. So sweet!
I actually had a favorite scene in this book. It was the scene where Strafford was teaching Chloe how to fight and so they were fighting each other. That was so much fun! Another awesome scene was the cavern water slide, you'll know what I'm talking about when you read it.
The plot of this book was written really well! So fast-paced that I had finished in about three days. That's pretty damn fast if you ask me. The flow was just really good. Just like the first book, figuring out the prophecy took until the very end. I love trying to figure out what it all means but I never can of course. But that's what I love about these books.
Another thing of my favorite things is the Greek myth aspects. Me being a history geek just can't get enough of stuff like this. Love! Love! Love!
We've met some new gods we hadn't met before like Artemis, Hypnos and even Hades! All very cool and exciting! Of course there were the familiar gods like Apollo joining us and Dionysius.
Also a new character that I'm really interested in reading more about is Zeus's son Torrent. I loved how Chloe was insta-crushing over him but when she found out who he was the insta-crush was definitely over. That'll be my new favorite word; Insta-crush.
So, yes, I LOVED this book. I devoured every single chapter and page with ease. The action is outstanding and fierce. This book is not only about myths and prophecies but also about love, friendship and loyalty. Readers will hopefully not only enjoy this book, but also completely be stunned by it as I was.