Genre: Young Adult/Humor/Myths & Legends
Number of Pages: 112
Publication Date: May 31, 2017
Themes: Bravery, Sticking with your beliefs, Confidence
*This book was kindly given for free by the author in exchange for an honest review.*
Henina has always had issues in keeping her mouth shut. Without given her words a second thought, she tends to speak her mind, no matter who may be offended.
When she, along with twenty-three other females, are chosen as the potential child of the new prophecy to stop the war on Prophecy Day, Henina grudgingly follows the other girls.
Can she and the others truly stop the fifty-year war? Who will be the actual child of prophecy?
What an adorable and funny read! Henina’s character, though can be a nuisance to many, was a source of laughter for me. Having worked with students who had issues with keeping unkind thoughts inside, I was brought back to some amusing moments. She is a strong and fierce character that brings her the center of attention in many occasions. Sometimes this may a good thing and sometimes not so much.
The plot flows swiftly and had several chuckling moments. The idea of a potential child of prophecy was creative, especially when involving the Fates. I loved when Henina would question the Fates, they either sent a lightning bolt or perhaps a bird would die in front of Henina. This was meant to teach the sassy girl to take them seriously, but it was done so humorously that I couldn’t help but smile.
There are a few themes here though it is a humorous book. Confidence is a big one as both Henina and Anna Khordoa, another potential child of prophecy, are full of confidence. Another theme would be always sticking with your beliefs. The twenty-four potential children of prophecy all believe that the fifty-year war over a gold mine should end. They have lost many male loved ones because of it. Therefore, it is their ultimate goal to stop the war.
An improvement here would be to make the story longer. 🙂 It was a bit odd that after fifty years of fighting, the war was ended in what seemed like minutes. But, this could point out that perhaps, instead of war, people should focus on talking things through. By talking and negotiating, many problems can be solved more quickly than fighting, which is a good and valid point.
Overall, I fully enjoyed this read and am looking forward to continuing the series! It’s a read that many can enjoy.