Series: The Last Oracle #1
Publisher: Paranoid Productions (2015)
eARC (306 pages)
Also by this author: The Commander, Divined
Also in this series: Forsworn, The Commander, Divined
Reading Challenges: Read 2015
Fifteen-year-old Clio should have never been the Oracle of Sheehan. That power is passed from mother to eldest daughter, and Clio is the youngest of four sisters. But when her entire family is murdered by Mannix, the king’s adviser, Clio is left all alone and heir to a power she never wanted and doesn’t understand.
Hunted by Mannix, Clio seeks refuge in a foreign city where oracles are absolutely forbidden. If she’s found out, she will be sacrificed atop its great pyramid.
Clio has no choice but to win the trust of Riece, an enemy warrior. Despite the growing feelings between them, Clio knows that if he finds out who she really is, he won’t hesitate to kill her.
Clio tries to hide her budding powers, but the visions she has of Mannix bringing a barbarian army into Sheehan torture her conscience. She alone has the strength and foresight to stop him, but only if she can embrace her destiny and sacrifice everything.
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Oh my. I don’t even know where to begin with this review. I read the entire book in less than twenty-four hours. Oh, the feels. I just could not stop reading.
Clio is amazing. She changes so much through this book. She starts as a defiant, scared girl and ends so, so different. The choices she makes farther into the book, especially at the end, are not those she would have made at the beginning. She just changes so much. I love books where characters actually grow and change throughout the course of their story.
Derik and Riece. Well, they were both interesting characters. We know a whole lot more about Riece even though Clio knew Derik for much longer. Riece is a more complex character. I wasn’t sure what to make of him when we first met him. There were so many seemingly conflicting things that he did, though I did later understand most of them. Derik has just been in love with Clio for years and years and she was oblivious.
One of my favorite characters, after Clio, was Tirza. Tirza is Riece’s sister and they are the only family that each other has. Riece is way protective of her which is so sweet. We don’t actually know that much about her but I think she is pretty awesome.
The story is amazing. I love it so, so much. The ending was not what I was expecting at all. I just couldn’t put this book down. Again I repeat, amazing.
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I received this book for free via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.