by Julie Anne Lindsey

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Prophecy by Julie Anne Lindsey

Calypso, #1

On the other side of death, is destiny.

Callie Ingram is spending her senior year focused on one thing: swimming. Her skill as a competitive swimmer is going to secure a scholarship and her future, or so she hopes. She has big plans, and Liam Hale, her gorgeous new neighbor, isn't going to affect them. But when Callie sees Liam beheading someone, she learns his family has a secret that will change everything. The Hales are Vikings, demi-gods who've been charged by The Fates to find their new destined leader.

Callie's caught in the middle of a budding Norse apocalypse, in love with Liam Hale and desperate to protect her best friend. . .who the Hales believe is marked for transformation. Putting the clues together as fast as she can, Callie discovers she has the power to rewrite destiny, for herself and all humankind.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781616506148
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 10/06/2014
Series: Calypso , #1
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 180
Sales rank: 96,119
File size: 425 KB
Age Range: 14 Years

About the Author

Julie Anne Lindsey is a multi-genre author who writes the stories that keep her up at night. She’s a self-proclaimed nerd with a penchant for words and a proclivity for fun. Her titles include Prophecy and Goddess.

Lindsey lives in rural Ohio with her husband and three small children. Visit her website at:, tweet her @JulieALindsey, and find her on Facebook.

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Prophecy 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous 5 months ago
I got the book on a lark, not really interested based on the title. Boy was I surprised. It was hard to put down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kept me turning pages look forward to more .7
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story line that left you wanting more. I loved the development of the characters, but felt that not all of the details and fasits of their lifes were completely developed. This left me a little confused at times and would go back to see if I accidentally skipped over it. Overall a great story with characters easy to love.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great and exciting...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Captivating story, I want more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book had it all! I immediately bought the next book in the series. Terrific writer. Note to the author: please keep writing, you are very talented.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am woman hear my roar...type of book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Won't disappoint. I couldn't stop reading. Wish it was longer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great start lots of twist and turns.
gaele More than 1 year ago
I think that I had hoped for different with this story: while the synopsis offered me a strong, determined and goal-driven heroine with the promise of some mythology and Vikings – what started as a slow and all too familiar teen romance triad just had me wondering if I would continue.  There is nothing wrong with a teen romance, although the three-way push-pulls of the romance had me frustrated.  I wanted to see more of the mythology from the very beginning, Lindsey has a wonderful grasp of the Norse legends, and her deft explanation and incorporation of the legends to make them interesting and apply to the characters and their situation was wonderful.   So we get to the good stuff, the wonderful questing and adventure brought forward from the legends, and the unexpected twists kept me reading on despite the earlier issues.  While I can’t say that they completely redeemed the story, I am curious to see just where the author is taking the story next.   See, love triangles in teen stories are pretty much done for me: you need to step forward and end one entanglement before starting on another. And all of the changes that Callie is going through, while understandable, don’t really explain the ongoing push pull with Justin, and her attraction to Ryan.  We dance about that over-used love triangle trope, and Callie’s early determination to focus on swimming and a scholarship seem to fall to the wayside early on with her confusion about the two boys in her life.   I am, however, totally curious about the next step – and to see if Callie learns and grows and finds some solid conclusions.   This was a promising start with a few hiccups, and the author’s skill and talent in storytelling keep readers engaged.   I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was sloooooooow. Veeeeeeryyyyy, verrryyyy slooooow. Soooo increeeddiibblyy sloooowww. Khm. Excuse me. I've had a long day. My primary issue with Prophecy was the tardigradousness of it. For about the last fifty pages nothing relevant happened apart from Callie's everyday life, her ex-boyfriend's constant molestation and hanging out with her new (insta-loved) boyfriend. As cool and feisty she was, I wished we would just get down to business finally. Also, I didn't really get what happened in the first twenty pages. It was a straight-up different writing style - one full of very fancy words - and a lot shier protag. Then out of nowhere it all changed and remained that way until the end of the book. Please, explain.  Anyway, I should have highlighted all the YA tropes I found. Silly me, it only came to my mind when I was about to finish the book. The one that annoyed me the most though, was the way too rushed romance. I swear to you I'll be the first person to have been driven mad by insta-love. With the amount I've gotten of it lately... They were a cute couple nonetheless, but it definitely could have been a lot more idle, but deeper.  On the bright side, I vastly enjoyed the mythology. It was a bit confusing at first - who was who and with what purpose -, but as it unraveled, it turned out to be a pretty dandy Norse/Greek world. 
CleverGirl1 More than 1 year ago
A unique read that caught my attention from the first page and held it until the very last line. I liked Callie. Right off the bat we see her at her most awkward - staring, freaked, obsessed - but along with awkward she's also strong, resilient, loyal, determined and a survivor in many ways. Liam. At first the mysterious Liam Hale was rude, broody, frowny, cold and completely uninterested in the heroine. But that's just him on the surface. He has reasons to keep his distance. I was intrigued by him and even more so as the different facets of his character were slowly revealed. I really liked Julie Anne's writing style; the way she described the setting, the people, the emotions... I was absorbed. I usually can't wait to get to the good stuff, revealing the mystery and all the answers but with Prophecy I enjoyed the journey, how Julie Anne set the scene and let me get to know the characters. Although I wish the story had gone a bit deeper into detail with the mythology I'm definitely hooked on this series and can't wait to find out what happens next. Disclosure: ebook provided in exchange for an honest review
WorldsCollide More than 1 year ago
An interesting mix of mythologies, Prophecy was a great YA read. It had a few issues but, for the most part, I liked it and enjoyed it. Both Callie and Liam were good characters. Callie was clever and smart about the dangers she found herself in. Liam was a sweetie and very protective of those he cared about. Neither were particularly memorable but they were likable. The romance was sweet, though rushed. I wish there had been more depth to it, but I did think they were a good couple. My big issue with the book, though, was that there wasn't a clear melding of the mythologies. I thought the idea of mixing Greek and Norse was interesting but there wasn't a clear bridge between the two, so I didn't fully buy into it. It might just be because I'm picky about my mythology, but it didn't work for me. The moved quickly and I was kept interested the entire way through. There were plenty of secrets revealed, though I did suspect a few of them. I enjoyed the story and the ending has me curious about what will happen next. Prophecy was an enjoyable YA read. It might not have been perfect, but I did like it. YA lovers, you might want to check this book out. *I received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story development and characters. There def will be more in this making it a series, you will see at the ending to this story.
Sailon More than 1 year ago
Prophecy was an outstanding, new young adult read. Callie's life makes a drastic change when new neighbors move into the spooky house next door. The Hale house has had a cursed stigma for years. With their return, strange things begin to happen...but the strangest thing is only Callie can remember it. Caught in the middle of a Norse Armageddon, no one is quite sure what or who Callie really is, especially the Hales. Budding romantic interest, ancient gods and demi-gods, a battle of good and evil, where could you go wrong...Prophecy has it all. I loved the unexpected plot twists and turns. Lindsey kept me on my toes and riveted to the pages. I am looking forward to Calypso #2.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book felt rushed...will there be a series and if so when?