Sacrificed (The Last Oracle, Book 1)

Sacrificed (The Last Oracle, Book 1)

by Emily Wibberley

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Overview

Knowing the future can save her city - but not her heart.

Born to serve the merciless Oracle, Clio wants nothing more than to break free. But when her entire family is murdered by Mannix, the king's adviser, Clio inherits the Oracle's power, a power sh

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ISBN-13: 9781329806955
Publisher: Lulu.com
Publication date: 01/04/2016
Pages: 374
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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Sacrificed 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Kim Anisi for Readers' Favorite Sacrificed (The Last Oracle Book 1) by Emily Wibberley is the story of Clio, who used to believe that her mother's powers as a mystical oracle were nothing but make-believe. Until she unexpectedly becomes the oracle herself, and learns that the things she believed to be wrong are actually right. Unfortunately, she also has to deal with the loss of people important to her, and falling in love with somebody who would like to see every single oracle dead. How will he react when he finds out that his new friend is an oracle? And how will Clio get out of the situation that brought her into a city that would also like to see every oracle killed in a rather violent manner? I am usually a bit cautious when starting a series these days as many are just quite bad. Sacrificed (The Last Oracle Book 1) by Emily Wibberley, however, turned out to be a pleasant surprise. It was not one of those short first books of a series that just wants to make you buy the next one. The book is a whole story in itself, but also makes you want to read more, and learn more about the world you have been introduced to. The characters quickly grow close to your heart (or far apart from it), and it's not possible to say "just one more chapter." This is a very well written fantasy novel in an interesting world that promises quite a few conflicts in the books to come (at least I can imagine a few of the conflicts already). It's definitely a series you should have a look at if you like strong female lead characters in a fantasy setting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am usually not one to read YA fantasy books, but thought I would give this one a try. Sacrificed is Emily Wibberley's debut novel and the first of the Oracle Series. I definitely liked the main character, Clio. The author clearly defines Clio's struggle to discovers who she is and who she wants to become. The pace of the story held strong through the book, making it easy to stay engaged in the plot. I am looking forward to reading the 2nd of the series when it comes out. ***this novel was received from the author in exchange for a fair review.***
zoeyrosehawthorne More than 1 year ago
~Thank you to the author for providing a free copy in exchange for an honest review~ Sacrificed was an epic read, and I enjoyed every moment. Clio and Riece were amazing characters. I loved their relationship, although I did feel that it was rather strange that it just started all of a sudden, and I didn't really feel a build up besides the synopsis. Besides that, I loved Sacrificed. Sacrificed really developed, and during the book I got to see a lot of the characters, the plot, the storyline, and how it all fit together. I was quite surprised at the length of Sacrificed, and how much Emily Wibberley managed to cram into what I thought was quite a short book. Overall, I definitely rate Sacrificed, and I recommend you reading it. I can't wait to continue the series and read Forsworn. I have high expectations, but I'm sure Emily Wibberley will fulfil them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To say this book was amazing, is an understatement. I loved this book. There was so much action and the author still managed to add in some romance. ;) (definitely Team Riece by the way) Anyway, several times I had to simply lay down my iPad to process what had happened. The story was that good! Clio was so brave and she is one of my favorite female characters. I especially loved the character she became by the end of the book. The character development was amazing. Emily’s writing was beautiful! *may contain spoilers* Okay, can I just talk about the ending for a minute? When she told Riece she didn’t love him, I was heartbroken. I laid the iPad down and refused to read more, only for 10 seconds of course. ;) But seriously, they have to be together! And what about Mannix?! He’s her brother? What? Mind. Blown. What about Derik? Will he become king? So many questions! Can’t wait to read the sequel! I recommend to anyone who likes YA fantasy or a good book with a strong female lead. Special thanks to the author for sending me a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review. :)
indiebrag More than 1 year ago
We are proud to announce that SACRIFICED by Emily Wibberley is a B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree. This tells a reader that this book is well worth their time and money!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Holy moly. I loved this book. I'm not sure what took me so long to find it. I'm almost at a lost for words. It was amazing. The writing was flawless. The characters were so well developed. There was a great romance that was brewing during the whole book and it was well executed. My favorite character was Clio. I adored her courage to pave her own path. The title is very fitting for Clio. She is a strong heroine lead which can easily hold the attention of a reader. Clio is extremely brave from the first page until the last page. You get to experience the usual teenage angst but with a great twist. There are a lot of twist and turns and just when you think you have a great handle on things boom a new twist. I loved this book and devoured it pretty quickly. I plan on reading the rest of the series. This is the first book I have read from this author but I plan on reading anything else she writes.
1110cg More than 1 year ago
Wow! The only thing I didn't like about this book was the ending...and that was because it ended! I wanted more!!! From expansive character development to breathtaking settings, Sacrificed: The Last Oracle leaves readers craving book 2. Overall 5/5 stars; when does the next book come out again?
MsArdychan More than 1 year ago
As I read Sacrificed I was immediately drawn into the societies of Sheehan and Morek, where girls are sacrificed atop an Aztec-type pyramid and men hold all power and prestige. In order to survive, Clio must navigate through a labyrinth of politics, rituals, and family secrets while fighting her own attraction for a man who is one of the enemy. Throughout this fast-paced adventure, Clio’s perception of her family changes from resentment to acceptance. As children, most of us see only a fraction of our parents true selves. We either idolize them or demonize them. Then, as we mature, we begin to see more aspects of our elders. I enjoyed watching Clio learn to see her mother as a real person who had to make impossible choices in order to protect those she loved. Much of this book is dedicated to building the foundations of the romantic triangle between Clio, Prince Derik, and an enemy soldier, Riece. It is a classic tangle of attraction vs. duty. Her confusion over her feelings for childhood friend Derik and attraction to the hunky Riece seems, at times, forced. Would one really be checking out the body of a guy in a life or death situation? Riece’s kindness in the face of cruelty is what should have won Clio over more than his rippled Abs. Putting that part aside, I was entertained by the action, plot twists, and setting. One of the joys of the book is watching Clio’s character develop from a rebellious, questioning teen into a strong, engaging heroine. This is definitely a world that I want to revisit in the future.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago