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Greek mythology is universally loved. Myths of the gods and goddesses are extremely similar to the current celebrity gossip that is viral. The Percy Jackson & the Olympians is a prime example of Greek mythology's popularity. After all, it's almost impossible to go wrong with Greek mythology supporting the book. Hilarity is bound to ensue as long as a god or goddess is present to destroy something.
At first as I read Prophecy of the Most Beautiful, I found the plot to drag along a bit. Events tumble one after another, but the action does take a while to pick up the pace. Once the plot thickens and the conflict is presented, Prophecy of the Most Beautiful is an adventure that I could not put down. Although the time taken to introduce the world is longer than I would like, the other half of the book completely made up for the lack of pace earlier.
Unsurprisingly, the characters in Prophecy of the Most Beautiful are all considered beautiful. I know this is somewhat unrelated, but here's a heads up to those who enjoy reading about deformed faces. Anyway, there are a few characters who are flat, causing them to be known to be entirely good or totally evil. It would have been nice to see a bit more of the antagonists and their purpose, instead of focusing solely on the prophecy, called the prophecy of the Most Beautiful, of course.
There are many different point of views in Prophecy of the Most Beautiful that help create a tale that is full of many secrets awaiting their reveal. Each of the point of views contributed information to help piece together this original take on Greek mythology. Instead of causing confusion with the many narrators, Prophecy of the Most Beautiful instead uses the alternating narrators to give the reader an amazing view of many of the characters and much of the world of the Olympians as well.
Prophecy of the Most Beautiful is a fun, romantic Greek mythology whirlwind. Despite its flaws, I loved the mystery surrounding the prophecies. The prophecies really brought the plot along when I was afraid that the most interesting scenes of the book were the vivid descriptions of Chloe's wardrobe. Ending with so many mysteries just waiting to be revealed, Prophecy of the Most Beautiful leaves the reader panting for the sequel.
Angie @YA Novelties