Monday, August 12, 2013

Review: The Sibylline Oracle by Delia Colvin

The Sibylline Oracle (The Sibylline Trilogy #1)
by Delia J. Colvin
Rating: 3 wine glasses

I was really excited to read this book since I am a huge fan of anything to do with Greek mythology. Don't get me wrong, I did like the book. The flashbacks were enchanting, transforming and enhanced the story. I hope to see more of those in the series' second book,  The Symbolon.

However, the book starts out slow. I got a little restless. It takes about half of the book for the reader to get the full background, but don't give up on this too hasty. The author does a good job with the storyline once she devolves more.

I will provide you with the background that you don't find out until about halfway through the book to entice you without spoiling the ending.

Valeria is really Cassandra, the beautiful Trojan woman who Apollo bestowed the gift of prophecy upon, reincarnated.

She is Alex's soul mate. They make each other feel complete. The author explains this beautifully, but pretty much he is willing to wait millenniums just to have a couple minutes with her. Wow...there is the definition of eternal love.

Alex is also blessed with the gift of prophecy. He is immoral and he will remain so, as long as no one kills him in the same manner he was originally killed.

Each time Cassandra is reborn, Alex tries to find her but each time she is reincarnated she always dies on her 26th birthday. When the book starts Valeria's 26th birthday is only a couple of weeks away and time is running out.

Things that took away from the story - the exclamation points. They were overused to the point I felt like the main characters were over excited about everything (the books they enjoyed, the weather, etc) and on some happy-go-lucky drug. I got more used to it as the book continued, but I had trouble relating to the characters since they were over enthusiastic and not realistic.

I still want to read the rest of the books in the series to see where the author takes the story and how she develops the characters.

I received the book for free through Goodreads First Read in exchange for an honest review.

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