Thursday 15 January 2015


3 Stars/5

Thanks to Emily Wibberley for giving me this book to review.

15 year old Clio has always disliked the Oracle of Sheehan, her mother, and the things that she has made her sister’s do, and therefore has never wanted to be a part of that life. However, when her mother and two eldest sisters are murdered by the king’s advisor, Mannix, the Oracle’s powers are passed on to her. Clio decides to leave her childhood friend, Prince Derik, and goes to the empire to rescue her sister Ali. However, she is enslaved and sentenced to be sacrificed and Clio’s only change of escape is to get close to Commander Riece, but as he hates all oracles will she be able to survive?

Sacrificed is an enjoyable YA fantasy book, it had a bit of a slow start but quickly picks up. It has action, suspense, romance, although it is a love triangle, and is quite dark and gritty.

Clio is a headstrong girl who changes a lot in this book, at the start she is a bit weak but very nice, but as the book progressed she becomes stronger but also darker. Even though we did not get to know Derik very well, I preferred him more than Riece as I don’t like cocky guys much, and Derik seemed to really care about Clio even if he could not be with her.

This is a likeable book and I looking forward to reading the next book. I would recommend Sacrificed to fans of dark YA fantasy novels. 

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