Thursday, February 27, 2020

About the Book

Book:  Child of Prophecy
Author: T.E. Bradford
Genre:  YA Fantasy
Release Date: August 31, 2018
How far would you go to fit in? Another world?
Fifteen-year-old Nova Hawthorne has a unique trait that sets her apart, yet she wants nothing more than to be normal and fit in.
She soon finds out that there’s a very real reason why she feels so out of place in this world—she’s from another one. And prophecy says she is destined to destroy them both.
Armed only with a magic she does not yet understand and the synesthesia no one else does, she must race to figure out how to stop prophecy from unfolding, find a father she’s never met and discover who she really is. Is it truly our differences that make us who we are? How can you be strong when you’re broken? And what happens when your actions bring about the very destruction you’ve been fighting to prevent?

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MY REVIEW
The author has crafted a story filled with imagination that soars through lands not yet explored. Her characters are vivid and stand out with mystery, magic and hope. It wasn’t hard for me to get into the story because the author is able to draw readers in right away. Nova is a young teen who is just now discovering that she has special abilities which will help her as she goes after someone who wants to harm her.
I loved went she went through the portal as I call it and there her adventure  began. For a minute I thought of Alice in Wonderland  as she also goes to a place where nothing is what it seems. Quentin and Laura surprised me when they went after Nova. Would you go into a strange world in order to save a friend? Quentin I could understand since he and Nova are best friends. Laura has never liked Nova and often bullies her. I think I will keep my eye on Laura just in case she tries to do something to Nova. The author has set the stage for an epic journey where only the strong may survive. Nova has a gift  that others want to destroy. The question is , is she the one to fulfill a prophecy? 
The author develops her characters very well and I really was intrigued with Quentin. He became ill at a young age and was angry at the world. The one person who didn’t show him pity but friendship was Nova. That is when he realized that Nova was a person would stick up for others. She would defend those who couldn’t and never back down. It helped me understand  why Nova was so sought after by those in this strange land she has been delivered to. I loved this statement, “All power flows from the one true source. There is no power but through him.” With this statement I was ready to see what would happen next. 
I loved reading this story and found it be very spiritual in a way if you look closely at how the author uses a character that will change the lives of everyone. Jesus did that for us. He sacrificed his life so that we could be free. Will destiny be fulfilled or will evil win in this story that cries out for a prophecy to save others? 
“Death is not the end of life.”
I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion. 

About the Author

Tracy is a writer, singer-songwriter, cancer survivor and proud wife and mother. Her speculative fiction stories have featured in publications such as Deep Magic, including the Best of Deep Magic collection. Her Divide Series books, a Teen Fantasy series debuted in 2018 with Child of Prophecy – Book One. Child of Destiny – Book Two is set to release in November 2019. Her short-story Written in the Stars, a Kindled Legends story, was a number one new release and International Best Seller.
Born and raised in Central New York, Tracy will tell you her parents gave her the two best tools in her arsenal by reading to her as a child and raising her in a Christian household. In spite of the long CNY winters she continues to live there with the husband God created especially for her, and the son who is her forever best story.
“I believe true magic can be found in the things we see and do every day. Life is hard enough. Stories should transport us to another time and place. A magical place, where we can stretch out a hand and touch the wonder of God’s universe.” –T.E. Bradford

 More from Tracy

You’ll find music woven into nearly all my stories. This is especially true in the Divide Series books, as our heroine Nova has something called Synesthesia – a condition where your senses may overlap or cross. In Nova’s case, she can see sounds. Cool, right? On her journeys, she’ll encounter plenty of musical elements, but perhaps none as special as…

THE SONG OF THE HIGH KING
There is a King on a great golden throne
His beauty and magic so great none can know
He waits and He watches His children below
Waiting to see them all come safely home.

Travel high! Travel low! Travel through that great light
In the vastness between, where His city shines bright
Travel with Him and you’ll travel no more
Rest on the sands of His celestial shore.

Drink from the fountain that never runs dry
Eat from His table’s bountiful supply
Look in His face, trace the lines of His scars
They never were His wounds… they always were ours.

Travel high! Travel low! Travel through that great light
In the vastness between, where His city shines bright
Travel with Him and you’ll travel no more
Rest on the sands of His celestial shore.
Rest on the sands of His celestial shore.

Blog Stops

Rebecca Tews, February 21
Artistic Nobody, February 26 (Author Interview)
deb’s Book Review, February 26
Texas Book-aholic, February 27
Inklings and notions, February 28
For Him and My Family, February 29
Wishful Endings, March 1 (Author Interview)
Pause for Tales, March 4
Blossoms and Blessings, March 5 (Author Interview)

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Tracy is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card, as well as the prequel and a couple of other surprise goodies (think musical)!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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