Sacrificed

The Last Oracle Book 1

Young Adult - Coming of Age
348 Pages
Reviewed on 07/13/2015
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Author Biography

Emily Wibberley grew up in the South Bay where she spent her formative years battling zombies on her Xbox, watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and voraciously reading everything from The Hunger Games to Jane Austen, where her love for feisty young heroines was born.

After graduating from Princeton University Magna Cum Laude in 2014, she began writing. Her debut novel, Sacrificed, was named a finalist in the Young Adult category of the 2015 International Book Awards, the Young Adult category of the 2015 Beverly Hills Book Awards, and in the Young Author category of the 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Since its release, Sacrificed has spent more than four months as a Kindle Top Ten Teen and Young Adult Bestseller.

When she isn’t reading the latest YA book, Emily enjoys watching kick-butt action movies with her two rescue German Shepherds, Hudson and Bishop, named after characters from James Cameron’s Aliens.

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    Book Review

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.