REVIEW: The Prophecy (The Fulfillment Series #1) by Erin Rhew

The Prophecy by Erin Rhew
Series: The Fulfillment Series #1
Published by BookFish Books on 15th November 2013
Pages: 381
Source: *Received from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review*

Growing up on a small farm in the kingdom of Vanguard, seventeen-year-old Layla Givens lives a deceptively tranquil existence. But her carefully constructed life quickly falls apart when she’s abducted by a religious zealot who proclaims her The Fulfillment of an ancient peace prophecy and whisks her away to marry her greatest enemy.

Wilhelm, Prince of the Ethereals, is reluctant to meet his new bride. He's grown up believing Vanguards are evil, an enemy to fight and fear...not love. Can he set aside his prejudices and work alongside Layla to bring lasting peace after centuries of war?

Nash, a loner who has never fit in, carries a huge secret, one big enough to destroy both kingdoms. When he accidentally meets Layla, he’s no longer content to live in the shadows, but he must resist his growing attraction—for her safety and for the longevity of the two kingdoms.

When Nash's secret is revealed, a firestorm sweeps through both realms, with Layla at the center. Now she must choose between duty and desire while the fate of two nations hangs in the balance.
An addictive and dangerous novel, The Prophecy is an amazing debut by Erin Rhew. The covers of this series are beautiful, the colours are truly wonderful drawing you straight in.

When Layla is captured and brought before the Prince of the Ethereals to be his wife, Layla is not willing to comply. As a Vanguard they are sworn enemies, but as the days go on with tensions rising in the kingdoms, Layla cannot help her feelings from overcoming her. However, Nash carries a large secret that will change all; Layla just has to find out what first.

Layla is a strong, independent and empowering protagonist that will not go down without a fight. She was strongly likeable and you could not help but cheer for her in her shining moments. She was caring for those around her with the building of strong friendships, never giving up when they were in danger; she did not need to be looked after by the male love interests, as this happens far too often in YA novels. Yes, there was a love triangle though Rhew pulled it off well!

The plot of this novel was fast pace and full of action and adventure, with a few fights against trespassers that kept you on your toes. There was only one thing I wanted, and it was for something more to happen as I felt on some occasions it was a little bland. However, there is no denying that I was completely invested in the novel and am very excited to read the sequel: The Outlanders.

Full of mystery and intrigue, The Prophecy will have you engaged till the very end and beyond.

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