Published by Bancroft PressDate Published: 16 October, 2019
Genres: Young Adult
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The Prophetess tells a modern story about Rachel, an American teenage girl called to join a secret community of Jewish prophets. The story weaves Jewish tradition, mysticism, modern Jewish American life, and discovery of Israel into a coming-of-age story of a girl discovering her power and purpose in life. The book is targeted at young adults but is also very appropriate for all ages.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the Author/Publisher and was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative.
I always enjoy discovering new authors, and I was exciting to give this author a try. The book, honestly, is something outside of what I would normally read. However, that said, I enjoyed it! This new-to-me author has a talent that really hooks the reader and keeps them going til the last page is reached.
The story line and characters are beautifully woven together. Rachel’s character was chiseled wonderfully and I felt myself becoming a part of her story. Marzouk created her and the story in a way that made me feel as if I had known Rachel forever. Seeing Rachel learn of her powers as a Prophetess, and learning more about the Jewish religion was a different experience for me, but one I would love to experience again!
I stepped outside of my comfort realm with this one, and found that I truly enjoyed it! It’s page turning, the characters are gripping and the plot line is unique and makes the reader want more. Marzouk has a beautiful talent and it’s one that shouldn’t be missed! I am looking forward to reading another novel by this talented author. Four stars and recommended to all who love a good young adult read.