Suzy Approved Book Tour Review: The Prophetess by Evonne Marzouk

Posted 27 December, 2019 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Suzy Approved Book Tour Review: The Prophetess by Evonne Marzouk
Title: The Prophetess
Author: Evonne Marzouk
Published by Bancroft Press
Date Published: 16 October, 2019
Pages: 320
Genres: Young Adult
Format: Paperback
Source: Publisher
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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.

My Thoughts
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.

About Evonne Marzouk

Evonne Marzouk grew up in Philadelphia. In 1998, she received a B.A. from the Writing Seminars program at the Johns Hopkins University, with a minor in Religious Studies. She founded and is the former director of Canfei Nesharim, an organization that teaches Jewish wisdom about protecting the environment. In 2008, Evonne was invited to join the ROI Community, an international network of Jewish activists, entrepreneurs and innovators. In 2009, she was selected as one of The New York Jewish Week’s “36 under 36.” She currently works as a communications specialist at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Evonne has published numerous articles and stories in Jewish and secular publications, and is the co-editor of Uplifting People and Planet: Eighteen Essential Lessons on Judaism and the Evironment (2014). She lives in Maryland with her family.

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