For as psychic as she is, shit goes sideways far too often around Diana Hawthorne.
Diana now has everything she ever wanted–her memories, and the soul mate she didn’t realize she was missing. There’s just one problem… the old gods expect her to make amends for her absence. And her work starts now.
But time lost at the oracle isn’t the only thing she has to atone for. Her friend Demetri was stripped of his powers–and it was all her fault. If she could just set things right, she’d feel a whole lot better about moving forward. Unfortunately, Demetri wants nothing to do with her and knows exactly how to keep her out of his head.
To make matters worse, in the age of social media, Diana’s abilities have gone viral. People from all over the world are clambering to get on her books. One case, in particular, hits her radar and despite herself, she can’t shake it. A 14-year-old boy is wrapped up with a deadly governmental agency and he’s scared to death. And he should be–they want to weaponize his power.
Torn between what was and what is, Diana struggles to fully embrace who she’s becoming. Will she be able to help Demitri and make things right? Or will her new role mean leaving the past behind?
“An author emerges from the depths of Minnesotan waters. Sci-fi/Fantasy is my pen of choice.”
Carissa Andrews is a Minnesota-based genre-bending author who writes a combination of science fiction, fantasy, and dystopia. When not writing her own books, she’s busy reading them.
Carissa’s internationally bestselling trilogy, The Pendomus Chronicles, is now in digital, print, and audiobook formats. She has hit the scene as an up and coming speculative fiction author who uses a mix of scifi and fantasy, twisted in modern mythology and alternative history. Check out The Final Five, Oracle, Awakening, and Love is a Merciless God!
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[Oracle #1 Review]
Amends is the second novel in the Diana Hawthorne Supernatural Mystery series. The story in this novel picks up two days after the events of the first novel, Oracle. Therefore, I would recommend reading them in order, as events in this novel/review will spoil those from the first novel. After traveling through Helena in the United States, briefly to Italy, and then to Greece, this story starts right where the last novel left off at the Temple of Apollo in Greece.
Diana Hawthorne has finally regained her memories as the Oracle of Delphi. She is associated with Apollo, god of prophecy and foresight, divine healer and deity of truth and light, but she is reluctant to pick up where she left off on the immortal front. Apollo sends Diana’s old guardian, Kyros, to assist her, while Blake, who discovers that he is really a reincarnated person for Diana’s husband Anastasios and Diana’s former name was Amarantham. Diana is torn between the promise she made to Apollo to retake her post and her wish to live the quieter life she once led and spend some time with Blake. She returns home to Helena to find that running away from Apollo might not be an option as things have gone topsy-turvy with her business, as everyone wants her psychic services. Her poor assistant, Renaldo, is at his wits end, as he just wants order to the chaos that has been created.
There is a new mystery to solve when there are supernaturals after a 14-year-old, Jonas Fletcher, who has abilities of his own. There is also new drama involving her ex-boyfriend and fellow psychic, who lost his abilities, Demetri Lykaios. Blake and Diana also want to spend alone time trying to get to know each other again, but there are constant interruptions. Together, there is a lot happening around Diana and she needs to sort out how to put it all back in order to have peace. The story follows Diana with all these new obstacles and chaos. There are a lot of twists and turns as Diana tries to make heads or tails of the right course of action, which kept me very interested as a reader as the series continued to be a great page-turner.
Overall, this series continues to entertain and keep me interested. There are bits and pieces from the secrets previously presented in the first two novels given in this novel. On the other hand, there are still many mysteries that are left to be solved. I like that this series keeps the reader on their toes as it not predictable in how everything will eventually come together. The romance is a slow burn as the characters have great chemistry, but are working towards taking the next step with constant interruptions. The entire cast of characters are enjoyable and all bring something different to the table. I love how different their personalities are and how they all blends together to make a fun group. Similar to the first, this novel sets up the third novel and I cannot wait to see what happens next!
**I give a special thank you to Xpresso Book Tours and the author, Carissa Andrews, for the opportunity to participate with this entertaining sequel novel. The opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.**
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