Book Review: The Prophetess by Evonne Marzouk (ARC)

The Prophetess

Author: Evonne Marzouk

Publication Date: 16 October 2019

Genre: YA Fantasy

Pages: 320

Publisher: Bancroft Press

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’ll be honest, when it comes to Judaism, I am pretty ignorant to the intricacies of the religion. That being said, I am fascinated by world religions as long as someone isn’t shoving a platform down my throat.

The Prophetess was a wonderful coming of age story with a touch of magic that appealed to both my historical fiction and fantasy loving heart. I loved that there was so much to learn about the Jewish culture as we got to know Rachel, which also included some very helpful footnotes. The secret society of the Jewish prophets was definitely an interesting twist that I enjoyed.

Thank you to Suzy Approved Book Tours for the tour invite and Bancroft Press for my review copy. This did not influence my review. All opinions are my own.

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