These Deadly Prophecies

Andrea Tang

YA Fantasy

A teenage sorcerer’s apprentice must solve her boss’s murder in order to prove her innocence in this twisty, magic-infused murder mystery perfect for fans of Knives Out and The Inheritance Games .

Being an apprentice for one of the world’s most famous sorcerers has its challenges; Tabatha Zeng just didn’t think they would include solving crime. But when her boss, the infamous fortuneteller Sorcerer Solomon, predicts his own brutal death—and worse, it comes true—Tabatha finds herself caught in the crosshairs.

The police have their sights set on her and Callum Solomon, her murdered boss’s youngest son. With suspicion swirling around them, the two decide to team up to find the real killer and clear their own names once and for all.

But solving a murder isn’t as easy as it seems, especially when the suspect list is mostly the rich, connected, and magical members of Sorcerer Solomon’s family. And Tabatha can’t quite escape the nagging voice in her head just how much can she really trust Callum Solomon?

Nothing is as it seems in this quick-witted and fantastical murder mystery.

-Excerpt taken from Goodreads.

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My Opinion

“The best prophecies always begin with love stories and end with tragedies.”

3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5) In the mystical world of These Deadly Prophecies, Tabitha takes a different path from her mother’s legacy to study under the most formidable sorcerer of her time. The plot thickens when the sorcerer eerily predicts his own death, with Tabitha unexpectedly finding herself in the middle of the investigation.

As the sorcerer’s prediction unfolds, Tabitha, along with the closest members of her family, embark on an investigation. The collaboration with one of the sons adds layers to the plot, creating intrigue and romance.

The book is an easy read with a faster-paced plot. However, I found a challenge when it came to character attachment. The lack of connection with the characters and my waning attention in the long chapters definitely hindered my interest.

It weaves a tale of prophecy, magic, and family bonds. While the premise holds promise, the disconnect with the characters and the struggle to maintain engagement in lengthy chapters might impact the overall reading experience. If you’re drawn to mystical plots with a faster pace, this one is for you.

General content summary: minimal language, murder (few details, dismembered, 3x), infidelity, dementia, seance to talk to a dead man’s ghost, m/f kiss 2x, creature attack. 

Thank you to Penguin Teen for the copy!

The book releases January 30, 2024.

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