June 28, 2011

Oubliette by Megg Jensen


Author Summary: Reychel thought she was finally free. She was wrong.

Everyone saw her gift of prophecy as a blessing, but her gift is controllable. No one alive can teach her to manipulate her unique gift and the answers she needs lie buried within a madman’s journals.

She’s thrust in the midst of a brewing war and the only uniting factor for her people is their belief in the Prophet. Will Reychel learn to control her gift or will she be forced to deliver a false prophecy that could lead her people into a violent, unwinnable war?

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My Take: I don’t know how Megg Jensen does it! The second book to the Cloud Prophet Trilogy was more that I could possibly have expected or asked for. If I was asked to give you one word to describe Oubliette, I would have to say, “BRILLIANT.”

First off, I have to say that there is not a whole lot I can say about this book to avoid spoilers! As I said in my review of Anathema (See my review HERE), there is very little detail about Oubliette that I would want to include in this review because I loved that I read it completely blind, AND I would prefer it to be the same with everyone else.

But what I CAN say is that Oubliette is perfect as a sequel for Anathema. Based off of Megg’s last book, I was expecting some betrayal and maybe some twists in this book, so I was constantly trying to figure them out while reading. There were a couple of things that didn’t surprise me “too” much, BUT I was COMPLETELY blindsided by one HUGE twist and it was, like I said, B.R.I.L.L.I.A.N.T!

The fantasy world that Megg created for me has a little bit of a medieval times feel to it. I loved how she showed a lot more magic in this book. And to top it ALL off, the ending was AMAZING! I really hope I don’t have to wait long to read the last book in the trilogy because I just KNOW that it will be as phenomenal as Anathema and Oubliette, and I think you will too!

Buy on Smashwords.com Oubliette (Cloud Prophet Trilogy)
Buy Kindle Edition with Amazon Oubliette (Cloud Prophet Trilogy)
Buy Paperback edition with Amazon Oubliette: Cloud Prophet Trilogy: Book Two



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10 comments:

JLynn said...

Question for Megg - Where do the names of the books come from?

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Lisa said...

What a beautiful book cover! I'm excited to read it! :) How long from first draft to published book did it to finish Oubliette?

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Megg Jensen said...

JLynn,

I always wanted my first book to be titled Anathema. It's one of my favorite words & I detailed that in this blog post:

http://meggjensen.blogspot.com/2011/05/day-i-fell-in-love-with-word-anathema.html

Oubliette happened organically while I wrote it. I frequently title books after finishing them. :)

Megg

Megg Jensen said...

Lisa,

I began Oubliette in mid-2009, right after I finished Anathema. So, it's been almost two years, but it sat in silence on my hard drive for about a year while I worked on other projects.

Megg

Bookish Brunette said...

I JUST finished Anathema... I am SO excited to read this one!!

BookLuvr Mindy said...

@Bookish Brunett...you will love it!

Jamie Kline said...

Ah this one sounds awesome too! If I don't win the giveaway I'm DEFINITELY going to be buying these two books, no doubt about it! The world she created sounds amazing and unique, and the fact that you loved both of these books so much has me sold. You haven't steered me wrong yet Mindy! Thanks again for not giving any plot points away, I really do appreciate that. I prefer to be surprised when I read it!

Jamie @ Bookerella

Jamie Kline said...

Oh and my email is JamesterCK@yahoo.com. Sorry about that!

Maria Behar said...

OMG!! Sounds FABULOUS!! I'll have to add this book to my Amazon wish list, and get my greedy little bookworm hands on it ASAP!!

Thanks for the review and the trailer!!

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