The Gods have returned…
Eva McRayne was sure that Greek mythology was just that: a myth. Fairy tales told to children who loved a good adventure story.Yet, when she encounters a Sibyl desperate to free herself from the chains binding her to Apollo, Eva realizes that the fairy tales are more than fantasy.
They are her new reality.
I am giving The Sibyl (The Oracle Series Book 1) by Cynthia D. Witherspoon 3/5 stars.
The Sibyl tells the story of Eva McRayne and Elliot Lancaster two friends from college who are starting a paranormal investigation show that goes to haunted place across the United States. Initially Eva is a skeptic of everything paranormal, while Elliot believed. While at a paranormal conference to help them learn more about paranormal investigating, Eva’s life changes forever when she becomes Apollo’s newest Sibyl.
The sibyl is what I would classify as a paranormal new adult novel. I was quite excited to read this, as being 23 years old, I find myself drawn to the new adult genre, but had yet read one that had a paranormal twist to it. Now, I love all the paranormal investigating shows on TV and learning about Greek mythology. Witherspoon did a great job introducing the characters of Eva, Elliot, and Cyrus in The Sibyl. I feel that after reading it, I have a good idea of who the characters, and how they might develop as the series goes on. I also like how she giving the background story of how the original Sibyl and her protector came to be.
One thing that I wish there would have been more of, was when Eva and Elliot are filming there show and doing their investigating. This section of the story showed up very close to the end and it ended up feeling a little bit rushed. Granted it feeling rushed, the whole time the investigation was going on I found myself on the edge of my seat waiting to see what was going to happen, just like how I am when I’m watching a paranormal investigation show, so I would have to say that was a job well done.
Overall, The Sibyl was a great start to the series. There are a few things that were a bit “eh” like the ending being a bit rushed compared to the rest of the story, but the rest of the book was very solid and I’m excited to read the next few books in the series.
About the Author:
Cynthia D. Witherspoon is the bestselling author of The Oracle Series. She has been published in numerous anthologies since 2009. Her work has appeared in several award winning collections including Dark Tales of Ancient Civilizations (2012) and Pellucid Lunacy (2010).