Saturday, October 23, 2010

Review (Short Story): Day of Sacrifice : The Prophecy by Stacey Wallace Benefiel

 Title:  Day of Sacrifice: The Prophecy
Author: Stacey Wallace Benefiel
Formats: ebook
Publication Date: October 7, 2010
Word Count: approx. 15,000 (Short Story/Novella)
Page count on Sony Reader: 35 (epub)
Source:  Ebook version provided by author

Day of Sacrifice, Novella 1

DESCRIPTION from Goodreads:
With only three days left until her twenty-first birthday, her Day of Sacrifice, Flora Hamilton should be living it up. But when another Supernatural family puts a hit on her she’s forced to go into hiding with Julian, her gorgeous new Guardian Angel. Sometimes running for your life isn’t so bad.

At 15,000 words this book is either a long short story or a short novella, depending on your perspective.  Stacey's new series shows her versatility while retaining that wonderful writing style that I enjoyed so much in Glimpse, her YA series.  This series is definitely for an older audience but every much as enjoyable.

The opening scene grabbed me right away and that is just the way I like it!  Flora has a lot of spunk and a smart mouth, again...just the way I like it.  The romance between Flora and Julian moved fast, maybe a little too fast, but hey, Flora only had three days to live, ya theory.  Their relationship and the secrets that are revealed set into motion actions that will upset the Gods' apple cart, and the Gods are not going to be happy campers about it!

The ending was action packed, but beware if you don't like cliffhangers!  I guessed the "big picture" of what would happen but when it got down to the details I was surprised.  I'm eager to see where this story will go in the next installment as there were some questions about the ending that I'm hoping will be answered in the next book, Rebellion: The Outer Territory, due to be released January 2011.

Rating: 5 - I Love It!

Typos found: 1

This book is currently available as an ebook.  You can find Stacey Wallace Benefiel on the web at:

Goodreads: Stacey's Author Page

Get the book!  Kindle, Smashwords

Other books by Stacey:

Zellie Wells Series (YA)
Glimpse (Book 1)  **IPBR Reviewed!**
Glimmer (Book 2) 
Glow (Book 3)  To be released


  1. Thank you.:) I love my YA, but I had a great time writing something for the grown ups. Bummer about the typo. Kill me now if it was another there/their. LOL

  2. ruh-roh rastro!

    (note to self: remove all sharp objects before mentioning pesky there/their typo to Stacey)

  3. It was! OMG, I gotta go hunt that sucker down. :)


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