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Reviewed by Samantha Gregory for Readers' Favorite
Prophet's Mercy by Matthew Cox is the story of a young girl called Althea who is a prophet with the ability to heal people. This comes in handy in the Badlands with all the horrors it brings. Althea moves around a lot, taken by people who want to use her for her abilities. She never has time to make friends and she isn't sure that she knows how to. How can she try to be ordinary when she is extraordinary? When Althea is asked to help out in a village, she feels that she needs to help, but it could end badly for her. She chooses duty over her own safety, which demonstrates her character and shows her bravery.
Matthew Cox has written an interesting book with Prophet's Mercy. I have not read the first book, but this book was easy to follow and I understood what was happening and the layout of the world. The story unfolds at a decent pace and Althea is a great character. You really feel for her as she faces a lot and she is very brave for being only twelve. She is a likable character, raised in a broken world and she always has to deal with things that are far beyond her age. The plot had some unique ideas and I would be interested in reading more in the series, including the other book. I think this book would appeal to fans of dystopian novels and science fiction readers. I would definitely recommend it.