Friday, February 28, 2014

{Review} CHASING PROPHECY by James Moser

File Size: 2518 KB
Page Count: 244
Copyright: January 14, 2014
Publisher: Skookum Trail Books; 1st Edition

Book Summary:
(Taken from Goodreads)

Chasing Prophecy is the story of Mo, a shy teen who is just trying to survive high school. He has secretly fallen in love with a girl named Prophecy who lives with a group that some call a commune and others call a cult. When she disappears, Mo must find the courage to face the monster that her family has become.

Chasing Prophecy is a contemporary coming of age story that is heartwarming, suspenseful, and beautifully written. This book chronicles the adolescence of one boy who must transform himself to save the girl of his dreams. The Pacific Northwest legend of Bigfoot is a fresh paranormal element.

Kathy's Review:

Yes, you read that right. Bigfoot.

Chasing Prophecy is about three close friends in high school. The girl, Prophecy, aka Kazzy, is a part of a locally-known commune, but it’s not until Mo and his friend Max are drawn into some shady dealings that the commune is involved in, that things get weird.

I think the author did a great job of capturing the mind of a teenage boy in main character Mo. In love with his best friend, Mo sees the events unfolding with the cult through the filter of his own feelings. Seen by his peers as someone to be picked on, largely because he has two moms, Mo’s friends protect him and build him up. The other characters in the book aren’t quite as robust.

I wasn’t sure whether this book would be up my alley – I mean from the description above, it just seems like the whole Bigfoot thing is a misprint. But yes, Bigfoot does factor in to this book, as Mo and Kazzy decide to look for the legendary creature up in the mountains. Whether or not they find him, I will not say. ;)

If you have a teen reader in your life, or you are a teen reader, I’d say to give this one a whirl. An interesting storyline, some crazy twists, and some innocent teen romance round this one out.

*An ecopy of this book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.


  1. It's always great to have a male author write a YA male character, isn't it? What a treat! Thanks for the review of Jim's book, Kathy! :)

    1. Thanks for having my book on your site!
      Jim Moser


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