Phoenix by Jessica Wayne – A Book Review

Posted February 4, 2020 by Booksandblurbs in Fantasy, Reviews, Urban Fantasy / 0 Comments

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(The Prophecy Series – Book 1)

by Jessica Wayne
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Fantasy / Urban Fantasy, Series Complete
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited

Down & Dirty

Playing fast and loose with the Urban Fantasy genre, this novel pushes the boundries of those opaque rules, lending this a decided Fantasy feel, while pushing forward a plot that features main characters from two different worlds… literally. Free on Kindle Unlimited.

What is it about?

(Blurb from GoodReads)

Anastasia Carter is plagued by nightmares of death and coming destruction.
Countless nights she’s awoken coated in sweat, unable to shake the feeling that someone was coming for her.

But nightmares are just tricks of the mind, right?

Her world is turned upside-down when dreams become reality and a violent attack rips her away from the man she loves, landing her in a world parallel to her own.

In Terrenia, Anastasia must question everything she ever thought she knew.
As she struggles to come to terms with her new reality, she discovers she doesn’t have much time. Terrenia is on the brink of a war that could easily destroy not only this world, but Earth as well, and only one person holds the key.

Anastasia must find the light within to defeat the darkness that comes for them all.

Thoughts on Phoenix


This was a unique novel and a pretty solid start to the now complete series. It’s more a fantasy book than an urban fantasy, though a large part of it takes place in Seattle.

The characters are robust and display the jobs of growth you like to see in a hero’s journey, which makes sense with a title like Phoenix.


  • Parallel worlds.
  • Character growth.
  • Interesting dynamics.


  • POVs from characters not considered “main”.
  • Minor editing errors.
  • Some parts drag.


Third Person, Multiple POV

Ending Type

Episodic with continuation


Upper YA

Romantic Dynamic


Character Age Range


My Final Verdict on Phoenix

4 out of 5 Stars

If you are looking for a completed series that weaves fantasy with solid action and romance, this is the novel for you. Featuring an obvious Hero’s Journey and an arc that spans years, this is the first step in a satisfying journey that just happens to be Free on Kindle Unlimited.

Published November 5th, 2018
358 Pages

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