X is for Xenomancy

Posted April 28, 2015 in A-Z Challenge / Leave a comment!




1. The art and practice of divining the past, the present, and the future by studying the first stranger you meet and their actions

Featured Omen Interpreter:

Olivia from Omens

This was sort of a weird one but one definition I found for this word was interpreting omens which made me immediately think of this book. Olivia is a great character who sees certain things in her life and she for some reason remembers a rhyme or saying about it because of her mother, We later learn why this is, but I don’t want to spoil it for you. I think it’s really fun learning all these omens and signs though. Like if you see a certain number of crows, there’s a meaning for each number. Olivia doesn’t understand why she knows these omens but after a while she starts to believe in them. There’s also a yummy male lead in this book too, just as a bonus.


Summary: Twenty-four-year-old Olivia Taylor Jones has the perfect life. The only daughter of a wealthy, prominent Chicago family, she has an Ivy League education, pursues volunteerism and philanthropy, and is engaged to a handsome young tech firm CEO with political ambitions.

But Olivia’s world is shattered when she learns that she’s adopted. Her real parents? Todd and Pamela Larsen, notorious serial killers serving a life sentence. When the news brings a maelstrom of unwanted publicity to her adopted family and fiancé, Olivia decides to find out the truth about the Larsens.

Olivia ends up in the small town of Cainsville, Illinois, an old and cloistered community that takes a particular interest in both Olivia and her efforts to uncover her birth parents’ past.

Aided by her mother’s former lawyer, Gabriel Walsh, Olivia focuses on the Larsens’ last crime, the one her birth mother swears will prove their innocence. But as she and Gabriel start investigating the case, Olivia finds herself drawing on abilities that have remained hidden since her childhood, gifts that make her both a valuable addition to Cainsville and deeply vulnerable to unknown enemies. Because there are darker secrets behind her new home, and powers lurking in the shadows that have their own plans for her.

Are there any other books similar to this? I haven’t come across any but I’d love to read more! Happy reading!


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