Sunday, January 8, 2012

Book Review: DESTINY

When I was given the opportunity to review Destiny, I was thrilled. The book is a fantastic tale penned by fellow blogger (and one of my readers) Laura DeLuca. Gabriella is the main character in the story and she happens to be a witch. Her character is strong and I really liked her. When I first started reading her story, I eagerly went along for the ride. And what a ride it was! Gabriella doesn't remember being a witch because she repressed her memories years ago after her mother was murdered. The evil warlock that murdered her mom is after Gabriella because he wants her to join him. Darron is Gabriella's classmate and he has a few secrets of his own. After receiving warnings from beyond, he helps Gabriella find out who she really is, and then helps her accept her gifts and fight the evil that is closing in. A few twists and turns kept me on the edge of my seat! The characters are well developed and the plot is well thought out and keeps moving at a great pace. This book is written for young adults and much of it takes place in high school. Even so, I didn't mind being taken back and I felt like I was once again walking the halls with my friends and stack of books. This book is a quick read because it captures you from the beginning and draws you into a unique circle of friends. I hated putting it down, and I hated for it to end. I am really looking forward to the sequel because I can't wait to see what happens next! This book makes you laugh and it will make you sad. The issues faced by Gabriella and her friends throughout the book are realistic. Gabriella's mom's death had a huge impact on her life and it was very traumatic. Her father was an abusive alcoholic and wasn't there for Gabriella when she needed him. Even though Gabriella could have drowned in her sorrow and given in to the darkness, she found light with the help of her friends, and her eyes were opened to a new and exciting life. Destiny is a great read for the young and those a little older!
Win your own signed copy of Destiny and a box of incense! To enter, visit New Age Mama and tell me which recent review or post you enjoyed the most! I enjoyed her SweetRiot Organic Chocolate review, but those who know me would have figured that out! Follow New Age Mama (or let me know you are a follower) for a second entry!
Bonus entries: Blog or tweet about this giveaway for three bonus entries! Follow Laura DeLuca on Twitter or Facebook (two entries each!) Follow me on Google/Networked Blogs/Facebook/Twitter for one entry each follow. Giveaway ends midnight January 20, 2012! Good luck!

Disclosure: I was sent this book in order to complete my review. Honest opinions given and no monetary compensation received. Giveaway provided by author or representing PR firm. Winner has two days to respond to my email. If response is not received, and alternate winner will be chosen.

89 comments:

Diane Melendez said...

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I most enjoyed New Age Mama's post about Bioken Enfanti Color Care Shampoo and Conditioner.

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I liked the review on YoCrunch