Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Guest Review/Giveaway - Destiny by Laura DeLuca


Destiny by Laura DeLuca

Guest Review by Kari

Copy from author, all opinions are our own

This author is the blogger behind New Age Mama

Review: Destiny by Laura DeLuca was a great supernatural read. It’s about a teen named Gabriella, who is a witch, but can’t remember that she is one. The beginning of the book is all about getting Gabriella to remember her heritage. It’s imperative that she recalls her past before she succumbs to the evil warlock named Richard, who killed her mother. He wants to use her power for evil and tries to play on her fears.
In the beginning, Gabriella is just a normal teenage girl who is trying to get through high school. She has to deal with bullies and with a popular boy who keeps trying to get a date with her. Her world starts to dramatically change when her friend, Darron, tries to get her to remember she is a witch. Darron is a warlock who was sent by Gabriella’s mother’s spirit. Her mother is trying to protect her daughter from a killer.
 Once she accepts her destiny of being a witch, events start to occur very quickly. Richard is after both Darron and Gabriella. The two of them have to deal with an evil warlock out to get them. Friends and lives are lost and secrets begin to unveil themselves very quickly. 

This book was really well written. The characters are well developed and once the main action starts, the story is a fast read. The beginning is a little slow, but once you get into the story, it becomes exciting and suspenseful. The book can be serious at times, so it was nice to have Gabriella’s friend, Flora, there for some comic relief. She says anything that comes into her head. Flora tries to keep the mood light when darkness is surrounding them all.

Another aspect of this book was the emotions. You could feel the emotions of each character. While reading, I truly felt connected to all of the characters. It was easy to understand why they felt the way they did. It was nice to read a book that allows its characters to feel a variety of emotions. It made the characters feel more real. I also liked that the magick aspect of the book seemed to be well researched. The power may be fictional, but the rituals seemed to be very close to real Wicca. This made the story seem more believable, since it is set in the modern world.

I highly recommend Destiny to any reader who enjoys supernatural books. It is a short read that will leave you wanting more. It may be a little slow at first, but readers should not give up on it. The end truly does surprise the readers and hopefully that means there will be a sequel.

Giveaway (offered by the author)

Prize: a signed copy of Destiny and a box of incense

Open to: International

Ends: Wednesday, February 29

To Enter: Leave a comment with why this book sounds interesting to you, or simply, why do you want to win?

+4 (leave four seperate, new comments) if you spread the word about the Let's Get Beyond Tolerance scholarship.

19 comments:

jodi lasher said...

I would love a chance to read this book.. It looks interesting to me because i like books that will keep me in suspense... Looking forward to receiving this if i win .Thanks for the chance

Bee said...

This book sounds good. I like witches best of all supernatural creatures. I think.

Would have been nice if the giveaway was open internationally, but good luck to the participants!

Cafe Fashionista said...

What a great Giveaway! I have been obsessed with supernatural fiction as of late! :)

Linda Kish said...

This sounds interesting and since I follow Laura's blog I would love to tell her I won here.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Beth said...

With a cover like that it's hard not to want to read it! :) I'd love to win!

bethsbookreviewblog2 AT gmail DOT com

DebbieDoesCreations said...

I came from the blog hop and started following. Thanks for following me :)

eclairre said...

I love reading! Thanks! eclairre(at)ymail(dot)com

DEBIJOT said...

I would love to win this for my teenage granddaughter. She loves to read.

AnneLoyd said...

I have been wanting to read this book because I love Laura Deluca's blog and it would be interesting to read her book.

Anneliz702@hotmail.com

Nicole said...

The book look and sounds amazing! Thanks so much for the amazing giveaway!

korra_950(at)hotmail(dot)com

Jessy said...

I would love to read this because I love stories about witches.

Brandileigh2003 (Blkosiner's Book Blog) said...

Thanks for the review. It sounds like an interesting premise. Thanks for stopping by my blog, hope to see you back.

Lady of the Ozarks said...

I've wanted to read this book for awhile, I love books about witches and pagans. I hope I win. Thank you for the giveaway!

Farrah Shumway said...

I want to win because I have wanted to read this for a while now. I've entered to win this book several times before with no luck. I don't read that much but this books sounds so exciting & like a book I could really get into.

farrah_jo@yahoo.com

Gianna said...

I love reading new books.

momma8385 said...

Destiny sounds like a wonderful read. I like that you can feel the emotions of the characters. I would love to win this book. Thank you for this giveaway.
:) Jeanne

Madeline Brubaker said...

I'd like to win because I like supernatural books and this sounds like a fun read.
madelinebrubaker {at} gmail (dot) com

Cean said...

I'm just very much attracted by the signed copy, really! :D

Thanks for this giveaway!

Damla (Sweepstake Lover) said...

I hope I win, because I love this type of books; very interesting and exciting.

annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com