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Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Blog Tour Review- Destined (Destined 1)

Title: Destined
Author: Jenna Pizzi
Series: Destined book 1
Rating: 3.5 /5
Lilly has always been plagued by dreams; she dreams of another place and time, a place of pure beauty and light that suddenly erupts into fire and destruction. 

Then, there is a man with the haunting blue eyes that seem to look through to her very soul. In one fateful afternoon Lilly learns that the dreams are more real than she could have ever imagined. They are a link to who she really is; the Gatekeeper to the realms. Born from both light and dark, with her memories bound, she learns that it is her destiny to gather the relics of the flower of life. Lilly must do this in order to close the gates before the under realm destroys them all, but there are those who will stop at nothing to keep her from fulfilling her destiny. 

There are those who will try to sway her into the dark. She is torn between the love of two brothers; one, her loyal warrior, who has loved her since the beginning, and the other with the enthralling blue eyes that speak to her soul. One brother fights for the light, while the other fell into the darkness. Will she choose the brother that her soul longs for, or the brother that her heart calls out 

My Review
 I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review.
 When I first started reading this book I was drawn in by the mystery of it all, and the concept was really cool. I feel like I have read a lot of books about the end of the world and the fight of good vs evil and I don't want to fault the author for that cause that really isn't her fault and I will say this story had a different spin to it and a few things that set it apart. The pace started off good and I was trucking along but after a while it hit a bit of a wall for me, I think the biggest thing was Lily and all her suitors, I mean I get that she has had past lives and it creates a history but it made for a lot of complaining and hurt feelings all around and I got a little annoyed with the whole thing.
I liked how the battle of good and evil was not just fought on a global scale but Lily also fought an internal battle to prove she was good. Seth was by far my favorite I always have a soft spot for the guardian/warrior and Samil made me very very suspicious. It was nice to see Lily had such a great support group around her and I was NOT happy with her decision...never go off alone I have read enough books to know that it never ends well.
 Overall   this was a good book but it had something missing for me and like I said a bit to much love drama. The concept was neat and I am curious about what could be next. The ending was very mysterious and leaves the reader wondering.

Author Bio:
Born and raised in Massachusetts, Jenna settled into America's hometown where she proudly calls home with her family. She is an avid book reader and collector with an entire room dedicated to her passion. At the age of twelve years old Jenna began writing, determined to be just like Stephen King or Dean Koontz.
For her it all starts with the flick of an image. From there a story is born. Being an eternal romantic, Jenna is a true believer in happy endings. It's the rest of the story that anything is possible. Writing is her passion. It is something that helps her unwind at the end of the day. She likes to tell stories that will pull at your heartstrings, or simply whisk you away even for just a little while. So grab your favorite blanket, and a hot cup of coffee and settle in for the ride.


Twitter: @jaderayne

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