Sunday, 11 August 2013
Review #150: Destiny- Laura DeLuca
Summary: Gabriella is a witch. The problem is, she doesn't remember. She repressed the memories of her powers years ago when her mother was murdered. Now, the warlock who was responsible for her mother's death has set his sights on Gabriella. He is determined to use her fear to turn her to the dark side of magick…even if it kills her. Her mother's spirit is reaching out to warn her, but even that she pushes away. Desperate to save her daughter, the spirit finds a male witch–one that just happens to be in love with Gabriella. Darron is more than willing to help but the two young witches will have way more to battle than just an evil warlock. There are overbearing jocks and petty rich girls who get tempers flaring and often set Gabrielle and Darron at odds.
There is more to the story than Gabrielle and Darron could even imagine. There are terrible secrets to be revealed, battles to be waged, and lives will be lost. Only after Gabrielle and Darron both come to terms with who they really are, and open themselves up to the true meaning of magick, can they have any hope of fulfilling their destiny.
Author: Laura DeLuca
Rating: 2.5 Stars
Review: I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review.
I love the cover of this book and I thought that it sounded very promising. I have read other books by Laura DeLuca and I really enjoyed them but I just couldn't connect with Destiny. I really felt like it had so much filler that it blocked the real story. It took me four days to get to 50% which is incredibably slow for me. Then other 50% I skimmed and still got the "important" stuff. Which proves that there wa stoo much filler. I found myself getting really bored, really quickly. I couldn't connect to the characters, they were just going through the motions.
I will still read more books by Laura DeLuca becaus so have enjoyed her other works this one just wasn't for me. I do still hope people will read it and make up their own decisions about it.
About this author
Laura "Luna" DeLuca lives at the beautiful Jersey shore with her husband and three children. She has been writing stories for as long as she can remember. Old high school friends would tell you she was always scratching in her notebook instead of paying attention in class and the children she used to babysit for always loved to hear her scary stories at bedtime. In addition to writing fiction, Laura is also the sole author of a popular review blog called New Age Mama. She is an active member of her local pagan community, and has been studying Wicca for close to eight years.