By: Laura DeLuca
Series: Destiny Series Book 1
My Copy: Ebook from Author
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.
I really wanted to like this book, but unfortunately I had some problems with it. Maybe in some ways, the plot was predictable so there was no element of surprise for me during the whole book. Or maybe the characters Gabriella and Darron felt too young for me to connect with and maybe that is why I had a hard time getting into the story. They were solid characters, but I didn’t feel for them as much I do with other characters. Whatever the reason, I wasn’t too captivated by the world that DeLuca created.
The first 60% of the book did not have me engaged at all in the plot line. It could be that the author was setting everything up because after I hit that 60% mark, things go a little better. The plot did thicken and became a little more intriguing. The very end did bring a different feel and could give the sequel a different feel.