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January 11, 2012

Tour Stop: Destiny’s Fire by Trisha Wolfe Blog Tour – Review

 

Welcome to my Tour Stop for the Destiny’s Fire Arc Tour
 hosted by A Tale of Many Reviews!
Make sure to stop by the many other blogs which can be found
at the end of my review!

Sixteen-year-old Dez Harkly is one of the last of her kind—a part of a nearly extinct race of Kythan descended from ancient guardians who protected the pharaohs of Egypt. As Shythe, they must keep their shape-shifting ability and electric power hidden from the humans of their steam-powered world.

It’s the year 2040 and the Shythe Council has lowered their barrier, allowing the Narcolym—the dominant race of Kythan whose Flame ushered in the steam era—to enter their haven. As the Narcolym airships get closer, Dez secretly trains for an attack that her best friend Jace believes is coming despite the Treaty Act. Not only is Dez wary of war, and her growing affection for Jace, but she fears the change her fast-approaching birthday will bring.

When her power rockets out of control, Dez knows she’ll never attend the Shythe Academy with her friends, and worse, her mother’s planning to run. But a Narco named Reese could change her fate . . . if she can trust him. After Dez discovers why the Narcos have really come to Haven Falls, her guarded world crumbles. She’s forced to choose between the race who’s raised her and the enemy she’s feared her whole life.

DESTINY’S FIRE is an emotional journey of Dez’s struggle to overcome her fear and embrace her power—her destiny.

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** This book was provided to us by the publisher, and we were in no way paid for our review.

The review was done simply because we support and believe in the author’s works**   I honestly, loved this book so much! I felt like it ended all too soon…I couldn’t stop reading. I instantly fell in love with the world that Trish Wolfe has created in Destiny’s Fire… a Paranormal Steampunk love story with a Romeo & Juliet-esque feel. Have I hooked you yet?

I absolutely loved the way Destiny’s Fire starts. Seriously, who isn’t a fan of being instantly thrown into a fight? First reaction…Oooo! What’s going on? And from there, to meet your first crush of the book, Jace. After getting used to the different terminology used, like Narcolym (aka Narco), Kythan, Schythe, etc., the book is just an action packed adventure! The first chapter? Oh my gosh, what a great first chapter. It does exactly what I hoped it would: grip and captivate me from the get go, with action, romantic innuendos, and a promising storyline. With characters like Jace, Nick, Lana, Reese, and Dez, who are funny and whom readers will easily relate to, who can’t help but get lost in this book!

The one thing with this book that was frustrating was…who do I like more? Jace – the dependable constant in Dez’s life who would throw away his own life just to protect her, or Reese – the sexy, bad boy with his “shadowhunter” type attitude, and who (apparently) is a really great kisser. I was jumping back and forth throughout the entire book. I like Jace…no I like Reese…no wait, Jace did this so he’s obviously the better choice…but ohhhh did Reese really just do that? It was so fun!

Wolfe’s writing style is so addictive. I don’t remember there being a lull at all in Destiny’s Fire. I felt as though I had to constantly read it. I didn’t want to put it down, and when I did have to…I was thinking of it. What is going to happen next? Who is Dez going to pick? What is the deal with Reese? What is up with Jace?

This story will keep you guessing. Once I thought I had it all figured out, something MAJOR happens, and then you’re back to square one trying to figure what is going to happen next. What possible angle can Wolfe twist this story? How many different plot twists can she come up with? Such a great writer!

Right to the very end, I had my nose glued to the book. I devoured it. I needed to know what was going to happen, like NOW. I truly hope that there will be a second book coming…soon. I am in love with all of these characters, and with this world.

I’ve been searching for a book that will truly grip me to the core, and have me yearning to read more. (hmmm…that was kind of a poem).

Destiny’s Fire…I smell a true hit here!  Have you grabbed your copy yet?  Decide who’s team you’re on…

TEAM REESE
TEAM JACE
Where to find more about the author/book:
Blog, Website, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Youtube

Make sure you visit the other blogs participating in this tour!  You’ll find many giveaways happening on various blogs!

The Grand Prize will be an Egyptian/steampunk necklace (see pic), printed copy of Destiny’s Fire, a Destiny’s Firebookmark, and a signed bookplate.

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6 Comments

  1. Lecea
    1/11/2012

    Great review!
    Sounds like there's a complicated love triangle – I hope it works out for the best. Can't wait to read this :)

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  2. TayteH
    1/12/2012

    Team Jace. And the video is awesome!

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  3. Jana
    1/12/2012

    Oooo! I'm really excited for this one. :) I'm glad you loved it! Great review!

    – Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl

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  4. SJune
    1/13/2012

    Great review, and I'll admit I”m in the minority, but I'm team Reese!

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  5. Chapter by Chapter
    1/13/2012

    @SJune

    I am totally Team Reese too!

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  6. Samjam G
    1/16/2012

    Great review! Can't wait to read this book!! :)
    samjam@earthlink.net

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