Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Review: Destiny's Wrath(Destiny #3) by Nancy Straight

Warning: I do not recommend reading this review if you haven't read the first two books, Meeting Destiny and Destiny's Revenge. However, you shouldn't miss out on the epic paranormal adventure!

Destiny's Wrath (Destiny #3)

In the final installment in the Destiny series, Lauren and Max still yearn for their normal life together. Although finally united, they're unable to enjoy their bliss when they learn nine people have been viciously murdered. The murderer is a young man who saved Max's life months earlier. Lauren and Max must decide how to help the young man and destroy the evil that resides within him. The only thing the Council and the Cabinet can agree on is: Lauren and Max need to stay away. Lauren and Max worry that this time the evil may consume them both. Nobody involved saw the power of Destiny's Wrath until it was upon them.

Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars!

Destiny's Wrath is the 'ahhh' of a quenched thirst, the icing on the cake, the cherry on top. . . the perfect ending! I instantly started reading the third and final installment in the Destiny trilogy as soon as I finished Destiny's Revenge. I was in dire need to know what would become of Max and Lauren.

There is no doubt that Nancy Straight has the ability to draw in her readers, she had us all hooked from the very start of the first book, Meeting Destiny. And rightly so. Her characters are deep, the plot well-thought out and captivating, all throughout the entire adventure.

Books are usually plagued with the push and pull of the two main characters, you know, the getting together, pushing each other away and such forth. And while they are still interesting, they are becoming a bit predictable. Destiny's Wrath is unique in that sense, never becoming predictable. Max and Lauren did a lot of learning in Destiny's Revenge, I was extremely happy to see their relationship progress in the way that it did. Lauren's commend ability and resolute attitude never wavered, we didn't have to witness any back-tracking as she moved forward in her life. She stayed strong and true to the character that she evolved into in Destiny's Revenge. Max was much the same, as he too stayed true to the character that he evolved into.

In Meeting Destiny we were introduced to the sweetest, make-your-heart-flutter relationship of Lauren and Max. In Destiny's Revenge their jaunt to happiness was put to massive tests as they individually, and as a couple, battled their inner turmoils as well as other aspects. Finally, in Destiny's Wrath we get to see that sweet, make-you-jealous relationship again that makes your toes curl. Max and Lauren evolved into one, making wise decisions and sticking together no matter what. The evolution of their relationship throughout all three books was a complete pleasure to read about!

As Destiny's Revenge set a new tone, so did Destiny's Wrath. There was a darker tone that seeped through, partly because we were privy to Samual's inner workings, and they weren't pleasant. There is also the anticipations of the ending that brings out the darkness. Destiny's Wrath moves at a faster pace, adding a slight desperation to the eminent ending.

Recommended to all lovers of the Paranormal genre. You don't want to miss out on this delightful trilogy!

Destiny's Wrath is currently available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble


  1. This book really is best suited to young adults. I enjoyed the premise, but the book reads like a 16 yo's fantasy coming to life on paper. For example, Lauren is encouraged to join the police force after foiling a possible murder and stopping an attempted robbery 3-4 months earlier. A police officer informs her that the paperwork would be ready for her should she opt to join, etc. When are individuals given a free pass to become a policeman just by thwarting 2 criminals? The segments of the book that should have been grounded in reality were pretty far-fetched and unbelievable; and as another reviewer stated, the paranormal dimension of this book never really took off. Agreed with others that the characters are pretty one-dimensional.

    1. That's the great thing about books, in my opinion. Just because I loved this Young-Adult Paranormal trilogy does not mean that every other reader is going to find it as great. Just keep in mind that it is a fictional book therefore doesn't need to be too grounded in reality, if at all, especially because it's of the paranormal or fantasy genre(whichever you would like to label it). Thank you for you thoughts!