Happy release day to Trisha Wolfe for Destiny's Fire!
I huge thank you to Julie at A Tale of Many Reviews for putting together this blog tour
and allowing me to be apart of it.
by Trisha Wolfe
Release Date: January 10, 2011
My Rating: 5 of 5 stars
Let me start out by saying, Look at this cover!! It catches the essence of Dez perfectly in my opinion. This is my first steampunk read and I really enjoyed it!!
I loved the summary of Destiny's Fire and knew I had to read it.
It’s the year 2040, and sixteen-year-old Dez Harkly is one of the last of her kind—part of a nearly extinct race of shape-shifters descended from guardians to the Egyptian pharaohs. Her home and her secret are threatened when the Council lowers the barrier, allowing the enemy race to enter the Shythe haven.
As the Narcolym airships approach, Dez and her friends rebel against their Council and secretly train for battle. Not only is Dez wary of war and her growing affection for her best friend Jace, but she fears the change her birthday will bring. When Dez’s newfound power rockets out of control, it’s a Narcolym who could change her fate… if she can trust him.
Dez’s guarded world crumbles when she discovers why the Narcos have really come to Haven Falls, and she's forced to choose between the race who raised her and the enemy she's feared her whole life.
Then once I started reading it I was immediately caught up in the world that Trisha created and was dying to see where the obvious tension between Dez and Jace would lead. I could totally relate to Dez's personality when it came to picking out clothes, she's more of a practical girl, but can dress to impress when the time is right (or when her BFF Lana picks out her clothes). Of course this story isn't just about clothes and tension with her guy BFF. Destiny's Fire is a futuristic story about a select races that are in danger and their survival rests in the hands of Dez and her friends.
When shape-shifters reach their seventh birthday, they get their full powers, either Spark or Fire, though the race Dez belongs to is Spark. However, things are not always as they seem and when Dez makes the change, something is different. She soon realizes she is not alone and this realization introduces an interesting piece to the puzzle, Reese. While I could see the appeal of Jace and Reese, I'll have to admit that I'm Team Reese. I mean, who doesn't love a bad boy? The complexity of the relationships that develop and the background of the characters makes this an easy page turner. While the ending does wrap up most of the story, I could be happy if it ended here, I NEED more of these characters and the world that Trisha has created. My fingers are crossed that this is not the last we see Dez, Reese, Jace and the other characters of Destiny's Fire. If you love stories set in the future with a action, romance, and steampunk then this is the book for you. I highly recommend you read Destiny's Fire in 2012!
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