{Tour Stop} Review: “Destiny’s Fire” by Trisha Wolfe

Destiny's FireDestiny's Fire by Trisha Wolfe

Paperback, 159 pages
Published January 10th 2012 by Omnific Publishing
Review Copy: From Publisher
Purchase: Amazon Barnes & Noble
Description from Goodreads:

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.

My Review:
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

As someone who has yet to really venture into the steampunk genre, I wasn’t sure what to expect from “Destiny’s Fire”. I’m happy to say that it was a nice surprise, one in which I thoroughly enjoyed.

“Destiny’s Fire” is a story about Dez, a rare kind of shape shifter, on the verge of her seventeenth birthday. Part Narcolym and part Shythe, Dez and her mother are uncertain as to which side she’ll favor after she goes through the change, something that causes her mother to worry. After all, Dez shouldn’t be alive…she should have been taken care of along with the others. She’s been brought up as Shythe, but what happens if it’s her Narcolym that shines through after the change? How will she blend in then? How will she be able to avoid the Council?

The Narcolym and Shythe are not known for being best friends, so when the Narcolym arrive as part of the treaty agreement, Dez and her friends begin to ponder what the Narcolym want. Are they there to try to learn Shythe magic? Are they planning to wipe out the Shythe? With an intriguing plot and fantastic characters, it’s hard not to devour “Destiny’s Fire” in one sitting.

Let’s discuss those awesome characters, shall we? Dez, Jace, and Reese! Jace and Dez are best friends, but there’s more to their relationship than just friendship. It’s obvious how Jace feels about Dez, even if she’s completely oblivious to his feelings – thinking of him as her brother. But when Reese comes along and sweeps her off of her feet, Dez finds herself falling for the new guy, still unsure as to whether or not he’s trustworthy. I felt as though the romance was well-developed and believable, which I was grateful for. While the romance aspect is lovely, I think what I enjoyed most about “Destiny’s Fire” was Dez. She’s strong, she’s determined, but most of all she’s likeable.

I’m happy to know there will be a second book, mainly because I’m not ready to say goodbye to these characters just yet.

Would I recommend “Destiny’s Fire?” In all honesty, yes. It’s a truly addictive debut that is sure to captivate you from the very first page.

View all my reviews

There was a lovely tour link up provided by A Tale of Many Reviews to showcase all of the tourstops, but it doesn’t work on the Free WordPress blogs, so I’m posting the links here for you. You’re going to want to follow the tour stops because at the end there will be a lovely giveaway over on A Tale of Many Reviews blog:

January 9:

http://loveofbooks409.blogspot.com/ ~Guest Post from CP Tori & Giveaway

http://www.jjireads.com ~ Review

www.goodchoicereading.com/ ~ Dream Cast & Giveaway

January 10: RELEASE DAY

http://bookbriefs.blogspot.com ~ Review

http://fayeflamereviews.blogspot.com/ ~ Review

http://iheartyabooks.blogspot.com/ ~ Mother/Daughter Post & Giveaway

http://jmanni32.blogspot.com/ ~ Review

http://sarahsbookslife.blogspot.com/ ~ Review

http://www.basiasbookshelf.com/ ~ Guest Post from CP Rachel & Giveaway

http://www.bookstothesky.com ~ Review

http://www.ftbotbblog.blogspot.com/ ~ Author Interview & Giveaway

January 11:

http://aliseonlife.blogspot.com/ ~ Steampunk Meshup & Giveaway

http://lisaisabookworm.blogspot.com/ ~ Review

http://lisaisabookworm.blogspot.com/ ~ Review

http://tamarasbookramblings.blogspot.com/ ~ Review

http://wordspelunking.blogspot.com/ ~ Guest Post & Giveaway

http://www.lettersinsideout.net/ ~ Excerpt & Giveaway

http://www.shiirleyysbookshelf.blogspot.com ~ Review

http://www.stuckinbooks.com ~ Review

http://www.thefairytalenerd.com/ ~ Excerpt & Giveaway

www.chapter-by-chapter.com ~ Review

January 12:

http://booklabyrinth.blogspot.com ~ Review

http://twochicksonbooks1.blogspot.com/ ~ Playlist & Giveaway

http://www.endlesslybookish.com/ ~ Review

http://www.katreads.com/ ~ Guest Post & Giveaway

www.NicolesYABookHaven.com ~ Review

www.readergirls.blogspot.com ~ Review

http://wefancybooks.blogspot.com/ ~ Review

January 13:

http://atrailofbooks.blogspot.com ~ Review

http://ivyreads.info ~ Review

http://paigebradish1996.blogspot.com/ ~ Review

http://thebookishbabes.blogspot.com ~ Dez Interview & Giveaway

http://www.mymercurialmusings.com ~ Review

www.majibookshelf.blogspot.com ~ Review

January 16:

http://twimom101bookblog.blogspot.com/ ~ Review

http://www.totalbookaholic.com/ ~ Quote Battle & Giveaway

http://www.theawesomemagicattic.blogspot.com ~ Review

January 17:

http://www.electrifyingreviews.com/ ~ Review & Giveaway

http://www.mycutebookshelf.com/ ~ Review

http://youngreadersathome.blogspot.com/ ~ Review

January 18:

http://alexalovesbooks.blogspot.com/ ~ Excerpt & Giveaway

http://bookslikebreathing.blogspot.com ~ Review

http://ataleofmanyreviews.com ~ Final Stop & Grand Prize Giveaway


Posted on January 12, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. The characters sound amazing! I’m glad that there’s a sequel 🙂

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