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{Tour Stop} Review + Giveaway: Weaving Destiny by GP Ching

Weaving DestinyWeaving Destiny by GP Ching

220 pages
Published August 29th 2011 by DarkSide Publishing
Review Copy: ARC From Author

Review from Goodreads:

 

Malini Gupta thought Jacob Lau was her destiny. But after months of failing to decipher how she fits into the Soulkeepers, frustration threatens to tear their relationship apart. And it doesn't help that a new Soulkeeper named Mara is ready to stop time itself to earn Jacob's love.

When Malini faces her worst fears, and even death, she learns a funny thing about destiny. Fate is a tapestry of choices, and she has the power to weave hers.

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

With most sequels, they usually fail to live up to their predecessors. “Weaving Destiny”, however, outshines “The Soulkeepers” and that isn’t a bad thing. While “The Soulkeepers” focused on Jacob: his struggle to adapt to life in Paris, Illinois, his fight to find his mother, and his new found power, “Weaving Destiny” focuses on Malini. During that final battle in “The Soulkeepers”, you can sense there’s something special about Malini. Spoiler: The fact that the Watcher’s were unable to see her until she brought attention to herself was enough to guess she wasn’t a normal human being.

But it isn’t just her new power that she has to struggle with. She believed that Jacob was her destiny, but what if this isn’t something she wants? With Dane, a former bully, and Mara, a new Soulkeeper in town, there’s more to the story than just Malini’s struggle to accept her new life. Malini is a strong character. She’s confident and able to look past the negative when we first meet her in “The Soulkeepers”, but everyone has a breaking point and Malini seems to reach hers in “Weaving Destiny”. Not only is she finding herself jealous of Mara, but she also finds herself questioning if this life – a life as one of them (avoiding spoilers as best I can) – is what she really wants. But it’s hard for life to return to normal after everything she’s seen in Nod.

The ending to the story finds Malini making her choice. It may have been expected, but Malini needed to be able to reach that conclusion on her own, so I felt it was a rather perfect ending.

If you haven’t yet read “The Soulkeepers”, get to it. Ching has crafted a wonderful tale of good vs. evil. I can’t wait for the next installment to see where the story goes from here!

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Now onto the giveaway:

Rules for this giveaway:

One entry per person!

Giveaway is international for the e-books only. If the winner is able to provide a U.S. mailing address they will also receive a couple bookmarks and pens (as pictured above).

Must be 13  or older to enter.

All prizes will be provided by the author.

Giveaway runs from 9/18 until 9/25. The winner will be announced on the 26th.

If you’d like to enter, please fill out the following form:

I’d like to say thank you to G.P. Ching for allowing me to be a part of the book tour for “Weaving Destiny” and for writing such awesome books! 🙂

Cover Reveal: “Weaving Destiny”

One of the books featured in my In My Mailbox post this week was “The Soulkeepers” by G.P. Ching. I’m going to be reading it this week (I’ve heard lovely things about it), but for now…here is the cover for the second book in The Soulkeepers Series, “Weaving Destiny”.

The following information has been provided by the author:

Weaving Destiny

Coming Fall 2011

Malini Gupta thought Jacob Lau was her destiny, that they were meant to be together. But after months of failing to decipher how she fits into the Soulkeepers, frustration threatens to tear their relationship apart. As does a new Soulkeeper named Mara who is ready to stop time itself to earn Jacob’s love.

When Malini faces her worst fears and even death, she learns a funny thing about destiny; nobody said hers couldn’t change. The future is a tapestry of choices, and she’s about to weave hers.

G.P. Ching Short Bio

G.P. Ching is an award-winning short fiction writer turned novelist and co-founder of DarkSide Publishing. She lives in Illinois with her husband, two daughters, and a very demanding guinea pig. Her first novel, The Soulkeepers, is currently the #1 top rated book in its category on Amazon.

Learn more about G.P. at www.gpching.com

Learn more about The Soulkeepers at www.TheSoulkeepersSeries.com

Learn more about DarkSide Publishing at www.DarkSidePublishing.com

About The Cover

Adam Bedore of Anjin Design creates all of the covers for The Soulkeepers series. Adam uses a special technique to build depth, emotion, and a little mystery into the art. It is truly multi-dimensional. This cover features Malini wearing the same red stone from book one. You will also notice a tapestry design shadowed in the background that plays an important role in the story.

Learn more about the artist at www.anjindesign.com