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Destiny [Kindle Edition]

Laura DeLuca
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Gabriella is a witch. The problem is, she doesn't remember. She repressed the memories of her powers years ago when her mother was murdered. Now, the warlock who was responsible for her mother's death has set his sights on Gabriella. He is determined to use her fear to turn her to the dark side of magick…even if it kills her. Her mother's spirit is reaching out to warn her, but even that she pushes away. Desperate to save her daughter, the spirit finds a male witch–one that just happens to be in love with Gabriella. Darron is more than willing to help but the two young witches will have way more to battle than just an evil warlock. There are overbearing jocks and petty rich girls who get tempers flaring and often set Gabrielle and Darron at odds.

There is more to the story than Gabrielle and Darron could even imagine. There are terrible secrets to be revealed, battles to be waged, and lives will be lost. Only after Gabrielle and Darron both come to terms with who they really are, and open themselves up to the true meaning of magick, can they have any hope of fulfilling their destiny.


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"I may be jumping the gun as it hasn't been released yet, but I could see this book starting a whole new wave of Twilight/Harry Potter type mass following
--By Stacy Evans of the Insired By Life Blog

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Gabriella is a witch. The problem is, she doesn't remember. She repressed the memories of her powers years ago when her mother was murdered. Now, the warlock who was responsible for her mother's death has set his sights on Gabriella. He is determined to use her fear to turn her to the dark side of magick...even if it kills her. Her mother's spirit is reaching out to warn her, but even that she pushes away. Desperate to save her daughter, the spirit finds a male witch-one that just happens to be in love with Gabriella. Darron is more than willing to help but the two young witches will have way more to battle than just an evil warlock. There are overbearing jocks and petty rich girls who get tempers flaring and often set Gabrielle and Darron at odds.

There is more to the story than Gabrielle and Darron could even imagine. There are terrible secrets to be revealed, battles to be waged, and lives will be lost. Only after Gabrielle and Darron both come to terms with who they really are, and open themselves up to the true meaning of magick, can they have any hope of fulfilling their destiny.

Product Details

  • File Size: 481 KB
  • Print Length: 278 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0067WQCIO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #689,187 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book, I read it in one day! January 26, 2011
By Elke
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Destiny is a fantastic book, and it feels real. That is what I enjoyed most. The author's descriptions are sensational and I had shivers going down my spine while reading. It's a really great book. I read it in one day!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Magickal October 5, 2012
Format:Paperback
Destiny was a very pleasant read. I enjoyed the characters of Gabriella and Darron though I feel they were written a bit young for me to actually connect with them. I don't have a whole lot to say about this one...I think that this book did seem to be geared toward a younger YA audience and perhaps because of that it was enjoyable but not exactly my cup of tea. I think that it could do with a bit of polishing but the story was very promising. It doesn't take itself too seriously and for that reason, I feel that Laura DeLuca does a pretty good job of pulling off the magickal elements. It was also suspenseful and action filled at all the right places to keep the reader engaged and pushing to the finish line.

NOTE: I received a copy of this from the author in exchange for an honest review
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Book! November 23, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a fantastic book. From the very first chapter you are sucked into right into the lives of the characters. Throughout the story you learn more and more about the characters and begin to feel as if you know them personally. There are times you may wish you could reach right in the pages and give them a bit of smack on the head and other times you wish you could give them a great big hug. The author does a brilliant job of bringing the characters to life so that you really care what happens to them in the end. You find yourself hanging on every word written waiting anxiously to find out what happens next and how it will all end only to find that when it ends, it's been built up beautifully for the second book!

I really enjoyed reading this book and am looking forward to reading the next one.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Destiny October 1, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! Witches and magick aren't really my cup of tea in YA novels these days, but this novel sure kept me interested! The mythology behind the story was so unique and it was a little refreshing after all the vampires and werewolves prancing around (not that I don't love them too hahah).

The characters in this story were so rich! The Spanish/Hispanic names were all really interesting and pretty cool. My favorite character was probably Darron because he's so powerful, yet vulnerable. Sweet, yet stern. Outspoken, yet reserved. And pretty darn hot, too ;) The relationship between him and Gabriella was SO freaking adorable, too! *Girlish squeal*

Plot wise, this story kept me engrossed pretty much the whole time. Read this in one sitting during a road trip, and I literally could NOT put it down! The action was intense and the plot twists had me making :O faces constantly.

The only problem I had with this story was Gabriella's tendency to do really stupid stuff. Like get into a pointless fight. Or trust a creep that she doesn't know just because he's nice. For a main character she's kind of short-sighted and doesn't really think things through, which kind of irritates me. But I guess the story wouldn't be the same without that, so I guess I can live with it.

Overall, very promising! Can't wait to read the next one! :)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ~Disincentive reviews~ August 15, 2012
Format:Paperback
I have written this review like, 3 times already. First one on my phone, then it broke down and I wrote it once again... And my phone broke for the second time. Hi, I'm the lucky one. So here's the third review - that's why it took me so long.

I haven't fangirled over a book so much since I read Harry Potter for the first time. Writing a review for this one is just hard as there WASN'T A SINGLE THING I didn't like. No cons, only pros.

Let's start with an amazing writing style - this one has it. It makes you blend into Destiny. It's not so-sophisticated-that-you-need-to-read-it-with-dictionary. It's simple but somehow beautiful. Dialogues are natural and witty. I marked my favorite quotes and I'll show you a few of them.

Characters are simply loveable and real. Nothing more to say.

Laura handles a lot of topics... Easily. Want a list? Homosexuality, alcoholism, rape, sex (everything PG), murder, cancer, orphans, religion, friendship... So many topics and everything was developed and described perfectly.

I'm a Christian and this book is full of wiccan magic, but I wasn't bothered at all. There is a part about Gabby's Christian friend dealing with her magick, too.

I have one big problem with YA books - they seem too predictable for me usually. Plain. Simple. Name it how you want. Not this one. The plot has a lot of twists which keeps you concerned until LAST WORDS ON THE LAST PAGE. Literally.

This is one of my favorite books ever. Now, I suggest you spend a funny amount of money, 0.99$ on Destiny ebook. Yes, 0.99$ on PURE AWESOMNESS. You won't regret it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good story about teen witches July 13, 2012
By hawkssr
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Being a teenager is hard enough but learning you're a witch makes it even harder. A compelling story about a young teen whose mother was murdered and years later still struggles with the memory. Another teen discovers the horrible truth about his father. The two are brought together to try and save not only their lives but the lives of others. The ending leaves you wanting more!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Young Adult Fiction
Destiny is Young Adult Fiction that brings you into the world of magick and good vs evil. It’s a learning experience for the kids involved in learning right from wrong and... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Josie B
3.0 out of 5 stars Not for me
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I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Justine
5.0 out of 5 stars loved it
Jealousy, murder, love and magick made Destiny a really good read.
I seriously got into this book. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Crystal
4.0 out of 5 stars Review on Destiny
Gabby is your everyday average teen, trying to fight her way through high school. Normal in just about every way. She doesn't quite fit in (who does by the way?). Read more
Published 18 months ago by Angelicreader
4.0 out of 5 stars Destiny
An exciting, magical and vividly written YA paranormal romance that many fans of the genre will sure enjoy! Read more
Published 19 months ago by DragonRene
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book!
The story of Gabriella and Darron was great! I liked the story the author told. It kept me wanting to read further and further to see what was going to happen to them. Read more
Published 21 months ago by melanie a ramey
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm spellbound!
I was so impressed with this book! I loved the characters and the interactions between them. Gabriella and Darron have the makings of an epic romance and I cant wait to see how... Read more
Published 21 months ago by Christina Silcox
2.0 out of 5 stars BookWhisperer Reviews: Destiny
I really wanted to like this book, but unfortunately I had some problems with it. Maybe in some ways, the plot was predictable so there was no element of surprise for me during the... Read more
Published 22 months ago by BookWhisperer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story
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Destiny
By Laura DeLuca

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Published 23 months ago by Lisa A. Markson
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Laura "Luna" DeLuca lives at the beautiful Jersey shore with her husband and four children. She loves writing in the young adult genre because it keeps her young at heart. In addition to writing fiction, Laura is also the editor of a popular review blog called New Age Mama. She is an active member of her local pagan community, and has been studying Wicca for close to eight years. Her current works include Destiny, Destiny Unveiled, Phantom, Morrigan, Player, and Demon.

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