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on April 09, 2012 :
I put off reading Destiny's Wrath because I knew that I would be sad once it all came to an end. Yes I am sad, but gosh what a way to end the series.
Most of the book is Samael and the wrath he is taking out on innocent humans. And goodness the misery he is pouring out on the world is horrible. I even expressed to Nancy that I could not imagine what she went through while writing some of the scenes. But like always, she did a fabulous job telling her story and getting it out there.
Destiny’s Wrath was the more intense book of the series. So much happens between so many people you need to pay attention; you’ll want to pay attention. You will be hurting for characters you just met and out right fuming with a certain character you have known throughout the series. Samael is one sick, freak demon. Yep, one of those characters you love to hate. Hey all good books have one.
Straight is a heck of a story teller, taking the Destiny series to a whole new level with this one. You will not be able to put the book down, itching to see how it all ends. Trust me, its good! And like Nancy told me it’s an emotional end but you will have a smile on your face when closing the book.
(reviewed long after purchase)
on Feb. 06, 2012 :
Lauren and Max get engaged and all hell breaks loose the next day. The boy that is hosting Samael has gone on a killing spree and while in jail Samael jumps ship into the arresting officer. Max and Lauren feel some guilt for what has happened and want to help make it right. Will they stay together? Will they complete their souls? Go buy a copy and find out!
I really liked this whole series and it has been tied up nicely. And there are still surprises happening in the last book that keep it interesting and ends satisfingly. Thank you for one hell of a ride, Nancy! Looking forward to what you bring to the table next!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)
on Feb. 02, 2012 :
Firstly, it's time for cover appreciation. I adore all the covers in this trilogy, yet I maybe like this one the best. I think the girl is stunning but this time we get to see Max too. I seriously heart me some Max. He is my fictional all time favourite man. So it is great to see him on this last cover. I think it is a beautiful cover and so fitting. Seriously, much love to Dreamscape Covers!
I am sat here asking myself a question. How on Earth do I write this review? I am a person who talks a lot and generally has a lot to say about books, so how is it that I am speechless?
The answer to that question is simple. Nancy Straight. How so? Well sit back and let me tell you.
*WARNING: Grab a drink and get comfortable*
Nancy Straight is an amazing author. She has created a beautiful trilogy that I am proud to call my favourite series of ALL TIME! I have read a lot of books and will read a lot more in the future. But no matter what, The Destiny Series will stay with me. It is part of my soul now.
Nancy created some amazing characters and an awe-inspiring paranormal romance that you never know where it is heading or how you will feel from one moment to the next.
I was in hook, line and sinker from the first word on the first page of MEETING DESTINY and that sensation didn't end with the last word on the last page of DESTINY'S WRATH. Instead it ingrained itself in my memories and in my heart.
I have loved some books in my time. But there is just something about this trilogy that I cannot put into mere words.
In book one I met and fell in love with Max Meyer. He will forever be one of my all time favourite fictional crushes. Not only is he handsome but he is a good person with a good heart and a courageous soul.
I also developed a bit of a girl crush on Lauren Davis. She is so pure of heart. I totally love her.
As I sit here writing this, I feel despondent. I am heart-broken. Not because this book ended badly. More so because I know that this is the end. I will never see Max or Lauren again. (Okay I will because I'll re-read the series, but you know what I mean.)
I guess you're waiting for me to get a grip on myself, get over the smooshy stuff and just get on with my review? Well, I'm not sure I can. The first book left me with a book hangover and I think the trilogy has left me that way too.
All I can tell you about this book in and of itself is this:
DESTINY'S WRATH is the conclusion to Lauren and Max's journey. They are set to face maybe their hardest challenge yet.
Samael has taken possession of the body of a teenage boy. In doing so, he has gone on a killing spree and murdered 9 people.
What can Lauren and Max do? Can Lauren really use the powers she took from Samael when he held her captive? Powers she knows nothing about using to her advantage. Can she learn what needs to be done?
Nothing about this final book was ever meant to be an easy journey. In their life together, they were meant to attain Empathy, Trust, Virtue and Passion. Lauren had been able to attain Courage in MEETING DESTINY when she put herself in the position to take the bullet instead of the young boy.
Well they do say 'Ad Astra Per Aspera' - A Rough Road Leads To The Stars - and for Lauren & Max, it sure hasn't been easy. But then I guess nothing in life that is worth having comes easily.
All I can say is, this may have been the toughest part of their journey together, but it was also the most fulfilling.
The end of this story held a mixture of emotions for me. It was a mixture of sadness, loss, happiness and joy.
To find out why I say that, read it for yourself. I promise you won't be sorry you did.
Nancy Straight has an amazing way with words. She has an uncanny way of using a few words but making the most impact. Those words have a habit of worming their way into your heart and soul.
I really am looking forward to a lot more from Nancy. She has the makings of a best-selling author. Is she the next Rachel Vincent? Is she the next Laurell K Hamilton? No! She's Nancy Straight! She doesn't need to compare herself to other authors. Her work speaks for itself.
Many, many thanks to Nancy for the chance to review this series. You rocked my world in a way I can never fully express. Thank you just isn't enough!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)
on Jan. 24, 2012 :
It feels like I've waited forever to read Destiny's Wrath! This book was definitely worth the wait! When we last left Lauren and Max, Samuel transferred into Jimmy and Max was free from the threat of death at the hands of the Council. Now, several months later, the results of the events on that long-ago night are coming back to haunt them.
Nancy Straight did a superb job on this book, and I was glued to my seat from the beginning! This book definitely takes our beloved characters on a darker journey. This aspect not only allows the characters to grow but helps ground the storyline in a more realistic set of events. Nancy has definitely grown as an author and this book proves it time and time again. Although I was sad to see the story come to an end, I was pleased with the ending. I'm anxious to see what she will come out with next.
While I recommend this one to Young Adult Paranormal Romance fans, the writing and darker, adult tones of the story will appeal to the older, more mature Young Adult fans. It's definitely a page turner, with twists and turns that create a wild and fun ride! Get your copy and get settled in . . . you will not want to put it down!
(reviewed the day of purchase)