Thursday, 2 February 2012

Review of DESTINY'S WRATH by Nancy Straight


Author: Nancy Straight
Source: Review copy from the author.

I hereby award this book 5 wings!

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!

I look forward to getting books 2 & 3 in paperback to go with the 1st book so I can give the whole set away to one of my lucky followers!

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4 comments:

  1. Favourite series of ALL TIME! Ok will def have to go check this out now :) Maybe the author will write a follow up short story on Max and Lauren to keep fans from being totally miserable!

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    1. Seriously, OF ALL TIME!! I am heart-broken it is over. You really should check them out! :)
      That's a really nice idea but I'm not sure that it's possible - can't say too much without spoiling it! :D

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  2. I think I put Lauren and Max through enough; they both deserve their happy ending. I'm going to miss them as much as you do Keren! I'm working on a new series and hope to have NEW characters for you to fall in love with. Thanks so much for the amazing reviews. You should have your paperbacks in a couple weeks. *Hugs* Nancy

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    1. Thanks Nancy! I am really going to miss them. I'm really looking forward to new books and new characters to love- but it will take some doing to make me fall as hard as I fell for Max ;)

      Can't wait for the paperbacks! I hope I get them as fast as I got Meeting Destiny - that was like super-fast :)

      Love you Nancy, you rock!! :D I am your advocate forever!

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