• Splintered - AG HowardSplintered
  • A Matter of Fate - Heather Lyons
  •  inescapable - amy a bartol
  •  graceling - kristin cashore
  •  someone to love - addison moore
  •  breaking beautiful - jennifer shaw wolf
  •  the perfect game - j sterling
  •  the edge of never - ja redmerski
  •  independence - shelly crane

Thursday, February 2, 2012

{Review} Destiny Binds by Tammy Blackwell

Destiny Binds
by Tammy Blackwell
Series:  Timber Wolves (#1)
Publisher: Self Published
Pages: 522 (on nook)
Source: Self Purchased
Available as of March 3, 2011

Scout Donovan is a girl who believes in rules, logic, and her lifelong love of Charlie Hagan. Alex Cole believes in destiny, magic, and Scout. When Alex introduces Scout to the world of Shifters, men who change into wolves or coyotes during the full moon and Seers, women who can see your most private thoughts and emotions with a mere touch, the knowledge changes everything and everyone Scout thought she knew.


I picked this book up because of my love for reading about paranormal entities, but that's not why I continued reading the book after finishing a sample. I finished this book because of the relationships between the characters, the funny quips, and an overall feeling of needing to know how it ended.

The characters in this book are well rounded and have had a lot of thought put into them. Scout Donovan is a seventeen year old girl who is intelligent and funny without trying too hard. Her brother, Jase, is the ladies man, an athlete, and loves video games. They may not be blood related but everyone calls them "twins." Charlie Hagan, Jase's cousin, is just starting college and has been the apple in Scout's eye since she was two. Alex Cole is described by Scout as being charming, kinda cute, intelligent and slightly charismatic with infectious laughter. Talley Matthews, Scout's best friend, tends to be a know-it-all with good intentions.

Throughout the novel, Tammy Blackwell provides the reader with funny stories and unforgettable lines.  We learn that Scout and Jase are never allowed to have class or lunch together since they caused their third grade teacher to have a mental breakdown. Scout and Alex are required to do an article in the school paper together on socialized medicine. Alex asks Scout what she knows about socialized medicine, "Ummm...they have it in Canada?"

The ending is not one I hoped for because of the damage mentally and emotionally done to Scout.  However, it is a good end point to lead into the next book, Time Mends. It is not a cliffhanger ending, but definitely leaves the readers wondering what will happen next. Overall, this is a book that anyone who enjoys reading about paranormal science fiction will enjoy.

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