When Destiny Knocks
by Heather M. White
Series: The Destiny Saga (#1)
Source: SupaGurl Tours in exchange for a fair and honest review
Available as of December 24, 2011
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16 year old Karlie has had a pretty normal life... But when her Mom dies she is forced to move over 1,000 miles away to live with her Dad. That's when things start getting weird.
She can't explain the earthquakes that nobody else feels, or why she no longer sleeps. But most of all she doesn't know why she trusts Shane so much, even though his Dad wants her dead.
Suddenly, Karlie's normal life is turned upside down and she enters a world she never dreamed could really exist.
Holy moly! I didn't know what to expect when I started When Destiny Knocks, but Heather M. White blew me away with an elegantly written and action packed quick read.
Karlie is sixteen years old when her mom dies unexpectedly and she is sent to live with her father. Not wanting to live in a small town, she dreads her first day of school only to find everyone accepting and friendly. At least one of her new friends is with her at all times. They warn her about a boy who has taken interest in her. Then everything begins to get weird, she stops sleeping at night and as her mood changes, so does the weather.
Let's talk about Karlie. Her mother moved her to New York City when she was little and she rarely went back to Arkansas to visit her dad because she never wanted to leave her mom alone during the holidays and her dad never really took a vacation from work. When her mom died, she was sent off to her dads and her world began to change. She took everything in stride even though she was unhappy with the situation, she grew to accept it. The boy she fell for probably isn't the best choice, but who can deny attraction. Karlie learns a lot about herself and who she truly is, in time embracing her new life.
I really enjoyed reading this book because I could relate to some aspects. When I was twelve I moved from a city where I had lists of things I could do in my free time to a small town with a movie theater, a Kroger, and Wal-Mart. In the book Karlie talks about how Wal-Mart was the place to hang out, and it truly is when there is nothing to do.
When Destiny Knocks was captivating and pulled me in. I was up until two in the morning reading because I didn't want to put the book down. Not only was it well written, but it was also creative and brought all of the paranormal beings we have grown to love in YA into one book. I had an idea of how the book would end, I just didn't know how shocked I would be when it finally did.
I highly recommend this book to YA paranormal lovers. I'm happy to have it in my collection!
Be sure to check back on May 7
for my review of When Destiny Strikes
book two in The Destiny Saga.