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  •  the perfect game - j sterling
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Thursday, July 26, 2012

{Review} Destiny's Revenge by Nancy Straight

Destiny's Revenge
by Nancy Straight
Publisher: Nancy Straight
Series: Destiny (#2)
Pages:  278
Source:  Self Purchased
Available as of August 2, 2011
Amazon | Barnes & Noble

There was no reason for Lauren to be in a coma. Her physical injuries had healed, but she had been non-responsive for so long that her doctors told her family and Max to move on. She awoke to find her life in a shambles; the man she loved was gone, her friends had moved on with their lives, and her family was ripped apart by her accident. No one knew of the evil forces watching, waiting for her in the shadows, in the lonely corners, even in the eyes of those she loved. Lauren needed to reclaim her destiny, to get her life back; the last thing she ever expected was Destiny’s Revenge.


This review may contain spoilers if you haven't read the first book in the trilogy.
Meeting Destiny

My Review:
I fell in love with Lauren and Max in Meeting Destiny. Now, I'm more in love with them. Nancy Straight wrote an amazing second book to her Destiny Trilogy that left me wanting more.

Two years have passed. Lauren is just waking up from a coma. Max isn't around and Lauren is heartbroken. Her home is now a retirement center and it's there where she meets an old man who will forever change her Destiny.

Upon waking from a coma, Lauren learns that Max left her. The only explanation she receives is that the doctors never thought she would wake and told him to move on. So, he did the only thing he could... join the military. He thinks everything is his fault and throws himself in harms way to overcome his guilt. Sadly, she has no way of getting a hold of him. However, she is slowly learning how to use the gift she was given when she broke the binds that held her.

So much of this book was spent with Max and Lauren separated, which I liked. We got to know them a little in Meeting Destiny, but not to the extent we do now. With their separation came some negative outcomes, but that is what was foretold. Their separation would only cause bad things to happen and they are better together. In Meeting Destiny, we were introduced to one of many people who influence choices. Now we get to know a few more of those people, but we are never told which side or who specifically "the bad guy" is. Destiny's Revenge provides the reader with multiple perspectives and ideas of who that person is. In the end, I was have issues deciding who was good and who was bad.

Overall, Destiny's Revenge is a well written second addition to the trilogy. If you enjoyed Meeting Destiny, you need to read book two.


Nancy Straight said...

Thanks so much for Reading & Reviewing Destiny's Revenge! I'm thrilled that you enjoyed it!

Ginny Gallagher said...

I just finished Destiny's Revenge and really loved it. Looking forward to reading Destiny's Wrath and finding out what happens with Lauren and Max next.

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