Author: Laura DeLuca
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Source: Publisher in exchange for a honest review.
Published: January 10, 2011
Author's Website: authorlauradeluca.blogspot.com/
Buy Links: Amazon US - B & N
Gabriella is a witch. The problem is, she doesn't remember. She repressed the memories of her powers years ago when her mother was murdered. Now, the warlock who was responsible for her mother's death has set his sights on Gabriella. He is determined to use her fear to turn her to the dark side of magick…even if it kills her. Her mother's spirit is reaching out to warn her, but even that she pushes away. Desperate to save her daughter, the spirit finds a male witch–one that just happens to be in love with Gabriella. Darron is more than willing to help but the two young witches will have way more to battle than just an evil warlock. There are overbearing jocks and petty rich girls who get tempers flaring and often set Gabrielle and Darron at odds.
There is more to the story than Gabrielle and Darron could even imagine. There are terrible secrets to be revealed, battles to be waged, and lives will be lost. Only after Gabrielle and Darron both come to terms with who they really are, and open themselves up to the true meaning of magick, can they have any hope of fulfilling their destiny.
An exciting, magical and vividly written YA paranormal romance that many fans of the genre will sure enjoy!
Gabrielle lost her mother many years ago and though unaware, her memories right along with her. These memories are of very great importance to her wellbeing as well as the wellbeing of many others around her because right along with her memories, are her powers which also remain hidden deep and she requires them both if she is to survive. Now she just needs to learn and accept her true calling that she persistently denies to no end. Even after Darren offers his help and gives her proof of the reality of the situation and their powers.
Destiny has great characters, all are very lovable (well except for the bad guy, but even he was likeable, sometimes).There is also excellent character growth and learning experiences all while maintaining a touching and action packed read. I look forward to reading the next in the series to see what blossoms and what fizzles :)