By Trisha Wolfe
Paperback, 224 pages
Published January 10th 2012
By Omnific Publishing
It’s the year 2040, and sixteen-year-old Dez Harkly is one of the last of her kind—part of a nearly extinct race of shape-shifters descended from guardians to the Egyptian pharaohs. Her home and her secret are threatened when the Council lowers the barrier, allowing the enemy race to enter the Shythe haven.
As the Narcolym airships approach, Dez and her friends rebel against their Council and secretly train for battle. Not only is Dez wary of war and her growing affection for her best friend Jace, but she fears the change her birthday will bring. When Dez’s newfound power rockets out of control, it’s a Narcolym who could change her fate… if she can trust him.
Dez’s guarded world crumbles when she discovers why the Narcos have really come to Haven Falls, and she's forced to choose between the race who raised her and the enemy she's feared her whole life.
I have no idea why I put off reading this book for so long. It is non-stop from chapter one, until the very end. The characters were so well written and there was never a moment I found myself bored. It’s definitely a page-turner and has lots of O-M-G moments. I loved it!
The only thing I did have an issue with is the love triangle. This seems to be the big thing now in Young Adult books and I really don’t know why. Destiny’s Fire doesn’t have a bad love triangle, nor does it drag throughout the story, but it did sort of ruin it for me when I first started reading. Once I got to know the characters more though, and learned about their world, I forgot all about the little triangle and devoured every word. The world Wolfe created was unique and a nice change for me.
This is the second story I’ve read by Wolfe and it definitely isn’t my last. I loved her short story, Unveiled, and now Destiny’s Fire. (Check out my Unveiled Review here) I highly recommend this book!
4 out of 5 stars!