Friday, November 28, 2014

Destiny Defied

A dramatic shipwreck emancipates Riki Hammad, but the island where she finds refuge is compromised. Unless she finds a power truly great enough to defeat her dark past, she will choose death over returning to captivity. Lord VĂ©tis, high priest of a cultic underground, will stop at nothing to reclaim their chosen one. Using black magic, he manipulates Riki and her four self-assigned bodyguards, triggering a battle that consumes the entire island. The underground will never allow Riki to live out her dreams of a normal life…something she has never known.

My thoughts: This book wound up being different than I thought it would be, but not in a bad way! I thought that the story of Riki was an interesting, albeit sad, one. When she finds herself shipwrecked due to the sacrifice of the only one who has ever loved her, she must find her own way to battle the evil forces that have been such a big part of her formative years.
I loved the spiritual aspect of this book! And, for the most part, I enjoyed the characters. I look forward to reading the rest of the series and seeing how things play out! Though, I will say that this book wrapped up nicely and didn't totally leave one hanging. I would rather have a little bit of closure.;)
I received a copy of this book from Litfuse in exchange for my honest review.

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