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Friday, May 3, 2013

Review & Giveaway: Destiny Gift

Title: Destiny Gift
Author: Juliana Haygert 
Series: Everlast, #1
Publication: April 9th 2013
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance
Thirty years in the future, a sinister New York City exists in permanent darkness.

A student at the secured NYU, nineteen-year-old Nadine has visions of Victor Gianni, an imaginary guy she has real feelings for. Afraid of being truly insane, she explains the visions away as simple daydreams, but she can no longer deny them when she bumps into Victor in real life. But this Victor doesn’t know her, and turns her away. After the encounter, Nadine’s visions change to those of eerie fates, gods she’s never heard of, demons with sharp claws they are not too timid to use … and instructions.

To discover if she’s losing her mind, Nadine follows the vague directions—with the real, rude and reluctant Victor—leading to a man who knows it all: Nadine can restore an ancient creed by unveiling the clues on her visions, and bring sunlight and peace to the world again. But that’s only if the demons and the other evil forces behind the darkness don’t stop her first.

My Thoughts:  Our future, Nadine's present, is dark. Plagued by crime, distruction, and feral animals. The light of Nadine's life is the "daydreams" she is having. Nadine know's that the things she is seeing is out of the norm. She brushes them off. Things take a turn when her "daydreams" begin to change and the man in those dreams turns out to be real.

Destiny Gift started out slow for me but, I was intrigued from the beginning with Nadine's vision's. The visions kept me turning the pages as I had to know what they meant (I had my theories and few were right). Nadine's world is believable and easy to picture as our future. Ultimately  Juliana Haygert has created a great beginning to a new series. She gave enough to keep you wanting more and left a bit out there for the next book. I'm read to snatch up the next book to see how thing turn out and how my lingering questions will be answered.    

Author Bio:
While Juliana Haygert dreams of being Wonder Woman, Buffy, or a blood elf shadow priest, she settles for the less exciting—but equally gratifying—life of a wife, mother, and author. Thousands of miles away from her former home in Brazil, she now resides in Connecticut and spends her days writing about kick-ass heroines and the heroes who drive them crazy.

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  1. Great review, Ashna! I love the idea of visions I've only actually read a few books with that idea and they're always so thrilling bc you want to know wtf is happening! >.< Glad you enjoyed it!

  2. I have read NA and I love it. Its a nice transition between YA and Adult romance. Great for when you're wanting a little more than YA usually provides. Thank you for the chance to win!

  3. Yay, I'm so glad you enjoyed it! ;)