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January 12, 2012

Blog Tour: Destiny's Fire by Trisha Wolfe

Hey everyone! thanks for stopping by the blog today for the Destiny's Fire blog tour stop here at Maji Bookshelf. Before diving into my review of this fantastic book, make sure to check out the other blogs on the tour to get a chance to win your own copy (and more!) of Destiny's Fire 

Title: Destiny's Fire
Author: Trisha Wolfe
Publication date: January 10, 2012
Publisher: Omnific Publishing
Genre(s): Young Adult (Steampunk)
Source: Blog Tour
Pages: 159

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. 
Destiny's Fire was a mix of future, paranormal, and adventure, along with an extra spoonful of romance. I loved how all the themes were balanced, to appeal to a wide range of readers. The protagonist, Dez, was kick butt!, she had awesome powers, a great set of friends, and an unexpected love interest. 
I went into the story thinking i had it all figured out from the first couple of chapters, that I knew how it's going to end, but I was pleasantly surprised with the ending. The author makes you think you finally know how its going to end in one chapter, and in the next one, poof, your theory is out the window. I love novels that keep me guessing, so this was a plus for me.  
The only problem I had with the novel and the protagonist in general was her indecisiveness; yes she has awesome powers, but she's too scared to use them. Yes she likes this guy, but.. she doesn't want to hurt the other guy's feelings and ends up leading him on. It's like her decisions always make her end up in the worst possible scenario.  
I wished I had gotten to know some other characters more, such as Jace and his siblings. Yes they're always with Dez but I just wished we had a chance to read about the backstory of their family. Other than that, I would say that the author has done a marvelous job at keeping me hooked and on the edge of my seat throughout the whole novel. I'm also very excited to find out that there will be a second book to conclude this amazing story!

Steampunk? definitely steamy!! 


The Grand Prize 
So what do you think? don't you want to just get this book as soon as possible?
You get multiple chances of winning an ebook copy of this book through many of the blog tour steps, and for the last stop on the tour, you get a chance to win the GRAND PRIZE, which includes:

A print copy of Destiny's Fire
A bookmark
A signed bookplate
An Egyptian/Steampunk necklace
Where to find more about the author/book:
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  1. Oooo sounds interesting. And I am LOVIN the necklace! hehe Great job! :)

  2. This book seems to be awesome, everything I see about it is positive! Thanks for hosting this tour and for the giveaway too!


  3. Haven't read any steampunk yet, but hopefully this will be my first one :)
    I hope Dez is more decisive by the end of the book - I'm curious to see how everything turns out!

  4. No one should be afraid to use their powers. For Pete's Sake, they're powers! Kick butt with them! :D

  5. Ohh love that necklace. Sounds like a fun one to check out!

  6. did u girls chasnge the layout?? tnx 4review

  7. Beautiful review - makes me want to pick up the book now!

  8. I am seriously excited about this book!! The neclace is beautiful!! I would almost rush out to buy that to wear while reading the book!! I have not read a lot of steampunk but what I have, I have LOVED!!!