Title: Destiny Binds
Author: Tammy Blackwell
First published March 3, 2011
232 pages, Paperback
ISBN: 9781460918685 (ISBN10: 1460918681)
Lena Anderson has always been a practical girl who trusts in science and her affection for her best friend, Max. But everything changes when Lena meets the enigmatic and intriguing Julian.
Julian believes in fate, magic, and Lena. Lena is soon introduced to the world of supernatural beings, including Shifters who can turn into wolves or coyotes and Seers who can read people’s thoughts and emotions with a touch.
As Lena delves deeper into this new world, she begins to question everything she thought she knew about herself and her relationships. With danger lurking around every corner, Lena must decide whether to trust in her logical mind or embrace the destiny that Julian believes is waiting for them.
About the Author
I’m someone who loves to read, spend time at the library, write stories, and I’m also a big fan of Joss Whedon’s work.
Destiny Binds by Tammy Blackwell is a young adult paranormal romance novel that was first published on March 3, 2011. Blackwell is a popular author of several other novels that have been widely received by readers in this genre.
The book tells the story of a young girl, who is thrown into a world of magic and supernatural powers, after discovering that she is a werewolf. The protagonist, Maggie Quinn, is a high school student who discovers that she is a werewolf, and subsequently, she is forced to attend a school for supernatural beings.
The plot follows her journey and the challenges she faces in a world that is entirely new to her. The story is set in the small town of Dunwoody, Georgia, which gives the novel a cozy and familiar atmosphere.
One of the strengths of Destiny Binds is Blackwell’s ability to create a unique magical world that is different from the well-known werewolf and supernatural narratives. Her writing is captivating and showcases her talent for creating a relatable character with depth and authenticity.
The plot is well-paced, and the character development is impressive. Maggie’s growth as a character is gradual and realistic, making her relatable to young readers aged 12 and above.
However, the book does not offer anything new to the genre, and the use of familiar tropes might make it predictable for readers who are familiar with this genre. Additionally, some of the plot points could have been better developed, especially toward the end of the novel.
Overall, Destiny Binds is an engaging and entertaining read that will appeal to fans of young adult paranormal romance novels. The novel is perfect for readers who seek an escape into a world of magic, mystery, and teenage romance.
We would recommend this book to young adults and anyone else who is interested in this genre. We score this book three and a half stars out of five.
The score reflects the strengths and weaknesses of the book, with a focus on the quality of writing, character development, pacing, plot structure, and themes. While it’s not perfect, Destiny Binds is still an enjoyable and inspiring read.