Friday, May 8, 2015

Review:The Danger of Destiny by Leigh Evans

Book Blurb:


There are very few days off when you're on an epic quest. Believe me, I know. I'm Hedi Peacock--one half Fae, the other were--and if being a half-breed with one foot in each world isn't tough enough to manage, there are the four chambers of my heart to consider. The one who holds the strings? Robson Trowbridge, the Alpha of Creemore. If I had my way, he and I would be locked in a bedroom, for eternity, but a pressing family matter needs my attention. It's true what they say: A woman's work is never done.


My twin brother is being held captive by the Old Mage in another realm. Lo and behold, as soon as Trowbridge and I arrive in Merenwyn, we're separated in spectacular, dramatic fashion--and I'm left to figure out how to maintain the fragile balance between my Fae magic and my wolf's blood in a realm that cries to both. Not easy, particularly when I'm keeping an iron-grip on my temper so as not to?dispatch?with extreme prejudice the odd wizard or?smart-mouthed mutt servant who crosses my path. My mama never told me there'd be days like these, but I'm not going down without a fight…or my mate. ?

My Review:

3 Out Of 5 Stars

Genre: Faeries, Werewolves, Royal-Court, Another-World, Supernatural--

Heidi may have bitten off more than she can chew this time, with the fate of those she loves hanging over her head. At least this time Trowbridge is in the Faerie land, Merenwyn, with her. But danger lurks everywhere, not just from the fae that want to stop her from destroying the black mage, but from the werewolf pack that Trowbridge left behind when he returned home. Heidi has just one try to get things right while everything is out to watch her fail.

This is the last book in the series and it really went out with a bang. The story picks up right where the last one must have left off (which unfortunately I have not read yet, but I must now since there is a giant gap in the story which is filled in a little bit by Heidi's narration at the start of the book). Heidi and Trowbridge are stuck in faerie with all kinds of baddies after them and only the clothes on their back to protect them. I would recommend reading all the book sin the series in order to get a full picture because each book build on the other. Yes I know I am a cheater and did not read book 3, but I did read 1 and 2 and enjoyed them immensely. The books are full of magic, adventure, humor, werewolves and the fight of good versus evil. I guess I would classify them as a supernatural romance, but they are not full of the lust and angst of most romances, almost making it an urban fantasyish romance.

Heidi is absolutely hysterical as the narrator. She tells the truth like it is, even if it is not pretty or nice and she puts her own brand of humor on to, even if it is highly inappropriate for the situation. I think hands down my favorite was of this book was when she had the inner monologue with her wolf for the first time. It was hysterical and I found myself laughing out loud in public (never a good thing when attempting to look sane). Heidi’s emotions are real and close to the surface, making her a relatable character. I do enjoy Heidi’s ADD tangents where she goes off about nothing (or Trowbridge’s many physical attributes) for a paragraph or so because I find myself doing that all the time. Heidi seems like she would be the worst hero, but she actually is great because she has a strong moral compass and never gives up in the face of adversity. I find it interesting that she is Heidi as well as wolf and fae, as if three different people live and communicate inside her shell. I wonder if all wolves or fae are like this or she is just an anomaly.

This story was a little darker than the first two have been, with death and destruction of innocents occurring all around. It was a little hard to watch how Heidi had to come to terms with the idea of Trowbridge not being a hero, but just human, as well as the thought of either one of them dying. Even though this was a romance-fantasy-adventure, there was a lot of realism that came through the pages. I loved the ending, which was the most perfect ending to any series ever. I have enjoyed this series and I look forward to more by this author…Maybe a spin off?

I received this title from the publishers in exchange for my honest review.

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