Title: Destiny’s Fire
Author: Trisha Wolfe
Publication: January 10th 2012 by Omnific Publishing
Received: Bought on Kindle
Rating: 3 out of 5
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.
A more steampunked version of The Mortal Instruments. There are plenty of similarities I began drawing when reading Destiny’s Fire. Jace. Jace. Jace. Jace. And yeah, that’s all my mind kept wrapping around. There is only enough room in my mind for one Jace and so this one ended up a bit blurry and a bit of an annoyance in my head every time his name came up in the book, which was a lot.
I liked Dez a lot though. I liked her spirit and her fire, and the way she doesn’t just swoon over boys because she knows she can beat them up if she has to.
Unfortunately, most of this book exists in a training room, and there’s mention of tattoos, and so it’s just . . . these unoriginal things caught me off guard with this one. I like the story line because it had a lot of potential but the elements of other books crossing into this one really drove me up a wall.
The steampunk elements were fantastic and the writing was solid. The characters all played their parts well and I think the societal issues were very remnant of dystopian books, which was also a turn on for me.
I like that Dez wasn’t willing to do anything blindly and that made her stand out more for me. I like that Jace held back and held back until Lana finally told him to do something and when he did he chose the wrong time and wrong place to do it.
I’m still looking forward to more of this series, it’s not everyday someone writes about Egyptian Shapeshifters, which is based off of actual mythology which always makes me squee.
All in all this was a good book to get on Kindle and I’m glad I downloaded it.