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Lily has always been plagued by dreams; she dreams of another place and time, a place of pure beauty and light that suddenly erupts into fire and destruction. Then, there is a man with the haunting blue eyes that seem to look right through her very soul.

In one fateful afternoon Lily learns that the dreams are more real than she could’ve ever imagined. They are a link to wh
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Paperback, 330 pages
Published February 13th 2013 by CreateSpace (first published January 1st 2012)
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Amber
I have wanted to read Destined for quite a while, the cover alone is intriguing and after reading it I know what it stands for. I could tell Jenna Pizzi put a lot of thought and creativity in this story, I mean I would never come up with relics, mayan ruins and The Flower of Life all coming together. Each time Lilly was revealed something from her past or destined future, I felt like there was a new twist, I loved reading each new dilemma unfold and all the drama that surrounded each new chapter ...more
Steph at  Starry Night Book Reviews
“Kill them. I don’t get it. Aren’t they immortal?” She asked him “Nothing is truly immortal, Lily. We don’t have time like the Earth realm dose, so we age slower.”

Romantic and action packed.

Destined will leave you breathless and wanting more, Jenna really knows how to pull you into a story and then kill you with a cliffhanger! I can’t wait for the 2nd book. I love the strong characters and the challenges they come to face. The story was wonderful I did not even realize I was at the end of the
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D.
My first comment after reading the first chapter of this book was “Who the crap is Jenna Pizzi?”Ok Ok Truthfully I called her Jenny Pizza or something like that. LOL! I go to Jodie and ask her to get me some info on this little Author. I will however tell you now, I will never forget her name now! Impact will always leave traces!!! From start to finish I am in the middle of action, love, friendship, decisions, impending battle till the very end! Then the Author smacks me with a giant cliffhanger ...more
Nereid
No No No, I kept pressing the buttons on my kindle and there were no more pages left but there has to be, it just can't end like that. Talk about one doozy of a cliff hanger ending, I couldn't quite believe it happened, where did they go? I was captivated by Lilly from Chapter 1 and found myself on a roller coaster ride of tumultuous emotions. She is a gatekeeper, a mix of dark and light destined to seal the gates and save the realms or if she chooses the dark then she will destroy them. No pres ...more
Heidi
I received this book from the author for an honest review.

What a fantastic new look into the realms of Heaven, Hell, Angels and the Underworld. This book explores myths and legends that come alive right on the page. A new twist on creation and the past battles for world domination on Angelic levels, the Author has left nothing to chance. A doomsday thriller that is unique and different. The Author's rich writing style and character development make this a well rounded story that will have you pu
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Merisha28
I received this book in exchange for a honest review ~WaAr~

Wow, I could not put this book done! Three men and I can't decide if I love Samil, Seth or Keith. Argh... decisions decisions!! Their is also the dark doppleganger Caleb that is bad boy mysterious. What can I say about Lily? She is an awesome female lead in this book which is left at a cliffhanger. Darn those but love them since I am antsy for the next one. This is a great paranormal romance adventure! I love it! I can't wait to see what
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Amanda Kieckbusch-Brown
Jenna did an amazing job with this book. After I finished, I sat there and stared at the cover. Once you read it, you will understand what it all means. Everything was so well thought out and even her past/future was explained where you didn’t get lost. Lots of characters, but they all play a major part in this series and it’s so easy to tell who is who.

Lilly, her best friend Amy, her human boyfriend Keith, a healer Tangela (who I wanted to punch a few times), and Seth a warrior set to protect L
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Autumn
I received this book from the author to give an honest review.

This is one of those books, that will have you from the very beginning. You will want to stay up all night to finish this book, and then be a bit sad when it ends.

Destined is about a girl name Lilly who never knew she was different or had a destiny in life. All she knows is that she has crazy dreams that she normally can not remember until now. All of a sudden she is thrown into a whole new world of daemons, and fighting for good agai
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Claire Taylor
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Lily has always been plagued by dreams; she dreams of another place and time, a place of pure beauty and light that suddenly erupts into fire and destruction. Then, there is a man with the haunting blue eyes that seem to look right through her very soul.

Having lost her parents in a tragic house fire, her parents best friends took Lily in. Her dreams have been put down to her traumatic past, and over the years Lily, with the h
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Kendall {Book Crazy}
I had such mixed feelings while reading this book! Too be honest I don't know whether I loved it or liked it! There were times while I was reading it where I was dying to read on and then there were times when I just wanted to put it down! I was a little up and down with the plot as well too be honest! I really enjoyed it to start with and then by the end it had me slightly confused and it took me a while to wrap my head around it! Also, this book had my pet hate in it! The dreaded, "I am" inste ...more
Pamela
this is a VERY good book this book captivated me from the beginning!!!
Lilly has had dreams for as long as she can remember, they have haunted her. Lilly was raised by humans though she is born from Light and Dark..she has a major journey ahead of her. She finds out more about her dreams and why she keeps having them. Lilly is the Gatekeeper of all the Realms... Maidstone (heaven) and Hyvania (hell) have been having battles to see who would take over all the realms. Lilly must use her magic and a
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Jenna Pizzi
Aug 17, 2012 Jenna Pizzi rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)


Lilly is haunted by her dreams. She finds herself lost in a world that seems familiar, yet so distant. Then there is the familiar stranger with the spellbinding blue eyes. She can forget herself in those eyes. When he touches her, she can feel him as he caresses her skin. When she wakes up, she feels as though a piece of her soul is missing.
On one fateful afternoon, while on her way to meet her best friend Amy, and her boyfriend Keith, she is nearly killed when a car tries to run her down. Fr
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Cara
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This book puts love triangles to shame, this was like a love...square?

Lilly is happily living her life as a student. She lives at a boarding school with her lifelong friend as her roommate. Her parents died when she was young, so her friends parents have kept her since then. She has a wonderful boyfriend named Keith. He's not the kind of boyfriend who gives her butterflies in her stomach, but he is safe, sweet, and stable.

Then, one day she
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Brianna Lee
“Destined” by Jenna Pizzi
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Even though I have read Heaven vs. Hell and Angels vs. Demons style books before, I found “Destined” to be unique in its own way. I liked the way Author Jenna Pizzi wrote this story and created ideas and twists to make it an original angel vs. demon story. Overall, I give “Destined” 4.5 STARS and recommend it to all Paranormal Romance readers.
Lilly is just a normal college girl, with her biggest issue
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Stephanie

I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review.
When I first started reading this book I was drawn in by the mystery of it all, and the concept was really cool. I feel like I have read a lot of books about the end of the world and the fight of good vs evil and I don't want to fault the author for that cause that really isn't her fault and I will say this story had a different spin to it and a few things that set it apart. The pace started off good and I was trucking
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Heather Alexander
I was given this book in return for an honest review. Lily has dreams, dreams that start out in a beautiful world and end up a nightmare of burning and ruin and blue eyes searing into her. Lily finds out she has a destiny to fulfill. She finds that she is from the dark and the light, she is the gatekeeper to the realms. Her destiny is to find the relics of the Flower of life so she can close the gates before the underrealm destroys everything and everyone. She has those working against her and t ...more
Pam
After Lilly gets saved by a stranger she finds out the dreams that have always plagued her may not just be dreams. The places she dreams of that are so beautiful that always end up bad are real. She is the key to finding relics and closing the gate to keep both places from destruction. She also has to deal with two brothers who both love her and have known her forever. One is for the light and one is for the dark both love and want her. Her life has become very complicated.

This is one book you w
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Wendy C
Destined by Jenna Pizzi was about a girl (Lily) who finds out that she is the Gatekeeper to the realms. Lily must find the Flower of Life relics so that she can close the gateway before the under realm takes over and destroys the other realms. Lily’s love life is a bit complicated because you have her human boyfriend Keith, her warrior, Seth and her soul mate Samil who she has feelings for. (Seth and Samil are brothers who have always vied for Lily’s love) You also have Caleb who could also beco ...more
Janie
I was given this book by the author in return for an honest review.
WOW!!! This was an excellent book. From start to finish the author has drawn into the book along with the character's I hadn't read the blurb for this before reading and was actually quite shocked as two of the main character's are called Lilly and Caleb (which happen's to be 2 of my own children's names) Also one of the places they go to is called Maidstone which isn't far from where I live lol
This book ends onn a cliff hanger a
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Lauren
I was gifted a copy of this book by the author. This review may contain spoilers. Lily is in college and meets a few people she is sure she knows. As the story continues you find out she is the gate keeper and has to save the world from darkness. Lily has three boyfriends, one is her soul mate, one her warrior and then there is the human. The book does end on a cliff hanger! I hope she figures out which boyfriend she wants and is able to save the day ;) WaAR
N. Kuhn
The aspect of this book is unlike your average paranormal book. It's the balance between good and evil and the one person who can help keep it. Lilly has a huge destiny ahead of her. The story captures you from the beginning and holds your interest. Angels, Demons, Fate, much much more. It was a great read.
Jamie Turner-norton
So I absolutely loved this book. The characters are awesome, the plot is amazing & draws you in until the very end. I cannot wait to read the next book!
-A
Great book! Must read!
Laura
I was generous with the two stars here because I really liked where this story could have gone.

Lilly is the gatekeeper of the realms and apparently has been keeping them sealed over and over again. All the while she managed to fall in love with two brothers Seth and Samil who are constantly fighting over her.

This one started really strong for me and then went downhill from there. She claimed to "love" three guys but I honestly couldn't believe her connection to any of them. There were also just
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Nereid
No No No, I kept pressing the buttons on my kindle and there were no more pages left but there has to be, it just can't end like that. Talk about one doozy of a cliff hanger ending, I couldn't quite believe it happened, where did they go? I was captivated by Lilly from Chapter 1 and found myself on a roller coaster ride of tumultuous emotions. She is a gatekeeper, a mix of dark and light destined to seal the gates and save the realms or if she chooses the dark then she will destroy them. No pres ...more
S. Policar
*I received this book via Lady Amber’s Tours in exchange for an Honest Review*

This book has potential.. The story has a great concept behind it.. But… It needs a lot of work to bring out the full potential of the story…
One thing in this book that irked the hell out of me was after the reader is told Lilly has to get the Flower of Life… it is forever deemed FoL after that.. NO ONE would say FoL in a conversation especially not some immortal beings, nor would it be deemed as such in the narration,
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Zoey Sweete

YA is not my normal genre to read but as I have now picked up others I normally don’t I thought I’d give it a spin. Destined took my breath away from chapter one. Lilly, I fell in love with, and Samil and Seth, I couldn’t have asked for more. I must say after reading Jenna Pizzi’s first book, I wasn’t expecting such a fantasy filled book from her, but I will be seeking out part 2 when it arrives. The characters are believable, the world is described in just enough detail, and the ending will lea
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Marsha
Destined by Jenna Pizzi is a terrific book. Lilly thinks she is a normal teenage college student who has a couple extra voices in her head and dreams. Turns out she is not normal, nor a teenager. She is the Gatekeeper and is Destined to continue to relive her life to protect humans from evil. This is suspenseful, emotional, mysterious and intriguing. I cannot wait to see where we go next.
Shaun Martin
This book was so boring. The text even read like a childs book. Wish I could return for a refund, especially since I could not finish it.
Sarah Randall
What a fantastic book. I totally wish i was Lilly!! I cant wait for book two
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I see pictures and images that come alive in my mind. That's where my stories come from. I have the innate ability to be able to hit the pause button and then continue on when I want to see what happens.
I have been a storyteller my entire life. In the times when I was in need of an escape, I was able to create a world of my own to hide for a while.
I have dealt with many traumatic life events i
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