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Haunted Destiny

4.26  ·  Rating Details ·  34 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Destiny Dove is the only survivor of a tragic car crash that killed her parents and baby brother. A teen uprooted from her home, she is forced to live with her New Age Grandmother whom she’s been taught her entire life to fear. If that’s not enough Destiny soon discovers she has developed the family gift of being able to see and talk to ghosts, The Shade Sight, her grandmo ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published September 9th 2009 by Hearts on Fire Books
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Jennifer Treviño
Spooky Awesomeness!
There are so many reasons why I loved this story! The storyline is a mixture of traditional hauntings with an eclectic twist. While the plot is not overly complicated it is very entertaining in a spine tingling way. The characters are eccentric & pull you in. And what a finale! A terrific young adult paranormal tale I will enjoy sharing with my kids!
Kim Bishop
May 19, 2015 Kim Bishop rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The story begins in 1815 with a psycho man killing his daughter because he thinks she is a witch! Not quite sure where this story will take me, this part of the story picks up again later in the book. Then we arrive in the present time with a happy family of four on vacation and they get into a car accident! Destiny, the teenage daughter, is the only one conscious after the wreck and is trying to help her baby brother out of his restraints when she is yanked out by her ankles only to then witnes ...more
Feb 24, 2013 Elissa rated it it was amazing
First off, let me just say that while I have enjoyed many books here recently, but to just say I loved this book, well it just doesn't cut it. Haunted Destiny is a Young Adult Paranormal Fiction, with some hint of romance. If you like a good ghost story, you are going to love this book.

Destiny Dove is in a tragic accident, losing her mother, father, and little brother, who she tries desperately to save. Suddenly orphaned, Destiny finds herself living with her estranged grandmother. Now I must sa
Nov 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
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The prologue is gripping. It’s so horrific that you can’t help but be sucked into the story.

Destiny is unique to say the least. Her whole world has changed since her family’s death. She meets her Grandmother Rose for the first time. Destiny’s mother had been estranged from her mother. Destiny has grown up with a prejudice against Rose but she puts it aside and keeps an open mind.

Destiny wants to make some friends before school begins. She meets Jake and Amy out
Karen Fuller
Oct 06, 2010 Karen Fuller rated it it was amazing
I purchased this book expecting a YA ghostly romance, and I got so much more. I really enjoyed Destiny's story. Kelly Abell spun a chillingly realistic tale, and a very good read. I highly recommend it.
Valerie Mcqueen
Jan 09, 2013 Valerie Mcqueen rated it it was amazing
Haunted Destiny by Kelly Abell


This book was provided free from the author in exchange for honest literary review.
Michelle McQueen
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Destiny had her while world changed with the accident. Being the only person in her family to survive, she is now sent to live with her grandma. The same grandma she was never allowed to see. The sane grandma her mother thought was a witch.
Settling in with her grandmother Rose, Destiny realizes that there truly is something to the story
Jenifer Ruff
Nov 06, 2014 Jenifer Ruff rated it it was amazing
Haunted Destiny is a smoothly written spooky story. After a car crash kills her family, Destiny Dove is sent to live with her Grandmother, whom she hardly knows. Destiny soon discovers that her mother hid a family secret, one Destiny unknowingly inherited. With patience and wisdom, the grandmother teaches her to use her newly discovered gift. Meanwhile, Jake, the kind and handsome boy from down the road, does his best to help Destiny adjust to her new surroundings. But with Jake comes Amy, his j ...more
Grammy 1
Dec 30, 2009 Grammy 1 rated it it was amazing
picked up Kelly Abells book as I saw it on a forum and wanted to be able to give myself and my grandchildren something fun to read and yet have it believeable...I always read first for content and just thought how wonderful this story was and how creative the writer...
Destiny is a young girl who was suddenly touched by tragedy. In a car accident that claimed her mother, father and baby brother she is taken from her rather elite home and moves to a trailer with a grandmother she never knew.

Susan Ritter
Dec 17, 2015 Susan Ritter rated it it was amazing
Hauntingly amazing!!!!!
I loved this book!!! Yes it's a YA, yes I'm an adult, and yes I was hooked from the prologue. Please please please I want more books about Destiny, her friends, family, and others.... I was enthralled from the beginning to the end, I love the strong writing, the story flows so smoothly.  A must read for YAs and Adults if you are looking thriller, but the bonus is life lessons, relationships, love, ok some gross horror, supernatural and sooooo much more. 
Mar 03, 2010 ♦Jennifer♦ rated it liked it
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Overall, this is something I would recommend for those on the younger end of the YA spectrum. Being closer to Destiny's age might help the reader like and/or understand Destiny better. The characters were consistent, and the story was solid. I just wish that Destiny would've been more assertive, or that it went a little more in depth to why the furniture was being haunted.

You'll soon be able to see the full review at Literary Escapism.
Nov 10, 2012 Lauren rated it it was ok
Overall the story was pretty boring and dragged on, it never got really exciting. I felt that the characters were pretty bland.
Caroline Rolley
Mar 03, 2013 Caroline Rolley rated it really liked it
The "final battle" and the ending felt really rushed compared to the rest of the book but it was a good read.
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Kelly is the author of thirteen novels. She writes young adult thrillers as well as adult romance, romantic suspense and paranormal romance. She writes about gripping characters in tense situations that keep a reader turning the pages. The greatest compliment she can receive is for someone to say they lost sleep because they just couldn't put one of her books down. She also spends a great deal of ...more
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