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Destiny

(Destiny #1)

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4.24  ·  Rating details ·  127 ratings  ·  43 reviews
Gabriella is a witch. The problem is, she doesn't remember. She repressed the memories of her powers years ago when her mother was murdered. Now, the warlock who was responsible for her mother's death has set his sights on Gabriella. He is determined to use her fear to turn her to the dark side of magick…even if it kills her. Her mother's spirit is reaching out to warn her ...more
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Published August 11th 2011 by Smashwords Edition (first published January 18th 2011)
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Stephanie
May 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Tiffani:


I have to say that I've read my fair share of books in my life time but this one is a first! Laura definitely has the gift of story telling with the way she describes everything. She really makes you feel like you were witnessing every word first hand.

Ever wonder what it would be like for a teenager to come to terms with the fact that she's a witch when every fiber of her being doesn't want to accept it? Destiny brings you to that place with that teenager. It takes you over the journey t
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Once
Jan 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
Destiny is a wonderful read. Ms. DeLuca does a wonderful job describing each character and their surroundings. There were times where it was so real that I honestly felt like I was there. The characters were great. They all had their own special purpose in the book and they came together beautifully.

Gabriella’s (Gabby) mother was murdered when she was just a little girl. Gabby knows that she is special, but is in denial and doesn’t want to realize who she really is. Darron, a witch and a close f
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Larissa brunken
Feb 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
Gabriella ( Gabby) is trying to be an average teenage girl. Her mother died when she was young, and her father is an alcoholic. Gabriella begins having odd dreams. She knows she is different but her memory blocks her from her true Destiny of a witch.

Darron is in love with Gabriella. He wants to protect her at all costs and is drawn to Gabby. Darron spends his time trying to keep his powers under control and somewhat hidden in fear of scaring off Gabby.

Darron begins having strange dreams where he
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Angela Kinder
May 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal
Gabriella, whose mother was murdered, must embrace her magick that she feared in order to save herself and her friends' lives. Along comes Darron, another witch, who has been in love with Gabriella for as long as he can remember. They need to get together and combine what they know in order to fight whatever is keeping them from completely opening themselves up to each other and the magick within. Battles are many, lives are lost, and tears are shed. I thought the characters had lots of... chara ...more
Maria
Jul 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
The story is about Gabriella. It is a story of love, friendship, religion, triumph, believing, and good versus evil. Always remember kids, good always wins over evil.

Gabriella is in high school, she wants to be like everyone else but she isn't. She is very different. Her mother was murdered when she was a little girl and she lives with her alcoholic father. Gabby, as everyone calls her is special, but doesn't realize the full extent of her abilities.

Gabby's mother was murdered when she was just
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Lisa Markson
Sep 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Destiny
By Laura DeLuca

I was given a copy of Destiny by Laura DeLuca in exchange for an honest review.  I absolutely loved this wonderful story.   The cover of this book was absolutely beautiful and the white rose was deplicted in the story. It was well developed and fast paced.  Laura took her time in creating each and everyone of her characters.  The characters of Gabriella, Darron, Flora, Shelly and Monte were so intense that you were able to feel their emotions and couldn't he
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Ana (Owl Always Be Reading)
May 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
Destiny is a wonderful read. Ms. DeLuca does a wonderful job describing each character and their surroundings. There were times where it was so real that I honestly felt like I was there. The characters were great. They all had their own special purpose in the book and they came together beautifully.

Gabriella’s (Gabby) mother was murdered when she was just a little girl. Gabby knows that she is special, but is in denial and doesn’t want to realize who she really is. Darron, a witch and a close f
...more
Stacy Evans
Apr 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, wicca-pagan
A really great book, very well written. The characters really come alive!
Gabrielle
May 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
My mom wrote this book, but even if she didn't I would still love this story. its fun book about witches. The next one is even better and I got to read it first
Tami Parrington
May 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
A real gem, Destiny is a story of growth and friendship as well as a wonderful fantasy for YA and OA (old adults like me).
Disincentive/Feta
Apr 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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I have written this review like, 3 times already. First one on my phone, then it broke down and I wrote it once again… And my phone broke for the second time. Hi, I’m the lucky one. So here’s the third review – that’s why it took me so long.

I haven’t fangirled over a book so much since I read Harry Potter for the first time. Writing a review for this one is just hard as there WASN’T A SINGLE T
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Darlene
Jul 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This story was very entertaining with some pagan roots and earth magic about a young girl who does not know she is a witch as her mother was murdered due to a curse by an evil warlock.
Although it does not necessarily reflect true witchcraft,paganism and wicca,it makes a very interesting story and keep in mind if You are a witch-it is fictional.
It shows how someone who is power hungry will become evil and attack innocent people in order to steal their power.He murdered this young witch's mother
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Mindy
Jun 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
In”Destiny” we meet Darron and Gabriella and their friends who eventually make up their coven, even though they are mortal. Darron and Gabriella are witches, although it takes a while for Gabriella to admit it to herself or anyone else. During this story they face an evil witch who is trying to convert them to evil or kill them, and boy is there a whopper of a twist in this novel.. well several but one that totally came out of left field.

This series has a little bit of everything for everyone.
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A.R. Von
Jan 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
An exciting, magical and vividly written YA paranormal romance that many fans of the genre will sure enjoy!

Gabrielle lost her mother many years ago and though unaware, her memories right along with her. These memories are of very great importance to her wellbeing as well as the wellbeing of many others around her because right along with her memories, are her powers which also remain hidden deep and she requires them both if she is to survive. Now she just needs to learn and accept her true call
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Rita
May 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I was unable to put this book down. It was a unusual story that kept my mind moving. i had to find out what was to happen. The book cover is beautiful. The story is about a girl who discovers she is a witch. She has many secrets to find out about herself and falls in love in the process. I recommend it to anyone who wants to read a great story with the magic involved, love and suspense.
Maryann
May 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book is truly amazing! I bought it last night and I already finished it. I stayed up all night! Its the story of a witch struggling to come to terms with her magic, but its also a story of friendship and love. Its a story of overcoming stereotypes and coming to terms with who you are, whether that's a witch or a young gay teen. I can't wait for the sequel!
Patty
Jul 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I love the cover and it sounds awesome cant wait to get my hands on it....
Susan Franklin
May 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone I know.
I thought it was great. I can't wait till I can read Phantom.
Sandy
Jun 05, 2012 marked it as to-read
Daughter is excited to read soon. Sounds interesting!
Angelique
Feb 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned-on-gobii
Gabby is your everyday average teen, trying to fight her way through high school. Normal in just about every way. She doesn’t quite fit in (who does by the way?). She has a crush on the cute guy. The mean girl is bullying her, and she comes out of a not so perfect home. When all of a sudden her world comes crashing down. Now she finds out she is a witch, and is supposed to take down the big bad guy. Darron on the other hand is anything but normal. He seems to be wise beyond his years. Cold and d ...more
Tiana Dalichov
Jul 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! Witches and magick aren't really my cup of tea in YA novels these days, but this novel sure kept me interested! The mythology behind the story was so unique and it was a little refreshing after all the vampires and werewolves prancing around (not that I don't love them too hahah).

The characters in this story were so rich! The Spanish/Hispanic names were all really interesting and pretty cool. My favorite character was probably Darron because he's so powerful, yet
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Tiff Fouks
Feb 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I have to say that I've read my fair share of books in my life time but this one is a first! Laura definitely has the gift of story telling with the way she describes everything. She really makes you feel like you were witnessing every word first hand.

Ever wonder what it would be like for a teenager to come to terms with the fact that she's a witch when every fiber of her being doesn't want to accept it? Destiny brings you to that place with that teenager. It takes you over the journey that she
...more
Shelly Hammond
Mar 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is a fantastic book. From the very first chapter you are sucked into right into the lives of the characters. Throughout the story you learn more and more about the characters and begin to feel as if you know them personally. There are times you may wish you could reach right in the pages and give them a bit of smack on the head and other times you wish you could give them a great big hug. The author does a brilliant job of bringing the characters to life so that you really care what happens ...more
Jacque Brant
Jun 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant author!! The Destiny series is one not to miss and a must read!! Laura DeLuca puts it together in a great package. Her characters are so full of life and once you've been reading, you feel as if you're in the book. I love this author!! My reviews are short. I don't go into detail. You need to read the book for that. But she can tell one hell of a story. And you won't stop until you've hit the last page. Her descriptions of characters and places are so vivid. I just cannot give her enou ...more
Tofu Fairy
May 22, 2012 rated it liked it
For a young adult (read 12-15 year olds) book, this one is not half bad. It is the author's 1st book to the best of my knowledge too, so that should be taken into consideration. I was able to finish it and it kept my attention well enough that I want to read the next book in the series. It was a bit generic in its description of things and feelings but I enjoyed the ending immensely and the earth magic touched a chord in my heart as well. I only recommend this book to adult readers IF you are st ...more
Crystal
May 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jealousy, murder, love and magick made Destiny a really good read.
I seriously got into this book. Out of the few books I've read that contained witchcraft, I haven't had the pleasure of reading one with Wicca in it. Having known people who study Wicca and reading about it made this story so much more enjoyable for me. Laura took such care with detail with the spells she used and she set the scenes up to allow the reader to experience the powers at work (so to speak). My only complaint is that I
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Gina's Library
Oct 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2012
This book is book 1 in a 2 book series. I read this book for Promotional Book Tours.

I personally love to read books on paranomal with witches and Wiccan. This book was a quick read and the story flowed beautifully.

Gabriella has blocked out the memories of being a witch when her mother died. While she is coming to terms with her true identity she gives into the love of a friend. Being a witch is more than just spells and power. It's also about love and finding who your true friends are.

I can't w
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Christina Silcox
Oct 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I was so impressed with this book! I loved the characters and the interactions between them. Gabriella and Darron have the makings of an epic romance and I cant wait to see how they evolve. I love the idea of true soulmates that span lifetimes. I am excited to see how Gabriella and Darron, along with their friends, overcome the evil that is headed their way.
Melanie Ramey
Feb 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
The story of Gabriella and Darron was great! I liked the story the author told. It kept me wanting to read further and further to see what was going to happen to them. Good book for the younger generation! Way to go Laura DeLuca! Excellent book!
Gloria Defeo
Sep 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is such a great book! I am so glad I found it. There are not many books out there that cast witches in a good light, but this one does. I love how the author weaved in real elements of wicca in with the fantasy. Very well done and definitely worth the $.99 I paid for it!
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Laura “Luna” DeLuca lives at the beautiful Jersey shore with her four children and multiple cats. Her works include romantic thrillers, paranormal fiction, contemporary romance, and young adult. Visit her website at www.authorlauradeluca.blogspot.com for more information.

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