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Destiny's Fire

(Kythan Guardians #1)

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  1,538 ratings  ·  201 reviews
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. As the Narcolym airships approach, Dez and her friends rebel again ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published January 10th 2012 by Omnific Publishing (first published January 8th 2012)
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Dec 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, ebook
As a new steampunk novel, Destiny's Fire delivers with a lot of action, steamy scenes and a fantastic futuristic setting. On the brink of extinction, enemy races Narcolym and Shythe are going to have to learn to live with each other, because Haven Falls' protective barrier has come down.

While I had difficulty at the start, I ended up captivated by the world that Trish has built. Right from the beginning we're thrown into this world with Nacrolyms, Shythe, and the intriguing history surrounding t
Victoria Scott
Jun 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing
In a nutshell, DESTINY'S FIRE made me hate Trisha Wolfe. I'm talking SERIOUS hate--like fuming, loathing, hair-ripping hatred that leads to chainsaws and lighter fluid. Basically, this book made me realize how far I have to go before I pen a book as brilliant as DESTINY'S FIRE. Hence the hate.

On the reals: I loved the main character, Dez, and her struggle to find her place in a chaotic, turbulent world. The book's steamy scenes are hot enough to make the Sahara shiver, and the writing is brilli
Mimi Valentine
If I love this book any more than I already do, I don't think it would be healthy! Destiny's Fire is one of those books you pick up not expecting much but end up loving unconditionally.

In Destiny's Fire, Trisha Wolfe creates one of the most unique, complex, and breathtaking stories you'll ever read about. At first the world may seem a little overwhelming, but you quickly get immersed in the thrilling world of the Kythan with their crazy-cool powers. There's also a fun steampunk element, too (wi
Sep 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Destiny's Fire is sizzling H-O-T!!

After reading Unveiled by Trisha Wolfe, I was so excited to read more of her work. She has an uncanny ability to draw in the reader and bring some major heat to the scenes.

Since this book isn't out until January, I am going to leave this spoiler free and tell you what you can expect out of this FANTASTIC book...

A kick arse protagonist with wit and spunk, some seriously delicious scenes that will leave you blushing, two major hotties who are night and day, a
Feb 09, 2012 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: People who aren't bothered by love triangles of the Bella-Jacob-Edward kind
Uuuugh, why? Please tell me why? Why would one ruin a gripping and fast-paced story, set in an imaginative and unique world with a stupid, painful and utterly unnecessary love triangle?!? God, I'm so mad. I really thought I was going to love this, because at first the story seemed so promising but no, of course there has to be a love triangle (and one of the worst kind) to rain on my parade. As soon as it was clear that there would be a LT everything went as expected. This story line is so old i ...more
Jun 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Destiny's Fire was one of the best young adult reads for me this year. Since it will not be released from Omnific Publishing until 2012, I'm not going to do a full review here. Just know, the characters are amazing and I SO want to be their friend. The plot twists into something I wasn't quite expecting, but did add to my emotional turmoil in a good way. Intrigue, suspense, action, strong male and female characters...this book has it all. The fantasy elements are unique from others I've read in ...more
Nov 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, read-in-2012
What can I say about Destiny's Fire? This is the type of book that makes me so happy to be part of the blogging community, because I'm not sure that I would have ever found it otherwise. And I'm going to warn you up front, I have major love for this book.

From the opening scene; fun, action-packed, and heated, I was hooked. The world in Destiny's Fire is what I'm going to call steampunk-light (I don't know if this is an actual word/phrase, but I'll go with it). Sometimes I find Steampunk books t
Lauren Hammond
Jun 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This book is fantastic! EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ IT!!! Seriously :)
Jun 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This isn't out yet, so, no spoilers:

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It's YA/steampunk goodness to the core. There is a love triangle, but it doesn't work the way you think it will...and I was unsure how it was going to go up until the very end! So hard to pick a team! (no but srsly Team Reese) (heh)
The dialogue is solid, very funny and authentic. The world the Kythan live in is realistic yet tinged with the steampunk/paranormal, which is so fun and cool to get into. Highly recommended. Get into
Elizabeth Isaacs
Aug 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Review to come, but all I can say is I LOVE Trisha Wolfe's writing!
Dec 23, 2011 rated it liked it
Similar Books: Cinder by Marissa Meyer, Half-Blood by Jennifer Armentrout

Destiny's Fire was for me what Jennifer L. Armentrout's books are for a lot of other people, I think - a quick, fun, fast-paced guilty pleasure with great worldbuilding and plenty of steamy romance. There were a lot of elements in this book that I don't normally like - a love triangle, [semi] insta-love, and a heroine that's totally unrealistic. But I've got to say that everything came together into a story that I devoured.
Feb 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Half-Blood and I Am Number Four
OH MY LORD!!! I'm amazed that this book was under my radar, but I am absolutely thrilled that I came across it! This was awesome, it was like Half-Blood and I Am Number Four mixed together into a brand new world! I have to say the book blurb does not do it justice, so I feel the need to write a detailed review. Wolfe has written a unique, exciting, sexy story that captivated me from beginning to end, and I absolutely loved it!

Dez lives with her mother, a member of the nearly-exctinct Kythan shap
Jana (My Messy Chapters)
::: Also posted on:

Last month, if you told me that I would have read a steampunk novel and end up LOVING it, then I would have laughed maniacally at your face and tell you to f*** off. Hell, if you told me that yesterday, I would have.

Let me see. I'll start with why I'm a little *wary* of this. Do any of you remember the old cover? Yep. The one with the girl with the bad haircut and a head too big? With the super scary NOT hot guy? Yep. That's the one. (
Nov 21, 2011 rated it liked it
So after reading one of the most anticipated reads of 2012, Destiny’s Fire and harbouring mixed feelings about it, I’ve decided to change the format of this review to my very rarely used Likes/Dislikes form.


Unique and Imaginative world
Wow. Seriously Wow. No more vampires, werewolves, mermaids and paranormal creatures of the sort. Instead, we have Kythans, who are shape-shifter descendants of guardians who watched over European Pharaohs. There are two races, the Narcolym and Shythe, the la
Sep 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Need book 2 NOW!!

Review: I must say that I honestly didn't know what to expect when I started reading this book. I knew I loved Trisha's writing from what I read in her short story Unveiled, but this was my first time reading a steampunk novel. But as soon as I started reading, all my worries flew away. Destiny's Fire grabbed me on page 1. Literally, and if you've read the book, you know why! Immediately in the story we meet Dez and the triplets - Jace, Lana, and Nick. We learn about th
Jul 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Destiny’s Fire is so UNIQUE! It was amazing! And complete thrill ride! It’s one my favorite steampunk stories, set in 2040, filled with shape-shifters descended from guardians to the Egyptian pharaohs. Wolfe’s love story bit added equal parts excitement and a lot sexy-times lol. Don’t worry about the love triangle thing. I love a good love story…just as long as it’s played out well. Destiny’s relationship with Reese and Jace is gradual and a genuine building. What I’ve learned throughout this wh ...more
Brandi Kosiner (Brandi Breathes Books)
Wow. That is the one word I'm left with!

Trish is a friend of mine, and I feel so lucky that I got to be a part of reading this story before it was published! I knew that Trish was talented, and she had amazing stories to share, and I'm so proud of her that she's on the shelves and more people get to read her awesomeness.

Destiny's fire was amazing. I love Dez's character. She has spunk and she's strong, all those traits that I admire and wish I had more of. She is relatable, and she has a great
May 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I totally loved this book..when i read it's on shape-shifter i really didn't expect a futuristic setup n shifters with abilitles of charge n flame.
And ofcourse Dez N Reese..ah i so loved them!Especialy Reese ..he's the FAMOUS badboy with hot looks making our girl swoon!LOL!
It has every element..mystery,romance,action,magic..what not!
Waiting for the next book in series eagerly!
Jul 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Seriously well written and unputdownable. I fell in love with the characters that Trish created and can't wait for the sequel. If you're a reader, you'll beg for more, and if you're a writer, you'll be inspired. The Crystal Pendulum so rocks!
Oh, this book was so addictive!
A very different type of steampunk novel.

The Good
- I liked the unique concept of descendants from Egyptian gods, the Kythan and Narcos. When I first saw "shape-shifter" in the synopsis, I thought it'd be somewhere along the lines of werewolves or something. However, that was not the case. These shape-shifters were completely different, and I loved the story behind their existence, as well as their cool powers.

- The steampunk aspect was a bit different in this book.
 ♥ Rebecca ♥
Jan 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout
I really loved this book! I think it deserves a 4.5/5. The premise was amazing, and the idea of the Kythan and their abilities and their world. And I love private school stories, even though that aspect of the story didnt last long, I enjoyed it. Destiny was an awesome heroine, I really loved her. There were times when I questioned some of her decisions, but she must have been very confused and scared, so I can forgive her, especially since things turned out well in the end.

I love Reese. He was
Rachel Harris
Jun 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Every once in a while, I come across a book that amazes me with its creativity. A book with such vivid world building that I’m shoved front and center into a fantasy world that, for a few hours, becomes more real than my own. A story that sucks me into a vortex of action, romance, laughter, and heartbreak, that simply makes me want to hide in a corner somewhere and not come up for air until the last page.

DESTINY’S FIRE is one of those books.

What makes it even more special is that Trisha Wolfe is
Dec 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I was excited about Destiny's Fire right off the bat and it did not disappoint at all. In fact, it exceeded expectations in every way! The more I read, the more excited about the story I got. Trisha Wolfe, created an awesome storyline, cool kick butt characters, and gadgets worthy of the steampunk title. So many of the 2012 debuts have such a huge hype surrounding them, and Destiny's Fire deserves all of it.

The story focuses around Dez and her three triplet friends. They are all members of the S
Jessica (BookRockGoddess) Bolton
I read this again and I loved it!!! This just gets better every time. It was the pick for the YTbook club over on youtube so I thought I would reread to refresh my memory. I am so glad they decided on this one because it was a blast to revist this world and its characters and I can't wait for the next book!!!!!!!!

Great first book and I cant wait to read more!!! Review to follow.

Wow this was so much better than I had anticipated. I found myself throughly sucked into this story from the very begin
Dec 02, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2012, young-adult
I don`t like ya love triangles. I don`t know why maybe cuz most of them are kind of like this:

We have a girl:
She`s not ugly but not beautiful either.
She`s funny and nice but... she`s nothing special. And boys didn`t notice her. She has a best friend, a boy who knows her entire life. Like Clary and Simon from TMI nad like Destiny`s Fire.

A guy - best friend
He loves her, she doesn`t know about this. He`s shy and he`s there always for her. And you know, he is funny, nice and handsome.

And we have
Jamie Manning
Jun 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing
DESTINY'S FIRE tells the story of Dez Harkly, a shape-shifting descendant to the Egyptian secret service. She's spunky, tough, loveable--all the qualities one needs in a kick-butt heroine! From the very beginning, I fell in love with Dez and rooted for her right up to the very end.

I'm not going to go into too much detail for fear of spoiling this awesomely fun read for others, but trust me when I say DESTINY'S FIRE has it all: an exciting, well-paced plot that moves with the right amount of act
Kelly Hashway
Aug 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Between the gorgeous cover, the great story line, and the fact that Trisha is one of my agency sisters, I knew I had to read this book. But... I had no clue it was going to become one of my favorite reads in a long time. Seriously. I loved this book. I couldn't put it down. Dez is a kick butt character who has her flaws. She can take on any guy in a fight, which is just awesome, but she's also extremely caring. She's very real and her emotions are raw. I got so wrapped up in her relationships wi ...more
Nov 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
Dez Harkly has a secret. One that she’s been forced to keep her entire life. One that if it were discovered would put her in danger. One that could get her banished from Haven Falls. Or worse…. One that could get her killed.

As a Kythan, a descendant of the guardians of the Pharaohs of ancient Egypt, she is duty bound to be a Protector to humans. And at the age of seventeen she’ll come into her powers. But when that day comes, she will no longer be able to keep her secret. She’ll no longer be abl
Nereyda (Nick & Nereyda's Infinite Booklist)
***Review copy provided by publisher as part of Blog Tour***

When I first started blogging back in December, I stumbled upon my first blog tours for Destiny’s Fire. At the time, I had no idea what a blog tour was or what the book was about but I kept seeing all these great reviews about it. Somehow it ended up being pushed back on my TBR list. A couple of months ago, I started blogging over at YA Bound and I ended up helping organizing their blog tours. Because of the fact that I email with Trish
Dec 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
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For starters, I have never read a steampunk novel. And man am I glad this one got to be my first! I have been reading a lot of first lately hah? Ya, it's cus I am REALLY behind on my sucks! But anyways, this book is a steampunk but it is also part dystopian just so you all know! I was fortunate enough to receive an ARC and look at the date? 12 days later? Ugh I really do apologize! Like I said I am behind on reading and t
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