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Dangerous Destiny

(Night Sky 0.5)

3.57  ·  Rating details ·  371 ratings  ·  57 reviews
See how it all begins...

In this pulse-pounding prequel to the Night Sky series by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann and her daughter Melanie Brockmann, Skylar has her first brush with Destiny. She's about to meet a boy who will change her life—and a girl who wants to end it.

I know her.
Know her from inside the dreams. Inside those terrible, m
Kindle Edition, 121 pages
Published August 26th 2014 by Sourcebooks Fire
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Angie Elle
Aug 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
***This book was provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.***

This is going to be a quick review for a quick read:

The word count may not have been huge, but make no mistake. This book packs a big punch.

Skylar is already a great heroine. She's funny and feisty and not afraid to tell you what's on her mind. Calvin was a fun addition to the book. I loved they way the two of them hit it off; their personalities jive perfectly and are going to make this series so much fun!

Right off the b
Duchess Nicole
This short tells the story of the almost-bloody lunchtime drama that Sky describes in the new series by Melanie and Suzanne Brockmann. I'm glad that I read it after reading book one, just because it had more of a sense of gravity than I imagine it would have had I not had any idea who these characters really are. This introduces Sky and Calvin to each other, and their meeting is so endearing, knowing what close friends they will become over the next few months. As I said in my review of Night Sk ...more
Dangerous Destiny is a prequel novella in Suzanne & Melanie Brockmann's new YA Night Sky series which is a spin off from Suzanne's adult Fighting Destiny series. The novella introduces us to Skylar, a young girl who has just moved to Florida and is facing that horror of starting a new school where she doesn't know anyone. She has only been there a week but she's struggling to fit in and hasn't really made any friends yet so she is more homesick than ever. She usually sits alone at lunch but ...more
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Aug 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was a fabulous prequel. It had just enough action, mystery and intrigue to make me want to pick up the first book and dive right in. I am super curious about this series and can't wait to start it.
Aug 30, 2017 rated it liked it
I thought it was going to be longer than what it actually was. Only about 33% of the Ebooks was the novella the rest was a sneak peak at the first book in the series Night Sky. The novella is set before the first book and is free so if you wanted to see if the writing style was to your tastes or the characters then it's a perfect taster.
It was an interesting novella starring Skylar whose just moved to a small sleepy town in Florida and Calvin. The friendship between the two characters was new a
Barbara Ann
When I started Dangerous Destiny, I thought I would be reading a novella; instead, I consider it to be a compendium of writings to familiarize readers with this series. The prequel begins with a short story that introduces readers to high school junior, Skylar Reid and describes how her friendship with Calvin is forged after they face down a gun-toting fellow student who appears to be delusional, thinking the only way to save Skylar is to kill her. I connected right away with Skylar, especially ...more
The Literacy Advocate

DANGEROUS DESTINY is the prequel novella to NIGHT SKY, the YA (young adult literature) debut by the incomparable Suzanne Brockmann, whose adult titles (the Troubleshooters series, and other series and standalones) are, quite simply, spectacular. In DANGEROUS DESTINY, which Ms. Brockmann co-authors with her daughter Melanie, we meet the principle characters in the world of NIGHT SKY. Skylar Reid is a high school
Oct 21, 2014 rated it it was ok
Review Copy Provided by Publisher via Audiobook Jukebox

I’ve been a fan of Suzanne Brockmann’s since I picked up her Harlequin series based around SeAL’s (Tall, Dark and Dangerous) as a teenager and while my enjoyment of her books has waxed and waned over the years – I typically knew what I was in for when I picked up a copy. So when I saw that she had co-authors a YA book series with her daughter, I was intrigued. It was the first time, that I know of, that she had delved into the YA realm (al
Lake Reviews
Aug 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: mystery, suspense, young adult, SciFi readers
Recommended to Lake by: publisher
Ok so I am not completely sure how long this will be free. But it is free now and per the publisher it will be on the day it is released. I included Amazon and Barnes & Noble to get it for free now. I receive an early request from Netgallery via the publisher. I loved the first book and was more then happy to read the pre sequel for FREE.

We find out how Calvin and Skylar meet, become friends, and deal with some craziness. Skylar has had to move quickly and deal with some traumatic issues tha
Oct 02, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
DANGEROUS DESTINY is a very short introduction to the Night Sky series. Although I enjoyed the little peak, after reading book 1 NIGHT SKY, I really feel that here needed to be more in it to introduce us to the world.

* This book was provided free of charge from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Oct 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobook
A prequel to the Night Sky series, here you get to see how Sky and Calvin meet and bond at school, and the girl who first mentions to Sky that shes also one of them.
Loved it, read it after #1, and it reminded me how much I enjoy Calvin and his humor =D On to #2!!
Audioversion, and Melanie does a great job.
Feb 15, 2016 rated it did not like it
Totally my own fault if I didn’t like this book. I should have read more reviews to understand that this was a YA story. Not that I didn’t enjoy the friendship between the two young protagonists Skylar and Calvin (what’s not to love about him!), but the plot was rather absurd and far-fetched for me.
Like I said, I should have done the research before purchasing this e-read.
Jackie Lane
Sep 22, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: series, hoopla

Not sure how to rate this prequel. It was very short and I felt a little befuddled. I thought there needed to be a little bit more to the story, yet I'm intrigued enough to continue the series.

3.5 stars
Aug 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014
So excited for this series! YA AND Suzanne Brockmann, I can't wait until book one come out in October!
Jul 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: series
I really enjoyed this prequel. It was nice to see how Sky and Calvin first met and became friends.
Jan 28, 2018 rated it liked it
A bit disappointed by the length of the book.

According to my Kindle, the actual book was only 33%, and the rest was a preview for Night Sky.
Susan Marie Molloy at The Library at Lilac Cottage
This book is full of vulgarities and vulgar language — and this is for young adults? This book went into the garbage can.
Jan 07, 2018 rated it liked it
I don't think this book was needed, everything else was explained in book one,
Lisa Butterworth
May 29, 2018 rated it liked it
some more good quality young adult superhero high jinks
Book Info
Kindle Edition, 121 pages
Expected publication: August 26th 2014 by Sourcebooks Fire
edition language English
series Night Sky 0.5
other editions None found
Source:Netgalley EARC

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See how it all begins...

In this pulse-pounding prequel to the Night Sky series by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann and her daughter Melanie Brockmann, Skylar has her first brush with Destiny. She's about to meet a b
Mar 01, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: brockmann
Short story or novelette. It serves as an introduction to the longer books in this Destiny series. Brockman is one of my favorites, but I don't particularly enjoy this series.
A Reader's Heaven
(I received a free copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.)

Skylar Reid is the new girl at school. Her mom just moved them to Florida--aka The Land of the Living Dead where the average age of her new neighbors was seventy-five--to start over. Skylar is not a fan of the change or her total lack of friends. Until she meets Calvin, a funny, sarcastic boy who doesn’t let being in a wheelchair stop him from verbally shredding their preppy classmates. Skylar’s just about to
Shirley Frances
Skylar has just moved to Florida in the middle of the school year. The move has not gone flawlessly for her--the weather sucks, her neighbors are senior citizens and she hasn't made any friends at school. Until one day at lunch period she meets Calvin.

Calvin is a local and a loner. Bound to a wheelchair because of a tragic accident, Calvin welcomes Skylar to sit with him when she asks. Soon they are exchanging quips and talking as if they've known each other all their lives. That is until a Sky
Littles Books
Aug 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery, arc

This Night Sky prequel is a short introduction to the Night Sky series (the cover reveal for the first book was a few weeks back) main characters. In Dangerous Destiny, we get what seems to be one scene in which we meet Skylar and Calvin.

Skylar just got moved to Florida and attends a new school where she is just the new girl. On her second Monday of being a junior in this new place, she meets Calvin; a smart and sarcastic boy in a wheelchair who makes Sky think that everything may not be so bad.

Aug 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
New Girl Makes A Friend?

This series must be read in order. This prequel is the first book.

Skylar HATES being the new girl ... Hell she hates Florida and the fact that she had to leave all her friends back in Connecticut! Her mom is a health nut ( not to mention batshit crazy overprotective) and makes her ride THE BUS to school! She's a junior! Definitely she will continue to be a pariah for the rest of highschool. How can it possibly get any worse?

Calvin is a loner. Whether by choice or not rema
Book Binge
Jan 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is the prequel to Night Sky, the new series by Suzanne Brockmann and her daughter, Melanie. Suzanne Brockmann has written one of my favorite series so when I heard she was writing a paranormal YA with her daughter, I was intrigued.

This novella introduces Skylar Reid, the new girl in school. She’s struggling to fit in and make new friends but when she makes friends with the school outcast, Calvin, things are looking up until lives are threatened and Skylar tries to keep things from going to
Michele Douglas
Oct 24, 2014 rated it did not like it
Skylar Reid has moved from Connecticut to Florida during the middle of her junior- year of high school. She is the “New Girl”, and has not met any friendly people in school. Everyone has their cliques; the jocks, the geeks, stoners, wheelchair guy, and crazy girl.

She keeps to herself until one day, she has no other choice but to share a table with wheelchair boy, Calvin. She and Calvin hit it off and become fast friends. Crazy girl has a destructive agenda towards Skylar and must act now to prev
Sep 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
Dangerous Destiny - a very, very quick read but terrific nonetheless. Although I have yet to read Night Sky, I am looking forward toward it after this sneak peak into what is to come. Not being a YA myself, I was a bit uncertain if I'd relate to the high school aged characters. But that thought was quickly erased from my mind. Ms. & Ms. Brockmann did a wonderful job of connecting the reader to Skylar, the heroine. I felt her angst of being the "New Girl" and her fear when confronted with Apr ...more
Aug 29, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal, 2014, ya, e-book
I didn't even know that the author had teamed up with her daughter for a book until it showed up on my library's website. I requested it from there wanting to check it out.

I'm not quite sure what to think about this one. Yes it is a prequel, so I didn't expect to get all the answers, but I wanted some. I like the friendship that Sky developed, the snarky comments had me laughing, especially the Swedish royalty one.

I do find myself intrigued enough to want to check out the full book. I'm really
Dec 05, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: audiobook
An introduction to a new series about young teens.

Skylar has recently moved to a new school in Florida. As new kid on the block, she is a little concerned about fitting in. In the school cafeteria she meets Calvin, another misfit at the school because he is in a wheelchair.

Calvin is smart and funny and he and Skylar immediately hit it off.

Something strange happens in the cafeteria as Skylar is targeted by a strange teen.

Two likeable characters that sound authentically teenage in the actions and
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