Thursday 3 May 2012

Review: Destined by Aprilynne Pike

Destined by Aprilynne Pike
Publisher: Harper Collins UK
Pages: 362
Format: ARC Paperback

A special Thank You to Harper Collins UK for sending me this book to review.

Laurel faces the fight of her life to save everything , and everyone, she loves. 

Laurel lived happily as an ordinary girl – until she discovered that she was a faerie. Since then her heart has been divided – Avalon or the human world? Safe reliable David or wild, charismatic Tamani? But now an enemy unlike any before, threatens Avalon and unless the faerie world can win out, there may be no choices left…

An extraordinary faerie tale of magic and mystery, romance and danger.

This is the finale folks! I've been following this series for over 3 yrs. I had very specific ideas about the ending of this tale and I wanted what I wanted! Laurel, don't let me down gurl. I can't handle it. 

Destined takes place immediately after Wild (Illusions in the USA). We're taken back to that last scene and that is where the action starts and it doesn't stop the whole book long. There is a lot going on here. We even have a death of a central character early on. My heart was a little hollow after that. This is till middle grade/YA so it isn't graphic but this tale is basically genocide of the fae race. When would the dying end?! Would all be lost? 

Now, for what you've all been reading for. Does she choose Tamani or David? Well, I can't tell you. My Mom asked me this, "Was the ending satisfactory?" Yes it is. I'm happy with it. But, there is a tiny epilogue of sorts. An ending from the person not chosen. It is sad. Well, more like bittersweet. My heart broke just a little bit. For a fantasy, this last letter was probably the most realistic thing of the 4 books. That truly is what happens when you're not chosen. You want to forget so the pain will stop. I'm sad just thinking about it. 

Great ending to such a fantastic faery series! I can't wait for my nieces to get just a little bit older so I can share this with them. I've truly loved this series and I'm sad to see it end. I was looking over my books last night and this series is well worn. I've read them many times over. They have brought true joy. They are really fun. Team Tamani forever! Farewell Avalon, I know you'll be waiting when I want to return. 

"Screw it," Chelsea muttered under her breath. "I am not going to die today without doing this. Wait!"


  1. Have not read it, but have read the first two books in the series that I liked very much;)

  2. I've read them all apart from this one..Pleeaassee choose Tamani Laurel!!!


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