Thursday, May 16

Destiny and Deception: Book Review

Destiny and Deception

13 to Life #4

Shannon Delany

St. Martin's Griffin
January 31st 2012
Young Adult | Paranormal
Official Blurb - 
The sensational fourth novel in the 13 to Life series sees Jessica and the Rusakovas fighting to overcome their biggest challenge yet.

With the threat of the mafia seemingly gone and the company's headquarters in Junction destroyed, Pietr Rusakova is adjusting to being a normal teen and Jess is realizing normalcy may not be what she wanted after all. But both Jess and Cat know the truth--that normal can't be taken for granted. Their precious cure isn't permanent--and when a new danger stalks into their small town, Alexi decides he must overcome his issues with the mother who abandoned him to be raised by wolves and make a brand new deal to save his adopted family.

So much of this book was dull and disappointing. It began so thrilling and dramatic. Then all the life drained out of it just like Pietr. He has been the energy of all the books. Now he is just boring. It seems all the characters have been slapped with the dull stick. Regular life and routines abound. And while they are wrapping themselves in routine a deadly trap is being sprung for them. And all their routine has left them ill prepared to defend themselves from the upcoming trouble.

It begins to seem that the entire story won't end well. Bummer. Maybe we will at least get a bit more passion and excitement before it is over. Still I had a hard time putting down the book. I just had so much hope that the next page would be a complete turn around.

Language: Moderate
Violence: Moderate