Every choice has a consequence.
Once again, the world is on the brink of momentous change. As revolutionary organization Saoirse prepares to battle the government for control of Earth and Novo, Ariana and those she loves must join humanity’s fight for justice and freedom.
As haunted memories resurface, old discoveries and new realities conspire to shatter her world forever.
Torn in one direction by her unique connection to childhood sweetheart Zane, and pulled in the other by a relentless passion for her fiery fiancé Cal, she must make the hardest decision of all. While embarking on a road to self-discovery, her psychic gift evolves and the full extent of her powerful ability is revealed.
Then fate lands another savage blow and she faces the most horrific choice of all. Forced into striking a deal with the enemy, she must make the ultimate personal sacrifice or risk everything she holds dear.
When destiny finally rears its head, what will the future hold?
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I’m going to be completely honest: when I started this series, I didn’t particularly enjoy it as much as I would have liked. Though they had their moments, overall the characters were what made me want to continue, especially Cal and his relationship with Ariana. I am so glad that I finished this series! It ended with a bang that can only be expressed by jumping up at the end and speeding through the pages in horror—because, no! That cannot have happened! Yes, I freaked out until the last page, wondering how this war would end and who would hold Ariana’s heart. I’ve never had a series work its way into my heart as much as this one did.
To start: there was Cal. I must have a thing for blonde guys, because first Peeta Mellark, then Jace Wayland, and now Cal Remus! I was stress tweeting while reading some of the scenes with Cal and Ariana, especially at the beginning, because I wanted them to end up together. Not only did she carry his child, they just worked. Zane never held a place on top of my list, though he proved to make an amazing friend in this book. When life throws you bombs, in this case, Zane always knew how to deflect, but Cal knew how to make Ariana block out all the stress. While this had war and secrets, first and foremost it had romance, an essential tool in the development of the characters.
In the first two books, the story switched between Ariana and Zane. Destiny Rising gave Cal a voice. I haven’t read the novella written in his point of view yet, but by reading his outlook on things, I will definitely be doing just that. His voice might have actually been my favorite. He projected exactly how he felt, not caring what others thought. When Ariana or Zane told the story, I could easily have thought it was just how they saw things. However, Cal proved to wear his heart on his sleeve, a trait that made him vulnerable and completely lovable.
I found the war slightly confusing at times, but some of the loose ends finally came together in this installment. Ariana had a deep connection to why the war began in the first place. When the reasons for war came to light, it added a lot to why she and Zane had such a deep connection. The second book in the series added a lot to their relationship and past, but this one greatly influenced their future.
I’m glad that I stuck with this series. I might have to read the books for a second time to catch things that I missed, reading them with new and more devoted eyes, like I did with Mockingjay in The Hunger Games trilogy. Some science fiction novels can easily it into the adult category, like Collin’s books, so I would suggest the books for an older age group, since there are some heavier ideas and instances that take place.
With intergalactic battle, love that traverses countries—entire planets—and endless twist and turns, this entire series deserves a spot on your e-reader. Thank you so much, Siobhan Davis, for allowing me an opportunity to fall in love with these characters! For science fiction and romance fans, this is the perfect young adult series that discovered a delicate balance of both.
Siobhan Davis is the author of YA science fiction romance series True Calling. A self-diagnosed ‘teenager forever’—at least when it comes to books, music and movies; Siobhan is totally addicted to teen fiction and superhero/blockbuster movies. Siobhan loves baking, crime novels, shoes, bags, make-up, anti-wrinkle cream, anything pink, Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry, and Robert Pattinson (definitely Team Edward). Siobhan has forged a successful corporate career, in Human Resources, over the last twenty years. Siobhan resides in the Garden County of Ireland with her husband and two sons. Contact Siobhan at: www.siobhandavis.com