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Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Destiny Rising - Spotlight and Review

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This is my stop during the blog tour for Destiny Rising by Siobhan Davis. This blog tour is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from 1 till 21 September, you can view the complete tour schedule on the website of Lola’s Blog Tours.
This series contains 3 books: True Calling (True Calling #1), Beyond Reach (True Calling #2) and Destiny Rising (True Calling #3). And two novella’s: Lovestruck (True Calling #0.5) and Light of a Thousand Stars (True calling #2.5).

Destiny RisingDestiny Rising (True Calling #3)
By Siobhan Davis
Genre: Dystopian/Science Fiction/Romance
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: August 30, 2015

Blurb:
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?
You can find Destiny Rising on Goodreads

You can order Destiny Rising here:
- Amazon
- Amazon.co.uk
- Amazon.ca
- Amazon.au
- Barnes&Noble
- Apple/iBooks
- Kobo


MY REVIEW

Another amazing Roller coaster read from Siobahn Davis. I have to admit the main question on my mind all the way through  the series has been - Cal or Zane?  One moment I would be convinced that Zane and Ari are meant for each other, the next I would be feeling the same way about Cal. I love the way Siobahn gets under the skin of her characters.  They are all very different, and this adds to the enjoyment of the books, making  them seem very plausible and easy to relate to.  Some characters who seem pretty unpleasant to start with, turn out to be very different when the reason for their actions becomes clear, and again there are several surprising twists to the story which keep the reader guessing, and some interesting revelations about the relationships between some of the characters. All three main characters have grown and developed with each successive book. Ari especially has changed and matured, and is now starting to realise that there she has powers beyond the telepathic connection she and Zane share.

The plot is fairly complex, a good Science Fiction background, with much political intrigue, battles, and loads of action and suspense. The reader is carried along with the characters and I could visualize everything as it happened.

As with the first two books, this is a real page turner. The climax is exciting and amazing, and even when the main battle has been won there is more to come and one wonders if there can possibly be a satisfactory conclusion. There is so much packed into this story and so many twists and turns and it would be easy to give some hints, but if you haven't yet read this series I wouldn't want to spoil it for you.  One disclosure toward the end confirmed suspicions I'd had for a while, and a question that hung over the series from the first book was answered.There were also other revelations that I certainly didn't see coming. A great finish to the series, and I love the way the author wrapped everything up at the end, answering all the questions and tying up any lingering loose ends, so the reader is left completely satisfied, a very enjoyable read.

Five comets
 I received a copy of 'Beyond Reach' in exchange for an honest and unbiased review


More Praise for Destiny Rising:
“It was beyond brilliant, totally unputdownable, wildly entertaining, edge of the seat action, full of suspense; it totally rocked. Loved the ending, loved the book.” Karla. Goodreads Reviewer.

“This is without a doubt the best book this author has written so far. I loved it from the start until the end. This series shows how a love triangle can be done right. Destiny Rising evoked so many emotions in me … and the ending, wow, so powerful. I highly recommend this series.” Lola’s Reviews.

“I cannot believe all of the whammy that this author packed into her book. It’s insane how quickly she’s put out these three books, and the quality is so incredibly good.” Danielle. Paraeducator and Goodreads Reviewer.

“The events in this book, especially the ones I thought I could handle, left my heart and mind racing. Siobhan Davis is an exceptional writer and she knows how to wrap a reader around her fingers.” Khayzelle. Written Arts Blog.

“Suspense, and the urge to turn the page were almost overwhelming, resulting in quite a few long nights. The story is complex, but solidly built. Good to the last page.” Patricia Hamill. Author Blogger. Puretextuality. @PatriciaHamill2

“I cannot put my love for Siobhan Davis’ True Calling series into words – it’s easily one of my favorite series. Destiny Rising tugs at your heart strings and messes with your feelings, but it is so wonderful. The writing is brilliant and flows wonderfully. Davis’ brings the series to a close with an epilogue that ties everything perfectly together. What a fantastic ride…”
Danielle. RamblingB00ks Blog.

“True Calling was great, and Beyond Reach was awesome, but Destiny Rising took the series to a whole new level. This series deserves to become as well-known as popular series such as The Maze Runner, The Hunger Games, Divergent, etc... It's that good.”
Rose. Paranormal Books Blog.


First two books in the series:
True CallingTrue Calling (True Calling #1)
By Siobhan Davis
Genre: Dystopian/Science Fiction/Romance
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: August 1, 2014

Blurb:
Two Different Worlds. One Shared Dream.

Planet Novo, nestled in space twelve hundred miles above the surface of the Earth, is the new home of 17-year-old Cadet Ariana Skyee. Confused by the government-sanctioned memory erase and distressed at her impending forced marriage and motherhood, Ariana’s plans for the future are thrown into complete disarray.

As the traumatic events within her family life enfold, Ariana grows increasingly alarmed at the authorities apparent pre-occupation with her and feels progressively more isolated and alone.

Her growing feelings for fellow Cadet Cal Remus intensify as the recently announced pageant, ‘The Calling’, gets underway. Struggling to comprehend the continuous, inexplicable dreams of the mysterious Zane, discovering the past helps shape her future, with devastating personal consequences.


You can find True Calling on Goodreads

- Amazon
- Amazon UK
- Barnes & Noble
- iTunes/iBooks
- Kobo


Beyond ReachBeyond Reach (True Calling #2)
By Siobhan Davis
Genre: Science Fiction/Dystopian Romance
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: April 30, 2015

Blurb:
Some secrets are worth fighting for.

Back on Earth, Ariana is caught in a dangerous crossfire between clandestine rebel organization Clementia and the power-hungry government. Refusing to divulge the location of the secret information entrusted to her by her late father, she desperately tries to bargain for her Mom, Lily, and Cal’s rescue. She’s fighting a losing battle, and the clock is ticking.

Presented with evidence of her fiancĂ© Cal’s apparent betrayal, she loyally defends him despite her concerns. With her emotions in turmoil, matters become even more complicated as she grows closer to her ex-boyfriend Zane.

When the stakes are raised, a succession of shocking revelations rocks her world, setting her on a path that will not only change her destiny but the fate of humanity.

Confronted by a memory so abhorrent comes a truth she would do anything to forget.

But some things just can’t be undone.
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Beyond Reach is the gripping second novel in the True Calling trilogy, continuing the story of Ariana Skyee in the weeks after she arrives back on Earth.


You can find Beyond Reach on Goodreads

You can buy Beyond Reach here:
- Amazon
- Amazon UK
- Barnes & Noble
- Kobo
- iBooks


SiobhanAbout the Author:
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

You can find and contact Siobhan here:
- Website
- Blog
- Facebook
- Twitter
- Google +
- Goodreads
- Amazon
- Newsletter

Sample chapters, quotes, reviews and book excerpts are all available to download from the author's website

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There is a tour wide giveaway for the blog tour of Destiny Rising. These are the prizes you can win:
- e-copies of the whole True calling series by Siobhan Davis. Which is the following books: True Calling, Lovestruck, Beyond Reach, Light of a Thousand Stars and Destiny Rising.
- one 10$ amazon gift card

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2 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for participating in my Blog Tour, and I'm delighted that you enjoyed the series so much. Thanks for the fantastic review of Destiny Rising :)

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  2. Sorry to be late replying Siobhan, so glad you liked the review, I really loved this series!

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