Monday, November 24, 2014

Destiny Defined- J. A. Marx

My Rating: 2.5 Stars

Description: Trapped on a mysterious island, eighteen-year-old Riki finds refuge with four strangers. Isaac, the rugged EMT, insists no one else is around, but Riki cannot ignore her fear that someone is stalking her. Unless she finds a power truly great enough to overthrow Darkness, Riki will choose death over returning to captivity.

Lord VĂ©tis, high priest of a cultic underground, will stop at nothing to reclaim the chosen one, but he must do so before her introduction to the real world ruins her royal destiny. Using black magic, he manipulates Riki and her self-assigned bodyguards, triggering a battle that consumes the entire island. The underground will never allow Riki to live out her dreams of a normal life...something she has never known.

My Thoughts: I wish I could say that I loved this book, but it was really just okay. I found the characters hard to relate to and oddly confusing. Many of their conversations came across as theology dialogues rather than actual conversations and their internal monologues often repeated themselves.

While I enjoyed the subject matter and found some parts interesting, their was just not enough to keep me engaged in the story. Though I do see where others could truly enjoy this book, so I suggest reading some other reviews too.

I received this book through Litfuse in exchange for an honest review.


  1. Thanks for the honest review! I had mixed feelings on this one when seeing was up for review and decided to pass it!

    1. I had mixed feelings as well and kind of wish I had listened to them!