Thursday, July 23, 2015

ARC Review: Destiny Rising (True Calling #3) by Siobhan Davis

**I received this ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review**

Destiny Rising (True Calling #3)

Destiny Rising by Siobhan Davis
Expected publication: August 30th 2015


The final book in the captivating True Calling series.

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? 

I cannot put my love for Siobhan Davis' True Calling series into words. I fell in love with the characters, the world and everything that makes this series unique when I read the first page of the first book. I would like to thank the author for providing me with ARCs and allowing me to participate in her blog tours as well as the Novo Squad.

So much happened in this book! It took me awhile to wrap my mind around everything. It was full of surprises and always had me on the edge of my seat. Packing a lot into one book usually results in the book coming across as rushed and sloppy, but Davis was able to pack all the action in beautifully! Not once did anything feel rushed or forced, and everything that was occurring had an important role in the plot, nothing was filler.

I loved how the story alternated between the perspectives of Cal, Ari and Zane. I have to say though, I was never a big fan of Cal's hate to say his sections did not make me like him any better. He is very hotheaded, which I understand is not entirely his fault but I cannot seem to get over how much of a jerk he is at times. Also, I know he is a teenage boy but come on, he had been separated from the love of his life for awhile and finds out she is missing and practically the first thing that comes to his mind is how big her breasts have gotten. Really Cal??

Being the final book in the series, it is inevitable that Ari has to finally decide if she wants to be with her new love Cal or her first love Zane. And her decision broke some hearts, including mine. But that's all I will say on that.

Ari herself grows a lot as a character in this book which is great. In order for a book to be considered good, in my opinion, there has to be character development. Ari can be stubborn but she really grows and matures, her situation and life kind of forces her to. She learns to use and control her psychic powers which are pretty awesome and created some amazing scenes in the book. 

This book was such an emotional roller coaster. It tugs at your heart strings and messes with your feelings but it is so wonderful. The writing is brilliant and flows wonderfully. There is never a dull moment so you never want to put the book down (I know I didn't want to). Davis brings the series to a close with an epilogue that ties everything together perfectly. While I was saddened that my choice in the love triangle lost out, I think he does pretty well for himself in the end. The True Calling series was a fantastic ride to experience. Along the way some beloved friends were lost, hearts were broken, secrets were revealed, and chaos ensued, but in the end everything worked out. I look forward to more by Davis as she easily made this one of my favorite series and I cannot do anything but expect more great stories from her.

5 out of 5

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Siobhan Davis Author said...

Thanks for the great review Danielle and I'm so happy that you enjoyed the series so much.

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