Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Giveaway and Book Review of Destiny

Book Review of Destiny
Sponsored by bOOk r3vi3w Tours

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Elena Baxter has spent her life desperately wanting to fit in. She’s used to being teased and taunted by the popular girls, but when she celebrates her sweet sixteen birthday and receives two amazing gifts—the power of telekinesis, and the truth about her heritage—she has high hopes that things will change. But her wish does not come true, and Elena is bullied just as she was before, only this time her hurt feelings and frustration boil into something even she cannot understand. When an explosion hits, chaos ensues and she learns that her new power just might be bigger than she is. 
She embarks on a journey to a secret island to learn how to control her powers, and she’s thrown into a different world, one where she just might be able to fit in. What Elena learns about her heritage forces her to face her past – and the demons it created – head on. 

Author Information: 

Andrea Buginsky is a freelance writer and author. “The Chosen,” a middle-grade fantasy novelette was her first book, and was followed by “My Open Heart,” an autobiography about growing up with heart disease. “Nature’s Unbalance” is the second story in THE CHOSEN series. Andrea is currently working NEW AVALON, a YA fantasy series. Book 1, "Destiny," is available on Amazon.


Tour Dates: 

Tour Schedule:
24th October
Andreea @ Book's Blog
Anna @ Wicked Book Addict
Annamaria @ Annamaria's Writing Corner - Guest Post
Justine @ The YA Lit Chic
Kalyan @ Heavens Garden
Kyra @ The Shadow Portal - Interview
Laura @ Colorimetry
Leslie @ That Chick that Reads - Review
Lianne @ Book Reviews
Marni @ Word to Dreams
Michael @ Michael Scifan - Interview
Myra @ Pieces of Whimsy
Niyati @ Books,Food & Me
Sam @ Rockin' & Reviewing - Interview

25th October
Books are Love
Cremona @ Mythical Books
Jenn @ BooksBooksBooks - Review
Serena @ Poetree

26th October
Chuckles @ Chuckles Book Cave
DDS @ b00k r3vi3ws
Heather @ The (Mis)Adventures of a Twenty Something Old Girl
Jessica @ The Evening eBook Read - Review
Joanna @ Words & Tea Bottles
Margaret @ Literary Chanteuse
Nikita @ NjKinny's World of Books - Review
Rachel @ The Rest is Still Unwritten
Sanchit @ Musings of Immortals
Vinny @ Books Are My Best Friends

28th October
Brittany @ The Passionate Bookworm
Candy @ Just Me, Myself & I
Freda @ Freda's Voice
Rae @ Drunk on Pop - Review

29th October
Angelique - Why I can't Stop Reading
Jacquel @ She Reviews Everything - Review
Mindy @ Books, Books & More Books - Review
Paul @ Sher A Hart : Written Art
Tegan @ T & a Book - Review

30th October
Elizabeth @ Elizabeth McKenna's Blog
Heather @ A Little Bit of R&R
Kathy @ Bookmarks, Spoilers & Happily Everafter
Pooja @ The Bookish Quibbler - Review

31st October
Becky @ Becky on Books & Quilts



Elena was getting upset as she defended her family’s honor. She wasn’t thinking about where that might lead. She wasn’t thinking at all.

“Why, Elena, I didn’t mean to upset you.  I just meant that-“

“I know exactly what you meant, Barbara Thomas! You think your family is better than anyone else in this town. You always have. Just because your dad happens to be the former mayor’s son doesn’t mean you own this town and everyone in it! I’m so sick of your mock sentiment when all you really feel is that you’re better than everyone. You’re no better than the rest of us!”  

As she yelled, things around her felt funny, and she realized she heard screaming. She looked around, and was startled to see everyone staring at her, horrified. She took a deep breath, and realized what had happened. She let her emotions get away from her, and her powers erupted.

The only words she could think of to describe the scene around her were total chaos.  Every locker had burst open, and the entire contents – books, folders, papers, pictures, mirrors, backpacks – had come flying out. The posters on the walls were scattered everywhere. Most of the students and teachers were picking themselves up off the floor. Elena knew her powers had gotten totally out of hand, and she made everything around her fly out of control, literally.

She heard footsteps walking toward her, the only sound in the hall. She looked up and saw her counselor, Mrs. Adams, walking toward her. She gently took Elena by the shoulder and guided her to her office. She looked back and saw Barb and the other Bimbettes staring at her, as well as everyone else in the hall. 


I would have loved to have found out I was a witch when I turned 11 or 16, as those seem to be the “magical” ages, but that didn’t happen to me.  However Elena did find out she was a witch, not only a witch but related to the Lady of the Lake from King Arthur.  Now that is a heritage to be proud of.

This story has great mythology behind it and a fresh plot line.  The concept isn’t one I’ve read about before and I enjoyed the new mythology.  The story is well written and draws the reader in.

I give this story 4 out of 5 clouds.

This product or book may have been distributed for review; this in no way affects my opinions or reviews.


  1. Thank You for hosting this tour. Dont Forget to add the post link to the Tour Host Exclusive Giveaway! :)

  2. Thank you so much for the wonderful review, Mindy. I'm so glad you enjoyed the book!