Haunted Destiny

Imagine losing your loved ones but in the same week being able to talk to ghosts. Not just any ghosts but ones that need your help to cross over. For Destiny Dove this seemed at first a nightmare but then Jake Turner needed her. All her life her mother had told her stories of her grandmother being strange. Living with her she now knows how strange for she has the same strangeness in her now. Being the new kid in town she is trying to maintain some normalcy in her life but Jake’s girlfriend Amy sees her as a threat. She doesn’t want anything to do with Jake but a tragedy in his family brings them together. This is something she is trying to get past but each day with him is brewing strong feelings between them. Amy has her own problems, bigger than thinking she is stealing Jake. Can she find out what evil spirit is in Amy’s house before it destroys the teenage girl and her family?

Jake Turner has never met a girl like Destiny Dove. His girlfriend Amy demands for him to stay away but something about Destiny pulls him to her. He knows it’s wrong but he can’t help but feel protective of her. Something is wrong with Amy and her family but he is afraid to confront them. All he knows is that each day with Amy something is changing. Jake feels something for Destiny and loves that she has a gift unlike other people. When tragedy arises he knows that Destiny is the only one he can confide in about his life. Can he continue being friends with Destiny when his relationship with Amy is on thin thread?

Ooh this is a first I have read from Kelly Abell and won’t be the last. I loved this book and it’s perfect for a young adult who enjoys the paranormal. Destiny Dove is definitely not your usual heroine for she is a young teenager still trying to come to grips with the death of her parents and little brother. It broke my heart the agony and guilt she went through. However, like any strong woman whether teenager or older there is a strong man by her side. Jake Turner may be a young boy growing into a gorgeous man but he is just what Destiny needs in her life. Amy is definitely a villain, but she has a right to be a jealous girlfriend. I can’t wait to see what else this talented author has writes.

Book Blurb for Haunted Destiny

Destiny Dove is the only survivor of a tragic car crash that killed her parents and baby brother. A teen uprooted from her home, she is forced to live with her New Age Grandmother whom she’s been taught her entire life to fear. If that’s not enough, Destiny soon discovers she has developed the family gift of being able to see and talk to ghosts, The Shade Sight, her grandmother calls it. Grams Rose will be the one person who can help her understand her haunted destiny.

When Destiny meets hot hunk Jake Turner along with his jealous girlfriend Amy, sparks immediately fly. Jakes sees Destiny as a new kindred spirit, while Amy sees her as a threat and is determined to ruin Destiny’s life at Blake High. But when Amy’s mother, an antiques dealer, buys Amy some old furniture, it comes with a lot more than anyone bargained for. Only Destiny stands between Amy and an ancient ghostly evil so strong it might just take the entire town of Arcadia down with it. When called upon can Destiny forgive and draw upon her new gift to save Amy and a group of local teens from certain destruction?

Night Owl Reviews Oct, 2009 5.00