TITLE: Destiny and Deception (13 To Life #4)
AUTHOR: Shannon Delany
PUBLISHER: St. Martin’s Griffin
DATE RELEASED: January 31, 2012
EBOOK: 356 pages
PRECEDED BY: Bargains and Betrayals
FOLLOWED BY: Rivals and Retribution
GOODREADS SYNOPSIS: With the threat of the mafia seemingly gone and the company’s headquarters in Junction destroyed, Pietr Rusakova is adjusting to being a normal teen and Jess is realizing normalcy may not be what she wanted after all. But both Jess and Cat know the truth–that normal can’t be taken for granted. Their precious cure isn’t permanent–and when a new danger stalks into their small town, Alexi decides he must overcome his issues with the mother who abandoned him to be raised by wolves and make a brand new deal to save his adopted family.
REVIEW: This book was a bit slower than the others, but it had a nice, steady pace to keep you interested. The characters were well developed way more than the last three books and it was more emotional; especially at the end.We are introduced to new characters and read from three point of views. Jessie, Alexi, and a new character, Marlaena. Oh, Rio? I don’t really care for horses, but I love Rio! I have a new appreciation for horses now because of her. 🙂
Jessie→I think this book really showed Jessie’s growth as a person. She goes through many different conflicts and pushes her way through them. She shows us that she isn’t a perfect person and we have to take responsibility for our actions. Jessie hasn’t been my favorite character throughout the series, but after this book, i have more respect for her.
Pietr→Pietr’s a nerd and thats all i gotta say.
The series got better with each book in the series. There are plenty of shockers, and just when the book gets good and to its climax…it ends! Like, ahhh…I went straight to the next book and began reading! I enjoyed this read because of the emotional development in the characters.
Lesson Learned? Time is precious
If your reading this series…continue reading. If your not, well what are you waiting for? Go read the first book in the series! You can also check my review for book one.
Book Cover: .5
Character Development/Plot: 2.6 out of 3
Interest: .8 out of 1
Imagery: .6 out of 1
Total: 4.5 stars