Friday, 21 November 2014

Review: Dangerous Destiny - Suzanne & Melanie Brockmann

See how it all begins . . .

In this pulse-pounding prequel to the Night Sky series by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann and her daughter Melanie Brockmann, Skylar has her first brush with Destiny. She's about to meet a boy who will change her life—and a girl who wants to end it.

I know her.
Know her from inside the dreams. Inside those terrible, murderous, bloody dreams. I've heard her-screaming, her voice mixing in an awful chorus with all those other girls. Little girls.

Please, God.
That's what one of the little girls keeps saying, in the dream that is not just a dream. Please, God.
But I know better. There's no escaping this fate. This is destiny.
I must kill Skylar.

Skylar Reid is the new girl at school. Her mom just moved them to Florida—aka The Land of the Living Dead where the average age of her new neighbors was seventy-five—to start over. Skylar is not a fan of the change or her total lack of friends. Until she meets Calvin, a funny, sarcastic boy who doesn't let being in a wheelchair stop him from verbally shredding their preppy classmates. Skylar's just about to decide her new school's not a total loss when an odd girl wearing an oversized trench coat in the murderous Southern heat declares, "You're one of us." And then tries to kill her.

Night Sky Series:
(This is set in the same world as Suzanne Brockmann's Fighting Destiny series)
Dangerous Destiny (Novella)
Night Sky

Fighting Destiny Series:
Shane's Last Stand (Novella)
Born to Darkness

Visit Suzanne Brockmann's website for more information

Review:
Dangerous Destiny is a prequel novella in Suzanne & Melanie Brockmann's new YA Night Sky series which is a spin off from Suzanne's adult Fighting Destiny series. The novella introduces us to Skylar, a young girl who has just moved to Florida and is facing that horror of starting a new school where she doesn't know anyone. She has only been there a week but she's struggling to fit in and hasn't really made any friends yet so she is more homesick than ever. She usually sits alone at lunch but when she finds her normal table already occupied Skylar is forced to sit with the other school outcast Calvin. What seems to be the start of a beautiful friendship could end in disaster though when another student pulls out a gun - unless Skylar can find a way to stop things spinning out of control.

I'm not going to go into much more detail about what happens in this novella but I will say it's fast paced, gripping and left me desperate to carry on reading the series. It's not often that a novella hooks me in quite so quickly and I'm definitely excited to see where things go from here. I haven't read Night Sky yet (I'm about to start it now) so I'm not sure how vital it is to read this prequel novella first but it's such a fab introduction that I'm happy to recommend it. I liked Skylar and I enjoyed the beginning of her friendship with Calvin, there is a lot of fun banter between them and it'll be fun to spend more time with them. This is my first book by Suzanne Brockmann but I have a feeling that once I finish Night Sky I'll be starting to work my way through her back list while I wait for the next instalment of this series!

Source: Received from publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

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