Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Book Review: 'Saving Her Destiny' by Candice Gilmer


Part banshee, part mermaid. An unusual mixture of genes makes Cara different. Her banshee side is dominant and she takes her job seriously. The Merrow Kingdom of the mer people are her responsibility. As a teenager she makes friends with Duncan, a fairy from the Fairies in Distress unit otherwise known as the FID. Years later Cara is kidnapped when she visits the Merrow Kingdom to give a banshee cry to announce death is coming. Duncan is determined to find her before her cry explodes inside her, a phenomenon that happens when a banshee is unable to do her job.
Both Cara and Duncan have deep feelings for each other, but neither wants to admit it to the other in case their feelings aren’t reciprocated. It takes the extreme danger threatening Cara to bring out the truth, but will it be too late?
Cara is delightful, a typical teenager at first she matures into a thoughtful young woman, who does herself a disservice by overthinking things. Duncan is mature, he’s several hundred years old, and acts as an adult to Cara’s light hearted banter. Their interaction is lovely and I truly enjoyed this book, especially when it got to the spicy, hot bits.
The book has a nice blend of friendship, romance and light heartedness, along with intrigue and danger from another source. Looks like this is going to be a good series.

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