Author: Trisha Wolfe
It’s the year 2040, and sixteen-year-old Dez Harkly is one of the last of her kind—part of a nearly extinct race of shape-shifters descended from guardians to the Egyptian pharaohs. Her home and her secret are threatened when the Council lowers the barrier, allowing the enemy race to enter the Shythe haven.
As the Narcolym airships approach, Dez and her friends rebel against their Council and secretly train for battle. Not only is Dez wary of war and her growing affection for her best friend Jace, she fears the change her birthday will bring.
When Dez’s newfound power rockets out of control, it’s a Narcolym who could change her fate…if she can trust him. Dez’s guarded world crumbles when she discovers why the Narcos have really come to Haven Falls, and she’s forced to choose between the race who raised her and the enemy she’s feared her whole life.
My Rating of this Book – 5 out of 5 stars
When I first picked up this book, I wasn’t sure what I was going to think. Though I love Trisha Wolfe’s writing and I feel in love with Astarte’s Wrath (Kythan Guardians #0.5), Destiny’s Fire was based on a slightly younger YA audience compared to her latest releases. Then there was the steampunk theme, which for a futuristic outlook I wasn’t sure how I was going to react. And it was also her first debut book. So honestly, I totally didn’t know what to expect.
Fortunately, I wasn’t disappointed!
Yes, Astarte’s Wrath is a bit faster paced and more intense and I like the stronger Egyptian theme to it, but Destiny’s Fire (Kythan Guardians #1) was amazing YA novel to read! Seriously! I fell in love with pretty much everything, even the steampunk. And all the characters, especially Dez, were awesome. Not exactly as kick ass as Trisha Wolfe’s other characters, but Dez was definitely strong in so many other ways. I particularly loved her courage and how much she cared for her friends.
However, I wasn’t really a major fan of the love triangle between Reese, Jace, and Dez. It was so obvious Reese was the one—sorry, Jace fans. He and Dez were more alike in so many ways, and he was a mystery. I mean, I totally knew Reese was hiding something from the start—I just didn’t realize what it was until the very last moment. Okay, I fell for him, hard!
The only let down, really, is that there isn’t a sequel to jump right into. I would love to see the prophecy fulfilled and I want to read more!