Thursday, September 3, 2015

*ARC* Destiny Rising - Review, Blog Tour & Giveaway

Destiny Rising (True Calling #3)

By: Siobhan Davis

Published: August 30, 2015

349 pages

Source: ARC from author

(Goodreads / Amazon)


Once again, the world is on the brink of momentous change. As revolutionary organization Saoirse prepares to battle the government for control of Earth and Novo, Ariana and those she loves must join humanity's fight for justice and freedom. 

As haunted memories resurface, old discoveries and new realities conspire to shatter her world forever. 

Torn in one direction by her unique connection to childhood sweetheart Zane, and pulled in the other by a relentless passion for her fiery fiancĂ© Cal, she must make the hardest decision of all. While embarking on a road to self-discovery, her psychic gift evolves and the full extent of her powerful ability is revealed. 

Then fate lands another savage blow and she faces the most horrific choice of all. Forced into striking a deal with the enemy, she must make the ultimate personal sacrifice or risk everything she holds dear. 

When destiny finally rears its head, what will the future hold?
For a conclusion of a series I would say that I'm semi-satisfied. I do like my happily-ever-afters so I'm pleased about some aspects (keeping vague for those who have yet to delve into the world of True Calling), but since I've always been on Team Zane I can't honestly say that I'm 100% happy with the way the series ended. I've always felt that Ariana had a deeper soul connection with Zane and a more lustful connection with Cal. Through most of the story I was always questioning how she could ignore her deeper feelings, even though she claims she can't get past a decision they made together. That their relationship was tainted because of it. It never did make much sense to me. Zane was the one person who was always there for her, from the time she was about 14 up. He continually sacrificed an incredible amount for her - including his own heart and love. And in the end, it seems he literally settles for someone else. Meh.... Thumbs down!

Aside from my feelings over the love triangle between Ariana, Zane and Cal, this part of the story is the culmination of the war between the rebels and the government. Much of the book is battle scenes between them and the preparation to take back their planets, Earth and Novo. So there's a ton of action. When there's down time it's infused with emotionally charged scenes and definitely some butterfly worthy scenes.

Though I didn't start out loving the series, I will say that I felt that the writing improved in each book, and the early irritations I had became close to nonexistent with each book. By the end I was able to enjoy the story, read through it quickly and overall say that I enjoyed the series.

If you enjoy YA science fiction mixed with romance then give this series a try!

Check out my reviews of the earlier books:
True Calling #1 - (3 stars)
Lovestruck (True Calling #1.5) - (3.5 stars)
Beyond Reach (True Calling #2) - (3.5 stars)
Light of a Thousand Stars (True Calling #2.5) - 4 stars

Favorite Quotes:
But war means sacrifices in the name of the greater good. We have to accept that it'll get harder before it gets easier.

We have a real connection, Ari and I. A connection that is built on the foundation of friendship, one that transcends attraction and lust, a true relationship that signifies how deep our feelings run, the strength of our love.

And isn't that what real love is? Accepting each other for our faults as much as our strengths?

Language Rating: 2 (medium)
Mature Content Rating: 1 (light)
Final Rating: 4 stars

The blog tour runs from September 1 - 21. 
You can view the complete tour schedule on the website of Lola’s Blog Tours:

About the Author:

Siobhan Davis is the author of YA science fiction romance series True Calling.

A self-diagnosed ‘teenager forever’—at least when it comes to books, music and movies; Siobhan is totally addicted to teen fiction and superhero/blockbuster movies. Siobhan loves baking, crime novels, shoes, bags, make-up, anti-wrinkle cream, anything pink, Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry, and Robert Pattinson (definitely Team Edward). Siobhan has forged a successful corporate career, in Human Resources, over the last twenty years.

Siobhan resides in the Garden County of Ireland with her husband and two sons.

Contact Siobhan at:

You can find and contact Siobhan here:
- Website
- Blog
- Facebook
- Twitter
- Google +
- Goodreads
- Amazon
- Newsletter

Sample chapters, quotes, reviews and book excerpts are all available to download from the authors website

Join Siobhan's mailing list to receive a free copy of Lovestruck.

There is a tour wide giveaway for the blog tour of Destiny Rising. These are the prizes you can win:
- e-copies of the whole True calling series by Siobhan Davis. Which is the following books: True Calling, Lovestruck, Beyond Reach, Light of a Thousand Stars and Destiny Rising.
- one 10$ amazon gift card

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  1. Siobhan Davis AuthorSeptember 3, 2015 at 3:48 PM

    Thanks for hosting my blog tour today Holly :)


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