Monday, November 12, 2012

Daughter of Destiny by Jenna Solitare

Goodreads Review:
1.After the death of her grandfather, nineteen-year-old Jenna Solitaire finds an ancient wooden board hidden away in the attic of his house. Scorched by fire and covered in mysterious symbols, the board fascinates her--and scares her--at the same time. As does Simon Monk, the handsome stranger who has come into her life, claiming to know about the board. Even more frightening is the voice whispering in Jenna's head, calling her "Keeper." Does Jenna have power over the winds, as Simon claims? Is she truly the Daughter of Destiny? 
 2. Having mastered the power of the Board of Air, Jenna travels to Jerusalem to find the Board of Water. She is accompanied by Simon Monk, who seeks the Boards on behalf of the Vatican. Jenna doesn't trust Simon, but he's her only source of information about the Boards. In Jerusalem, Jenna meets Saduj,, a local guide who claims to be able to help them find the Board they seek. Simon is suspicious, but Jenna finds herself strangely attracted to Saduj Jenna must find the Board before it awakens and causes unimaginable destruction. But will she lose her heart--and possibly her life--in the process? 
3.  From the searing desert of the Middle East, Jenna and Simon travel to the ancient city of Pompeii, following the clues to the hiding place of the Board of Fire--also known as the Board of the Flames. But Peraud is hot on their trail, and is more determined than ever to claim the two Boards the Keeper already possesses. Jenna must also contend with her growing attraction to Simon, who is torn by his desire for her--and his sacred duty to the Church.
4Having found the Board of Fire, Jenna and Simon hurry to decipher the clues that will lead them to the Board of Earth--and mastery over the very land itself. But on their way to locate the tomb of a mythical English hero while fending off shadowy new attackers who want the Boards for themselves, an offer of help comes from a surprising source. Can Jenna and Simon trust this offer--or are they walking straight into a trap set by the one who has coveted the Boards for millennia?

My Stars: 4 stars
My Review: Okay. Okay. I am going to give you my review for the whole series. To sum it all up though, by the end of this series I was seriously pissed.  All of these books were so awesome! I was all up into Jenna's life. It was like I could feel the how she was feeling by detail. (SPOILER ALERT) I hated the fact that she got seduced by Saduj and he turned out to be a demon. That made me mad and I felt sympathetic towards Jenna. 
I hated how Jenna had to go through all of these hard obstacles. I was always glad when she got through them, ya know? Untilll (SPOILER ALERT) SHE KILLED SIMON! I was livid. How the HE double hockey sticks are you going to kill someone in the main love interest? Simon was the only reason Jenna kept moving forward and now he is gone. She will forever be alone now thanks to the author. That is why I give this series a four. The author tied it together too quickly.

Keeper of the Wind
Keeper of the Water
Keeper of the Flames 
Keeper of the Earth