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Unputdownable Books

Established back in 2011, Unputdownable Books is my way to help out indie authors by posting reviews of their books, and other marketing posts for blog tours. Of course, I also review other non-indie books just for pleasure. :D
Destiny Gift - Juliana Haygert Destiny Gift takes place in a world where God has forsaken the world and left humanity with a whirlwind of natural disasters, corruption, demons, and none-stop crime. In this world, stores like bookshops, clothes shops, etc are locked up and you need to ring a bell to get in and purchase something. Yes, it is that bad in this alternative universe.

I took notes all throughout reading the book and in all of them, I'm always remarking on how smart Nadine (the heroine) is (Sarcasm). There are many occasions that seriously made me doubt Nadine's common sense. There are these big bat like beasts roaming the planet and drunk idiots trying to rape girls and Nadine seems to have no regard for her safety and just chooses to "hang out" with them.

Example: Nadine is about to go out with her friends to a Club and when they're about to leave, the phone rings and Nadine picks up. She has to take the call and asks the girls to go ahead without her and that she'll meet them there. Yeah right! She goes off on her own and on foot too!

ARGH! As I continue to read, I hope wholeheartedly that she gets better along the way. But no... Nadine just continues to frustrates me! I don't know if she was written to be so frustrating by the author or not.

Anyways, the storyline is actually really good. It consisted of the books own versions of the Roman and Greek Gods. It even had the Fates. Throughout the book, I did manage to predict some events but most of the time the plot is unpredictable and does wow you here and there. Aside from the plot, The romance was just too transparent and angsty. I couldn't even connect with the characters at all that is one thing I really hated.

On the plus side, the book was very entertaining and actually got really good once you ignore Nadine. Even the ending was such a cliffhanger that I literally yelled "What?! That's it?" when I finished it. So, I give the book a big O. K. and 3.5 stars out of 5.