Destiny (The Academy Series Book 1) by D.D. Larsen

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Arc Read

Book 1 of the Academy Series begins with Destiny, a thrilling fantasy story with magical creatures and sizzling romance.
Despondent after a failed career move, Jamie returns to her remote hometown to rekindle old relationships and hopefully rediscover her life’s purpose. While visiting the local coffee shop , she meets the rugged stranger Wren, who works as a park ranger and always seems to be around when she needs him. But he also appears to have a strange connection to the mysterious wolf residing in the forest.
As Jamie grows closer to Wren, she stumbles into a paranormal world of dark magic, shapeshifters, and deep, supernatural connections. At the same time, Jamie discovers the mysterious powers that have lain dormant within her for years.
A paranormal story about shape-shifting wolf, a fantasy about a young woman with special powers, and a sexy romance with a mysterious stranger, Destiny heralds the arrival of a talented new voice in contemporary fantasy and romance.

My Review

I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.

This book feels a lot like a monologue on the intro. The history is excellent, but the single-person point of view is slightly dull. Although it is great to see the small town from Jamie’s perspective. I know questions that the talks she has to fill my head as she relives her past. But not everything is thoroughly explained. Chapter 4 gets a lot more exciting and definitely piqued my curiosity. The school in her hometown and wolf sighting are interesting. I’m not yet sure how this relates to the intro of this book. But definitely curious enough to keep reading. The academy is mysterious and so unexplained in what little they do cover at the beginning of the book. I can completely relate to the character’s stubborn attitude, mainly being grown and despising being told what to do. I love that this is expressed in the book. It gives so much depth to Jaime. The love triangle is very intense in this book. So many things are revealed toward the end. I’m waiting for the shoe to drop Or someone to make it less complicated. I loved the quote at the intro of the book, “For all those who need a push to follow their dreams.” This quote really intrigued me about what this book would entail, and I am not disappointed. This book ends with you on the edge of your seat.

You can get the next book Journey (The Academy Series Book 2) or check out my review of Journey(The Academy Series Book 2).


Published by Tanya

I am an avid reader who loves amazing romance, fantasy, or paranormal books. I spend as many hours reading as I can and love to find a fantastic story,

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