Destiny Defied Review

Welcome to the series launch of J.A. Marx‘s Destiny series. Book one, Destiny Defied, is a chilling tale of freedom from oppression and the Light that overcomes the dark.

Disclosure: I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review. Honest being the key word, all thoughts and opinions are 100 percent my own. 

Name of book: Destiny Defied

 Author: J. A. Marx JMarx-270

About the author: J.A. loves writing embattled spirit novels — adventure and suspense with supernatural undertones. On the side, she dabbles in non-fiction articles and e-zine editing. J.A. owes many thanks Jerry Jenkins and the Christian Writer’s Guild for their support and education.
Find J.A. online: website, Facebook,Twitter

Summary: Book One in The Destiny series.

A dramatic shipwreck emancipates Riki Hammad, but the island where she finds refuge is compromised. Unless she finds a power truly great enough to defeat her dark past, she will choose death over returning to captivity. Lord Vétis, high priest of a cultic underground, will stop at nothing to reclaim their chosen one. Using black magic, he manipulates Riki and her four self-assigned bodyguards, triggering a battle that consumes the entire island. The underground will never allow Riki to live out her dreams of a normal life . . . something she has never known.

Desitiny-Defied-e1415380573385Rating: 3 Stars

Reason for rating: I’m not sure how I feel about this book, even after thinking about it for a while. I gave it three stars simply because there were parts of it that I loved and parts of it that I didn’t care for.  The book is very overtly about spiritual warfare and sometimes I felt like parts of it didn’t jive with what I believe, but I also do know that the devil and his angels are very real. I came to love and care for the characters, even though in the beginning I had trouble keeping them straight and the  book took me a while to get into. I felt like there was something I could identify with in almost every one of the characters (excluding the evil one). I also thought that Marx has a very beautiful writing style and there were a few times that I had to read a sentence twice because I just loved the way that she put something or she made me think about something very common in a different way. It also totally ended in a cliffhanger and even though it wasn’t complete love, it was good enough that I want to know what happens next. I would probably recommend this book to Christian fans of the show Supernatural, since it is very clearly a Christian book but from the episodes I’ve seen of Supernatural, I think that this book might appeal to people who like that show.  

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