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Reviewed by Michelle Randall for Readers' Favorite
Jack and Maddie are ready to celebrate their 13th birthday. Their parents are a little nervous because they have a great deal to tell them. When the day comes, just as they are about to find out and their parents start to talk, evil magicians sweep in and kidnap Mom and Dad. Uncle Benny takes Jack and Maddie to the magic realm, and it becomes a little too much for them to handle. While they are natural talents for the magic, Jack wants nothing to do with it; he just wants to find his parents and go home, or back to what he thought was home. Maddie isn't sure what to think, and as close as they are, they begin to bicker. They embark on the journey to find and rescue their parents. The children find out there is a prophecy about them, and this makes Jack even madder. Cris Pasqueralle does a good job of using new and different ideas to set this magical novel apart from others.
Destiny Revealed at first seems to be just another story about children who never knew they were magical, but it is different. This is a set of twins, their parents are alive, and it is much more of natural magic than a wizard magic. Cris Pasqueralle has written a unique story in a familiar genre that feels different and fun to read. Although I will say that at times in the book, I really wanted to give one of the characters a time out. This is definitely a great book for the preteen and teen set, seeing as the main characters are just turning 13. Those readers will be able to relate best to the material.