Book 3

Young Adult - Action
302 Pages
Reviewed on 07/16/2014
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Free Book Program, which is open to all readers and is completely free. The author will provide you with a free copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. You and the author will discuss what sites you will post your review to and what kind of copy of the book you would like to receive (eBook, PDF, Word, paperback, etc.). To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

Author Biography

Jennifer is an award winning photographer, freelance Illustrator, graphic designer and published author.

Jennifer was selected as one of twelve winners for the prestigious 2010 Oticon Focus on People Award and the only Canadian to have won in this national competition (North America). She was nominated as an outstanding individual with a hearing loss and for the portrayal of a hearing impaired teen in her debut novel entitled Sway.

Her trilogy series features a hearing impaired teenager which is based on her life growing up with a severe hearing loss.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Danita Dyess for Readers' Favorite

Jessie McIntyre, the main character in Destiny, is a beautiful teenage girl, martial arts instructor, talented artist and hospital volunteer. She has two cats, Serena and Parker, who bring her gifts and furry kisses and supportive parents who only want the best for their daughter. She also has a hot, intelligent, sensitive boyfriend, Ethan. So her life should be perfect, but it isn't. Every day the kids at school mercilessly tease her. They think she is dumb and use obscene gestures to torment her. But she isn't; she's hearing impaired. How will she survive being fired from her first job, keeping up her grades, dealing with Lisa and Sensei Jones - two rivals - and other life challenges? Jessie learns that the answer is not dependent on circumstances or the opinions of others. Inspiration came at an unexpected hour from an unlikely source.

Jennifer Gibson's ability to create artistic, mystical book covers is evident with the cover on Destiny, the third book in the award-winning trilogy featuring Jessie McIntyre. Previous books included Sway and Compass. As a noted photographer and illustrator, Gibson's penchant for writing coming of age stories and young adult fiction is captured through the use of diverse characters, an interesting plot and duality of reality with the supernatural. This story is based on real life and its authenticity allows it to address real-life issues. The sexual electricity between her and Ethan was well written and an important aspect of people dealing with disabilities. Destiny is a must-read for all young adults.