Book Review by Kristie: Chasing Destiny, by Megan Erickson

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Chasing Destiny, by Megan Erickson
Series: Silver Tip Pack, Book 2
Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: July 21, 2017

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

summary

Some live on memories…

Almost dying during a pack uprising has a way of shaking things up. I’m no longer Mr. Laid Back now that there’s an itch under my skin I can’t scratch.

On a volunteer mission that goes beyond the walls of our compound, we enter the territory of a pack long thought dead, and find ourselves on the business end of their spears.

What I’m not prepared for is what I find within their walls—The one shifter I never thought I’d see alive, the one I’d mourned twice, the one I’d always loved. He is alive, and if I have anything to do with it, he’ll stay that way. But he’s got secrets, and exposing them could lead us to an enemy worse than the bloodthirsty undead shifters wanting to kill us all…

tropes-tags

M/M Pairing
Bisexual/Pansexual Characters
Paranormal Romance
Friends to Lovers
Second Chance Love
Dystopia
Shifters
Zombie Werwolves

Content Warning for:
Off Page Abuse
Off Page Abduction
Depression

I don’t know what it is about this book that has me thrown off, but I’m torn. Maybe too much anticipation has clouded my ability to really love it? I’m just not sure.

I’ve been excited for Bay and Nash’s book since the last words in Daring Fate. I’ve been itching for it, on the edge of my seat panting for it. Now it’s here and I’ve read it and while I really liked it a lot, I feel like I kind of didn’t connect with something.

Individually, I love each character. I enjoyed Bay so much! He’s fierce in his love for Nash and won’t give up for anything. No matter what, no matter how many things are standing in his way, he’s not going to stop until he’s happy, Nash is happy, and they’re together again like he knows in his heart they should be. I love Nash equally. I love the shy nature he first has, the way his character grows and how he becomes more focused and confident. I love how he wants to protect everyone he loves, Bay especially.

I loved the story! I really do love this world that Erickson has built. It’s unique and surprising… I need surprising. I loved the action scenes, the super hot sex, the tender and loving moments. I really loved finding out what was going to happen next, where Bay and Nash’s story would lead. Still, I feel like I’m not connecting with all of the things I loved, all together as one. The more I think on it, I’m guessing part of it is because of the POV shift and how it is done. It’s all Bay for like half the book, then there is a switch to Nash. I think getting to be in one character’s head for that amount of time, then shifting (no pun intended) to another half way through… it kind of threw me off my feels and off my connection.

I also believe large part of this is distraction. See, characters from Daring Fate, and new characters in this book meet and, well, they distracted me to no end. I wanted more of them. My mind would wander and wonder where their story was going to go. I have my theories, and I don’t want to spoil anyone, but if this is going where I think it’s going… OMFG. Yes please! And honestly, Megan really knows how to build a character, make me love them forever, and want so much more from them that I feel greedy.

In the end, I do recommend Chasing Destiny. I think the world that’s been built has a lot going for it. The Silver Tip Pack has so much heart and beauty. These characters show a resilience and determination that I’d love to see in more people around me. I think the books to come will continue to wow me.  So don’t miss this one… while this can probably be read as a stand alone, I would not advise it. No go. Pick it up. Meet Bay and Nash and the rest of the Silver Tip Pack. You’ll not regret it.

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Megan Erickson worked as a journalist covering real-life dramas before she decided she liked writing her own endings better and switched to fiction. She’s a multi-published author with Avon, Berkley, and Entangled.   She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, two kids and two cats.

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I received an advanced copy of this novel in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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