Apr 12, 2014

Review - Challenging Destiny by Cherie Colyer


Published by Wild Rose Press


Logan Ragsdale and his younger sister, Ariana, have been marked, chosen to be unwilling participants in a war between angels and demons.
Logan can sense something's not quite right. Like an unexpected chill on a summer's day, he can feel the unseen closing in. He's had these feelings before and, each time, someone close to him died. He's afraid this time it might just be Ariana.
Logan's fears are soon confirmed when he discovers their new friends aren't human, but rather representatives from Heaven and Hell sent to Earth to ensure he and Ariana accept their roles in an ancient prophecy. Demons want Logan to open the gates of Hell. Ariana has the power to stop them, but if she chooses to side with Heaven to spare the lives of thousands of innocent people, she'll damn her brother for eternity.
Together, they must derail the biblical event if they hope to save themselves and the future of mankind...but what price are they willing to pay to keep the other safe?

My review

Ariana and Logan are siblings, Ariana the younger of the two. Disaster seems to fall like a shadow across these two and they’ve certainly been through the mill in their young lives. The glimmer of normality comes in a new school and the prospect of new relationships.

But, normality isn’t on the cards for these two, who have been marked as important players in a battle between the Blessed and Fallen. Logan and Ariana refuse to give in to their fate so easily. Especially if it means bring separated forever.

I went into this already a fan of Cherie Colyer’s writing from her Embrace Series. I admit I still didn’t fully know what to expect from this new series. At least I hope it’s a series, although the end is tied up enough that this easily reads as a stand alone.

Tense excitement simmers throughout. The writing style is descriptive, while not bogging down the action and development. The story flows with a few interesting twists and turns along the way to keep readers from getting settled.

I was not disappointed in the slightest. A very enjoyable and well thought out story. Another 5 star read from Cherie Colyer. 


  1. What a nice review! I'm sure paranormal romance fans will love it.

  2. Great review, Carol! :-) Sounds like a suspenseful read.