Saturday, January 7, 2012

Review: Destiny Unchained (Shadows of Destiny #3) by Leia Shaw

Synopsis (Goodreads):
They call her The Huntress. A vampire with lethal focus, Natalia hunts rogue werewolves and kills them without mercy. She buried her heart centuries ago. Now she lives only for revenge. But when she’s forced to team up with the alpha of the northwest werewolf pack to catch a werewolf serial killer, her carefully controlled world is shattered by the passionate Cristian

Cristian can’t help be intrigued by the icy Natalia. He hasn’t been attracted to a female since his mate died decades ago. But now he vows to break that hard shell she wears and find the warm, nurturing woman inside.

Will Natalia accept Cristian’s claim on her heart even if it means sacrificing a part of who she is?
My Thoughts: Do you guys know what I get a kick out of? Forbidden love. Yes! It's true! I wouldn't lie about this. The forbidden love between a vampire and a werewolf makes me shiver in delight. It's even better when the vamp in question is a stone-cold killer with an affinity toward metal and the werewolf is a bad-ass Alpha.  She hunts his kind, he protects both the wolves and weres under him.  She's slippery and tricky, he's enchanted by her brutal honesty and ability to squirm her way out of any situation.  *sigh*  And then there's the issues they have to face.  Mates, betrayal, death... these poor guys can't catch a break.

Natalia has been shaped into her persona of The Huntress by a terrible act. She's carried this pain and anger with her for so long that she's become a shell of herself.  Watching Cristian coax her into revealing bits and pieces of the humanity hiding within her is intriguing. Knowing what he's had to overcome himself is heartbreaking.

Natalia and Cristian make excellent foils for one another and I adored his way of breaking through to her.  I loved that we got some closure to Marcelo's story (book 2) and some more setup for nefarious shenanigans with the dragon guardian.

PS: I looooove the cover. Sexy backs are sexy

Other reviews in this series
Book 2: Destiny United

More books by Leia Shaw

Reading challenges: Ebook Challenge
Destiny Unchained was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.


  1. Sounds intriguing. Does each book in the series feature a different couple?

  2. Yes. They're fun and sexy. I like both those things.

  3. thank you kelly!!! and yes, amanda, each book features a different couple, and the characters/storyline overlap. book 4 comes out this summer.

  4. Sounds absolutely delicious. Thanks for sharing it.