Destiny (New Avalon, #1)

Destiny (New Avalon, #1) Elena Baxter Has Spent Her Life Desperately Wanting To Fit In She S Used To Being Teased And Taunted By The Popular Girls, But When She Celebrates Her Sweet Sixteen Birthday And Receives Two Amazing Gifts The Power Of Telekinesis, And The Truth About Her Heritage She Has High Hopes That Things Will Change But Her Wish Does Not Come True, And Elena Is Bullied Just As She Was Before, Only This Time Her Hurt Feelings And Frustration Boil Into Something Even She Cannot Understand When An Explosion Hits, Chaos Ensues And She Learns That Her New Power Just Might Be Bigger Than She Is She Embarks On A Journey To A Secret Island To Learn How To Control Her Powers, And She S Thrown Into A Different World, One Where She Just Might Be Able To Fit In What Elena Learns About Her Heritage Forces Her To Face Her Past And The Demons It Created Head On.

Andrea Buginsky is a freelance writer with a BA in Mass Communication Journalism from the University of South Florida She has always wanted to be a published writer, and decided to try to write fantasy books for teens The Chosen is her first book, and was released on December 14, 2010, to her delight.Andrea has written five books since My Open Heart, an autobiography of growing up with h

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  • 160 pages
  • Destiny (New Avalon, #1)
  • Andrea Buginsky
  • English
  • 16 December 2017

10 thoughts on “Destiny (New Avalon, #1)

  1. says:

    This review and can originally be found on Olivia s Catastrophe picked up this book a while ago for review and didn t get around to reading it until now It was a very quick read at 88 pages It didn t get a two star writing because it was a bad book, because it generally wasn t It just didn t seem to wow me quite enough.This one is about witches, with powers because they are descendants of the Lady of the Lake, which has something to do with Merlin I thought that was a pretty cool idea and witches always intrigue me Elena, the main character doesn t find out what she is until she is 16 I found that Elena seemed to accept this brand new discovery of her true self too well and easily It would take me a while before I believed I was a witch.This book was short, and it was definitely an introduction to the series I don t usually mind that, but it did mean a lot of the characters simply spent time talking in this one, and at times it came off as a bit info dumpy I think the second book will be better though, because then we can get on with the story right away.The world building was a bit weak, and especially weak if we are dealing with a paranormal or fantasy kind of book There was some description but not nearly enough to satisfy my imagination I think the writing style had a bit of a young feel to it as well, and maybe this is so an older age MG read or a very young YA one But I didn t really like the writing style too much.What I did...

  2. says:

    If you enjoy reading anything pertaining to Arthurian tales then you must add this to your TBR list Elena isn t your typical high school teen She would much rather be celebrating her sixteenth birthday with her family than having a big party and yes, you ve guessed it this makes her a loner and the object of ridicule Little does she know that her life is about to change as she is about to learn that the childhood fairy tale she loved as a child is indeed not a tale but a true story The world building was so vivid that you find yourself right smack dab in the story The c...

  3. says:

    Elena is our ordinary teenager but on her sixteenth birthday she learns that she is not so ordinary after all but a witch Yes, you heard me correctly She is a witch with powers and is a descendant of the Lady of the Lake from her favorite story, King Arthur Suddenly she finds that she is someone special and learns of her heritage The stories she had heard since childhood are not just stories but true and she is part of them But with all these special qualities come some responsibilities and Elena is introduced to new facts, new people and a completely new world where there is magic and nothing is impossible Elena is sent to Avalon, the mysterious and known only to some island where she is to learn to control her abilities and prepare herself for her future responsibilities But can she adapt to her new self Will she be able to control and nurture her abilities Andrea Buginsky s book, Destiny, made me remember the Harry Potter series New Avalon, which is the school for witches is similar to Hogwarts in Harry Potter The lessons and scenarios also remind of Harry Pott...

  4. says:

    Review As someone who felt lonely all through high school, though I tried to hide it, I was hoping to connect well with Elena Like her I was bullied constantly, but unlike her it was the boys that tormented me Not the popular girls Anyway,despite those minute differences, I was excited to read this and was confident that I would love Elena But it just didn t happen.If I can connect well with a main character,then the chances are good that I ll love the book.The genre of Fantasy has always been a favorite of mine and I did love the authors descriptions of Avalon It sounded so magical and peaceful It clearly brought Elena into a situation where she was no longer and outcast Clearly a situation that Elena had longed for The dialogue seemed strange, I m not sure if it was stilted or just seemed that way because the dialogue was so simplistic.The book itself seemed so short and I think that the book could have been improved upon if the book was longer Certain parts seemed rushed and that really bugged me I did love that Elena s family was present in her life Too often in YA books, parents are mentioned once or twice but never actually seen That was not the case with this book.Editing wise it was perfect Not a single ed...

  5. says:

    The main character, Elena, seems almost too good to be true.She s polite, respectful, loves her parents, studies at home, smiles a lot, loves the stories of King Arthur, Merlin and the legend of Avalon.However, like many nice kids, she is the subject of mocking ridicule by three Blond Bimbettes.Unbeknownst to all four girls, this situation is about to change dramatically on Elena s 16th birthday The author cleverly takes the reader by the hand and gently guides y...

  6. says:

    Lonely Elena s looking forward to seeing her Godmother Isabel when she turns 16 But her family has some surprises in store as Arthurian myths become Pagan reality in the modern world The effects of uncontrolled magic in a normal American school in a normal American town are a little dramatic But Elena has unexpected friends who can help her out, and soon she s travelling to the secret Island of Avalon off the coast of England, where mystery and history combine.Being English, of course, I wanted to know about where Avalon might be, why people would take planes rather than trains to travel around England, and precisely which Arthurian legends would qualify as real But bigger questions give this story its depth the relationships between good and evil, power and responsibility, and unity and control for a star...

  7. says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this multifaceted fantasy which starts out with a modern day teen trying to fit in, but who has always felt out of place Elena is tormented on a daily basis by the in crowd at her high school On her Sweet Sixteen birthday she is presented with a gorgeous piece of jewelry that is most unusual and comes with an incredible story behind it which, of course, is revealed to her When Elena is asked what her own favorite story was growing up what could that possibly have to do wi...

  8. says:

    New Avalon, Book 1 by Andrea Buginsky what can I say but that was a very enjoyable book to read Hope she started the next one I want to finish the series it is so interesting it kept my attention throughout the entire book and I want of the series.Elena turns 16 in high school and is miserable and cannot wait for her family gathering to celebrate her birthday What she fines out is she has magical powers at the exact time off her birth Her Godmother Isabel is there to help her and takes her to Avalon a island covered in mist and st...

  9. says:

    Destiny is a lovely YA story It tells the story of Elena, who on her 16th birthday, discovers that she has magical powers and a surprising heritage that stems all the way back to the days of the legend of King Arthur.This is a really great story that an...

  10. says:

    Delightfully well written with a well paced great story line and characters.Another exciting page turner and a totally delightful fantasy.Only disappointment the next book is not ready to read

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