epub Destiny Binds (Timber Wolves Trilogy, #1) Author Tammy Blackwell – Avengersinfinitywarfullmovie.de

Scout Donovan is a girl who believes in rules, logic, and her lifelong love of Charlie Hagan Alex Cole believes in destiny, magic, and Scout When Alex introduces Scout to the world of Shifters, men who change into wolves or coyotes during the full moon and Seers, women who can see your most private thoughts and emotions with a mere touch, the knowledge changes everything and everyone Scout thought she knew


10 thoughts on “Destiny Binds (Timber Wolves Trilogy, #1)

  1. Samantha Young Samantha Young says:

    OMG. This self-published novel has completely taken me by surprise. Not only is it well-written, entertaining and somewhat addictive, but it's driven at the helm by a dry-voiced narrator called Scout, who you can't help but love. The characters in Destiny Binds are amazingly well-rounded, the shifter mythology incredibly believable, and the romance one of the best I've read in YA indie. OK, so admittedly there isn't as much action in this novel as other YA paranormal but the dialogue and the characters are so wonderful that I didn't even care. The quality of the actual writing just kept me turning page after page. So did Scout's quick wit.

    This book made me laugh and cry, and the ending threw me for a loop. My mouth actually fell open with a silent 'nooooo!'. I cannot wait for the second book in the Timber Wolves series. Literally... cannot wait!
    Five Stars!


  2. Joy (joyous reads) Joy (joyous reads) says:

    Wonderful start.

    Disappointing end.

    Love triangle hell.

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    I was truthfully enjoying this book right up to the last few pages. Despite all the editing mishaps, it had me giggling at a smarty-pants heroine who can talk and walk smack with the rest of them. And at one point, I thought, wow another Indie gold! I can't believe I waited so long to read this book. Then everything fell apart. The sad thing is, it happened toward the end.

    This book is your typical werewolf story. Girl meets this new boy who seemed intent on rubbing her in the worst way possible, girl couldn't help but be attracted to new boy because boy is a hottie. Girl later finds out he has a secret, as are the rest of her family and friends. Girl is also attracted to another boy she grew up with, but unfortunately, is also keeping secrets from her. Later on, the girl must choose between the new love and the old love, but her choice proved to be disastrous.

    There is absolutely nothing wrong with writing a same old, same old story. In fact, I can readily admit that I enjoyed the majority of this book. The MC has a refreshing voice; she wasn't self-deprecating and she knew where she stands. She was smart, funny, and had a repertoire of witty remarks that made me chuckle on some occasions. In short, the author took pains in developing her character, as with the rest of the cast. Outside of the editing miscues I mentioned above, the author clearly had talent. I couldn't have asked for a better book to get over the reading slump I've been on lately.

    But. But.

    Just when I was wholly vested in the story, I was clobbered with the most irritating, unforgivable story arc that I just could no longer stomach. LOVE TRIANGLE HELL.

    Yeah. But Charlie, I said. I mean, if I was truly in love with Alex, I wouldn't still feel this way about Charlie, would I?
    (Source: Chapter 16, page 171 Destiny Binds)

    Yeah. That about summed it up.

    Scout's character seemed to take a turn for the worst as the story veered toward the end. All of a sudden, she was sporadic, incredibly too accepting of the fact that everyone around her were supernatural, and she'd become one of those girls whom I despised reading about in a book where there is a love triangle. 

    Would I recommend this book? Absolutely. This book was still written well even if it had flaws.This is for everyone who doesn't detest love triangles. Tammi Blackwell's Timberwolves series is an honest-to-goodness fantastic read. Unfortunately, the love triangle killed it for me.


  3. Sans Sans says:

    Woah. Seriously. Dude, where did this book come from, and please tell me there are more on the way. This was one of the best YA paranormal books I've ever read. The fact that it's self-published just blows my mind.

    I've been sitting here, trying to come up with a coherent review of why I loved this book so much, but I keep getting sucked back into the story. I'll just have to post some highlights:

    - I loved all the characters, especially Scout. I sympathized with her, I loved her voice, found myself laughing at her turns of phrase (and recognizing some of my own several times).

    - Alex wasn't broody, dangerous, ridiculously rich, bipolar or constantly trying to warn Scout away from him. In fact, he was friendly, open, funny, sweet and caring. His financial situation was pretty rough. And he had no qualms about telling Scout he loved her but wasn't willing to take any of her choices away from her.

    - The romance was sweet and heartbreaking and I was so invested in it, I nearly cried at the end.

    - The love triangle totally worked in this book. Scout doesn't spend ages angsting over her childhood crush and the new boy in town. When the time comes to make a decision, she makes it, sticks with it, and is happy with it. Thank you, baby Jesus!

    - Shapeshifters. I adore shapeshifters. But the paranormal stuff didn't completely overpower the story and it isn't the sole focus of the plot.

    - The writing was fantastic, especially for a self-published (and presumably self-edited) book.

    Scout could be accused of being a Mary Sue by some, but I didn't see it. Her common sense got away from her a time or two, but I found it easy to forgive, considering she's a teenager and in her first relationship.

    I didn't appreciate that the best friend was once again the chubby girl in school, but it wasn't mentioned endlessly. Once or twice and that was it. Talley actually had a personality beyond her weight and had a vital role in the plot beyond making our heroine look good or give her someone to confide in.

    I really do hope the author will write more about these characters. I can't wait to visit them again and see where that last plot twist goes. This is definitely one of my favourite reads of 2011.

    EDIT: Just checked Tammy Blackwell's blog and there are two more books planned in this series. Yule just came early for Sans.


  4. mich mich says:

    This is a pretty generic YA shape-shifter book, but it stood out a bit to me because of its humor and easy, engaging writing style. It was a quick read and despite a lot of things that made me roll my eyes, I still thought it was pretty decent and I’ll be reading the next one.

    BTW, biggest eye-roll moment was the way in which Scout discovers the existence of shape shifters. (view spoiler)[ She realized rather suddenly that Alex was a shape shifter from. . . you ready? From his eyes. Because, even though he was in his wolf-form and for all intents and purposes was, you know, A WOLF, she was still able to tell it was actually Alex because she recognized his eyes. Pfffft.

    Although. . . hmmmm, now that I think about it, my dog’s eyes are the EXACT same shade of brown as one of my friends. . . .hey, waaaait a second . . . **looks suspiciously at dog**

    HOLY SHIT!!! Ben, is that you?!?! (hide spoiler)]


  5. Tammy Blackwell Tammy Blackwell says:

    Hot boys! Supernatural creatures! Betty White sans clothing!*

    Check out a preview here!

    *Please note: Betty White does not actually appear naked in this book.


  6. Abbi Glines Abbi Glines says:

    I thought I was done when it came to reading books about shifters... Boy was I wrong! This book is unique, the main character's voice is great, and I loved the spin on the shifting world. Honestly it's better than many traditionally pubbed shifter books I've read.


  7. Stephanie (Bookfever) Stephanie (Bookfever) says:

    Destiny Binds, the first book in the Timber Wolves Trilogy was recommended to me by Nitzan from The Book Babe's Read and a review copy was kindle gifted to me by the author so I'm so glad that I ended up really liking this book.

    So shifter books are actually tough for me to read. I absolutely love werewolves and other shifters but a good book with them is a little hard to find for me. I either end up loving books with shifters or end up hating them. And the thing with this book was, it wasn't the most complicated or amazing book that I've ever read but I did really like it because of the way it was written and how much I liked the main character.

    Which brings us to Scout. I absolutely loved her. I can say with total honesty that she's made the list of my top favorite main characters of all time. I loved her snark and wisecracking. She was simply awesome.

    The romance in this book was really well-written, I must say. Though there is a love triangle, it isn't your typical one. At least it didn't feel like most love triangles I have read about. I wasn't annoyed by it, in any case, which is pretty unusual for me. I'm actually not sure who I liked the most of the guys.

    On the one hand we have Charlie, the boy Scout has had a crush on for the longest time and on the other hand we have Alex, the new guy in town. Charlie leaves for college early in the book so there isn't much of him in the story, so Alex was more in it. And what I liked so much about the romance was that it wasn't insta-love between Alex and Scout. (I hate insta-love) The romance between them grew slowly but surely. They actually got to know each other pretty well. And I have to say that I loved both boys, I really did.

    There were quite a few twists in this book that made me gasp out loud. Gotta love twists like that. The ending was like whoa! I didn't expect that to happen and even now after finishing the book I'm trying to wrap my head around it. I guess I'll have to read the second book soon so I know where things go next. But damn this book was so good. I loved all the pop culture references and laughed out loud more times than I could count.

    Overall, Destiny Bounds was a fantastic book full of shifters, seers and unexpected twists! The writing was great and the story was very enjoyable to read. It was just one of those paranormal YA books that you can't help but like a lot.


  8. Annie Brewer Annie Brewer says:

    Well holy shit this sucks!!!! I loved this book...probably the best wolf series to date. However...*sniff sniff * I can't get over this. My heart is in pieces right now just as I thought it would be. Jase and Charlie...WHY???? How. Could. You.????? *SOB SOB* I'm so pissed right now! Fuck my head hurts and I'm in pain....oh God Alex...noooooooooooooo. I need time to heal. My heart is shattered and I need time to get over this ending. I love Scout. She's such a strong and noble heroine and I feel your pain as my own. Before I continentwith this series(maybe months or a year from now)...I need time to grieve. But this book was amazing!! *sigh* *sob* *hiccup*


  9. Meg Hawkins Meg Hawkins says:

    Taking a much-loved genre and reworking it--in a way that is both innovative and amusing--is both very difficult, and highly in demand (especially in young adult literature). You've seen it in fairy-tale retellings (ever since Robin McKinley kicked things off); now, get ready to see it in Supernatural Romance.

    Supernatural Romance has its structure (normal teen meets mysterious teen, discovers magic, enter third party--for the purposes of a love-triangle), just as Fairytale does (prince/princess, evil magical being, and breaking an enchantment). And you may think that, by now, you've seen all the Supernatural Romance genre has to offer (because, honestly, if you see another Stephanie-Meyer-wannabe-bishie-vampire, you might just jump off a cliff. Well, think again!

    In place of Heroine Generica, you have Scout, a rural girl with her feet planted firmly on the ground, and a wit to match her strongly-held beliefs in logic and reason. In place of New York, San Francisco, or one of those cliche small towns (that was obviously written by someone who'd never lived in a small town), Destiny Binds is set in rural Western Kentucky, nestled between sports-obsessed Marshall County, and the Land Between the Lakes State Park (a refreshingly original setting that Tammy Blackwell makes great use of, pulling readers into a setting so real--and amusing--they can feel it). Add seers, a likable and well-developed cast of characters (to quote the author, It's time the teens in YA literature were actually like the teens who read YA literature.), territorial shapeshifters, and an amusingly witty voice, to the mix, and you one heck of a fun novel.

    Destiny Binds, is one of those impossible-to-put-down books that leaves you with just enough questions to make you long for a sequal without leaving you so many points unanswered you want to murder the author. To sum it up: Great setting, lovable cast, and a pure fun. Check yes!


  10. Wine Country Wine Country says:

    What the F*ck! So this book was disappointing.

    I went into thinking that the MC (Scout) was going to find out she had some Seer abilities but the whole book was about her love triangle. Such a let down. I am hoping that the second book will actually address why she was so important to everyone and hopefully make her a worthy strong character. I was also a little disappointed that Blackwell did not give much explanation about the whole supernatural world. I wanted more information on the Shifters and Seers and the people in Romania. It would have been nice to see Scout more interested than she was. We had a few paragraphs where she talked about all the book research she did but I felt it was all breezed over. For someone as intelligent as Scout is supposed to be you would think she would be out there gathering information like a mad woman. I was also surprised that she never once confronted her brother or Charlie. She is supposed to be so tough and scary to everyone at school, why didn't she just walk into Jase's room, tell him she knew and to keep his paws off Alex or it would end badly. I just wanted to reach through the book and bitch slap her I was so frustrated. It was a contrast to how her character came across in everything else she did in this book.

    I am really shocked by the ending, I read reviews for the second book hoping to get a hint that it was a mistake or some kind of crazy cliff hanger that is somehow going to get reversed. I could care less about Charlie and did not feel his character was strong enough to make me feel like there was a true love triangle going on so I have no desire to see them together. I'm hoping since Blackwell hinted to the fact that the coffin was empty and that Scout saw a wolf in the woods means that there is hope. But if not, I am really going to be disappointed with this series as I don't see how she can drag this story out to three books(view spoiler)[ with Alex dead. (hide spoiler)]