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Saturday, August 3, 2013

Book Review: Destiny's Flower by Linda Harley

Destiny's Flower (Saldiora Book 1)Destiny's Flower (Saldiora #1)
by Linda Harley
Release Date: September, 2012
Publisher: Infinity Publishing
Genre: Science Fiction Romance
Paperback, 313 pages
Source: Author
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Book Summary: Doctor Lynn Davis is kidnapped by handsome Lord Kyle von Talion and taken to a far of planet, Saldiora. As she finds herself in this unfamiliar culture, she must learn to fight with a sword, ride a talking horse, and endure the politics of a royal court if she is to survive. Kyle has his hands full from keeping Lynn from making cultural blunders and ensuring her safety. The Juntu's are plotting to take over Saldiora and consider Lynn to be a threat to their success. Will Lynn live long enough to fulfill her destiny and save the kingdom of Saldiora?

Cindy's Review: 
The one regret I have from reading this book is not reading it sooner. Why didn't I? I received it like a month ago in the mail, but I haven't got to reading it. I know it's summer and all, but then y'all know, summer can busier. Like even my weekends are taken. :( Well. Either way, super glad I did read it~ :D Since I took so long to read and review it, I'll make this review especially juicy. <3

At First Glance:
I really didn't think this book would be that appealing. Like the teaser didn't take hold of my attention and twist it until I had to open the book. The cover? Well, at first, I thought the cover had nothing to do with the book. It obviously had something to do with the title though. Hehe.

The Characters/Summary:
Lynn Davis - Lynn was a great protagonist. But she's so old! At least to me. She's too old to be single. LOL. I dunno much about her looks though. The author didn't describe her that much. All I remember is that she has red hair. And I kind of like it like that. The reader can imagine how they look. Not everything is about looks. Unless you're reading new adult romance. LOL. :) She may or may not be a princess. <   This just says so much. But then.....well, I can't really say I'm spoiling the book. You'd kinda get a hint while reading. At first, I thought Lynn cried too much. She did cry a lot. But then,s he was like kidnapped from her home, soo..... But then she got better. And became stronger. She stood up to brats and all. :)

Kyle von Talion - I love their sexy last names. Lynn's is von Astrium. It's just so sexy. LOL. And Kyle. I dunno his age but he has this cool energy around him. I just like guys with high authority. Especially the medieval novels. Or novels with royalties. 

Of course, there's got to be a spoiled brat princess, who also may be evil. This just kind of reminds me of this Chinese drama I finished not long ago. Ohmergerd. Except the girl wasn't a lost princess. And the guy was actually the king's younger brother. That drama tho. My feels. And the guy's cute too. Ohmergerd. Okay. Back to the book. 

Destiny's Flower also kind of reminds me a bit of The Selection. Or actually a lot. Because, the ten girls are in a competition to marry the prince. And each girl were picked from the ten houses. Von Talion. Von Astrium. etc. Yep. And in a way, both America from The Selection and Lynn got special connections. Ish. They just have more of a chance to win than other girls. Probably because they're the main character.

Final Thoughts:
Overall, this book. Great for medieval fans~ Over here!! And there's some romance definitely. Although they don't do anything. I'm debating about the love triangle though. I don't know. I think the second book would give us waaay more information. 

Really can't wait for the second book~ :D You can find out more about Destiny's Flower @

Rating: (1-10): 9~ 

Happy Reading~ 


  1. Hope I successfully prettied up your blog. Ha. LOL. And yeah, I'll bring To Be Perfectly Honest! Just remind me Wednesday morning!

  2. <3 You changed the font and added a page right? :D

  3. Yes yes I did! And centered the blog title and page tabs so they aren't awkwardly aligned to the left. LOL. Yipeeee. Btw, if you didn't see, that ARC was from book club. LOL.


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