Review: The Destiny of Violet & Luke by Jessica Sorensen


Luke Price’s life has always been about order, control, and acting tough on the outside. For Luke, meaningless relationships are a distraction-a way to tune out the twisted memories of his childhood. He desperately wishes he could forget his past, but it haunts him no matter what he does.

Violet Hayes has had a rough life. When she was young, she was left with no family and the memory of her parents’ unsolved murders. She grew up in foster homes, living with irresponsible parents, drugs, and neglect, and trying to fight the painful memories of the night her parents were taken from her. But it’s hard to forget when she never got closure-and she can’t stop dreaming about what happened that tragic night. To make it through life, she keeps her distance from everyone and never allows herself to feel anything.

Then Violet meets Luke. The two clash instantly, yet they can’t seem to stay away from each other. Although they fight it, they both start to open up and feel things they’ve never felt before. They discover just how similar they are. But they also discover something else: The past always catches up with you . . .


ARC of “The Destiny of Violet & Luke” from Forever (Grand Central Publishing) via NetGalley!

Violet was first introduced in “The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden” as Callie’s roommate. I was intrigued with Violet when I was reading Callie and Kayden’s story. She was thought to be a slut, but when she caught Callie and Kayden in a compromising situation one time, she freaked out on them. I feel really bad for Violet since she’s labeled as a slut when she’s pretty much innocent and despite the tough exterior, she’s vulnerable. This book made me realize that you really can’t judge people based on how they look and draw a conclusion about who they are based on what you’ve seen or heard. Violet doesn’t let anyone see what she truly feels and she’s closed off. No one has been able to get through her, until she meets Luke. 

Luke was also introduced in “The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden” as Kayden’s best friend. I had creepy feelings with Luke’s mom in Callie and Kayden’s book. I thought she did this particular thing to him, turns out I was wrong, but the thing that his mother did to him was equally horrifying. Luke doesn’t get close to anyone. He’s not even that close to Kayden even though they’re best friends. All he does is fool around with girls and get intoxicated. No girl has been able to make Luke feel something other than detachment, until he meets Violet.  

Violet and Luke start off by trying to appear as if they don’t affect one another. They try to escape from the feelings that the other evokes in them, but of course they can’t resist each other. 

There is a heartbreaking twist in this story. I saw it coming, but I just didn’t want it to be true because the both of them had enough problems as it is. 

This book is so Jessica Sorensen. 

There’s a cliffhanger, it’s super intense, and the characters have heart wrenching pasts.

4.5 stars! 


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