Ruling Destiny

Posted June 5, 2023 by Carole in Reviews / 7 Comments

I received this book for free from the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Ruling DestinyRuling Destiny by Alyson Noël
Series: Stealing Infinity #2
Published by Entagled Teen on June 6, 2023
Genres: Young Adult Fiction / Science Fiction / Time Travel
Pages: 496
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher
Amazon | Audible | B&N | Kobo |

The Da Vinci Code meets Riverdale, set in a unique boarding school in the next installment in the Stealing Infinity series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Alyson Noël.

Following her triumphant return from the past and the shock of finding her best friend Mason newly ensconced at Gray Wolf, Natasha is looking forward to her new assignment in Renaissance Italy where she’ll be accompanied by her boyfriend Braxton, only to learn at the very last minute that Braxton has been reassigned and the infuriating Killian will be joining her instead.

Natasha has no choice but to go along with the new plan, only to discover Killian’s task is nothing like hers. He’s not there to procure rare pieces of art, but rather to work as Arthur’s assassin.

As Natasha begins putting the pieces together, she soon learns the startling truth behind Arthur’s ultimate invention: a quantum computer that allows him to see the long-term effects of lives lived and lives taken. A program that will ultimately allow him to move toward his ultimate goal of repainting the past like a canvas—for he who controls time, controls the world.

I had a great time with this book! This is the second book in the Stealing Infinitely series which really needs to be read in order since this book builds on the information learned in the first book. Natasha is part of the Gray Wolf Academy run by a man named Arthur that sends people with a certain set of skills through time to acquire valuable objects. Arthur has Natasha working to acquire a special set of items that he is desperate to acquire.

Natasha is juggling more than just the demands of the academy. She isn’t sure that her boyfriend, Braxton is telling her everything. He seems to be involved in a lot of secret missions and she cannot help but wonder what is going on. She isn’t quite sure of her friend Killian either. Killian and Braxton have some history together and she isn’t exactly sure what really happened between them.

I thought that the premise of the story was incredibly interesting! I love seeing this group travel through time and I loved the setting of Renaissance Italy. Cameos by a historical figure only added to the fun. The story took a few twists that kept me guessing until the very end. It was a bit of an emotional whirlwind for a bit but I was satisfied with how things worked out in the end.

I would recommend this book to others. I think that this is a fun time-traveling story that kept me glued to the pages. The ending of the book has left me very excited to see what happens next!

I received a digital review copy of this book from Entangled: Teen.

7 responses to “Ruling Destiny

  1. Ooh nice! I’m reading this one now! About 2/3 or so in and we just got to Renaissance Italy when my cold meds kicked in. Lol. Glad to see you enjoyed it! I can’t wait to see what will happen next as it’s been very exciting so far! Nice review!

  2. I like the idea of going back in time to acquire certain objects. Sounds like I need to check this series out. 😀

  3. You had me at time travel! This sounds like a fun read. I will have to find the first book and give it a try. Thank you for the great review, Carole!

  4. This does look good and I love the time period they visit during this one and that it’s a group going together. I need to try the first book in the series.