#destiny17 Clue 3!! 1 comment


We’re getting So darn close to the reveal, and I am SO PUMPED.  Popularity and excitement for this book has grown so much since I first started this project, and I am so thankful for every one of you followers who have been keeping up with #destiny17!

And today, it is time for CLUE THREE!!!!

The last thing we learned, was that our MC is living in a culture other than his own. And I actually did a whole Q&A based on my book, and I’ll link the post here: http://gabriellaslade.com/2017/06/12/destiny17-qa/ , in case you would like to see some of the new, exclusive information released, including a small snippet of the final cover for the book.  For Clue 3, I am actually going to give you the name of one of my characters, PLUS name two books sound like they have similarities to #destiny17.  (Disclaimer: the following name is not the name of the main character.  I decided after much consideration, to save the MC’s name for the official reveal.)

So without further ado, let me give you the name of a minor character in my book!

Drum roll please….

The name I am sharing is Jerome! (It’s supposed to be pronounce Jer-ohm, but I pronounce it Jere-omay.  🙂 ) I won’t say how he will be a part of the story, but I think you’re really going to like him. And from my research, two books I think remind me of #destiny17 are

  • Any Shadowhunter chronicles book (I know that’s a lot of books)
  • By Darkness Hid by Jill Williamson

I’m just going to point out that I have not yet read either of these books outside of Kindle samples.  However, based on their premise, I can tell that have some similarities.  I hope you enjoyed these clues! This was fun, and I now want to give you an update on the book’s progress!

I finished the 2nd draft last week, which is great! I did a lot of rewriting, which now put it at 85,802 words! This means I have added 40K to the 2nd draft, and I am SO happy! I recently dove into reading and beginning draft 3, and although I do have some structural issues to fix, I am remembering why I love this project so much, and I can’t wait to reveal it to you guys!

That’s all I have for you today! If you haven’t, please subscribe to get blog updates and monthly newsletters, and go like my Facebook page if you haven’t already! Thanks for reading, and I will see you all next week!

In HIS Joy,

Gabriella Slade


About Gabriella

Gabriella Slade grew up as the eldest of seven, two of her sisters being adopted from West Africa. As a homeschooled student, Gabriella spent her free time reading novels and scribbling down stories from a young age, where she discovered her love for fantasy. As a teen, she wrote and edited her debut novel over a period of 3 years. Gabriella has been blogging since 2015. Her blog won the Libester award in 2017. You can connect with her online at gabriellaslade.com