Monday, August 20, 2012

Book Review: DESOLATE by Ali Cross

Title: Desolate
Series: Desolation #2
Author: Ali Cross
Format: Kindle Novel
Source: Purchased
Genre: YA Paranormal

Where darkness lives, all becomes desolate . . .

It’s been two months since sixteen-year-old Desolation Black chose Earth over Hell and her friend Miri over her eternal love, Michael.

Desi goes through the motions of life: school, training, remaining vigilant against the forces of darkness, but her dreams are full of the choices she wishes she could change. When she’s injured by a strange demon, old temptations arise, and the lines between good and evil blur. Desi discovers those choices aren’t so final after all.

And this time, the power of love—for a friend, for a lover—may not be enough to save her from the darkness that lurks within.

Review: Ali Cross’s Desolate emotes darkness like a demon from Hell.

Two months ago, sixteen-year-old Desolation “Desi” Black lost Michael, her eternal love, to the depths of Hell. Now, she must not only find a way to save him but also Heimdall, the keeper of the Rainbow Bridge and the gates between the worlds. Yet an injury threatens to destroy her heavenly spark, and she’ll soon learn her choice on who she is to Become is not so black and white.

Desolate drops the reader two months after Become. The characters seem at a standstill, since they aren’t certain how they should proceed forward in saving Michael. For every step forward Desi made in Become, she takes two steps back as the call of her dark side and a poisonous injury threatens her light side. Cross excels at the emotional toll the characters are going through. The plot is fast-paced, although personally, I thought the last third could’ve been drawn out a bit more. The characterizations and voice are excellent.

Desolate by Ali Cross is the darkest of night before the dawn. I hope.

Four Bookworms = I really liked it!
Other Books in the Series:
Read my review here.