Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Become--a novel of Desolation


Sixteen-year old Desolation Black wants nothing more than to stay in Hell where it’s cold and lonely and totally predictable. Instead, she’s sent back to Earth where she must face the evil she despises and the good she always feared.

When Desi is forced to embrace her inner demon, she assumes her choice has been made—that she has no hope of being anything other than what her father, Lucifer, has created her to be. What she doesn’t count on, is finding a reason to change—something she’s never had before—a friend.
This book reminded me a lot of "The Mortal Instruments," "Goblet of Fire," or any of the books where the main character has to discover the power inside themselves... Throw in a little Scandinavian Mythology, and a pinch of "Saturday's Warrior" and mix it all together...However, the difference was Desi already knew that she had the power and was fighting to hold it in.  She didn't want to become like her dad.  The thing she didn't realize is that there was more to her, and her destiny wasn't fixed.  She could choose good or evil, because they're both inside her. 
I loved the message of this book--there's good in all of us, we can choose our destiny, etc, but more than that, I loved the characters Ali Cross created.  They brought the story to life and I found myself caring so much about what would happen to them... I was fascinated by Desi's view of sin and evil, and I loved her snarky personality and her desperate need to feel loved. 
The story was quick moving and touching and I loved it.  I can't wait for the next one
Two thumbs up to Ali Cross!!

1 comment:

  1. I love that you are reading 100 books this year. So I highlighted it in my blog post today. You can check it out and if you want to participate in the blog chain, feel free otherwise, feel free to ignore it :) Have a happy day!