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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Review: BECOME (Desolation) by Ali Cross (2011)

From alicross.comSixteen-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.

Audience: YA
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Length: 344 pgs

Rating: *** (I liked it)

Review: So many cool things about this book sucked me in right away. The vivid description of the MCs birth and the cool way the author envisioned Hell. I liked the mythology that backed up the story and the obvious research the author did to fill the story out with great details. I loved the character Miri - how she was so good and so flawed at the same time. The same with Lucy. They both stood out as very real characters. A few times I got lost in the details, not quite sure what the characters were trying to accomplish in certain scenes or for stretches of time. For the first half, I followed along with the purpose of the book, understanding what Desi was doing and what significance the events had. The latter half was harder. I'm not sure if it was because I read fast and missed things or something else. I think readers who enjoy this genre will enjoy this book.

Source: Kindle copy downloaded during a promotion.

Content: Rated 1-5; 1 being minor instances, 5 being intense instances or saturated)
Sex: 2+ (There are no sex scenes described, but it's discussed and implied as part of Daniel's lifestyle)
Violence: 4 (There are multiple fights described in detail.)
Language: 4 (What I would call the minor words - damn, hell, a.. - are used frequently throughout.)
Overall rating - PG16

Try this Like YA Paranormal? Check out Kiersten White's PARANORMALCY trilogy.

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