Become (Desolation #1) by Ali Cross

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     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. (synopsis from Goodreads)

     I found this book to have a slow and confusing start.  There were a lot of characters to learn about and the names used for Heaven, Hell, and Earth were different and unknown to me.  Also, a handful of the characters have several different names which confused me as well.

     After getting into the book it was much easier to keep track of the characters and the setting.  Desi is a teenage girl who is the daughter of the Devil.  She believes she is sent to Earth in order to Become.  In her mind Becoming means to Become a demon.  Little does she know that on the night she actually Becomes a demon is not what she is.  In that moment everything changes for Desi. She sees the truth of who she really is and she begins to Remember.

     Armed with nothing more then her mortal friend Miri and her long lost love, Michael, Desi is determined to fight Akaros, the Devil’s right hand man.  It’s a tale as old as time as good and evil are in the battle of a lifetime.  The difference in this case is there is a fresh, modern twist to the story.

    The book becomes a story about choices.  Desi is able to chose whether she should use her gifts for good or evil.  She struggles to really find herself, to learn what’s important to her, and to Become her destiny.

I give this book 3 out of 5 stars. 

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