Desolate (Desolation 2)

Desolate (Desolation 2) by Ali Cross

Where darkness lives, all will become 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.

Desolate (Desolation 2) is just as amazing as Become, more so because it didn’t have the slow start. Prepare yourself for the twist.
I really wanted to start this book after finishing the first, but life and the Olympics called. In a way I’m glad. It gave me a chance to digest the first book. I like the character of Desolation, but I can’t even imagine what kind of life she’s life to be so freaking pessimistic. This girl isn’t just half empty; she shatters the glass so nothing CAN be held.
Every decision she makes is wrong. But what can you expect from a girl raised in hell and is named Desolation Black? As an Asgardian, half-Valkyrie princess, half-demon princess, I still expect more because she is capable of more. It’s frustrating to read.
This novel ends on a resolute cliff-hanger. I wanted a third. Desolate is the perfect name for this novel. Every character at the end is left there. Even Miri the most upbeat character in the series is left their and its plausible.
It’s rollercoaster of a ride. Ali Cross telegraphs some parts are like a bad poker player until you realize she was showing her hand to distract you when she swiping the entire table from under you. The newer characters are perfect characterization, especially Helena, long after her chapters I was still thinking about her. What kinds of demented do you have to be to create Hell?

I give Desolate (Desolation 2) 4 out 5.


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