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by Ali Cross

The battle over Midgard begins with just one girl ...

Earth has been without a Guardian since its creation, but Loki means to take it for himself. His daughter, sixteen-year-old Desolation, wants nothing more than to stay in Hel where it’s cold and lonely and totally predictable. Instead, she’s sent to Midgard to make her


The battle over Midgard begins with just one girl ...

Earth has been without a Guardian since its creation, but Loki means to take it for himself. His daughter, sixteen-year-old Desolation, wants nothing more than to stay in Hel where it’s cold and lonely and totally predictable. Instead, she’s sent to Midgard to make her choice--and what she chooses will determine not only her own future but the fate of all the worlds.

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"With beautiful, lyrical writing, this is one story fans of paranormal romance will not want to miss! And the twist at the end has me craving book two!" ~ Susan Kaye Quinn (OPEN MINDS)

"A phenomenal story of a girl who should, by all accounts, be a bad girl, but wants so desperately to be good. The story of Desolation Black and her trials as a normal teen, while trying to please her father (AKA: Satan) not only kept me on the edge of my seat, but left me questioning how I see the world. If a girl with such darkness in her life, can find a way to do good, then there's hope for the rest of us. Even if you're not a fan of dark paranormal novels, you'll love this one. It's not like all the others. Not even close." C.K. Bryant (BOUND)

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Novel Ninjutsu
Publication date:
Desolation , #1
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.64(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

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Become 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 67 reviews.
Silverfoot More than 1 year ago
I've been putting off this review for a while. Not because I didn't like the book, but actually, the opposite. I loved it so much I've been savoring the reading of it like my favorite European chocolate. Become is the story of Desolation Black, the daughter of Loki or Satan, who has been sent to this world to do her Father's bidding and turn those with the potential for great good to the dark side. (Sounds a little Star Wars-like when I say it that way, doesn't it?) Fortunately for her and her soul, that is not what happens. Desolation, or Desi, is a fascinating character, full of conflicting emotions and a journey of self-discovery like none other. I love the integration of Norse mythology with greek myths and Christian beliefs. It was done very well and in a subtle enough way, that I was not at all offended, though I am Christian, and I actually embraced the mythology as believable. That is the sign of a very good writer. Now, I'll admit, I read early drafts of this book as Ali is a good friend of mine, but she didn't make me like it, and she, of all people, would know that I can only be honest in what I like and what I don't. She's the same with me. Believe me. I just got feedback from her on some of my work, and she's big on tough love. So, knowing that, let me be honest with you: Become is now on my top ten list of favorite series of all time, right up there with Anne McCaffrey, David Eddings, and Mercedes Lackey. Yes, Ali is that good. This is the only book I have ever read that when I finished, I wanted to immediately turn back to the first page and start reading again. It is one that will be well read and cherished. As a matter of fact, I wish I could get it in hard back, as I know my paper versions will disintegrate shortly. Thank heavens for my kindle! Ali, your book is magnificent! Thank you for an awesome escape in a time I needed it most. And any of you out there looking for an entertaining, well written story, please give Become a read. I'm pretty sure you won't regret it.
HeatherMuzz More than 1 year ago
I was given this book in return for an honest review. Desolation (Desi) lives in hell, literally. She is the only daughter of Satan. His second in command trains Desi constantly and viscously. They want her to BECOME, but become what? She is resistant to it and is sent to earth to stay with some of her fathers minions. Nobody knows who she is or what she is except for her fathers people. Her lack of people skills and socialization is explained away with a story about her coming from a distant land and being the next heir to the throne. Desi only has one person on earth she trusts and counts as a friend, Lucy. There is an unfortunate set of circumsances that lead to a death and Desi losing control and BECOMING. Desi is having visions called Remembering, they are of another her, another place, another time, and a lover. Starting a catholic school is hard enough, but her father gives her a target that he wants, a girl named Miri, Desi resists what he wants because she finds that she actually likes Miri. On top of that, a boy at school named Michael, is the boy in her Rememberings. A lot happens in this book so I will just say that there is a group called The Hallowed that work for the greater good and are a mixture of angels, fallen and demons, that wants Desi on their side. She is told that her father plans to start the Apocolypse and they need her to help them stop it. Desi is torn apart inside because she is convinced she is evil because of the BECOMING, but she also feels things with these people that she has never felt before. Desi will soon find that she has more in common with them then she thought, there are secrets within secrets that could alter the course of everything and everyone. She will have to make some very hard choices and decisions on her road to redemption. You have to read this, it's so very original and such an interesting story. I loved it.
Chandara More than 1 year ago
Desolation rocks! Daughter of the devil and then some. I liked that Desolation has issues. She's far from perfect. Ali Cross does a great job in engaging the reader until the end. It also has a different approach to traditional angels and demons. A great read and I look forward to the sequel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read,different yet interesting!
HeatherMcC More than 1 year ago
From the depths of Helheim to the lofts of Asgard, this novel propels us on a breathtaking journey of self-sacrifice and redemption. The author takes characters that should be impossible to sympathize with and makes you fall in love with them. I was completely swept away and utterly surprised at how much I enjoyed this story. The author has made a fan for life of me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really good,couldnt put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stats: 600+ nook pages. Decently edited compared to many free books I've read. Paranormal YA romance series. Probably won't pay for the next book. Just OK.
Autumn2 More than 1 year ago
Amazing book! It is filled with emotion, action, love, hope. And the cover looks amazing! This is not your normal YA paranormal book! Become is a story that deals with good and evil, satan, hell, heaven. Desi is the daughter of Satan all she has ever known is the coldness of hell and what it is about. Her father sends her to Earth to learn how to Become and pretty much embrace her evil side. But while there she befriends another teenage girl, she finds the guy who she remembers from long ago, and she learns that she can choose the path that she wants. Not what her father wants her to choose. Desi learns that not only is she the daughter of Satan but she is also the daughter of someone very powerful and good. She is both light and darkness. Desi fights a battle within herself between the good and evil. But what will she choose? To do what her father wants her to do and inherit the kingdom of hell? Or help all of mankind and follow the goodness that is a part of her? I can not wait to read book 2 in this series to see what is going to happen next. Since Become had me on the edge of my seat and I did not want to put this book down.
TheBookStalker More than 1 year ago
Uniquely divergent and surely executed! Cross has done well with creating a story that is both gripping and ironically satisfying, especially where this is the first in a trilogy. It is rare when a writer can successfully take a subject, which includes Heaven and Hell, to present an engaging read that is true to the YA audience and paranormal genre. The twists and turns were agreeable especially with the protagonist being immediately related to The Devil himself. Desi is a typical teenager who rises to the challenges presented while staying true to who she is. Teen years are difficult and Cross remained genuine in the convictions for her characters in a memorable way! For those who believe in fate and destiny, this is a book that effectively reinforces that your choices are directly related to what they may or may not become when all is said and done. This book is a perfect lead in for what happens next. Looking forward to Desolation #2!
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I love the fact that the author includes not only god and lucifer but a bit about Loki and Odin. At first it seems kind of cheesy but it gets better. \( -,- )>
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MeganAshley More than 1 year ago
*CONTAINS SPOILERS* The best part of this book was the emotions and details. They were so real, I felt all of it. The plot is amazing. I've never read a book with a setting like this, especially one that was so dedicated to it. I did get a little lost during some parts when talking about religious things. That has nothing to do with how I rated it, though. Considering I'm an Atheist, I should of expected to get a little lost. Just a heads up to others like me who may get confused. Now the things I didn't like about the book, and yes, I'm going to be picky. If you can't stand that, then please don't read this. I loved the character James in the beginning. I liked that he seemed badass and uncaring. But then when I found out about his girlfriend and how he apparently loves her... It just changed my image of him which I couldn't stand. I really, really loved his character, and that just ruined it. I hated Desolation's obsession with Aaron, and how she felt so guilty. How can you feel guilt when you had no feelings for someone? It confused me. I also hated how kissing was no big deal, that cheating wasn't made a big deal out of. James apparently loved his girlfriend but it was okay to kiss Desolation. And it seemed like Aaron was going to kiss Desi, even though she was with Michael, and I'm pretty sure she would of let him kiss her right in front of God. No, I didn't like that. I hated Desolation's constant hesitance and uncertainty. The second you thought she made her mind up, she changed it. I just COULDN'T stand it. One second she was definitely sure she was with God, but then all of a sudden she wanted to stick with her father. One minute she didn't want to be evil, but then the next she's embracing her shadow self. I understood why she was hesitant, and could understand changing her mind a time or two, but constantly changing your mind just gets on my nerves. Despite being a decently strong character, she just seemed to pity herself too much. And I never respect self-pity.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow, just wow, there are no other words to descrive this book
Alo_m More than 1 year ago
i loved it. different take on demons and angels. love how the story just flows and keeps me interest through out the story.
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This book was very good! The NORSE (not Greek) mythology was spot on. The romance was sweet without being cheesy and the characters were well-developed and unique. Just one little things: I don't know if it was just my copy or what, but the font was HUGE! All in all, extremely good story.
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