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.
My rating: 8 out of 10 stars
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Ali Cross!)
This is book 2 in the Desolation series, and picks up 2 months after the end of book 1 ‘Become’. **Warning – some unavoidable spoilers for book 1**
Desi is holding it together as best she can, knowing that her beloved – Michael is stuck in hell with her father Loki, and there’s little that she can do to help him.
Her friend Miri is having terrible nightmares about a demon on a grey horse, that she fears Desi will have to face, and Desi worries that she will not be capable of battling this foe when it comes to it.
So much is at stake for Desi though, her life, her love, and her friends. Can she save Michael? And ultimately can she save herself?
I really enjoyed this book, it was gripping and action packed! I got into this one right from the start, and read about half of it in one sitting!
I love Desi, and loved how she still cared for Michael and did her best for him, and how she fought the evil inside her, even though it was part of her. Once again, there wasn’t a lot of romance in this book, but Desi and Michael’s feelings for each other are so apparent and untainted it is really lovely.
I loved the world building, and Desolations flights with her wings – so cool. I did get a little confused by the complex storyline again, there really is a lot going on in this book, but again, the further you read, the more everything comes together. This really is a story that sucks you in for a real thrill ride!
I have to say that I really liked the grand finale and ending in this book! So dark and different, and I love how roles are reversed again compared to the ending of the first book. Such a twist that I didn’t see coming either!
Overall; great sequel! Looking forward to the next instalment!
8 out of 10.