Monday, November 21, 2011

Review: Become by Ali Cross

Title: Become
Author: Ali Cross
Series: Desolation #1
Genre: Young Adult
Release Date: November 11th 2011
Source: Author
Format: Ebook
Buy the Book: Amazon

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.

Wow! Become is not a normal book, not a normal YA book, and after I finished reading it I understood that it's much more complex and much more obscure than others of this genre.

The story talks about Desolation Black, a girl who's name is not the only weird thing in her life. She is Lucifer's daughter. She lives in Hell surrounded by solitude, but at least her life is better than when she is on Earth. Yes, she have been to Earth and it was awful. But now, she needs to come back and face all those things that she wants to forget. Will she be able to do it? Will she find love and friendship, or will she follow her father's steps? Decisions, decisions… too many decisions!!

This book, like I said before, it's dark! really dark! The main character, Desolation (or Desi) is the Devil's daughter, so it's logic that her life is surrounded by sin, lust, and desolation. So, at the moment I started reading I was a little bit shocked for some scenes and some topics. They were too crude for me, too dark and too heart-breaking. But I forgot everything when the story caught my attention, and I couldn't stop reading until I finished. The plot is really well done, and  the characters are really nice, Desi is a main character like no other, too dark, too sad, but really strong and in need of love. I loved Lucy, she is warm and lovely and I hated the all the things that happened to her (You need to read the book to understand) and for a moment I was angry to the author for doing -that-, but well, it was necessary to the plot and I was happy to see Desi with Miri, another lovely character that I really liked and… Michael. *sigh* He is awesome!!!

So, what can I say? I consider this book not just a paranormal romance book. I think that it's much more than that. This book talks about decisions and how those decisions can affect the life of more than one person. It also shows how dark and destructive can be the world when you're in bad company or when you're doing wrong. Become is a good book that teaches you the difference between right and wrong. That's just one of the reasons why I highly recommend it!

Happy Reading! 

Awesome! : )

Ali Cross is the sensei of the Writer's Dojo where she holds a black belt in awesome. She lives in Utah with her kickin' husband, two sparring sons, one ninja cat, two sumo dogs and four zen turtles.


  1. Hurray! Thank you Idris! I'm so glad you liked it!

  2. This book looks amazing, thank you for the giveaway!

  3. Sounds really good :) I should defs read it :)

  4. Awesome review. Now I'm dying to read it!

  5. thanks for the review! this is the first review i saw for this book. now added to my tbr!

  6. I always enjoy reading books about people who have totally different kind of thoughts and who you can't bump into the streets. Desi sounds like just one of these people and I must be interesting how Lucifer's daughter manages to live on the Earth. So thank you for the chance to read the book! :)

  7. Thanks for sharing today. This is definitely one for the wishlist. I love it when a YA takes a bit of a detour and to me this is much more interesting :)

  8. Desi sounds like a tough cookie. This sounds like a book I would enjoy even though you say it is very dark and a little crude - I think I can handle it if the story ends up being worth it. :) Thanks for the chance to win!

  9. I love a book that makes you think. Makes it more meaningful!

    Rachel @ The Rest Is Still Unwritten


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