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Become: Desolation #1

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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.

©2012 Ali Cross (P)2013 Ali Cross

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  • Brandy Dalton
    31/07/17
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    "Ever heard the saying Loki is the devil?"

    Oh my I absolutely loved the fact this writer took that saying and made one heck of a story out of it ! It's superb writing and wonderful narrative as well!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Michelle Titherington VanDaley
    15/07/17
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    "Great Series Starter!!!"

    I really enjoyed Become: Desolation #1. The story had great pacing keeping me engaged at all times. The characters are well developed, likeable and relatable. Kelli Shane did a superb job at narration with easily distinguishable character voices. I am looking forward to more in this series!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • UberLisa
    Abilene, TX
    10/07/17
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    "One of a kind YA novel"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Become to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the print version yet (it's on my list of TBRs for this month), but I'm sure both are enjoyable in their own way...much like any other set of print/audio editions.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I really enjoyed the way Ali Cross flawlessly managed to combine characters from both Norse and Christian beliefs.


    What about Kelli Shane’s performance did you like?

    I liked that she spoke clearly, with slight inflections for the different characters she was reading for, and the tone of her voice well represented the way I'd imagined Desi's voice would have sounded.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Maybe, but realistically speaking, since I enjoy reading several stories at one time...there are just not enough hours in the day. I actually broke my listening sessions for this audio edition up into several evenings, but found I enjoyed it just as much as I would have if I'd read it all in one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    I am personally not a religious person in any way, shape or form...but I found I was still able to enjoy listening to this audiobook with no hangups. I found it a very enjoyable read, and I look forward to exploring more editions of this series very soon.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Arie
    21/09/15
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    "Good story"

    This was a great story. I made a good choice for my 1st audible book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Brooks Family
    Murray, UT, United States
    28/01/15
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    "Fantastic Urban Fantasy at its Best"

    The story was well crafted and the characters brilliant. I really enjoyed the mix of Norse Mythology with Christian Cannon. Ali Cross had made me a fan for life.

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  • David
    West Jordan, UT, United States
    17/03/14
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    "Awesome book that should be made into a movie"

    Fresh new take on angels and demons set against a backdrop of Norse mythology. Compelling characters, Buffy-like epic smack-downs, big-bad betrayals and a few apocalyptic events and you have Become. Move over Thor, Desi kicks more butt and is cooler while doing it.

    As a huge Joss Whedon fan I can say that Ali is on track to pick up the mantle.

    I highly recommend this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Maureen
    Silicon Valley, CA, United States
    06/03/14
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    "Women face evil in the world every day!"
    Would you listen to Become again? Why?

    I actually listened to Become twice. It left me questioning the facts or fictions in the world today and I wanted to be doubly clear how this story worked them out.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Become?

    The female population needs an abundance of reading material with women at center stage. And Desi, the heroine, struggles with internal conflict and challenging key relationship issues. Often our parents seem like gods or angels to us when we are young and the flip-side the moment we seek our independence. Introducing her father as overbearing, yet the ultimate evil force in the universe as well is a notable example of just how difficult that relationship can be for a teen.


    What about Kelli Shane’s performance did you like?

    Thoroughly enjoyed taking this journey with Kelli Shane narrating. Her voice comes across as soothing, confident, and reassuring. Kelli adds character to the heroine herself.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The interesting twists on Christian based literature and Norse mythology has left me questioning the origin of particular stories told in my own childhood. Were the stories I remember from childhood historical or were they fiction combined with fact? A myth or sacred narrative of a culture explains how humankind assumed their present state. So, which part is fact and which part is fiction? I would love to be able to ask the storytellers.


    Any additional comments?

    I’m a new fan of this author and looking forward to reading or listening to more of her books. The subject matter is right up my alley.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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