Destine by Katherine Polillo (The Watcher's Trilogy)

Destine  Published August 8, 2012 by Anchor Group Publishing.


Michelle Cross is an average, seventeen year old girl growing up in a small town in New Jersey. Up until her senior year, her life has consisted of a rather unglamorous existence. Her closet friend Cami has been by her side since kindergarten, she has a loving if somewhat absente father, and a mother who is unique to say the least. Michelle’s mother was diagnosed with schizophrenia when she was twelve years old, and ever since then she has had delusions of angels and demons battling over her only child. Michelle accepts her mother’s delusions as schizophrenic ramblings, until a handsome new boy finds her at school. Little by little Michelle’s world is turned upside down. The new boy claims to be the Archangel Gabriel cast from heaven, her best friend falls for the Antichrist, and come to find out Michelle’s mother has seen it coming all along. So instead of being consumed with prom and graduation, Michelle finds herself battling the evils of Hell in her small town. The four horsemen of the apocalypses have descended on her high school and with the help of Gabriel, her very own angel; she must stop the events leading to the apocalypse. What surprises Michelle even more than her role in saving humanity is the love that develops between Gabriel and herself. Can their love bridge the world between heaven and earth? Can Michelle stop the powers of Hell in time? Michelle and Gabriel find themselves the pawns in a very dangerous game between an ancient power with a mysterious message and Satan himself.

My Review:

Kept me wanting to read more from the beginning. This is not your typical angels, demons, hell and heaven book.  Michelle is a normal teenager who has been hiding that her mom is a schizophrenic from everyone but her best friend Cami. Michelle and Cami decide that their senior year is going to be different! Oh boy they do not realise how different their last year of school will be. 

They get a new student named Gabriel who we later find out is the Archangel and he was cast out of Heaven. He is on Earth now to help Michelle with her destiny something that she was born to do. We also find out that Michelle's mother has known about her destiny since she was born. And she has done everything in her power to protect her. 

Michelle and Gabriel are on a mission to help save humanity by defeating the anti-christ and the four horsemen. But the anti-christ and the four horsemen are not who you would imagine them to be. That is where this book is different from other books in this genre. 

Michelle has the world on her shoulders and throughout it all she is falling in love with Gabriel. Now I have to say I fell in love with Gabriel too. Especially with his tattoo that he has, oh my I can just imagine how good looking that is on his body. Okay enough of me drooling over a character in a book. :D 

I can not wait to read book two! Oh Katherine when will it be out?

My Rating: 5 wine glasses

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