Review: Destined (book 3 of Desolation) by Ali Cross

Destined (Desolation, #3)
Choosing is a bad idea, because Desi always makes the wrong one, and sometimes there are no do-overs. Certainly not this time, when all has been lost and Desi can’t even save herself, let alone her friends. For Desi, the hardest thing is letting someone help her, to accept their sacrifice on her behalf. But that’s exactly what she’ll have to do in order to save the worlds from Helena’s destruction.

The goddess of Helheimer, long imprisoned by Desi’s father, Loki, is free at last, and she’s bent on reclaiming what once was hers. The nine worlds will be drawn into war, over Hell, over Earth, with innocent humans meaningless collateral. While Michael and the Gardians of Asgard, along with the golden-armored Valkyrie lead the battle for freedom, it’s Desi who holds the destiny of all the worlds in her hands.

Can she set aside her doubts, once and for all, and claim the gifts that are hers to bear? Can she accept the sacrifice that is made for her and Become all that she was created to be?

Her final choice will define not only her future, but the fate of humankind, forever more.



I received this ARC copy to give an honest review.

I have to say this was my favorite read out of the whole series!

Where can I start with Destined!

Desi is trapped below the depths of hell, and she is feeling lost! Desi is to become so much more but she doesn't give her self the credit she deserves! Just because she is the daughter of Loki doesn't mean she can not be good, but she does not see it that way. She sees herself always putting those she cares about in harms way, and she always feels down on herself. This has been a journey from hell and back literally for Desi, but will love and friendship conquer all?

Michael will stop at nothing to get Desi back, he has a love for her unlike any other. She is his other half, and he will take the good and the bad within her. But he can not go to hell to save her as he is made of light!

James gets delivered a message to help save Desi, and of course he takes this mission but with him taking it and meeting the Ferryman. He gets more than he bargains for and let me say I truly felt sorry for James. You get different POV's from Michael, Desi, and James, so the story kind of bounces around but it all comes together perfectly!

We get a good look into what caused all of this mess to happen in the first place which I thought was actually really good for the story. And you get the back story of Loki who is Desi's father and what caused him to be who he is today.

There was a lot of war talk within the book, and I found myself at times a bit confused but when I re-read the parts I got it. I liked the description of Desi, Gardians, and the Valkyries falling from Earth! That was amazing and I could actually see that image in my mind and it made me think of falling stars.

I loved how throughout the whole story you find love, with the different couples. James and Miri have a love that is just so darn sweet and you can tell they are made for each other! The love that Fahria and Longinus finally bring to the surface is so very sweet. But the love that Michael and Desi have for each other is like no other.
My Favorite quote made by Michael: "You are like a lioness, beautiful and glorious, but fierce. And just as a lion loves his mate he also knows she is grater than he."

If you want a book that is dark, but there is light at the end of the tunnel, you are wanting a battle that is like no other, love, friendship. One finally learning who she is to Become! Than go and pick up this book and the other two in this series!



Cover: Amazing! I have actually liked all the covers done in this series! Each one more and more beautiful.

My Rating: 5 wine glasses





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