Book InfoDesolation by Frankie Page
Series: Rose's Inferno Trilogy #2
Rating: Book ratings explained
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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Secrets—everyone always says they’re for your own good. They’re not. Ignorance isn’t bliss. It’s f*cking misery. Betrayal. Complete desolation…
A world that used to be a comforting shade of gray is now painted black. Rose stands on the precipice of a volcano. Constructed by secrets and lies. The truth is ready to erupt and burn everything she loves to ashes. Nowhere is safe and nothing is as it seems. Heaven and Hell are hunting for her. One seeks her death, while the other’s motives are unknown. The sole light in all this darkness is him. But they can only live in the fantasy for so long before the walls of fate crumble around them.
Desolation is book 2 of a dark paranormal romance trilogy. This romance is a love triangle and only told in dual POV. The story of Rose is told over all 3 books; a conclusion will not happen until the final book. So, please bear with me and buckle in for a wild ride.
Desolation - My Review
Eleven months is a long time to wait to read the next instalment of a series. On picking up this book I wished I’d taken the time to read Retribution again because it wasn’t until I was two chapters in that I finally remembered what was going on. Once things had clicked in my mind it was much easier to follow the story.
After the initial rush of action following the cliffhanger of the previous book, the pace of the story slows significantly. With Rose and Grayson hiding from both angels and demons, and Ace nowhere to be found (much to my disappointment), there’s not a whole lot to happen. The lull is broken by a few notable events but I shall not speak a word so as not to drop spoilers. The book is at its best in the final few chapters when the high stakes start to seem much more real. It’s the perfect set-up for book three (for which we won’t have to wait nearly as long).
The story has major Supernatural vibes (think seasons 12 and 13). I’ll admit that I’m not up on angel lore but the comparison seems closer to the mark than any book I’ve read lately.
While I enjoyed the book, I didn’t seem to get into it quite as well as I did its predecessor. I suspect it will turn out that Desolation is best read as part of a binge of the whole trilogy. I’ll let you know how true that is next month when Pandemonium releases.