Review: Destine by Katherine Polillo

Destine by Katherine Polillo
Series: The Watcher’s (# 1)
Release Date: August 5, 2012
Publisher:  Anchor Group Publishing
Pages: 255
Source:  Author

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, 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. Can Michelle stop the powers of Hell in time? Can love bridge the world between heaven and earth? Michelle and Gabriel find themselves the pawns in a very dangerous game between an ancient power with a mysterious message and Satan himself.


Review:  The book started with the author laying down instantly what to expect from the book- no beating around the bush and straight to the point. My reaction was, “Wow! I like this! Next page please and fast!” It gave me the impression that this will be a fun read and it definitely was.

The protagonist is Michelle, a normal 17 year-old girl, who turned out to be having a not so normal life. I became fond of her easily. At first, she’s a bit timid and immature but because of unexpected events, she became a strong and responsible character. She will do everything to protect the ones she loves. Another thing that made me love her character is her humor. Despite the seriousness of some situations, Michelle said some lines that I couldn’t help but laugh or smile at.

The other important character is Gabriel, the Archangel Gabriel. He’s what you imagine an angel would be- good looking, kind and loving, but with raging hormones. When I learned that there will be a romantic relationship between the protagonist and Archangel Gabriel, it was unimaginable for me. He’s an archangel, how can he love a human? And then as I read the book, I understood how it happened. Although I think there’s a fast development of relationship between the characters, the author made it work.

It was a fast-paced, fun, exciting and action-packed story. So if you’re a fan of angels, demons, and paranormal romance, this book will absolutely live up to your expectations!

Favorite Quote:  “Love is a selfish emotion. When you love someone, you would do anything for that person. You want to protect them, provide them, and make their life everything it should be regardless of who hurt you in the process. My love for you makes me selfish, I no longer care about humanity as a whole; I care about you and only you.”



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