Destine (The Watchers Trilogy Book 1) by Katherine Polillo


 Author: Katherine Polillo
 Published: August 8, 2012 
 Publisher: Anchor Group Publishing
 Ebook 255 pages
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 YA, Paranormal, Fantasy


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.


Michelle Cross is looking forward her senior year of high school.  She plans to remain irrelevant and continue to  fly under the radar.  But it would appear that Michelle is not as irrelevant as she thought.  Turns out she has been chosen by God to save all of humanity.  With her own personal fallen Angel, Gabriel, Michelle must defeat the four horsemen, prevent the apocalypse and graduate high school. 

Katherine Polillo has beautifully written this story.  The characters are will defined and strong. My favorite character was Michelle.  I liked watching her grow through the story.  I look forward to seeing where this story takes Michelle and Gabriel in her attempt to prevent Hell on earth.

~Authored by Lynn

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