Friday, December 12, 2014

Review: From Gods by Mary Ting

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 Synopsis   
 Did you just see a flash of lightning across the sky on a clear sunny day? It’s not from Mother Nature. It is most likely from Mason Grand, swoon-worthy demigod, one of Zeus’s descendants. Skylar Rome is supposed to be having the best summer ever before she heads off to college. Little did she know, her whole life was about to change while visiting her cousin. Nearly drowning at the beach due to unknown forces, one of the Grand brothers she’d just met, Mason, saves her life. Cool, collected, mysterious, and dangerously good-looking, Skylar is drawn to him from the start. Though she knows he is the type of guy good girls stayed away from, it seems he is always saving her life, and the attraction was inevitable. Upon meeting the brothers, strange things begin to happen. When she accidentally kills one of the brothers, it throws her life into turmoil, as they search to find the answers. Implausibly, she gets caught up in a world of the decedents of ancient gods, all who have super powers. Not only is her discovery difficult to accept, evil beings are after her. Running out of time and running for her life, she must unravel a mystery. What do they want from her? Forced into a battle set into motion long before she was born, will she find the answers, or will she die trying?
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4.5 stars 
Greek mythology? Check. 
Hot demi-gods? Check
Action? Check 
Drama? Check 
Romance? Check
Fantastic plot? Check 
Yup, pretty much everything I'd want in a good book is in here. I'm still not sure if its because I have been obsessed with Greek mythology for a long time now, but I loved this book. So refreshing from the recycled stories I've come across lately. It does have NA characters, but even if you're like me and don't necessarily love NA stories, the story is compelling and interesting enough that it's never an issue. The characters are fantastic: from Skylar's spunk to Mason's broody sexy-mysteriousness. The twist on how Olympians fit and interact with the present day world was certainly refreshing and sometimes unexpected. 
It does end in a cliffhanger. BUT ... there is an epilogue. While it did left me wanting to read more, it was satisfying enough that I didn't freak out at the cliffy. 
LOVE this book and look forward to reading more! 




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About Author
International Bestselling Author Mary Ting/M. Clarke resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Writing her first novel, Crossroads Saga, happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she once had as a young girl. When she started reading new adult novels, she fell in love with the genre. It was the reason she had to write one-Something Great. Why the pen name, M Clarke? She tours with Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children's chapter book-No Bullies Allowed. Author Links  
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