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Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Blog Tour Review- From Gods

Title: From Gods
Author: Mary Ting
Genre: Young Adult
Tour Host: Lady Amber's Tour's
Rating: 5/5

Summary

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?


My Review

*Received this book free from the author in exchange for and honest review and as part of a blog tour*
This book was so great it left me speechless at the end and I'm having trouble finding the right words to express it's awesomeness. I am a huge fan of Greek mythology and this books take on the myths was perfect and the added "Unknown Factor" or "Keeper of Death" was the best, I wont spoils anything but I will say it added a depth and freshness I have been waiting for from this Genre. This is a book that I thought about a lot while not reading it, it held my attention and it will stay with me for a long time. I really liked that the book was mostly told from Skylar's point of view, but it had other POV's sprinkled in, giving me the perfect amount of knowledge and mystery.
 What an interesting and lovable group of characters the author introduced, the supporting cast was just as important as Skylar and Mason, I loved how they interacted and intwined it seemed effortless and relate-able. By the end of the book Mason had completely stole my heart, he didn't grab me right away but he grew on me a lot. I absolutely loved the growth in Skylar and Mason, two broken people finding each other and finding a way to break through together, they made me feel so many things and I found myself very invested in the relationship.
If you love, hate, or are unsure about this Genre read this book cause I think everyone should it is full of adventure, love, action, friendship, and family. I really don't know how else to say I loved this book so...I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!!


Author Bio: 

Mary Ting 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.

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