Blog Tour: From Gods
I received this book for free from Blog Tour, FTC: Exchange for honest opinion in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.From Gods by Mary Ting
Published by Self-Published on October 17, 2013
Genres: Young Adult -Fantasy
Source: Blog Tour, FTC: Exchange for honest opinion
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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?
This is the second book from Mary Ting that I have ventured upon and I just knew that I was not going to be let down, and I wasn’t. From Gods is an enticing reads that blew me away within the first couple chapters.
Like her other book, that I read, this book was fast-paced and the chapters flowed well together allowing this book to be a fast read. There was action, adventure, love, and one of my most favorite topics in YA books…Greek Gods.
Skylar has been kept in the dark about who she is and throughout the book, she is finding who she is. She goes on a journey where there is danger but there is knowledge about who she is as a person. I feel that she did not reach her full potential in this book but that is why there is a second book. Mason is a boy that has so many secrets and a past that also was not fully discovered. With these two characters, I am left wanting more and I am excited to see what the second book brings. an
The romance in here is one that is not a like a book I have read in a while. It is not something that happens right out of the blue, but it slowly builds. In the end, it explodes, but there is still wanting more hesitance that like the characters, leaves you wanting more.
Overall this book was a great read. I feel that this series can go places like no other. I am excited to see where Ms. Ting goes next; a stunning masterpiece.
I give it 5 bites!
“A fast paced adventure full of mystery, action, magic and romance! Readers won’t be able to put this book down!” InD’tale Magazine
“A story that is Electrifying with love. Get ready to be shocked!” Janie, Crossangels
“From Gods takes mythology to a whole new level of imagination with its incredible plot and amazing characters. It’s full of hotness that you never want to end!” Michele, Insane About Books
“From Gods by the AMAZING AUTHOR Mary Ting is OMGods good!! If you even LIKE Greek Mythology, set aside some time because you will DEVOUR Mary Ting’s Demi Gods and Vultures!!!” Mindy, Books Complete Me
“This book is “electric” as it blends paranormal romance, mythology (which I love), action and suspense together for an amazing read. Mary Ting, you’ve done it again! This book exceeded my expectations and I was literally blown away as if I were struck by lightning!” Vanessa, Fairiechick’s Fantasy Book Reader
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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.