Saturday, February 25, 2017

*Review* Between by Mary Ting

Genre: YA Paranormal
Published: January 9, 2012
Pages: 349


Evil is lurking in the shadows. 

As the alkins head back to Crossroads, Claudia leads her normal life, but not for long. Having a special soul, she attracts danger. The Twelve, known as Divine Elders on Earth, are very much involved when thy find put evil is lurking in the shadows and Claudia is no longer safe. Claudia learns about the venators - demon hunters - on Earth.

When two opposing angelic forces come together to protect Claudia, trust becomes a big issue. Will love be enough to keep Claudia and Michael together? Who will make the ultimate sacrifice? Who will betray them all?


I was hired to proofread this book. The only aspects of the story that I influenced were the spelling and grammar. If you feel that my connection to the book makes my review untrustworthy, so be it, but this is my honest review.

This book got off to a violent and exciting start that had me rather worried for Claudia's welfare. I actually thought that it was a prologue that would then jump back in time in the first chapter to lead up to the events in the prologue (that makes sense right?) for a bit, which also would have been cool. That's not actually what was going on, but it could have been.

This book kind of annoyed me because it made me want something that I knew I wouldn't get simply because I read this series out of order. I don't recommend doing that by the way. It was really frustrating for me wanting something to happen so badly, knowing it never would. That alone is reason to not read this series out of order if you ask me. At the very least you can hope without having your dreams already denied. Or you might not have the same hope I had to begin with, just depending on how you feel about certain characters. 

Now, because I'd read this series out of order and I already knew the outcome of the conflict, I didn't feel nearly as much anxiety and was never really on the edge of my seat while reading, which made the story feel a bit dull. (Another reason to read the series in order!) I still wanted to see the little details of how things played out, but I didn't feel compelled to keep reading to see what would happen over all. 

Overall I give Between 4 out of 5 stars because it was enjoyable and most of my issues with it were because I read the series out of order, and that's not the books fault. - Katie 

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About the 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.

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