Saturday, April 2, 2016

*Review* The Chosen Knights by Mary Ting

Genre: Paranormal
Published: March 19, 2016
Pages: 249


(Spin-off to Crossroads Saga) - Read Prequel - The Angel Knights - first **Can be read as stand-alone

When teens go missing in Hawaii, a group of demon-hunters—half human and half angel—disguised as high school students, must leave Crossroads, the place where they reside. In a race against time, they uncover the mystery connecting the missing teens, which dates back to the era of the Knights Templar. However, when they discover one of the Templars passed down a book containing all the secrets and codes to finding a particular treasure, they soon realize this forbidden treasure needs to be found before Cyrus, the lord of the possessor demons, acquires it—a treasure which been safeguarded and hidden from him.

There is only one problem: the pages containing the clues leading to the treasure is missing. When the first page is found, Cyrus threatens to kill more descendants of the Knights Templar if it is not given to him by Friday the thirteenth. In the midst of threats and discovery, the demon-hunting angels find they are not alone when supernatural beings begin to reveal themselves. Can they put their differences aside and work together to solve the Knights Templars’ cipher? As they astral travel to the past, they witness a lot more than they have bargained for. And some things are better left unseen.


I was hired to proofread this book. The author was not and is not aware that I am posting this review and it was not part of our agreement. 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 great start for me. I love historical fiction, and that's basically what the prologue was. I'd love to read an entire HF book by Mary Ting because I was transported back in time in a matter of paragraphs and was secretly hoping that the whole book would be set in the past even though I knew it wouldn't be.

Unfortunately, I found the female MC incredibly annoying for large portions of the book. She is understandably clueless about a lot of every day human things, but even though I understood why she was clueless, it still ended up annoying me. Additionally, she is supposed to be a trained warrior, one of the best Heaven has to offer, but she comes off almost clueless in battle, at least she did to me. I just couldn't find a connection with her. 

Even though I was annoyed by the female MC, the story still held my attention. There was good use of foreshadowing to lead to conclusions about various events and whatnot that made me feel good about myself for figuring things out before the characters did.

Overall I give this 3.5 out of 5 stars because it got off to a great start and was really interesting overall, but the female MC really annoyed me. - 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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1 comment:

  1. female MCs often annoys me too for some of the books I've read and a couple of them was because of the same reasons you gave. And by the way, great review.