Sunday, April 17, 2016

*Review* Eternity by Mary Ting

Genre: YA Paranormal
Published: September 12, 2013
Pages: 312


Having happily ever after is never easy when evil lurks nearby. Now that Claudia has her memories back and her life seems to have settled down, the fallen have come out of hiding with the news about Aliah’s and his demons’ death. The fallen coming out of hiding is not a concern; there are those who want to be left alone. However, one particular fallen, Dantanian, is hungry for revenge. Being one of God’s first fallen angels, he is the evilest of his kind, known as an angel of many faces. He will do anything to get his way, even if it means forcing others to join him. And he will stop at nothing to get Michael on his side.

Dantanian will torture, kill for pleasure, and concoct evil schemes to get Michael’s attention; and once in his hands, he will try to destroy all the happiness Michael fought so hard to gain. Having no support from the Twelve, and with Claudia temporarily losing her powers, the venators and the alkins must work together once again to save their friends. As death draws near to those captured by Dantanian, will the gang reach them in time? Or will Michael return to the dark angel he once was and destroy everyone he loves?


I was recently hired to proofread this book. The author was not and is not aware that I am writing this review. It was not part of our agreement. I just review every book I read. The only aspect of the story that I had any influence on is spelling and grammar. If you feel my connection to the book makes my review unreliable, so be it, but this is my honest review.

I enjoyed this continuation of Claudia and Michael's story. While I like the idea of happily ever after, it's also nice to sometimes see that being saved by your desired SO once isn't always the end of your problems, and there are all kinds of problems that can crop up your MC's are angels!

While I was reading Eternity I found myself having a hard time remembering the geography of the celestial realm, but geography has always been a weakness for me in real life too. I'm seriously considering drawing myself a map of the region and re-reading to clear up a few areas of confusion remaining in my mind, but I probably won't because I'm about as good at drawing as I am at geography.

The story held quite a bit of action and some intense suspense. Once the mystery of Claudia's disappearing powers was added, I was hooked.

Overall I give Eternity 4 out of 5 stars.

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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. This genre is a weakness of mine. I will have to check it out.

  2. Love your review! I think it's great that you review the books you proofread :)