Friday, April 22, 2016

*Review* From Deities by Mary Ting

Genre: YA/Paranormal
Published: October 12, 2014
Pages: 315


A mysterious stranger enters Skylar’s inner circle, destroying her precarious peace. She begins college amid new secrets, emerging powers, fresh dangers, and a potential stepfather.

In New Olympus, a hidden dwelling place for descendants of the gods, she finally gets answers. But can she trust them? Skylar and the Grand family must work together with these descendants to discover the key to their rescue from the evolving, evil vultures of Hades. 

As the threat increases, Skylar must learn to control her newfound powers and decide who to trust before it’s too late.


I was hired to proofread this book. The author was not and is not aware that I would be writing a review. 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 is the second book in the series and it is fairly important to read the series in order, in my opinion. There is important background information provided in the first book that makes the second book make a whole lot more sense that I feel it would otherwise. Basically, I think you'd be pretty lost without that background info.

I felt like this was a good continuation of the story in From Gods. The action was more intense, but Skylar was better able to handle herself, so the increase was warranted and really kind of necessary to keep the suspense up. 

And there isn't really much more I feel I can discuss without spoiling either this book or From Gods because it all feels rather important plot-wise. 

Overall I give From Deities 3.5 out of 4 stars because it didn't intrigue me quite as much as From Gods did, but it was still pretty good. - 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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