Friday, April 22, 2016

*Review* From Gods by Mary Ting

Genre: YA/Paranormal
Published: October 2, 2013
Pages: 380


Did you just see a flash of lightning across the sky on a clear sunny day?
Don’t blame Mother Nature.

Skylar Rome can’t wait to spend her last summer before college with her cousin, Kayla. Everything changes when they meet the Grand brothers. Skylar is sure she should stay away from Mason Grand, but their attraction is undeniable. Then Skylar’s life erupts into turmoil. She steps into a world where descendants of ancient gods have super powers, evil beings chase her, and questions arise about her own identity. She is running out of time and running for her life, while trying to unravel the mystery of what they want from her. 

Forced into a battle set into motion long before she was born, will Skylar find the answers she seeks, or will she die trying?


I was hired to proofread this book. The author is not and was not aware I would be reviewing afterwards. It was not part of our agreement. I just review every book I read. If you feel my connection to the book makes my review untrustworthy, so be it, but this is my honest review.

This was a book I didn't know I needed. I loved the way the Greek gods were used as a basis for the story. I find Greek mythology fascinating, so stories that draw from it often appeal to me.

There were some details about the story that don't make much sense to me, and they're all geography related. Now I'm not very good at geography, but these things rang alarm bells for me. In the beginning of the story, I got the impression that Skylar and her cousin Kayla live at least a couple hours drive away from each other, but then it seems like they live in neighboring towns later on. This left me with a general sense of discombobulation for portions of the story. 

Overall I give From Gods 4 out of 5 stars. - 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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