Book Review - "From Gods" by Mary Ting

Book Overview

***2013 InD'Tale RONE Award Finalist for YA**** 

Did you just see a flash of lightning across the sky on a clear sunny day? It’s not from Mother Nature. It is most likely from Mason Grand, swoon-worthy demigod, one of Zeus’s descendants.

Skylar Rome is supposed to be having the best summer ever before she heads off to college. Little did she know, her whole life was about to change while visiting her cousin. Nearly drowning at the beach due to unknown forces, one of the Grand brothers she’d just met, Mason, saves her life. Cool, collected, mysterious, and dangerously good-looking, Skylar is drawn to him from the start. Though she knows he is the type of guy good girls stayed away from, it seems he is always saving her life, and the attraction was inevitable.

Upon meeting the brothers, strange things begin to happen. When she accidentally kills one of the brothers, it throws her life into turmoil, as they search to find the answers. Implausibly, she gets caught up in a world of the descendants of ancient gods, all who have super powers. Not only is her discovery difficult to accept, evil beings are after her. Running out of time and running for her life, she must unravel a mystery. What do they want from her? Forced into a battle set into motion long before she was born, will she find the answers, or will she die trying?

My Take

This was such an awesome story! I love Mary Ting's take on the gods. From Gods is a very interesting tale and I love how down to earth it was. Skylar and Kayla were so much fun! I felt like I was hanging out with them! 

Our book starts with Skylar going to spend a few weeks with her cousin Kayla during the summer. She's pulled over by a hot cop (is there any other kind?) who seems to be a little off. Later, Skylar and Kayla run into Mason, the alleged cop, and Skylar finds herself falling for a boy that she really cannot stand and who treats her like she is no one. 

But everything isn't as it seems as Skylar begins to learn about her past. She learns that she and Mason may have more in common than she first thought. Trying to hold on to her secrets, Skylar becomes the target of some very mystical beings, who will stop at nothing to get to Skylar.

From Gods definitely has some surprises and lots of adventure. I'm excited for the next to release.

I give this book:

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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. I have not yet read any but I am looking forward to.

  2. I haven't read any of her books yet so far... but they seem great!

  3. I haven't yet, I won a raffle for charity for My Clarity, but haven't read it yet.

  4. I haven't read any of Mary's books yet.

  5. No I've not read any of the author's books. Perhaps this book will start me on a new path for her books ;)

  6. I haven't read any of Mary's books.

  7. I haven't read any of her books. :)

  8. I haven't yet, no.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

  9. I have read Crossroads by Mary Ting :D
    Allie L

  10. I haven't read any of MaryTing's books yet.

  11. i didnt know these books, so i havent read them yet. thank you for the opportunity

  12. nope I have not read any but they sound good

    tiramisu392 (at)

  13. Nope, I haven't read and of her books yet! But would love too.


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