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Series: Descendant Prophecies #1
Title: From Gods by Mary Ting
Author: Mary Ting
Publisher: Create Space Publishing
Date of Publication: October 17th, 2013
Well I definitely didn’t expect that! What a brilliant teen paranormal adventure and possible romance this novel turned out to be – absolutely riveting! Take a dose of mythology, add in suspense, romance and mystery and you are definitely in for an action packed thriller in this well crafted story,
The story starts when 8 year old Skylar Rome’s father has left and she is so upset by this. He isn’t dead, that she could accept, but he’s left her life. He used to call her Sky, now no one is allowed to do so. It then continues with the older Sklyar who has gone to stay with her Aunt and cousin, Kayla. It is working in her aunt’s diner that she meets Mason Grand and his brothers. They are mutually attracted but he’s desperately trying to resist, so much so that he’s often downright rude. It is only when danger threatens that he comes to her rescue and secrets from mythology start to be revealed. It is also when shocking paranormal powers, more superpower allies and enemies are encountered and mythical creatures become part of her reality. As she tries to discover what all this means, there are far more shocking revelations to come.
This is a fast paced, action packed young adult novel, a mix of mystery, thriller, paranormal, mythology and romance that is superbly crafted making this an enthralling read. It has great characters, with believable teen interactions and incredible otherworldly encounters. It had me totally enthralled from start to finish! Whilst this book does resolve some issues, it still ends on a dramatic cliffhanger, one that means now I can’t wait to read more in this brilliant series.
Thanks to the author, publishers and Barclay Publicity, too, for letting me read this in exchange for my honest review.
***2013 InD’Tale RONE Award Finalist for YA****
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?
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