Thursday, July 10, 2014

From Gods by Mary Ting Review & Giveaway

I met author Mary Ting at UtopYA 2014 and she is one of the loveliest people I have ever met.  I knew I wanted to read all her books, but decided to read From Gods since Justine suggested we do a group read. I am so glad we chose it because I absolutely loved it.  Mary has kindly offered a giveaway, so check out From Gods and make sure to enter the giveaway at the end of the post.  Thank you Mary for your hard work as an author and your kind heart.
From Gods by Mary Ting

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 decedents 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 Review

I just finished From Gods and I am freaking out! I need book 2 right now! Mary has left me on the edge of my sofa feeling like I might lose my mind. My heart is pounding out of my chest. What an ending! Wow!!

Skylar is your average young woman that goes to spend the summer with her cousin Kayla. Strange things begin to happen, for example Skylar nearly drowns at the beach from being pulled under by something unexplainable. Lucky for her, handsome and absolutely yummy Mason is there to save her, but he isn't your average good looking guy. He is a descendant of Zues and has some pretty hair raising powers. Skylar doesn't stand a chance at keeping her distance from Mason. He has the hot, bad boy vibe down to a science. Lucky for her, he keeps having to save her life from the evil creatures that are hell bent on killing her.

From Gods is an extremely exciting story filled with action, adventure, love and I cannot forget hot demigods. I was hooked the moment Mason came into the story. I love Skylar's attitude and her kindheartedness. It makes me feel for her and want everything to work out for her. Mason stole my heart. I knew right from the beginning he had felt a great deal of pain in his life and I wanted to take all the hurt away. I also really liked the other characters Kayla, Nick, Amanda and even Everett. Mary really knows how to build her characters so that you can relate to them and root for them.

An absolutely brilliant book. I am waiting anxiously for book 2. I can't wait to see what happens next for Skylar and Mason.

Now for the giveaway!!!

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  1. Reading on my kindle right now. Can't eat to read the next. Would love a signed paperback!!

  2. awesome blog. this book sounds amazing. new google+ follow from opinionated.cupcakes ( ) ***Rinny***

  3. Facebook is limiting my likes.. I guess that I've liked too many authors. I shared this though...