Wednesday, 20 November 2013

BLOG TOUR - From Gods by Mary Ting (Review & Giveaway)

Title: From Gods
Author: Mary Ting
Genre: Young Adult
Tour Host: Lady Amber's Tours
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?

Quotes from Blogs:
“A fast paced adventure full of mystery, action, magic and romance! Readers won’t be able to put this book down!” InD’tale Magazine

“A story that is Electrifying with love. Get ready to be shocked!” Janie, Crossangels
“From Gods takes mythology to a whole new level of imagination with its incredible plot and amazing characters. It’s full of hotness that you never want to end!” Michele, Insane About Books

“From Gods by the AMAZING AUTHOR Mary Ting is OMGods good!! If you even LIKE Greek Mythology, set aside some time because you will DEVOUR Mary Ting's Demi Gods and Vultures!!!” Mindy, Books Complete Me

“This book is “electric” as it blends paranormal romance, mythology (which I love), action and suspense together for an amazing read. Mary Ting, you’ve done it again! This book exceeded my expectations and I was literally blown away as if I were struck by lightning!” Vanessa, Fairiechick’s Fantasy Book Reader

"Get ready for an action packed suspenseful ride through this story. Mythology at its best and electric characters. This one will leave you begging for more!" Brittany, Spare Time Book
"This was just the jolt I needed! Mary Ting offers us mythology fans her own electrifying spin on Demi-God Greatness filled with suspense, comedy, romance, & mystery! I am officially a From Gods' Fan! Can. Not. Wait. For. More." Jeni's Bookshelf

"One of those books you can't stop reading. Amazing, magical, tender and at the same time incredibly sexy. A must read!” Anncleire, Please Another Book

 “With his stunning good looks, dark mysterious nature and his knack for saving her life, how could Skyler not fall for Mason. The question is, can she break through the wall surrounding his heart while her life is at risk again and again.” Ellie, EllieSewSweet



I quite enjoyed this book. The thing that first attracted me to the book was the mention of mythology. I love anything to do with mythology, especially Greek, and so I jumped at the chance to review From Gods.

It's a fast-paced story, with plenty of action but I felt not enough back-story was given about the Gods and their descendants. I felt too much emphasis was put on the love story and not enough on the mythology. Skylar and Mason gave with whiplash with their back and forth emotions. Its was a bit too insta-love. I would have liked it to be a bit more fleshed out. Saying that I did enjoy the side characters, particularly Nick. He was the joker of the group and he kept me quite amused. 

There was a bit of a cliffhanger and so I am left wondering what the next book has in store. While I didn't like it as much as I was hoping it was still an enjoyable, quick read. Lovers of mythology I'm sure will really enjoy it. 


Mary Ting 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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