- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 8 hours and 12 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Author Mary Ting
- Audible.com Release Date: May 13, 2015
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00XLSL1YC
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From Gods: Descendant Prophecies, Book 1 Audiobook – Unabridged
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>I am an independent reviewer. This book is the first in the Descendant Prophesies series and ends in a cliffhanger. Skyler is 18 years old and on her way to spend her summer with her cousin, Kayla. Kayla and Skyler work at the family diner where they meet Mason and Nick. Mason throws off very confusing vibes to Skyler for practically the entire book. He is super protective and seems to be jealous of anyone near her, but he never attempts to be anything to Skylar other than a friend. I can feel Skylar’s frustration and confusion.
>Skylar seems to always be in some kind of mortal danger that Mason constantly saves her from. When the explanation for all the strangeness comes to light, no one is sure who is a good guy and who isn’t. The world portrayed in this book does not know that anything other than humans exist. The story is very G rated, but hints at a buried eroticism.
>The family dynamics for Mason, Nick and his family seem very realistic. There is a lot of bickering, but each family member would die for the other. Skylar grew up abandoned by her father and it still affects her. She has questions as to who she is and what happened to her dad. This book is appropriate for a young adult (16+) audience. I am giving this story 5 stars. There is a lot of action and suspense. Even though the romance is tame, the story has a high degree of sexiness. I can’t wait to see where this story goes.
Mary Ting left us with quite a surprise at the end of From Gods and now I am anxious to see what awaits us in book two, From Deities. From Gods was full of action, excitement and so much more. I loved Mason and Nick's characters, they made you fall for them, they had it all, the hotness factor, money, powers, and they made me laugh, which is a good quality in any book boyfriend.
Skylar is on her way to her cousin's house for the summer. The weirdness begins when she is pulled over by an attractive police officer. He seems to flirt with her a bit, but then checks the trunk of her car, seemingly looking for something. After he lets her drive off, she heads to her cousin's house to dish the odd run in. After a good laugh and thinking that she would more than likely never see him again, he walks into her aunt's diner while they are helping out. With Skyler hiding behind the cash register, her cousin takes his order along with the other men that accompany him. Feeling like her world has just turned upside down, he begins to reject her questions about the reason for pulling her over and his name is different. Having more questions then answers, she doesn't understand why he mysteriously reverts from being around her, even though his brother and her cousin have started showing an interest in each other. And...that's not the only thing that sticks out as being odd. Skylar begins to feel like someone is watching her, everywhere she goes...she feels danger is after her.
Ting has an entertaining story with great character development and originality. The story is written well and flows easily. Some of the scenes that occur do seem to pass easier than what reality would assume. These scenes lack some key emotions, indicating distance that should not be resolved as quickly as the author appears to allow. This should not deter readers from the book or series; however, the author could have made some scenes a lot more meaningful than a “brushing off the shoulder” feel since this is targeting a young adult audience. If you enjoy reading young adult fiction, paranormal, or fantasy, you may want to pick this one up. This is the first installment within the Descendant Prophecies; therefore, readers can jump right in.
A copy of this book was provided to Turning Another Page by Silver Dagger Scriptorium Tours, but this is no way affects our honest opinion of the book or the review that has been written. We provide a four-star rating for From Gods by Mary Ting.