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Saturday, December 17, 2011

*Review* Crossroads by: Mary Ting

Author: Mary Ting
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Pages: 315 pages
World Castle Publishing
ISBN: 9781937085759

Mary Ting

About the author: 

Mary Ting resides in southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Writing Crossroads was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother. It was inspired by a dream she once had as a young girl.
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Twitter: @maryting

Back of the book reads: 

Claudia Emerson has a good friend who shares the same first name and last name. That friend unfortunately dies in a tragic accident during homecoming dance. Claudia is distraught at the loss of her friend, but is even more disturbed by her dreams, which seem to take her to another place called Crossroads. Unknown to her, crossroads is like a second heaven, a place between heaven and earth. It is where the souls of humans in comas or near death experiences may wander.

There, Claudia meets Michael, a nephilim, a half angel, half human, whom she often meets in her dreams. It turns out that this isn't her first visit to Crossroads, which is an enigma for no human can ever travel there until Claudia. Now the fallen and demons are after her, suspecting she must be special and it is up to Michael and the other nephilims to protect her.

Can Michael fight his growing feelings for Claudia and protect her as a guardian angel should? The answer awaits you! Follow the exciting path to Crossroads!

My Rating for Crossroads: 


My Review 

 This book is most definitely a MUST READ!!!! If you don't have it you need to go buy it right away!!! You can buy it on her website  I absolutely ADORE this book and it will for sure have tons of wear and tear from my reading it over and over!!! :) 

Okay now usually in my book reviews I do put some spoilers here and there, and some more than others, but with this one I'm gonna try not to. That way when you read the book you can enjoy the fact of not really knowing what's gonna happen next. It's so good that you will what that feeling of what's to come when reading it!!! :)

If you're looking for a book that will take you to another world that you don't want to leave then this is your book!! I was so indulged in this book that I was completely unaware of my surrounding. My husband had to physically touch me to get my attention. I wasn't ready for it to end when I got to the last chapter. There was so much more that I needed to know, like what becomes of Michael and Claudia, what happens with Patty and Andrew, what about Austin, and what about the other alkin.. Caleb, Vivian, and Davin?!?!?! I wanted more!! That's what this book does, leaves you wanting more!!!!
To be honest I think I read the prologue about 3 or 4 times before I talked myself into going further. I mean I was kinda confused after reading that and going into the first chapter. I didn't know whose point of view it was coming from until I read on. I'm so glad that I didn't stop at the prologue because then I would've missed out on such an amazing book!!!!
Although, this book portrays the human characters as teenagers I felt that some of the time it didn't seem like they where. They seemed much older that they are portrayed. But hey that's fine with me because I mean what teenager doesn't try to act and talk like an adult. :)
The way this story flows and unfolds is so amazing!! It doesn't rush with what happens like some books. It lets it happen with time. The love story that blossoms between Claudia and Michael is like a breathe of fresh air!!! I mean when I read about their interactions with each other it's like I could feel the spark between them myself. 
Claudia's friendship with Patty is like any girl and her best friend. Gamma was a lovely character. She had my heart with the way she was so protective over Claudia, kinda reminded me of my own grandmother. Claudia's mother was just like any other single mom I've ever known, working hard to provide for her family and trying hard to make sure she has time to spend with her child.
Davin, Vivian, and Caleb are amazing!! Not only are they half human, half angel they too became somewhat a victim of their own human emotion with the way they all cared for Claudia. 

I'm so glad that Mary Ting allowed me to enter the world she created in Crossroads!!! I mean, this book truly is the BEST book I've read this year..........or in the past decade even!!! I CANNOT wait to get my hand on book number two, BETWEEN!!! I need to know more!!! :) You can go check out her cover reveal for book number two, Between and read the synopsis over at Late Bloomer Online

I would like to send a BIG THANK YOU out to Mary Ting for letting me review Crossroads!!!! I hope you enjoy my review!!!