Book Review

[Review] The Chosen Knights – Mary Ting [Blog Tour]

Blog tour time again! Welcome to the Ginger Mom’s stop on this exciting tour, hosted by Xpresso Book Tours!

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The Chosen Knights
by Mary Ting
Series: The Secret Knights #1
Release Date: March 19, 2016
Genre: YA Fantasy
Pages: 329
Format Read: Kindle
Source: Author for Review
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When teens go missing in Hawaii, a group of demon-hunters – half human and half angel – disguised as high school students, must leave Crossroads, the place where they reside. In a race against time, they uncover the mystery connecting the missing teens, which dates back to the era of the Knights Templar. However, when they discover one of the Templars passed down a book containing all the secrets and codes to finding a particular treasure, they soon realize this forbidden treasure needs to be found before Cyrus, the lord of the possessor demons, acquires it – a treasure which has been safeguarded and hidden from him.

There is only one problem: the pages containing the clues leading to the treasure are missing. When the first page is found, Cyrus threatens to kill more descendants of the Knights Templar if it is not given to him by Friday the thirteenth. In the midst of threats and discovery, the demon-hunting angels find they are not alone when supernatural beings begin to reveal themselves. Can they put their differences aside and work together to solve the Knights Templars’ cipher? As they astral travel to the past, they witness a lot more than they have bargained for. And some things are better left unseen. 

Megan's review
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Mind. Blown.

This book took everything I knew and threw it out the window surprised me. In the beginning, we have this historical fiction-type story with the demon in the church. Then, present day. Now it’s the perspective of a demon-hunting angel who is pretending to be a human teenage high school student.

Okay, I will admit, at first I was a little annoyed by how much everything was dumbed-down when Lucia goes into her internal monologue. But then I saw that this was how Mary Ting wanted to portray the three angels. They know NOTHING about humans – seriously, not even how to wash a dish! And that was pretty refreshing for me. I’m used to the stories where angels come and hunt demons, blending perfectly into the humans’ world. Not this one. All the extra questions she’s asking herself show how foreign they are.

I loved how you could feel the tension building almost immediately. That’s not to say that it’s all action, action, action. The story builds up to everything at a good pace but you really don’t feel like there are any lulls in it. As soon as it got going, I was sucked in immediately.

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I read the synopsis for this book when I signed up for the tour. A few weeks pass and I receive the book. I’m currently reading other books so it sits on my Kindle shelf for a while longer. I finally pick it up and haven’t re-read the synopsis. Yes, this is my process. But, it leads to moments like this where I stop reading and the only thing I’m thinking is “what just happened?” This book definitely had those moments.

I won’t spoil the ending because once it gets going, it really gets going. I do recommend reading the prequel novella, The Angel Knights, first because it will help a few things make more sense.


Thank you to Mary Ting and Xpresso Book Tours for our review copy of this book. I really enjoyed it and can’t wait to continue on with the series!

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International Bestselling author Mary Ting / M. Clarke 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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That’s all we have for today! If you’re looking for something exciting to read over the Thanksgiving weekend, go check out the Secret Knights series! You won’t be disappointed 🙂
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