Blog tour time again! Welcome to the Ginger Mom’s stop on this exciting tour, hosted by Xpresso Book Tours!
The Chosen Knights
by Mary Ting
Series: The Secret Knights #1
Release Date: March 19, 2016
Genre: YA Fantasy
Format Read: Kindle
Source: Author for Review
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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.
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.
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.
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 🙂