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Will not be reading this
posted by Rachael_Fick-Fortney1 on January 26, 2013Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 18, 2013
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Angelic passion and adventure returns in Mary Ting’s latest 'Crossroads Saga' installation. "Beyond" is the third book in the 'Crossroads Saga' and it is sure to please old fans and new readers alike. Claudia returns in this book after having successfully beaten Aliah, but with no memory of her past. With the protection of her guardian angel, Austin, she tries to move forward with her new life and training as a venator, a chosen demon hunter, but she longs for the past she has forgotten. Though it is forbidden, Austin has made his love for Claudia clear. Though Claudia’s heart longs for an angel that she only remembers in her dreams — an angel with heart-shaped wings that once promised to hold her close forever — Claudia finds it harder each day to ignore Austin’s advances. Claudia must choose between her guardian and friend, Austin, or the mysterious angel, Michael, whom her heart knows, but her mind does not remember. While battles of the heart rage on, a danger emerges that will force everyone to fight together. Apocalypse is being whispered in the dark and matters of the heart will have to be put aside or the Earth may be lost for good.
Ting’s novel "Beyond" is an interesting twist on the classic battle between good and evil, angels and demons. What if angels really do walk among us? Do they have the same temptations and fears? Ting explores this idea and breaks down the barriers between the human and spiritual realms. "Beyond" is filled with passion and steamy romance, and readers looking for a love story will not be disappointed. When the final page has been turned, readers will long for more and search the clouds for their own guardian angels.
Posted March 3, 2013
Posted January 19, 2013
Beyond by Mary Ting was a great follow up to its two predecessor
Beyond by Mary Ting was a great follow up to its two predecessors! More action, and so romantic. We are caught up once again in the world of angles, fallen angels, demons, and humans.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Beyond picks up where Between picks up. Claudia is thrust into the world of venators and alkins. After having being stripped of her memories by the uber sexy Michael, the casual run ins that Claudia has with her old gang is exactly just that…run ins. With her memories of them and their times together forgotten, it was not only heart breaking for them to see her and not have Claudia remember them, it was equally heart breaking for me to read and know the history that was always there.
But above them all, what truly crushed me was seeing how Michael just couldn’t stay away. After what he did and what he knows Claudia won’t remember, he still can’t keep his distance. The love and affection he feels for Claudia were are visible for all to see, but the one person that he is hoping and praying will remember…doesn’t. All Michael is to Claudia is just some irresistible stranger that seems to stir up certain feelings inside.
Not only do we get to witness the affections that Michael still harbours for Claudia, we see Austin’s feelings grow stronger and stronger for her. Try as he might to keep his feelings for Claudia to come to the surface, his love for her grows stronger and stronger. And could it that the feelings that she is having towards Austin is because Austin has been assigned as her Guardian Angel?
But life with the angels isn’t only about forbidden love and stolen glances. The apocalypse appears to be on the horizon, and all due to the people that were thought as being trustable. The backstabbing and the plot twists and turns made the third book in this saga the most exciting of the three to date.
Once again, Mary Ting shows off how fantastic she is at building up exciting moments. As I’ve praised in the past, the way in which she writes fight scenes made me feel as though I was right there, in the thick of things. The way in which she had the scenes jump from character to character gave me the entire 360 effect I always hope for when it comes to battle scenes.
And speaking of battle scenes, the epic show down near the end was fantastic! It was written with great detail, and parts were written with so much emotion. I couldn’t help but get caught up in the moment, and swept away by the scene unfolding. You can’t help but hate the evil doers in the book, and you most definitely will fall in love with characters, both old and new.
Your heart will break and you will fall in love all over again. Fans of the first two installments to this saga will completely devour Beyond, and will anxiously await the fourth book which I’m sure will be full of the romance we’ve all come to love, and the excitement that we know will definitely be hidden in the pages.