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Most Helpful Favorable Review

10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

Beautiful love story

I read Crossroads in just two days because I couldn't put it down. The plot is a new and unique one: Claudia sees people in her dreams, beings who warn her to stay away. Her friends calls to ask whether she's okay because, for a moment, they thought Claudia was dead. Bu...
I read Crossroads in just two days because I couldn't put it down. The plot is a new and unique one: Claudia sees people in her dreams, beings who warn her to stay away. Her friends calls to ask whether she's okay because, for a moment, they thought Claudia was dead. But instead, it's someone else with the same name who dies the same way Claudia dreamed.
At first, Claudia thinks everyone worrying is the result of her friend's death, but that soon turns enigmatic when the people around her become obsessive when it comes to Claudia's safety, fretting over her late night shift at her after-school job as a sales assistant.
Claudia keeps meeting people in her dreams, beings of light, beings who want something from her, and these beings are starting to cross over into the physical realm, beckoning Claudia to come to them. They've been ordered to take her somewhere. Soon, the visions of meeting these beings blur, and Claudia can no longer tell whether they're just dreams or reality--or something in between.
When she falls for Michael, the boy she keeps meeting, she knows he's someone she can never be with because she's different. And being different has never been more dangerous.

I don't write reviews unless I found the book remarkable and worth reviewing. I thought this was a great book, original, sad at times, with beautiful writing and description. I liked Michael straight away. He was protective, yet broody and mysterious. Claudia is not a wimpy heroine; she's fiercely protective of those around her and tries to keep them safe, even if it means staying away from the one she loves. I also liked the twist at the end when I found out what Claudia really is.
Mary Ting's story of angels and a world in between was a stunning read with plenty of drama and twists and turns. The cliffhanger at the end left me eagerly awaiting the next book in the series. I recommend this to all fantasy readers and those interested in the paranormal.

posted by J_Scott on May 22, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Terrible.

I thought that this book was terrible. It's so mushy and corny it made me want to throw up. There were parts that didnt even make sense and were very confusing. It also needs more description because i can't quite picture the scenes in my mind. I was so excited to read ...
I thought that this book was terrible. It's so mushy and corny it made me want to throw up. There were parts that didnt even make sense and were very confusing. It also needs more description because i can't quite picture the scenes in my mind. I was so excited to read this book because of the good ratings, but it wasn't nearly as good as I thought it would be.

posted by Anonymous on February 9, 2013

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  • Posted March 2, 2012

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    Claudia is a girl who when asleep, unknowingly goes to the Cross

    Claudia is a girl who when asleep, unknowingly goes to the Crossroads. She thinks that the rude boy there is just a figment of her imagination. What she doesn't realize is that she is actually in the place between heaven and earth.

    I liked the sound of the book and was quick to read it when I got it from the author. However, within the first couple of chapters I knew that I was in big trouble. Maybe it's because I am 25 and this book is geared toward someone in their early teens? I found the dialogue to be quite lacking and it just didn't seem like something someone would normally say. The majority of the dialogue between Michael and Claudia was overkill on the sweet talk, for example... "You're doing it again. Melting my heart with your smile." I just could not get into the author's writing style. She paid great attention to detail and even to small talk and I think that is what got me. I like it when an author is short and sweet and get to the point. Details are great and I love to see the world that the author envisioned but there is a fine line between informed and information overload.

    I wish I could say that I enjoyed this book and I tried to find an angle of the story that I liked but the only two things I liked about this book was the idea and the cover. Like I said, maybe I am too old for the age group. Would I allow my 12 year old niece to read this, yes because there is no swearing, Claudia is highly respectable to her elders, smoking and drinking is heavily frowned upon and the romance is nothing but a few kisses here and there. This is a very wholesome book. If you have a young one at home that is interested in reading the new angel fad, then this is a great book for them to read. However, for my age group, I was looking for something with a little bit more oomph and it just didn't have it for me.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2013

    Okay

    It was okay. It's not really as good as everyone in the reviews say it is, though. I didn't like the author's writing style. It seemed she kept using the same phrases over and over. She also made Claudia seem much more immature then a senior in highschool would be. I thought the book should have ended at page 600 or so, not go on for 100 or more pages. You can get it if you want, but Crossroads is not a book I would recomend to my friends.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2013

    Tiring

    On and on and on - kept thinking would finally coalesce - it just kept on dragging

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2013

    Hmm

    It seemed a little immature. Theyre instantly in love and its just to much. No one falls in love in two seconds it was just very teenish if you wll

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 9, 2011

    it was not what i expected

    this is my first time writing a review on a book and i feel i have to be honest with it so here it goes things that i liked about the book: 1. the book cover- I have been trying to find an angel book that i can fall in love with, so when I came upon this book it was a no brainer I had to look into it. it's a beautiful cover by the way. and an added bonus was that the author did put angel wings in the story line (wont say anything more so i wont ruin it for the people that have not read it and want to) 2. the world of crossroads- when I read the sample book I was so drawn to the world of crossrods with it's "vast fields of sweeping brown grass that stood at least twelve feet high" pg 14 etc. etc. the author created such a vivid world in my mind that I just had to buy the book so I could go back there and see more of that world. unfortunately once I bought the book I quickly realized that the story was going to be centered around claudia's real world. and this is were all my possitive feedback ends for this book. things I did not like about the book: the charaters- not one charater in this book did I felt was memorable I thought there needed to be more character development done. the romance- first of all I have to say that I'm a sucker for romance in books, that being said, I was surprised I didn't like the romance in this book. I dont know if it had to do with not being attached to the characters that when the romatic stuff came I really didn't care for it. so will i get the next ebook from this book series? no it didn't capture my interest to do so.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2015

    OK

    Story was rushed and unbelievable

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