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Crossroads

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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 September 24, 2011

    A sweet story

    Really 3.5 stars

    We have all read angel books and read about battles between good and evil. But in Crossroads, Mary Ting has reworked this story, adding new dimensions of emotions and events and introducing us to characters that are worth getting to know.

    Claudia leads a relatively simple life, until things are shaken by the death of her close friend with the same name. Her subsequent dreams lead her to a place called Crossroads, a realm between heaven and earth where Alkins (half-angel, half-humans) live. As the first human to enter Crossroads, Claudia is cause for questions and concern. Because of her special abilities, the Alkin and other angels fear that Claudia may be in danger from the fallen angels. Hence she is assigned a guardian angel, Michael, who at first seems to dislike her. Over time, however, the feelings between Michael and Claudia grow, and the danger continues to increase. And if learning about angels weren't enough, Claudia still has her human life to deal with. Not everyone is who they say they are, and plenty of people are vying for Claudia's attention. Can she navigate her seemingly double life and find a way to be with Michael against the odds?

    What really drew me into this book was the writing style. Everything flowed incredibly well, as if I were actually watching the story unfold instead of simply reading it. One of my favorite characters in this book was Davin, another Alkin who befriended Claudia and helped Michael protect her. His sense of humor and fun personality definitely added the right amount of lightheartedness to this book. There were, of course, some very sweet scenes between Claudia and Michael. Because of his tendency toward everything romantic, Michael is a character who is very easy to fall for. But then there's Austin. I'm fairly certain there must be something more to his character, and I'm looking forward to seeing what that could be. Finally, this book is about a battle between good and evil; for those of you who like action with your romance, Croossroads certainly delivers.

    I have to admit that I did have a few issues with this book. Though I really enjoyed Mary's writing style, there were instances where Claudia's voice just didn't seem like a teenager. With this, a few events were somewhat unbelievable. Also, at times Michael reminded me of a certain other well-known romantic lead, with both his disposition and actions. Finally, I will say that although this book is not necessarily Christian fiction, there are strong religious undertones to it.

    If you are looking for a sweet story encompassing an ancient battle, a fresh take on angel mythology, and a great cast of characters, then Crossroads is the book for you. I am looking forward to seeing what happens in the next installment!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2014

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    I've never written a review before, but I felt like I had to for this book... Crossroads is a great book, the storyline is good, the characters are relatable, and the fiction is really creative. This book in general is my kind of book, but there are a few issues i do have with it... starting with the fact that it was WAY too mushy. I love romance, but in here everytime they were with eachother, they always had some unnecessary need to confess the true and utter devotion to eachother. I found it sweet at first but then it started getting really repeptetive. They kept using the same lines and i just started skipping over it. Also some of the dialogue was hard to follow because i would be confused who is actually talking. And lastly the ending dragged on way to long... but other then that it had a good plot and surprises throughtout the whole book. This just isnt my favorite book of all time.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2013

    Crossroads

    So far it is a good book, very mysterious and makes you think at some parts, other wise it is good. Totaly a book i would recommend to get, and it was free.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2013

    Good

    Interesting but it lost me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2013

    It was okay....

    An adequate read in my opinion. Nothing terribly wonderful and it just kind of ends oddly. Glad it was free.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2013

    dgchhmgdchggf.jgdchr

    it doesn't sound like my type of book because the only sappy books i read are twilight and this very conspicuously is not twilight

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted December 2, 2013

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