Children of the Gods: A Chosen Novel [NOOK Book]

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For as long as seventeen-year-old Reka Cushing can remember, she has watched her friends and neighbors be stolen, their bodies used as hosts for the Halorans; an alien race that came to earth posing as gods. For just as long, Reka has kept her head down fearing she'd draw the eye of a Haloran. The only time she has ever been bold, acted for herself, the most powerful and dangerous god is watching.

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Children of the Gods: A Chosen Novel

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Overview

For as long as seventeen-year-old Reka Cushing can remember, she has watched her friends and neighbors be stolen, their bodies used as hosts for the Halorans; an alien race that came to earth posing as gods. For just as long, Reka has kept her head down fearing she'd draw the eye of a Haloran. The only time she has ever been bold, acted for herself, the most powerful and dangerous god is watching.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940032960911
  • Publisher: Monica Millard
  • Publication date: 12/24/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,121,846
  • File size: 438 KB

Meet the Author

Monica was born and raised in Alaska. She doesn’t own a dog sled team, but has worked in a place where there are buildings with caged exterior doors to keep employees from being eaten by polar bears.


She lives in Wasilla, Alaska with all her critters, some four legged and others that stand on two. She writes Science fiction, fantasy, and Paranormal for young adults.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2014

    Bio

    Name grey wilson blond hair bright green eyes weapon bow and arrow age 13 parent Athena

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2014

    Selene

    Name: Selene Wiston <p>
    Age: 12 <p>
    Gender: Female <p>
    Appearance: Long dark hair and turquoise eyes. <p>
    Weapon of Choice: A silver sword called Serenade. <p>
    Godly Parent: Pandora the Curious <p>
    Personality: I don't know. <p>
    History: Apollo loved her when he was young, but she had no ability to love and therefore didn't love him back. This made Apollo mad and he used the spirit of the song Selene by Imagine Dragons to trap her when she was only 10. She broke out two years later and came here.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2014

    My bio

    Name Letha Age:14 gender: female parent: Aphrodite weapon:bow and arrow looks: long gold hair, slim build, blue eyes personality: serious but sometimes very funny

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2014

    Poseidon

    Does it really matter

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2013

    Mhm

    Ok book

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  • Posted June 6, 2013

    This book was a great read. It has so much going on and somewher

    This book was a great read. It has so much going on and somewhere you start to care for Jaxson. It has some twist and turns and comes to a bittersweet end. I am just no good at reviews so I will just leave it with a well worth the read.

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  • Posted August 11, 2012

    4.25 Stars -- A perfect balance. The synopsis is pretty accurat

    4.25 Stars -- A perfect balance.
    The synopsis is pretty accurate and hard to expound on without giving away the pertinent and wonderfully woven parts of the book. What can be said is the lyrical prose and manner of speaking felt perfect for these characters and this setting. Reka and Jaxson were drawn with the absolute correct balance of flaws and perfection to put yourself in their places. The secondary characters were ready as well for their close-ups because just as much care had gone into their creation. The story grabbed you from the outset and kept you engaged until the end. The only thing I didn&rsquo;t like about this book was the length &ndash; I would&rsquo;ve preferred a full length novel to the novelette version.

    This fantasy world took me by surprise as I found myself in Reka&rsquo;s mindset and her outlook was mine. I was even more surprised that while I too despised Jaxson (just like Reka), my feelings changed toward him just before hers did. The very delicate and intricate relationship that exists here between the Gods and their Children is full of political intrigue, maneuvering, backstabbing, unrequited love and it charms you into that world until you want more of it. I really enjoyed the semi-unexpected twist which I can only hope signals another great installment for this new series and quickly.

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  • Posted May 17, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    Children of the Gods By Monica Millard Every twenty-thirty year

    Children of the Gods
    By Monica Millard

    Every twenty-thirty years the &ldquo;Gods&rdquo; come into the village where Reka lives to choose a new host body. Reka tries to blend into the crowd and prays she will not be chosen but unfortunately she is and not just to host any &ldquo;God&rdquo; but the queen. When they pull her into the ship that will soon become her home every part of Reka fights back but as they insert the queen into her body she fears it was all for nothing, that is until she wakes and realizes Anaya is the consciousness that lies in the background and she is still in control of herself.

    This book starts off a bit slow, there isn&rsquo;t much action in the entire thing it is a romance as Reka begins to fall in love with the man who is her king, Jaxson. The inner turmoil she must face is the main focus of the story and Monica Millard did a wonderful job the only thing I wish is that when she mentions the flashbacks that Anaya is showing Reka that she would go into more details some of them she just mentions that Anaya did it and moves on. If you are a fan of Stargate then you will love this book they are very similar in some aspects but then very different in others, it is an interesting book and I hope I will be able to read the next book since this one is left with a fantastic cliff hanger!

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  • Posted May 16, 2012

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    Reka Cushing spent her whole life trying to be invisible, trying

    Reka Cushing spent her whole life trying to be invisible, trying not to stand out and catch their attention, but all her hard work got thrown into the garbage the day she is chosen to be a vessel to one of the gods, all her fears and nightmares become true.
    Her destiny is now that of many others, trapped in her own body as aliens that disguised themselves as gods take over, but what happens when things don't work as they should? Can she fool a ship full of aliens and play the part of their queen?

    This is my first time reading a book that talks about body snatchers I found it fascinating and a good change of tune from what I'm used to reading.
    This book slipped by, time just passes by while you enjoy this book, it is well written in a small amount of time I feel I bonded with the characters and didn't want this book to end.
    Once you read this novel by Monica Millard I think you will crave for more of her work as I do now.

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  • Posted May 14, 2012

    The story was different but kind reminded me of the movie &ldquo

    The story was different but kind reminded me of the movie &ldquo;The Body Snatchers&rdquo;, in a way. However I enjoyed it tremendously. Good plot and characters. A little on the sad side but the love Jaxson showed and the patience he had with Reka could not help but like him. The story is left with a small cliff hanger wondering what's going to happen with Reka, Jax or even Griff. I was lost as to the time frame that Reka was with Jaxson, at times it seemed like a few months had passed but other times it felt like years had gone by. It left me wondering but not enough to have prevented me from enjoying the story.

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