December 15, 2012

Review of Between (Crossroads Saga #2) by Mary Ting



As the alkins head back to Crossroads, Claudia leads her normal life; but not for long. Having a special soul, Claudia attracts danger, and she soon finds out who Gamma asked to watch over her. The Twelve, known as Divine Elders on Earth, are very much involved when they find out that Aliah, one of the God’s first angels, escaped from the Abyss when the gates were opened by Aden. Needing Claudia’s soul to escape the only place Aliah can reside-a place between Heaven and Earth-he sends his demons in search of all Claudia Emersons on Earth. Taking her soul will enable him to be released from Between and cross over to Crossroads, which would give him immense power. As more secrets are revealed Claudia learns about the venators-nephilim, demon hunters. Now two opposing forces must work together in order to save Claudia and humanity from the most dangerous angel ever created. But along the way, trust becomes a big issue. Will love be enough to keep Claudia and Michael together? Who will make the ultimate sacrifice? Who will betray them all?

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Between (Crossroads Saga #2) by Mary Ting
Publication Date:  January 12, 2012
Publisher:  World Castle Publishing

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MaryAnn NewBetween by Mary Ting was an even better read than its predecessor, Crossroads!  It was wonderful to swept back into the story of Claudia, Michael, and the world of Angels.

Between dives into the story of how one of God’s first angels, Aliah, makes it his mission to get Claudia into his hands in order for him to break free from the Between, a placed described as the place between Heaven and Hell.  In order for him to complete this mission, he sends out various demons out onto Earth to snag Claudia, doing whatever it takes.

And let me just say, the various encounters that Claudia and her gang has with the different demons were very interesting to watch unfold.  As in Crossroads, and as I’ve stated before, author Mary Ting’s ability to describe the fight scenes were addictive.  The amount of descriptions involved in telling the story of these battles was done so well, and I once again found myself completely engrossed in the battle between good and evil, all for the special soul that Claudia has.

If you thought that there were many twists and turns in Crossroads, you better prepare yourself for the multiple plot twists and turns in Between.  It was a non-stop rollercoaster ride, with an ending that will literally break your heart.

We are once again privileged to witness the love that Michael has for Claudia.  I found him even more romantic in Crossroads, and really enjoyed how he embraced the human side in this installment.  But Michael was not the only sexy angel who had my attention.  Oh no dear readers, in Between, we get to see more of the uber sexy Austin.  Ohhhh Austin.  The bad boy that can only be tamed by Claudia.  How lucky is this girl to have two extremely sexy angels vying for her attention.

With all the smartassness of Austin, I really loved seeing his softer side, and seeing how his feelings for Claudia pour out in this book.   And let’s not forget Devin.  His sweet, fun, unforgettable character comes out again in full force.  His various one liners and antics had me smiling like a dork, and wanting to have my own Devin as a best friend.

Apart from being reintroduced to this special cast of characters, we are also meet some new characters.  And among these new characters, we also meet someone from Michael’s past.  Are you intrigued yet?  The mash-up of old characters and new characters worked perfectly together, and the direction in which Mary Ting is steering the book has me on edge and anxious to see what will happen next!

What do we have to look forward to in book 3?  The introduction of blood demons, to which I understand to be vampires!  Vampires and angels together in a story?  Yes please!  Love the way this is going!

Fans of the first book, Crossroads and angel reads will fall in love with the story of Michael and Claudia.  Definitely worth picking up, and I can’t wait to see what happens in book 3, Beyond.

About the Author:

Mary Ting resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Writing Crossroads was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother. It was inspired by a dream she once had as a young girl.

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