Book #57: From Gods by Mary Ting

Did you just see a flash of lightning across the sky on a clear sunny day?
Don’t blame Mother Nature.

Skylar Rome can’t wait to spend her last summer before college with her cousin, Kayla. Everything changes when they meet the Grand brothers. Skylar is sure she should stay away from Mason Grand, but their attraction is undeniable. Then Skylar’s life erupts into turmoil. She steps into a world where descendants of ancient gods have super powers, evil beings chase her, and questions arise about her own identity. She is running out of time and running for her life, while trying to unravel the mystery of what they want from her.

Forced into a battle set into motion long before she was born, will Skylar find the answers she seeks, or will she die trying?

From Gods is the first book in a New Adult series about people descended from Greek gods. Even though it is New Adult, it is written in a similar Young Adult fashion.

I’ll be honest, in the beginning I thought the book was so/so. There was a hint of insta-love (on Skylar’s part) and there was the typical “girl gets thrown into some freaky supernatural shit”. It screamed normal YA.

And then I got to 36% done…

Holy fuck. I’m serious. I had no idea a death was going to happen and in the way it did. That wasn’t all, there’s an assault that goes to sexual assault AND THEN there’s a death. It actually made sense for the story, but I DID NOT see that coming! Naturally, I jumped into full throttle for the rest of the book.

Skylar is an interesting character. She is exactly the type of lead in this type of book. She didn’t know what was going on and did need to be saved on many occasions, but she held her own when she wanted answers. She didn’t hold back when she needed to speak her mind, but was still polite about it. In short, she is what I would think and 18 year old would be in this situation.

Mason has that alpha male quality to him. He’s standoffish, he’s demanding, and he can be a dick. Typical, right? Nope. Just how the story also caught me for a loop, Mason did too. All those things I listed are a part of him, but it is a coping mechanism for him. He doesn’t want to feel anymore. The good thing about this is you aren’t going to have to wait for him to get his head out of his ass.

Though the story started out trop-ish and there were obvious moments where I needed to shake my head, I found the book surprising enough that I bought books two and three shortly after. They are still waiting for me to listen, but I’m being a good girl and listening to other stuff first.

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