Crossroads is the exciting debut novel by Mary Ting. Claudia Emerson is the main character. She just lost a dear friend who had the same first and last name. Claudia finds she is able to visit a world called Crossroads in her dreams. It's a place where humans shouldn't be able to enter. Her ability to travel between the two worlds catches the attention of some less than friendly beings, putting her life in danger. Michael is the Nephilim bad boy put in charge of keeping Claudia safe, but everything is about to change as their forbidden love grows and secrets are revealed.
This was a very entertaining story. Crossroads contains action, twists, and romance that has you flipping through the pages so fast that you're at the end and ready for more before you know it. The strong romantic attachment came on very early in the book for Claudia and Michael. It would have been nice to see Micheal's attitude hang around a little longer to build up some anticipation. Even though their relationship intensified so quickly, the pace of the story itself flowed naturally. Claudia was a little overbearing with her questions, and she spoke more grown up than people her age normally would. It was unnatural at times, but through this, a lot of your own questions are answered as you read. The characters, as a whole, are very loveable. The author gave just enough detail that her readers can easily picture the story as they read. The story reels you in. The author put a lot of thought into creating her angels and the story behind them. Their world is fascinating.
I loved that Mary Ting included prayer, church, and other Christian themes within the story. I feel like this is missing from most angel related books that I've read lately. It made the story more relatable to me, and she pulled it off without making you feel like you were being preached at. I'm looking forward to the next book in this series. The story can go in many directions, and I'm excited to see what happens next.
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Source: This book was sent by the author for review. The opinions are my own. A very special thank you to Mary Ting!