Crossroads: The Crossroads Saga Book 1

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Name: Crossroads

Author: Mary Ting

Published: April 6, 2011 by Xlibris

Purchased: July 28, 2015, free Gods and Mortals box set and individually on Kindle.

☆/5

A tad bit better than The Gatekeeper’s Sons, it’s filled with body language, which was refreshing after that book.

All of the books so far in this Gods and Mortals box set have had great plots, great ideas but, the only one to actually pull it off this far is Elsker, the others have seriously been lacking.

Yet another book that I just couldn’t finish. Barely focuses on the plot, it’s just so tedious and seems to focus on the feelings. While that’s great and all, the plot is there for a reason, give it some of the lime light!

I thought that the friend who died with the same name as the protagonist would have had more of an impact, I mean that’s the first thing you hear about her in the teaser and when the book starts but, she’s hardly even mentioned.

Honestly, the way that teens are being written now, at least in the books I’ve been reading, is getting ridiculous. Do authors actually think that teens are as spacey and clueless as they write them? If I was still a teen, I’m not that much older, I would be offended.

Again, I have notes.

Okay, she’s in a shop and a dressing room door slams and she thinks it’s the wind. Then she says it must be the A/C…I don’t know about you but, every dressing room I’ve been in, the door is at least heavy enough to not slam by the A/C. Just how hard is that thing going? Or how thin are the dressing room doors?

Michael, her guardian angel, says he trained under Aden, the Fallen leader and she wonders how he could associate with someone as evil as him. Did she not hear Michael tell her about Aden and how he became Fallen? Does the things he tells her go in one ear and out the other?

And one last note, she tries to use a flashlight to fight, not once but twice. I’m sure if I had finished the book it would have been more than twice. Now, you may be thinking, “Wait? A flashlight is pretty sturdy, those things can do some damage.” Well, you would be right, they can do damage…if she was actually hitting them with it. Does she do that? No, she tries to use the light of the flashlight, twice, after it doesn’t work the first time.

I don’t know if I would really recommend this to anyone, it’s just full of unnecessary sentences and a lot of teen things. I know it’s a young adult novel but the plot is basically ignored and it’s just so long.

Thank you for reading my review.

-Sam

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