Tuesday, October 1, 2013

BLOG TOUR! Eternity and Halo City by Mary Ting

Woohoo it's Eternity and Halo City tour time! I am in love with this series and am so happy to be taking part in the tour! If you haven't read this series you really need to! It is awesome! My post includes info about the author and Reviews of both books.

About the Author

Mary Ting resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Writing her first novel, Crossroads Saga, happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she once had as a young girl. When she started reading new adult novels, she fell in love with the genre. It was the reason she had to write one. Why the pen name, M Clarke? She tours with Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children’s chapter book, No Bullies Allowed.

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Goodreads Summary:

Having happily ever after is never easy when evil lurks nearby. Now that Claudia has her memories back and her life seems to have settled down, the fallen have come out of hiding with the news about Aliah’s and his demons’ death. The fallen coming out of hiding is not a concern; there are those who want to be left alone. However, one particular fallen, Dantanian, is hungry for revenge. Being one of God’s first fallen angels, he is the evilest of his kind, known as an angel of many faces. He will do anything to get his way, even if it means forcing others to join him. And he will stop at nothing to get Michael on his side.

Dantanian will torture, kill for pleasure, and concoct evil schemes to get Michael’s attention; and once in his hands, he will try to destroy all the happiness Michael fought so hard to gain. Having no support from the Twelve, and with Claudia temporarily losing her powers, the venators and the alkins must work together once again to save their friends. As death draws near to those captured by Dantanian, will the gang reach them in time? Or will Michael return to the dark angel he once was and destroy everyone he loves?

My Review:
I was sooo excited to get my hands on this one and I have to say it did not disappoint! Mary Ting has managed to write a beautiful, loving, passionate conclusion to this series. I have a lot of favorite parts for this one. I read it in about a day and couldn't put it down. With Dantanian causing trouble for Michael and his family, none of them are safe. Especially with Claudia temporarily loosing her powers. The whole group is together to try to figure things out. Especially with the new additions to the group. I am impressed with how Claudia handles the whole situation. She has so much going on in her life...so many changes. She has grown so much and into an amazing person. Will Claudia and her friends be able to keep her family safe? At what cost? Will Michael be able to fight his past or is lost?

I missed the characters from this series. Davin being one I missed the most. He is hilarious! I really enjoy reading about him. He is so funny trying to talk like humans. These guys are still fierce fighters and will do anything to keep their loved ones safe. Austin makes an appearance too. I felt kind of bad for him. Having to see Michael and Claudia together. He will be ok though! Michael is still the hunky man that loves Claudia more then anything else. Here is my favorite quote from Michael:
"I surrender to you completely. With all my love, I give you all of me...for eternity."

The love that Michael and Claudia share is so amazing. They are absolutely perfect for each other. Their love only grows in Eternity. There are lots of romantic moments. That is something that Michael is good at. Must be an angel thing. They are more then ready for the life ahead of them. The epilogue was so great. I am glad that was part of the book.

This series holds a special place in my heart. It is by far one of  my favorites. I highly recommend it to everyone. I am sad that this series is done but, I understand. All good things must come to an end. I would give this one 10 stars if I could!

Goodreads Summary:
When a massive group of angels known as nephilim—half human, half angel—had been found by the Royal Council, they were taken to Halo City. Instead of cleansing the Earth with a flood, which had been done before, the Royal Council created a place just for this group of angels. While they were being taken, one of the Twelve, named Aden, rebelled and convinced many alkins to join his cause—to live freely among the humans and take over Crossroads.

After the fall of Aden and his followers, Michael was taken to Halo City to heal. Not only did Michael had a difficult time settling into his new environment, he had conflicting issues regarding his past. Upon meeting the alkins, a particular one by the name of Davin refused to give up on helping him deal with his struggles. Together, they discovered a strange being that would appear at the Crossroads at unexpected times. Souls wandering there is nothing new, but this one aged as time passed. Mystified, they both searched for answers while refraining from telling the Twelve about her. Who is this being that had enraptured Michael’s attention? And will Michael finally forgive himself and find the happiness that he yearned to have?

My Review:
As if we needed more reasons to love Michael right?! I loved this novella from his point of view. It was so great to get to be inside his head during those times. Discovering what happened to him and that he was a descendant of the Twelve and how he felt about all that. Simply amazing. I loved Davin's initial reaction to Michael. So non-Davin like. We get to see them all kind of grow together and through Michael's eyes. It's kind of how he became the Michael he is in the Crossroads books. 

It was great to get Michae's perspective of seeing Claudia for the fist time. The different stages he went through while seeing her. Him and Davin are a pretty great team, I can see how they became such great friends. I answered some lingering questions too. 

All in all, a great companion novella for this series. I have loved this series from book 1 and it is near and dear to my heart and always will be. Sometimes you find that book series that touches your heart and this is one of them. Again, I highly recommend it!!

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