Tuesday, May 26, 2015

From Origins by Mary Ting

Goodreads Summary:
Skylar, Mason, and the other descendants embark a deadly quest to the underworld to confront the evil Hades, who has been plotting to kill off the descendants of all the gods.
On this journey, they soon discover that the ancient gods are not dead as once believed but are held captive in a secret location. In order to save the world from destruction at the hands of Hephaestus, the descendants must set out on a crusade to rescue the gods.

In the process, Skylar learns more about her bloodline and her powers, but there is also a heavy price to pay. The darkest forces known to man are about to return to reclaim their stolen kingdom.

My Review:
From Origins picks up pretty quickly after the previous book leaves off. We are thrown back into Skylar and Mason's lives. Which have not got any easier since we last saw them. Some huge situation needs to be made and they are about to embark on a journey to the Underworld. This journey will test them. They will not leave the same people. Skaylar can't do it without Mason. They are one in the same and need each other. They gather strength from each other and together they can do great things. We get even more mythology in this one too. Oh, I love Greek mythology and what's better is meeting Hades! Things are about to get intense. Skylar is going to have to choose which path to take. Will she be able to handle her choice?

Mason and Skylar are perfect. The writing that depicts their relationship is stunning. They are the perfect couple. Skylar has tried so hard to embrace her life and become what she needs to. Without the help of Mason and their family I don't think she could have accomplished what she has. She has transformed into a very powerful female character and I love that. Will everything she has be enough to help her meet her destiny head on or will the other forces at work keep her from it?

The secondary characters are still amazing. They have been a very strong support system for Skylar. She has been through a lot in a very short amount of time. Not the kind of thing your average young adult has to deal with. It's not like graduation or going to college, its way harder. Without them she would be lost.

I love this series and Mary Ting has done an amazing job weaving Greek mythology into From Origins! I love Greek mythology and when it is done like this it only strengthens my love for it! Bring on book 4!!

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