Crossroads (Crossroads Saga #1)
Can two worlds collide in dreams?
Protecting her from the fallen was his duty.
Falling in love was never part of his plan.
Loving her was forbidden.
Being with her was all that mattered, even if it meant he would be exiled for all eternity.
Claudia Emerson's life is about to change when her good frien ...more
Filled with star crossed lovers, fantastical creatures, good friends, beautiful places and evil, this book is an easy read. This easy to follow plot is full of twists, turns, surprises and battles ...more
For example, does this sound like the response of a teen customer in a store to Claudia's best friend Patty after following Patty looking like "a lost puppy" while Patty he ...more
Because I love my brain cells.
Choppy writing. Inconsistent reactions from the protagonist. Stupid conversations. And overuse of clichés.
Reading the paragraph about Claudia thinking how she fell for Michael at first sight despite him being a jerk should be a new form of torture. Because THAT SHIT DID NOT MAKE ANY SENSE.
AND TRYING TO IMPRESS THEM WITH HER SUNDAY SCHOOL KNOWLEDGE?
Yes, Claudia dear, Angels have wings. You can shut the fuck up now.
Oh and Michael with his I DON'T WANT YO ...more
Now that is out, I would like to say this for the book. I actually enjoyed it. :) I do admit there are parts I feel uncomfortable with, and mostly jeal ...more
At first, Claudia thinks everyone worrying is the result of her friend's death, but that soon turns enigmatic when the people around her become ...more
I wanted so much to like this book. I love the cover and the blurb seemed interesting enough, so I figured it wouldn't be bad- considering all the stellar reviews on Goodreads, too.
Crossroads fell WAY short of my expectations. I am entirely nonplussed by all the five-star reviews on Goodreads. WHY? Lots of things were illogical and unrealistic.
The plot of the book might have been interesting enough to some, but many, many things made it impossible for me to like this book. ...more
My mother, after a few days worth of nagging, got me to read this book. She emphasised on the plot and how brilliantly written it was. I'm going to assume she said all that as a joke, as I do not want to be related to her if she was being serious. I don't even know where to start and I'm a ...more
‘Crossroads’ was a novel I had high expectations of. I really looked forward to exploring this new world and the blurb had really enchanted me. I couldn't wait to see what Mary Ting, the author, would make of her characters and world ever since she personally informed me that the first two chapters in the novel were actually based on real life dreams she had a while ago. I felt that the novel was going to be stellar...more
Crossroads is a place between Heaven and Earth where people who are in comas or have had near death experiences go (or at least they do when they are asleep.) Claudia has never had an experience like that but for some reason she can visit Crossroads. I couldn't guess why she could visit Crossroads but it was explained eventually. T ...more
By: Mary Ting
Published July 29, 2011 by World Castle
Available Format: Paperback, ebook
After the tragic death of her friend, Claudia begins dreaming about a beautiful, heaven-like place. She soon learns this place is all too real, this isn’t the first time she’s traveled there, and for some reason she is there when she, as a human, should not be. Crossroads is an in-between place where souls can go when they are between life and death, but Halo City is open ...more
Love is everything when you find it. It can take you places and makes you feel like you've never felt it before. It makes you strong, and at the same time vulnerable because you give all of yourself completely. Crossroads is a pretty cool story about a girl like any other with fears, goals and with friends and family that supports her in any imaginable way. Like any other ordinary girl she falls in love but Claudia is a special girl who falls in Love with an Angel, her gurdian an ...more
Currently there are a wide variety of young adult books that deal with angels... I've read a lot of them. Crossroads is a welcome addition, especially for those looking for a different, unique twist on fallen angel/guardian angel mythology.
There are a few details in the story line I wish had been explained more clearly, but overall I was satisfied. The writing is descriptive and ...more
Author: Mary Ting
Reviewed by Fran Lewis
Emotions overtake you as your thoughts drift away from the present and you seem to be somewhere distant. Michael stares at the image of Claudia somehow unaware of his presence yet somehow there’s a connection. Claudia seemed lost and disconnected from her surroundings. Staring straight at him hoping she would see him but did not Michael was transfixed with her presence. Half human and half angel and seeing him in her dreams was as if they were ex ...more
This is my daughters FAVORITE book, we read it together, so we are writing the review together. :)
It was so refreshing to read a YA not full of smut... I never had to skip anything or blushed as my daughter was reading it. PURE DELIGHT!
We were hooked from the first page. There was always something going on. Full of act ...more
Mary Ting your wonderful keep them coming!! a fan
I have enjoyed this author's work for a long while, but just recently purchased a copy of Crossroads in paperback before these lovely new covers came about. The old covers drew me in then with their beauty, but I'm loving the new covers in a whole new way. Absolutely Beautiful!!! And ... the story, well it is difficult to describe how something can be so beautifully told while simultaneously ripping your heart out, crushing your soul, & still le ...more
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Claudia Emerson has a good friend who shares the same first name and last name. That friend unfortunately dies in a tragic accident during homecoming dance. Claudia is distraught at the loss of her friend, but is even more disturbed by her dreams, which seem to take her to another place ...more
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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 ...more
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“Doing what?” I asked, wondering if I had done something wrong.
“Melting my heart with your smile,” he said.”
MICHAEL: Multiply my love by infinity and take it to the depths of forever, and you still have only a glimpse of how much I feel for you. I love you more.”