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Beyond (Crossroads Saga #3)

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Torn between the past she can't remember and a future she isn’t ready for, Claudia feels at a loss. With unanswered questions, she is certain there is more to her past than just being a venator. Finding the missing pieces in her life won’t be easy because duty calls. When mysterious dark shadows get released, an apocalypse sets in motion. The venators and the alkins must w ...more
Paperback, 328 pages
Published September 12th 2012 by World Castle Publishing
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Joann Buchanan
Jul 28, 2012 Joann Buchanan rated it it was amazing
I was one of the privileged few who was able to read it before it came out. Mary Ting takes you on a roller coaster ride filled with love and laughter. Her characters come to life and make you cheer for them. Beyond is a story with so much heart I read it in a couple days. I couldn't put it down and couldn't wait to see what was going to happen next. The opening of the Beyond intrigued the dark side of me and made me keep turning the pages. As the love story continued between Claudia and Michael ...more
Sandra "Jeanz"
Aug 11, 2012 Sandra "Jeanz" rated it it was amazing
MY REVIEW
I was set this arc e-copy directly from the lovely Mary Ting. I had reviewed her book Crossroads, the first in the Crossroads Series when I first began blogging, just over year ago. I was introduced to Mary by another lovely author friend that I have made via blogging called Patti Roberts. Since then I have eagerly awaited new titles from Mary and enjoyed each book in the Crossroads series more the previous book.
The cover is gorgeous, it has my most favourite element from the prior book
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Jennifer  Howell / Late Bloomer Online
Beyond has enraptured me in all my heart and all my soul. A beautiful and poignant love story that resonates long after the last page.

Full review coming soon!
JeanBookNerd
Aug 09, 2012 JeanBookNerd rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviews
"Claudia and Michael will explore emotions that are rarely felt. Beyond is an epic love story that will captivate your whole heart."
Jacquie Talento
Aug 25, 2012 Jacquie Talento rated it it was amazing
Grab the tissue box because Mary Ting has touched our hearts once again with another amazing story. This story captures you from the moment you read the first page till the very end.
I was gifted this book from the author for an honest review.
Love really doesn’t know any boundaries when it comes to Claudia and Michael. Who wouldn’t want a love like theirs? The Crossroad saga continues and Claudia is looking for answers but no one wants to be the one to really tell her. But there’s always someone
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Stacey Kym
ARC kindly provided by Mary Ting in exchange for an honest review.

Review

Since the previous novel in the series, 'Between', a lot had been introduced. Vampyrs or vampires have been presented as fallen angels who've been changed be a witch into creatures needing blood to sustain themselves. I found this particularly interesting because of the way the author decided to integrate this particularly popular fantasy creature. I couldn’t wait to delve in!
It was a slow beginning for 'Beyond' I w

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Delphina
Aug 24, 2012 Delphina rated it it was amazing
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Crossroads is the series that made me fall in love with angels! It has the perfect blend of adventure, mystery, and romance. Once I started reading Beyond, I simply could not put it down.

I will add a full review later, but I loved this book!
Books
Oct 23, 2012 Books rated it it was amazing
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This being the third book in the Crossroads saga by Mary Ting, “Beyond” leaves no room for disappointment. As in the previous books, the characters come to life in this installment of yet another part of the journey Claudia has to undertake to fulfill the destiny she was meant for – but not without peril. Relationships and friendships are plunged into turmoil, and loyalties are put to the test whilst the reader is thrust into a world where beings good and evil collide, and the life-altering choi
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Once Upon a Twilight
Aug 31, 2012 Once Upon a Twilight rated it it was amazing
"Reading the Crossroads Saga has always put me in a very ethereal place while turning its pages. Well in BEYOND Mary Ting takes its to another level and I embrace the new darkness with open wings just like Michael would with his heart-shaped wings!"

In the book market right now there are a few Angel stories, but Mary's has more to it then just Angels. Its makes you happy like a contemporary novel affects you when you read it. It has paranormal beings that usually don't exist in the Angels world.
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Tasha
Oct 14, 2012 Tasha rated it it was amazing
Mary Ting has done it again hooking me in an amazing world of angles and demons. The emotions and feelings that the characters go through just capture you through out the book. You easily get swept up in the story from beginning to end. There were some parts that I did not see coming. What Michael and Claudia go through just to keep their love for each other is amazing. Also what Davin,Vivian and Caleb do for their friends show what true friendship is. Love and friendships gives you strength to ...more
Wee Shubba's World
Sep 04, 2012 Wee Shubba's World rated it really liked it
Mary Ting is one of my favourite authors right now. She manages to deliver every single time. She has created yet another breath taking novel that gets under your skin. And stays with you long after you finish.

Over all, Beyond was exciting, imaginative and keeps you on your toes. The Crossroads series is a breathe of fresh year within the YA Market. I challenge anyone not to fall in love when reading these.

Read Full Review On My Blog: http://totallybookalicious.blogspot.c...

Mindy/fangedmom
If you find yourself Between the Crossroads and Beyond then you have found author Mary Ting's INCREDIBLE series. Crossroads introduces you to her incredible world. Between leaves you wondering if light or dark will rule. Beyond is just that! The characters, settings and story line are Beyond words. What a beautiful and exciting world that Claudia, Michael and all the other venators and the alkins live in.

Stay tuned!
Lea Cherry
Nov 01, 2012 Lea Cherry rated it it was amazing
To think the saga is almost over...Almost breaks your heart.

I have to say that the more I read about Claudia and Michael, the more I start to think about them as friends.

Mary Ting has done yet another fabulous job at bringing the story to life. I love the different point of views and where the story has been taken.

I can't wait for the next installment...but I'm also anxious as it seems to be the last...So sad!!
B at Spare Time Book Blog
Sep 22, 2012 B at Spare Time Book Blog rated it it was amazing
If I could describe the book in 2 sentences this is what it would be:

"Beyond is a love story that will melt your heart. It will resonate within you long after finishing it."

My Review:
I have been a huge fan of Mary Ting’s Crossroads series since I read the first one! They are great books and are written so well. I was so lucky to get an ARC to review. Literally I Eeeeeped out loud like a little kid. Beyond did not disappoint. The story was full of action and romance! Beyond picked up where Betwee
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Janie
Jul 16, 2014 Janie rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: yes, To everyone!
Shelves: favorites
*****I don't want to give any spoilers*****
I was gifted this book from the author and had the privilege to read it before it comes out. I read it and it was absolutely everything I wanted it to be, plus more. Mary Ting did it again in her third installment of Crossroads Saga Beyond.
If you loved Crossroads and Between then you'll absolutely will love Beyond, be ready to laugh to be in suspense and to cry.
Claudia, Michael, Austin the Alkins and Venators are back plus new characters and a few ol
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Jessica Carroll (Novel Words by Jessica)
Mary Ting has crafted yet another beautiful, heart wrenching, and well written masterpiece!
Beyond is the highly anticipated third book in the Crossroads Saga.
I loved how the story progressed and that she integrated characters from the world of another talented author, Charlotte Blackwell. I did feel however that the story was a little rushed toward the end but without divulging too much in the way of spoilers I hope there is a fourth book!!
We find Claudia busy with her duties as a new venator a
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Ashley Dawn
Apr 14, 2016 Ashley Dawn rated it it was amazing
Such a good story. This book picks up right where Between (book 2) left off. Claudia cannot remember her past. Well, she can remember parts of it but she KNOWS she is missing something major. Her heart doesn't feel right. She remembers Austin and some of the others but when she meets a stranger and feels her heart stir, she knows he is what she is missing. As she tries to figure out what is true and what isn't, she realizes she has to save the world from a horrible evil.
I couldn't wait to start
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Michelle Dare
Jan 31, 2016 Michelle Dare rated it really liked it
This is book three in the Crossroads Saga and needs to be read in order.

Claudia is learning how to be a venator in this book. She's learning how to fight and use her powers. Austin is there by her side to help show her how to shoot. He's also there as more. He wants to be with her as more than a friend even though he shouldn't. Claudia has feelings toward him and when another woman is near she gets jealous. Then there's Michael. She knows there's something more than friendship with him, but due
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Louise
Sep 23, 2014 Louise rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Nanci
Sep 30, 2012 Nanci rated it it was amazing
Another fantastic book in this awesome series!! I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. The way Mary makes you feel the emotion of each character blows my mind. I felt their pain, their sadness and thankfully their love and determination to win in the end. I laughed out loud at certain points and had tears running down my face in others. I already miss the characters and have to re-read it right away.
Dayte
Mar 10, 2013 Dayte rated it it was amazing
I really love this series...I feel connected in a way that I can describe. I really loved this book and I really can't wait till the fourth one comes out. I couldn't put it down and I want more. I'm so happy how it ended and can't wait to see what is in store for Claudia and Michael, I love them and ask of the other characters! Great read!!
Becky
Sep 24, 2012 Becky rated it it was amazing
Well Mary Ting has done it again. This book kept me intrigued the whole time wanting more. I could not put it down. I have fallen in love all over again with this series and the characters themselves. It had everything you could possibly want in a book lasting friendships, suspense, comedy, Sorrow and most of all an everlasting love.
Amber
Jul 20, 2013 Amber rated it it was amazing
I thought the book was amazing and wonderful and I couldnt put it down.It shows you that love and friendship really knows no boundries and I fell back in love with the characters. I will tell all my friends to read this book. A definate MUST READ BOOK!!!!!!!!!!
Elle
Whoa!! I cannot ask for more on this book!! Romance, action, comedy all-in-one! Mary Ting really did a great job!! i really adored her amazing imagination for writing this book!! One of the best books that Ive ever read! Cab't wait for the final installment, huh!!
Katie Harder-schauer
Apr 03, 2016 Katie Harder-schauer rated it it was amazing
I was hired to proofread this book. The author is not and was not aware that I would be reviewing the book afterwards. I just like to review every book that I read. If you feel that my connection with the book makes my review untrustworthy, so be it, but this is my honest review.

This is the third book in the series and the first one I've read (if you don't count The Angel Knights and The Chosen Knights from the spin-off series). I know I'm missing some backstory because it's hinted at and allude
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My Bookbag by Karen
Jun 06, 2015 My Bookbag by Karen rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance, ya
This third book of the Crossroads Saga is perhaps the most disappointing book so far. I really want to like the series, but I can not. There are some good ideas, but most of them are incomplete. There are also several random ideas that feel very out of place. It would be wonderful to see Ting take just one of the surface ideas and go deeper. In doing so, the books would have better flow and the story would be less confusing to follow. As it is, I choose not to continue through the rest of the se ...more
Mandy healy
Sep 26, 2012 Mandy healy rated it it was amazing
spellbinding totally loved it classic love story of forbidden love together no matter wot follows on perfectly from crossroads and between cant wait for the final part of the saga. Welldone Mary Ting
Lynn Worton
Aug 25, 2013 Lynn Worton rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.

This is the third book in the Crossroads Saga. I loved it!

Claudia Emerson is a fantastic character. I have come to regard her as a friend. She also has a strong personality - she has a stubborn streak a mile wide! She is now training to be a venator, a nephilim demon hunter. But she feels that there is something missing, but cannot remember what.

I was very happy to meet all the characters again, as I have come to think
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Chapter by Chapter
Jan 19, 2013 Chapter by Chapter rated it really liked it
Beyond by Mary Ting was a great follow up to its two predecessors! More action, and so romantic. We are caught up once again in the world of angles, fallen angels, demons, and humans.

Beyond picks up where Between picks up. Claudia is thrust into the world of venators and alkins. After having being stripped of her memories by the uber sexy Michael, the casual run ins that Claudia has with her old gang is exactly just that…run ins. With her memories of them and their times together forgotten, it w
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Elizabeth Heroux
Oct 01, 2015 Elizabeth Heroux rated it it was ok
I was slightly disappointed after the first books in this series. The grammatical errors were beyond irritating. Not to mention the overall misuse of words! It seems as if an intern at the publishing company was given this book to edit and no one reviewed their work. Other than that the story was lagging compared to the other books. I found it difficult to want to read this book but I never leave a book unfinished if I make it past 3 chapters. The "human slang" used by the angels was over done a ...more
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Crossroads Saga (5 books)
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