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From Gods

(Descendant Prophecies #1)

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  2,520 ratings  ·  303 reviews
Did you just see a flash of lightning across the sky on a clear sunny day?
Don’t blame Mother Nature.

Skylar Rome can’t wait to spend her last summer before college with her cousin, Kayla. Everything changes when they meet the Grand brothers. Skylar is sure she should stay away from Mason Grand, but their attraction is undeniable. Then Skylar’s life erupts into turmoil. She
Paperback, 378 pages
Published October 17th 2013 (first published October 6th 2013)
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Jennifer Treviño
This was just the jolt I needed! Mary Ting offers us mythology fans her own electrifying spin on Demi-God Greatness filled with suspense, comedy, romance, & mystery! I am officially a From Gods' Fan!! Can. Not. Wait. For. More.
I appreciate that this was NOT a classic fairy tale where the characters immediately fall in love & live happily ever after. Of course on the "last page" I wanted to tear up wondering how long we would have to wait for the next book...but I was overjoyed when I realized t
Ben Alderson
Jul 04, 2016 rated it really liked it

So, for those who do not know I love books with GREEK MYTHOLOGY in them. This book, From Gods is about Demi Gods in a modern world after the real greek Gods have died. It follows Sky who meets a group of mysterious boys... who turn out to be the offspring of Zeus... Funny thing, she also is pretty special.

I really enjoyed the action scenes in this book, it was never boring. I loved the unique powers the characters had. AND THAT ENDING REALLY MESSED ME UP....LIKE WHAT
Jessica Florence
I really liked this book.

It starts off with Skylar Rome at 8 years old. Her father has just left her and her mom, for reasons unknown. She is heartbroken and her dad becomes dead to her.

Years later, she graduates high school and goes to spend the summer with her cousin Kayla.

While visiting, she meets Mason,
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and the rest of the Grand Brothers. Super hot, each with their own personality. One of the brothers Nick, Funny, care free guy starts up a little fling/relationship with Kayla. It's c
Nov 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I was so sad when Mary's Crossroads series was over. It was beautifully written and kept me glued to my kindle. To be honest, I was afraid that this series might not be able to live up to the expectations I had. It is not often that an author can have a series I devour and then start a completely new series and have it not disappoint me. Well, Mary Ting managed to actually surpass my expectations. This book was amazing!

With a YA feel, but NA age characters, From Gods had me glued to my kindle.
Michele(mluker) Luker
Oct 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
From Gods takes mythology to a whole new level of imagination with its incredible plot and amazing characters. Its full of hotness that you never want to end! Michele, Insane About Books

Who doesn't love Greek mythology?

So, I am not going to give out any more information in my review than what the Synopsis and teaser provides. However, I will tell you how much this story rocked with all the action, hot guys, and mystery of the demi gods.

From Gods pulls you into the story with a force of gravity
Apr 15, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
It's been a month since I've finished this book and I still can't get over the fuckery I've read so lets rant, shall we?

We're following Skylar and a few other annoying teenagers in a world of Greek God descendants, meaning they're somehow magical. Skylar is a dumbass so she went 18 years without realising she has some sort of sparkly power of Gods and one day, while she's visiting her cousin Kayla, she meets these strange boys.


Even though those boys are annoying and actual ass
Sep 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing

I received an ARC copy of Mary Ting’s From Gods and I’m so glad I did.
This book is a different genre then the Crossroad’s Saga Series she’s known for.
It is “electric” as it blends paranormal romance, mythology (which I love), action and suspense together for an amazing read.

Skylar Rome wants to spend the summer with her cousin, Kayla before heading off to college in the fall. Her path crosses with Mason Grand and his brothers. From that moment on strange events start happening that
Sep 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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A story that is Electrifying with love. Get ready to be Shocked!
From Gods is a story about the descendants of the Greek gods.
Skylar Rome is a young girl fresh out of high school and on her way to spend the summer with her cousin Kayla before she heads to collage. Little did she know that her life was about to change the minute she enter the town where her cousin lives. Their plan to spend the summer at the beach change, Kayla was told by her mother that she needed her at the diner instead. Seein
Oct 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
'I have received an ARC from the author in return of an honest review.'

OMLightning bolts! Mary Ting has done it again. I have to say that I absolutely love everything about this book from the heart wrenching prologue to the cliff-hanger of an epilogue. It takes Greek mythology to a whole other level and then some. Try to imagine what it would be like in this modern day to be a demi-God and have to keep it a secret. Only thing is one person can't be charmed to keep secrets and you can't figure ou
Sandra "Jeanz"
Sep 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I'm slightly worried as I pick up my kindle to read this, I mean I loved the Crossroads Saga, will I like this too? Will it be as good? My thoughts at 14% "Liking this already" Then at 51% my thoughts were "Definitely warming to the characters of Kayla, Skylar & Mason (loved those two from the beginning of the book) and Nick too. What on earth or descended from heaven is Skylar?

So the story is that Skylar's dad walked out of her life when she was very young, her mother p
Alexandrea Weis
Sep 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Fast-paced drama from Mary Ting with a twist. From Gods was suspenseful with the fun YA touch we have come to know and love from her. This is a tale where all is not what it seems and the characters hide secrets about their past (and their powers), that keep the reader turning pages. This is something sure to please with a hint of things to come from the next installment. Looking forward to more.
Sep 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
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At a Glance:
From Gods is a modern take in Greek mythology, gods and their offsprings. Skylar is about to start her freshman year at college but before that she stays with her cousin and meets a group of really hot guys that come into the dinner that they are working in for a few weeks. One of these guys happens to be a young cop or so Skylar thinks is the same cop to be told by the guy that he isn
Well I definitely didn’t expect that! What a brilliant teen paranormal adventure and possible romance this novel turned out to be - absolutely riveting! Take a dose of mythology, add in suspense, romance and mystery and you are definitely in for an action packed thriller in this well crafted story,

The story starts when 8 year old Skylar Rome’s father has left and she is so upset by this. He isn’t dead, that she could accept, but he’s left her life. He used to call her Sky, now no one is allowed
Sep 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The story of two cousins spending their last summer together before starting college. They are supposed to enjoy the sun, the beach and , of course, watching boys!
The Mason brothers, each and every one of them as gorgeous as a god, but something is just a bit off about them.
One of the cousins will fall in love, the other will discover the secrets of the Mason boys.
Can the cousins and the brothers make it through the summer, in love...and alive?
Will the Gods prevail?
B at Spare Time Book Blog
Sep 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
"Get ready for an action packed suspenseful ride through this story. Mythology at its best and electric characters. This one will leave you begging for more!"

Full review coming soon!
Originally posted @ Miranda's Book Blog

I loved From Gods so much, I spent every waking moment I had (while I wasn’t working of course.) devouring this book!

Why I loved it:

The story is both original and reminds me of Twilight at the same time.

Romance & love is the central element here, what I LOVED was that it felt real. Their feelings for each other slowly built up in a realistic way throughout the book. Lots of swoon worthy moments that had me smiling!

"He interweaved his fingers through he
Oct 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013
My review:

I think many readers who love Mary Ting's Crossroads Saga were curious to see, if they will love From Gods us much, because the expectations were high. I am no different, I was little afraid, if Fro Gods would be as good. It was was!

First of all, let me say, that I love Greek mythology and I tend to be quite critical on fantasy books based on Greek mythology. But Mary Ting delivered again! Not only that, but she created an interesting and well-written world which kept surprising me.

Bailey Lamar
Sep 03, 2015 rated it did not like it
Here's what I don't quite understand about this book, and the reviews on it.


I scrolled quickly through the reviews, to see if anyone else rated this low, but it turns out there's only one review at the very bottom, and I'm pretty sure that was a 2 star rating because this "wasn't their cup of tea."

I'm a little livid.

This book had so much potential. I love mythology stories, and this one had all the makings for an awesome one.

I had one problem: E
Bookworm Betties
Oct 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing

Our childhood is a vital moment in anyone’s life. It the decisions and experiences as children that will forever etch us to grow into the individuals we are destined to be. When a tragic moment during Skylar Rome’s childhood forced her to believe that her father abandoned her and her mother, she never expected that life would change so dramatically eighteen years later.

During the summer before her first year of college Skylar visited her cousin and best friend Kayla. Everything seemed it would
Sep 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC from Mary Ting. I was excited and nervous to read From Gods. Being a Crossroads Saga fan and now her new adult, Something Great, I didn't know what to expect. I was not disappointed! I can now add From Gods as one of my favorite read. I love the twist and turns in this story... not to mention hot guys with superpowers. I can not wait for book 2! ...more
Oct 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
From Gods, a new twist on Greek Mythology by Author Mary Ting had me replaying the whole book back through my head DAYS after finishing the last page. Demi-Gods, Vultures, Seers…the cast, setting and story line that Mary Ting has created captures you in modern day and but lets you see life through the eyes of the descendants of ancient Greek Gods.
Michelle De
Sep 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I've received an ARC. I was excited to read a new series from Mary Ting and she did not disappoint. I love the the relationship between Mason and Skylar and the twist and turns. I could not put it down!!! ...more
Gracie Meyer
Sep 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC from author Mary Ting. I'm adding From Gods to my favorite list of books. This was a fantastic read with lots of action, romance, and twist and turns. If you love books about Greek mythology, you will love From Gods. ...more
Jenny H
Sep 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC from the author. This story was very unique in characters and how she tied in Greek mythology. Loved it. I can't wait for the sequel. Mason will electrify you!!! ...more
Lily Chang
Sep 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was so excited when I won an ARC by Mary Ting. I've enjoyed this so much!!! I love what Mason can do with his powers. ...more
Nancy The book junkie
Rating: 3.25/5

Review coming soon!
Aug 06, 2016 rated it it was ok
SO difficult to follow plus, I didn't care about Mason or Skylar. I liked Kayla, not enough to continue though. ...more
Dec 19, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: kindle-owned
I thought these characters were like 14. Not 18. I couldn't get into this book at all. Stopped around 40%. ...more
Sep 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
From Gods is an achingly beautiful and superbly electrifying journey of impossible self-discovery, true life-changing love, and non-stop adventure. This is one story that I just couldn’t let go of. The magnetic draw of the exquisite characters and the masterful plot proved too much for me to be able to put this book down until I reached the end. My love of mythology, the lost art of chivalry, and the transforming power of pure love held my heart captive, and I was unable to remove my eyes from t ...more
Rebecca Edwards
Sep 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I Received An ARC Of This Book In Exchange For My Honest Review!

This is the first book I've read by Mary Ting and can I say that I felt the lightning while reading this book. By the end of the first chapter I was hooked on this book and I knew that this would be one the first of Mary Ting's books I was gonna read.

When Skylar Rome was 8 years old her dad left her and her mom. We jump ahead 10 years and Skylar is graduating from high school and getting ready to head off to her Auntie Kelly and Cou
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