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The Chosen Knights

(The Angel Knights #1)

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  282 ratings  ·  121 reviews
When teens go missing in Hawaii, a group of demon-hunters—half human and half angel—disguised as high school students, must leave Crossroads, the place where they reside. In a race against time, they uncover the mystery connecting the missing teens, which dates back to the era of the Knights Templar. However, when they discover one of the Templars passed down a book contai ...more
Kindle Edition, 328 pages
Published March 19th 2016
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Ben Alderson
May 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing

This was really fun to read again. I did it because its sequel is out and I wanted to remind myself of all the ins and outs of this story. I am really glad I did, it was a really fun book to revisit!

Again, another book with no faults.

perfect for fans of Cassandra Clare. Angels, demons and more supernatural beings in Hawaii!
I need the sequel... Mary, I love you!!
Nov 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
Checkout my full review on my blog! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot....

What I loved was the uniqueness of this novel. I have read many angels and demons books and The Chosen Knights is very different compared to the ones I’ve read, in a good way. I enjoyed the twists and turns. I believe fans of angels and demons will enjoy this novel!
Stacey Kym
ARC kindly provided by Mary Ting in exchange for an honest review.


‘The Chosen Knights’ is the first novel in the spinoff series 'The Angel Knights'. This is the second series which the author, Mary Ting, has written about the wonderful world of angels and demons set in Crossroads, a place where Nephilim children reside. If you're new to this author and/or series, you may want to start with the either the prequel, 'The Angel Knights', or go back to where it all began in the 'Crossr

Jun 17, 2016 added it
Shelves: dnf, angels-demons
DNF 30%

When I pick up a book with so many 5 stars ratings and raving reviews I expect a certain level of writing and character development and such.

Sadly, many times great ratings don’t mean a great book. I have to say the idea for this story was very attractive and I really wanted to like it. The concept of angels protecting humans from demons, fighting alongside other demons and supernatural beings is very interesting and should be highly entertaining.

I believe the biggest issue I had with th
Cecily Wolfe
Nov 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic supernatural fantasy that will appeal to fans of Richelle Mead, Melissa Marr, and Michelle Madow.

There are a lot of characters in this story, which I thought would become confusing, but the author makes each one believable and a real, true part of the narrative so they fit in without any trouble and feel necessary in relationship to everyone else. All of the usual high school problems are complicated by the whirlwind paranormal aspect of their lives, much like in Michelle Madow's The E
Apr 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: angels, favorites
A new adventure for Zachary and Lucia on earth while trying to solve the mystery of missing teens. Having no experience on earth, uncle Davin must guide as well as protect them. The world created by Mary Ting was utterly amazing. The storyline was engaging, and while reading it, I could picture everything in my head. Lucia and Eli's relationship could be seen from miles away, and I couldn't wait to see how they could make this forbidden relationship works. The ending of this book was heartbreaki ...more
The Chosen Knights is the first full book in The Angel Knights series but there is a novella, called The Angel Knights, that is highly suggested to be read first. It gives some background information into the parents of the main characters in The Chosen Knights as well as some historical information pertaining to the series itself. It is a short novella, only forty-four pages in length, so it can be read very quickly. This story is told from the perspective of Lucia and her voice is typical of a ...more
I received an eARC of this book from Barclay Publicity in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of this review.

The Chosen Knights
by Mary Ting is an urban fantasy lover’s dream! There are demons, vampires, angels, and fallen angels all set to the back drop of high school in Hawaii. What more could you ask for?! If you are new to Mary Ting, I highly recommend reading either The Angel Knights, the prequel which will give you a little background t
Jennifer Y.
*I received a copy of this book for free as part of a blog tour in exchange for my honest opinion.*

A fascinating YA urban fantasy, The Chosen Knights captured my attention from the very first page and left me wanting more.

The first full-length book in The Angel Knights series features the children of characters from another Mary Ting series, Crossroads Saga. I have not yet read that series, but I was able to follow along just fine so readers shouldn’t worry if they haven’t read it. Although, rea
DawnMarie  Carpintero
Dec 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
10 Misty Stars

I was given this book for my honest review.

This is a spinoff to the Crossroads Saga and can be read as a stand-alone

“I told you to keep it on at all times. What do I have to do to make you listen to me?” It was Eli’s voice. My heart galloped like Midnight racing for the finish line. Surely I was hallucinating, but how did my necklace move by itself? Was I delusional? As if he could read my mind, he spoke, It’s me, Lucia I’m here. I’m astral traveling, but I can’t hold on. I’m weak
Jenny Bynum Black Words-White Pages
Read my full review at https://blackwords-whitepages1977.blo...

What an extraordinary read this was!! I enjoyed turning each magical page from beginning to end.

The characters were phenomenal! I felt as if I could connect with them and feel every emotion that flowed off of each page.

The story-line was mystical and magical. There was so much that went on. I was completely enchanted by this story. Everything I thought was going to happen turned out wrong. I love how the author spun this web and rele
Sep 15, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ya

I was intrigued by the synopsis and the idea of the story. I liked that it was set in Hawaii. I thought the idea of the descendants of the Knights Templar being at risk and fighting for their lives.

​In all honesty, I struggled with this book. I've looked at the 5-star reviews and am wondering what I missed. I enjoyed the descriptions and the set up. If you haven't read the first book in the series, Angel Knights, you could still read this book and understand what's happening. The mystery of the
Romance Readers Retreat
Sep 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Lucia and Zach are now on earth in Hawaii with their uncle Davin to solve the mystery behind why so many teenagers are going missing.

To do this Lucia and Zach must uproot leave their parents and world behind them and become high school students, mystery, love and action plays part to The Chosen Knights being a really good keep you hooked book.
Mary Ting is a new for me author and m so glad I have discovered her but now I'm left hanging until I can get my hands on book 2.
Erika (The Nocturnal Fey)
It could have been a lot better. Maybe I'd give this more stars if it's written in 3rd person POV which probably put more dynamic into perspective. Or maybe I'm just really not a fan of Lucia as the MC. She nearly made me pull all my hair out in frustration.

But other than my issues with the heroine, it's a pretty good and fast read. Lucia still has time to redeem herself.

Full review on Nov. 23rd
Lori Murray
Nov 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review for Blog Tour I am Involved in.

The Chosen KnightsMary Ting(The Angel Knights #1)Publication date: March 19th 2016Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

(HIGHLY recommend to read prequel first–The Angel Knights) SOME BOOKS AREN’T MEANT TO BE OPENED ***City of Bones meets The Da Vinci Code. Urban fantasy lover’s dream! Demons, vampires, angels, witches, and fallen angels all set to the back drop of high school in Hawaii, and astral travel to the past to Knights Templar era. *** SILVER AWARD WINNER 2
**You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs:**The Chosen Knights is the first book in the Angel Knights series by author Mary Ting. However, It was recommended to me to try the prequel novella, The Angel Knights, first. Each of the books can be read on their own, but I decided to read this series in order, starting with The Angel Knights. On one hand, I was glad that I did. It helped me get to know Lucia and Zachary a little better, and since I didn't read the o ...more
Tonja Drecker
Nov 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was excited to get my hands on this one, and even more excited that it didn't disappoint. Before reading this first book, it's highly recommendable to read The Angel Knights first. Although the author does give enough background to get the story going, it's easier to understand the characters and the situation after reading the novella.

Lucia and Zach are sent on a mission with their uncle to scope out supernaturals. As angels, they're hoping to find a way to stop the threat of a possible war w
*Source* Loan via
*Genre* Young Adult / Paranormal
*Rating* 3.5

*My Thoughts*

The Chosen Knights is the first installment in author Mary Ting's The Angel Knights series. As you have read in my review of The Angel Knights above, this series features the Nephilim twins of Claudia Emerson and Michael who you may have read about in the author's Crossroads series. Things have changed. Lucia, Zachary, and Devin have moved to Hawaii to uncover why there seems to be such an imbalance of supe
Jessica Robbins
Nov 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: blog-tour, own-kindle
For complete review check out my blog at https://booksaplentybookreviews.blogs... ...more
Vanessa ♛Queen Alchemy ϟ Novel Nerd Faction♛
09/28/2018: Read for the second time. Rating changed from 5 Stars to 4 Stars.

I really loved catching up on this series. I remember that I liked the romance, and that still stands true. While this is not necessarily instalove, I feel that the relationship formed a little too quickly. Though I think this is because this book is a fast-paced read. I did enjoy the characters for the most part. Sometimes the dialogue felt forced and cheesy, but there were some hidden gems sprinkled throughout as wel
B at Spare Time Book Blog
Feb 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
"Mary Ting has done it again. She has create a supernatural world of Angels, Demons, and Vampires. A world that will leave you on the edge of your seat. A world where out of the darkness forbidden love blossoms."

I was so excited for this book! Back in the lives of the Angels and the Crossroads world! Oh, how I have missed them. We get to see how Davin, Zack, and Lucia survive in the human world. As if being a teenager in high school isn't hard enough. Try being an angel who has never been aroun
April Epley
Oct 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Ok, Mary Ting has done it again. A wonderful story of our wonderful Demon Hunting Angels!!! Although this book has a few twists that I did not expect, it only added to the wonderful book. This book moves very quickly and before you know it you will be done with it and wishing that you had the next one already. I will be going back to read some of Mary Tings earlier work just to get a fix on our half Angel/ half human Demon hunters.
If you have not done so please go read the prequel prior to rea
Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
Nov 24, 2016 rated it really liked it

**** 4 Cranky Stars ****

The story of Lucia and Zach, twin Angel warriors and their supervisor and Uncle, Devan are sent to Hawaii on a mission to investigate the disappearance of several teens.

They have to blend with the humans at the local high school to try and discover the evil. They however get more than they bargained for with half the student body being supernatural beings.

The story is told from Lucia's POV and explores her growing relationship with their neighbor, the dorky Jack, who be
Jan 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
"Catching my eye he gave me the most delicious smirk, one I could dream about all day. It was a secerative kind of grin, one that told me he'd enjoyed the time we spent alone together. The smile that said, ' I know you, I've kissed you, I've told you secrets.' I returned hima shy one and was sure my cheeks were flushed."

The relationship that develops between Lucia and Eli is slow, sweet, tempting and so very against the rules. And just like the relationship between Claudia and Michael was forbid
Nov 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Kids Will Be Kids, whether Human, Angel, or Demon (Audiobook)
The Angel Knights series follows the twin children, Zachary and Lucia, of Nephilim Michael and the not quite human Claudia, along with their loyal friend Davin from The Crossroads Saga. Zachary and Lucia along with their mentor “uncle” Davin are starting on an extended assignment on the island of Hawaii as Venators, demon hunters in response to the several teen disappearances and increased demon activity in that area.

Attending a new sc
Elvira Natour Porter
Dec 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
*** This book was given to me by the author in exchange for my honest opinion. ***

The Chosen Knights is a wonderful story of sweet young love, tempting and forbidden, but also so much more.
It brings us back to an old beloved Crossroads Saga character - Davin, some characters we already got a glimpse of - Lucia and Zach, as well as some new exciting ones that we just couldn't have anticipated meeting, or falling in love with.
I loved how Ting managed to create an exciting twist of worlds/charact
Sterlie Epperson wallace
Another one I wanted to like.

This book is the first one I've read in the series and from Mrs. Ting. The storyline looked promising and drew me in with its unique take on angels and demons. Unfortunately the sentience structure and the lack of grammar understanding took away any intrigue I may have had for this story. Sentences were constantly started with prepositional phrases, they were without verbs or were not positioned correctly to make the sentence make since. The descriptions of what they
Feb 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
One of her best work yet! The Crossroads Saga Spin off “The Chosen Knights” is incredible! All the plot twist and action you immerse yourself into to see Michael & Claudia’s children in action Oh my! She brings you The Knight Templar and different type of Demons. In this action spin off you get it all! If you like Angels, Demons, witches etc., then this book is for you. I can’t wait for the next book in the series!!! ...more
Aug 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I adored this book, I do so love Angel/Demon books. Good verses evil.

It wasn't to predictable, and I'm eager to read the next book after the cliff hanger ending that leaves one thirsty for more.

The characters were likably, it was fast flowing with a few intense moments and some action scenes.

A must read for lovers of YA paranormal fantasy.

I was given this book in return for an honest review.
Lee Ann Horner
Jan 18, 2017 rated it liked it
This book grew on me as it went along.The idea of less than perfect angels doing their best to protect mankind was very appealing.I enjoyed the notion of demons who are not all bad too. But the main character Lucia is a bit annoying in so far as she doesnt learn a lesson and the reader finds it difficult to believe that she can be stupid at the expense of others again. A bit lame in places so only 3stars definitely not worth 5 but I will read book two.
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