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 ‘Crossroads Saga’ with Michael and Claudia: father and mother to the two main protagonists of this series, Lucia and Zachary.
I was super hyped about receiving a reading copy of this novel. Not only was this a continuation of a great series, but it also starred some of my favourite fantastical creatures: angels and demons.
‘The Chosen Knights’ is written in first point narration and follows the perspective of Lucia, younger twin sister to Zachary. I loved her due to her emotive capacity and empathy towards others. She was strong and witty and loyal. In other words: my type of protagonist. Reading from her point of view never bored me!
The beginning starts off with a bang. I absolutely loved it! It grabbed me and refused to let me go. The reader gets a peak into awesome action straight away and gives such great detail and history to the future events in the novel. The prologue was dark and dangerous and just exquisitely written.
As this is this is the second young-adult series by Mary Ting, her writing style had seriously improved. The wording has made the story easier to read due to its smoother style and much more fluent. There still remained a few sentences with slightly awkward, unsure phrasing but overall there was a vast improvement.
The better writing SERIOUSLY also allowed for a deeper connection to the characters. I, as a reader, find the character-reader bond very important as that is what allows for a deep emotional understanding and connection, which as a result, makes the novel a bigger pleasure to read.
The emotive and imagery language used was spot on. I felt every moment as if I was part of the story. It was powerful and exhilarating!
Plot was very well thought through. It kept you reading and DIEING to find out more. There was lots of tension and drama and anticipation. It would call to you every single time you would put it down and refuse to be put down when you had to. There were plot twists, shocks and surprises galore!
Character development and variety was spectacular! I couldn’t believe how special and unique each and every one was! From main characters to minor ones, each had a personality rich in flaws, traits, and individual styles. Each character would evolve and change overtime and as the plot progressed.
If you’re looking for something with a bit more chemistry in it than your usual young-adult novel, then this is it! I can’t believe how charged some of the scenes were and how utterly swoon worthy the male characters! Whew!
There were a few formatting issues in my reading copy such as unnecessary blank pages but there was one typo but no spelling mistake. The font was a bit too big in my opinion but it was easy on the eyes. Grammar was well done and prose had incredibly improved in quality.
Loved the finale! It was soooo bittersweet! What an epic way to end the first instalment!
Congratulations to Mary Ting on publishing the first, gorgeous instalment in ‘The Angel Knights’ series! I can’t wait for ‘The Blessed Knights’!
1 star : Strongly did not like the book, writing and plot was bad. Idea of the book was against my liking.
2 star : Didn’t like it, didn’t find it interesting or gripping. Seemed to drag on to me.
3 star : An average book. Wasn’t bad or good. Everything else was well done. Original idea.
4 star : Like a 3 star but has potential to it as a series or the book grew on me as it progressed and certain scenes captured me. I Enjoyed it and read it in one sitting.
5 star : I LOVED IT! I stayed up late until 3 am. Author is a genius, characters, plot, idea, development, EVERYTHING was EXCELLENT. Nothing else can possibly be said except that its 5 STAR!