Review: The Chosen Knights (The Angel Knights #1) by Mary Ting

Author: Mary Ting
28266640Publisher: Kindle Edition
Publication Date: March 22nd 2016
Source: ebook (given by Netgalley)


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 containing all the secrets and codes to finding a particular treasure, they soon realize this forbidden treasure needs to be found before Cyrus, the lord of the possessor demons, acquires it—a treasure which been safeguarded and hidden from him.
There is only one problem: the pages containing the clues leading to the treasure is missing. When the first page is found, Cyrus threatens to kill more descendants of the Knights Templar if it is not given to him by Friday the thirteenth. In the midst of threats and discovery, the demon-hunting angels find they are not alone when supernatural beings begin to reveal themselves. Can they put their differences aside and work together to solve the Knights Templars’ cipher? As they astral travel to the past, they witness a lot more than they have bargained for. And some things are better left unseen. 

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Lucia and her brother are half-angels who have just finished their training. When teens start missing in Crossroads, Hawaii, they are sent there with their "uncle" in order to discover what is really going on. Seems simple right? Well, it's not.
When they get to their destination they quickly realize something strange is going on. There seems to be a presence of many supernatural beings in the high school they are going to (as a cover). This all seems to be related to a book passed down by the Knights Templars and a greedy devious demon, Cyrus, who wishes to unlock whichever power or knowledge they contain.
Unusual alliances are made in order to try and stop Cyrus from achieving his end goal. Many long forgotten truths are rediscovered and many previously unknown feelings and sensations flourish as this adventure goes on.
My hopes for this book were mediocre and I have to admit that they were surpassed (with style). In a way it is a very diverse book that is able to mix magical folklore and biblical aspects, making them work together as if they were meant to. I didn't expect to see stories of the Knights Templars intermingled with stories of an Ice Queen who had powers (don't worry it's not a spoiler).
One aspect that I have to note is that the characters actually evolve! They are not mentally stagnated subjects who are just waiting for things to happen to them. Even though they are good in general I can see various things that could have been better.
Overall this is a good book and I have high hopes for the following instalments since this story is a tiny bit addicting. I advise this book to anyone who is willing to read something different but not that uncommon (I know; my description abilities should award me a Pulitzer).

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