City of the Gods: The Descendant,
Adult Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance
November 15th, 2012
~Synopsis (from Goodreads)~"In 700 A.D. Teotihuacan, Mexico, the High Priest believed himself to be a powerful as the gods. He set a plague on the city as a demonstration of his power. The Gods took pity on the remaining loyal congregation. They granted each survivor immortality and an extraordinary ability. Three loyal survivors were given a mission of great importance: train the lone human descendant of their civilization to stop the evil priest from damning the rest of humanity.
Now in San Diego, California, the time has come to finally make Katalina Deckard aware of her destiny. Her life has been a constant struggle since the loss of her parents when she was young. These struggles have made her a fighter, but she doesn’t believe they have prepared her to save the world. Her friends, who have survived for so long, must convince her that she has what it takes to accept the mantle of the Redeemer."
~My Rating: 5/5 Roses~
This book had everything needed for a great story. Filled with light history of the characters, intense and thrilling mysteries and surprises, character development, amazing plot progression, awesomely intense and descriptive action scenes, true love, and incredible strength of character, I couldn't have asked for any more. It was refreshing to read a book where a lot happened, instead of just one mystery or question being asked and answered. It seemed like each time a question was answered, or a mystery solved, another secret (or four) popped up and made the story even more exciting. I loved all the plot twists and turns, and all the surprises.
I really enjoyed how innocent this book was, as far as sexual content. It seemed to be focused far more on the emotional side of the characters, and their connections as friends and life-lines. It's immensely satisfying to watch the main character go from someone who didn't think she could stand on her own two feet very well, to someone who's willing to take on danger and evil no one else can, in order to protect humanity's future. What's really great about this book, is all the characters grow in so many ways, they all make the story come alive.
Overall, I really loved this book. The writing was simply fantastic! Quick and fluid, the author kept a wonderfully deep and intense adventure moving without skipping a beat. It's a great story, that pulls you in and leaves you connected to the characters, and craving more. I am excited to read the sequel, and can't wait to see what happens next!
*I was given an eCopy of this book, from the author, to read in exchange for an honest review.