Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Review: Marked

Marked by Rebecca Zanetti

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I'm a little late to the game with this series, having not read any previous books. That being said, I think this book can be read alone, but would probably be more satisfying if you read all the previous installments. This is the last of the series, but leads into a spin-off that I'll certainly be checking out.

Janie is a chosen one, forced into a destiny bigger than herself. She's the only human in an all vampire world, so she's been bluffing her way through life for a while now. As if attending peace talks between all the paranormal races wasn't nerve-wracking enough, she gets a startling revelation too. Zane, the boy who has been sharing her dream world all her life, turns out to be a demon-vampire hybrid. Oh, and the demons are also the vampire's sworn enemies, having kidnapped Janie's uncle and tortured him.

This story reads like the paranormal version of an internet dating story. While Janie and Zane know each other through dreams, they don't know anything about the real-life people. As they are thrown from dangerous situation to even more dangerous situation, they are trying to work on a possible relationship (that is completely forbidden). There's some truly sizzling scenes (with some dominance play involved) that show these two are even more compatible than they thought.

So much happens to get to the end of this book that a summary isn't really possible. There's some deadly weapons used, surprise happy/sad news, surprise betrayals, surprise alliances, and some truly shocking sacrifices. This being the last of the series, we got glimpses of where all the previous couples are and how happy they are. This was a great read, which is probably indicative of how the rest of the series was, too.

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