Friday, April 30, 2010

The Mark by Jen Nadol

Rating:
Characters: 14/20
Plot: 16/20
Originality: 17/20
Writing: 17/20
Recommendation: 15/20
Overall: 79/100 or C
Source: Publisher
Cassie sees a mark on someone on the day that she dies. She does understand how and when it will happen, but it will sometime that the day. Cassie begins to explore the gift that she has. She starts seeking those that have the mark and bounces between decision and destiny. She is careful to hide this secret from everyone, because she does not know how the mark works and why only she can see it. Most importantly, she wonders, if you know today is someone’s last, should you tell them?
I sadly couldn't connect to Cassie and found a lot that she did to a bit silly. I also found Cassie's relationship with Lucas to be odd. It was sweet at the beginning, but quickly became a dysfunctional relationship. Lucas also turned out to be a complete jerk at the end and I miss the sweet and cute one at the beginning. I also found the plot to drag on and be rather redundant. It was also a lot more of a philosophical book then I expected. I mean where was all the action? It was rather original for a paranormal book and the writer is gifted. I just wish that the book was crafted with a more action pack plot and more relatable characters.

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the honest review... I've heard a lot of mixed things about this book... still debating if I should give it a go or not!

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