Genres: Paranormal Romance
Published by Kensington
Released on December 22, 2014
Blown away with everything in this story. Rebecca wrapped everything up, some things satisfactory and others left me wanting so much more. But is this the real ending? Nope, but it was at one time!
Marked is probably the one story in this series I looked forward to the most. We have grown up with Janie from being a little girl in the first story when Talen becomes her father. We were privy to her secret world where she met two boys. The mysterious Zane, a few years older, but also growing up fast in the world he lives in. But we are left wondering why he keeps things close to his heart. Then there is Kalen, a Kurjan who is destined to lead his race and conquer all.
Janie has been prophesized to play a deep role in the war, but we open up with peace talks between the races. Sitting next to the Vampire King, her uncle, Dage, she is nervous, as well as hopeful in her role. Then Zane shows up, all grown up, a warrior, but for the wrong race. It’s a surprise that fills her with dread, but she can’t shake the feeling there is more to all of this.
Zane has kept his heritage from Janie, to protect her, but also to protect the ones he loves. He is playing a lot of scenarios to keep the ones he loves alive, but also he is determined to make Janie his. Janie is in danger. She is a big part of the war, but no one knows exactly what part she plays. Each race is out to subdue her and some possibly to eliminate her. While Zane doesn’t know either, he is not willing to allow her to be hurt. She is his. His to protect. His to love. But Janie will teach him she can’t be put on a shelf while he fights her battles.
Time is running out as the virus speeds up killing mates. A cure must be found before they lose this battle. While this is the love story of Janie and Zane, it is a story about the Kayrs Clan, the family. There is time for them to visit each family, to get one last glimpse of them before it all ends. This does slow the story down from its usual fast pace, but I appreciated the author giving us more time with each one before moving onto the resolution of the series.
While most reviews wrap this series up, I am fortunate enough to know this wasn’t the end. The book does give the feel of the series ending for good. Buttttt, yeah, it’s not over, so I appreciated the time the author took to allow us to cry over the wrongs, laugh over the men who stumble through love, and for me as a reader to say goodbye to the characters I had grown to love over the last few months. But haha, I get to have more of them now!
Marked does a good job of keeping the action fast, the goodbye bittersweet, the look for the future uplifting, and a happily ever after…I can accept for now.
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