Monday, 11 June 2012

TEEN: Burn Mark - Laura Powell

Release Date: 07/06/12  
Glory is from a family of witches and lives beyond the law. She is desperate to develop her powers and become a witch herself. Lucas is the son of the Chief Prosecutor for the Inquisition - the witches' mortal enemy - and his privileged life is very different to the forbidden world that he lives alongside. And then on the same day, it hits them both. Glory and Lucas develop the Fae - the mark of the witch. In one fell stroke, their lives are inextricably bound together, whether they like it or not.  

An unusual story and one that I was pleased to read as an Alternate Urban Fantasy world comes to the fore where Witchcraft is still alive and kicking in the modern age. Its dark, the characters within gel well to bring the world to life and when you throw into the mix various abilities of the characters to fight against the injustice heaped upon the few it really stands out. Add to this characters that not only have a realistic feel but also manage to rub each other up the wrong way as they all seek to find their place in the world and it really is a story that I enjoyed. Finally add to this an author who loves to play sleight of hand with the reader and then throws a curve ball into your imagination and all in it’s a satisfying read. I’ll look forward to seeing what Laura comes up with next.

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